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TruePosition released testing results of its indoor location technology in April. These tests put the company squarely into the Federal Communication Commission explorations of indoor locating for emergency response. Directions Magazine interviewed Rob Andersen, chief technology...Read more
China's largest Internet company Alibaba has made a significant investment into AutoNavi, a key provider of mobile maps and directions. Alibaba is handing over $294 million for a 28% stake in AutoNavi Holdings, which boasts a 100 million-plus user base and 30%...Read more
Google announced new location services APIs, a new Google Maps and a visual refresh for Google Maps at Google I/O last week. There was lots of descriptive coverage from the mainstream and tech press. But there was very little response from the geospatial community - except...Read more
The announcements come from Google I/O, an event in San Francisco this week. The APIs are additions to Google's location services for Android.
Fuse Location Provider enhances device location determination. It speeds up the process and makes the location accuracy...Read more
An innovative website allows people in the Coachella Valley and the Imperial Valley to report environmental hazards, channel their complaints to government agencies and track actions taken in response using online maps that flag each report with a colored...Read more