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TomTom to Offer Faster Updates of Map Database

TomTom's Multinet-R platform promises to deliver faster updates to clients using a more narrowly constrained quality assurace process. The QA process will utilize faster validation leveraging crowd-sourced data. The objective is to get new data into the hands of clients with updates narrowed from...

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Shoppers: Don’t Track Me Unless…

PunchTab's "Mobile Tracking: Are Consumers Ready?" report surveyed 1,153 consumers about sharing their personal information, including locations, in return for deals and services. Fifty percent of participants did not want to be tracked and 27 percent said "maybe"...Read more

The Big Four Make Big Waves in Location Intelligence

Microsoft, IBM, Apple and SAP have been making huge investments in geospatial technology and in some cases, working together. Are there implications for a new era in enterprise spatial analytics? Is this the dawn of true big data geospatial analytics?

How can I use crowdsourced data?

Ralph Staumann thinks crowdsourced data can be very valuable. But, he warns, "Be careful when using crowdsourced data and don’t be ensnared by great visualisations."

Esri UC: Mapping Elections, Launching an LBS Startup and Exploiting WAMI

These are some of the interesting stories and products I ran into during a single day at the Esri User Conference. Mapping Elections on TV Esri Australia worked with a TV station ABC7 for the 2013 election. With just a few weeks between making an “in kind”...Read more

How Good is Wired Internet Location Determination?

When I visit a website with one of those globes showing where current visitors are (such as at the GeoTech Center) via my home DSL, the tech nearly always gets my location correct. It mostly says "Boston, MA" which is certainly close enough for most purposes. Why...Read more

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