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Big Data Tool Enables Real-Time Disaster Recovery Monitoring

The Southeast is bracing for a heavier-than-normal hurricane season while California continues to face down its second largest wildfire in recorded history – and with climate change continuing to worsen, that’s just Read more…

Esri Simplifies Developer Access to Location Data with ArcGIS Platform

Esri built a solid reputation in the geographic information services (GIS) world with its flagship ArcGIS offering. Now the company is expanding its business model and catering to Web and mobile developers with a slew of Read more…

New Dashboard Shows How COVID-19 is Changing Foot Traffic for Top Brands

It’s no secret that for most of the world, travel habits have changed significantly over the last few months. As some areas continue to enforce strict lockdowns and others cautiously start to reopen their doors, more s Read more…

COVID-Induced Cabin Fever Erodes Distancing Gains

An analysis of smartphone location data since mid-March reveals an outbreak of what’s benignly been described as “quarantine fatigue.” University of Maryland researchers studying how social distancing and shelte Read more…

GeoSpock Joins Growing List of Spatial Data Startups

UK-based spatial big data startup GeoSpock hopes to “live long and prosper” after netting an additional £10 million in venture funding. GeoSpock, based on Cambridge, said its latest funding round (which works out Read more…

Cellular Carriers Swear Off Location Data Sales

All four major cellular carriers in the U.S. today pledged to stop selling real-time location data of its cellular phone users to a collection of third-party data brokers, delivering a blow to what a U.S. Senator dubbed Read more…

Attention Shoppers: You’re Being Analyzed

Commerce Signals, developer of a bridge platform designed to connect advertisers and publishers with data from financial institutions, announced a partnership this week that combines transaction with location data so ret Read more…

Apple’s Mapsense Deal Continues Location Data Push

Apple's acquisition of the mapping visualization startup Mapsense adds to the growing momentum behind analyzing and rendering location data. According to multiple reports, Apple (AAPL) acquired the San Francisco-based Read more…

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