Smartwatches are becoming the next must-have gadget. You can receive notifications, answer calls, connect to your smart devices, track your fitness, listen to music and navigate your surrounding area. Smartwatches are reliable and easily accessible, which also makes them more useful than smartphones in dangerous situations. Let’s take a closer look at the features that help keep you safe. [Read more…]
The global aviation industry is growing rapidly. Traffic volumes have increased by around six per cent per year for many years, which equates to a doubling of traffic every 12 years. New airlines, cheaper tickets. improved passenger experiences both on and off the planes, a change in consumer behaviour favouring experiences and air travel all contribute to this positive trend that I (and experts like IATA) expect will continue. [Read more…]
Wearable technology is still in its infancy, but as the technology gets smaller, the batteries last longer and the developers come up with new and innovative ideas, its integration into everyday life is inevitable. Between passive and active input, there will be a piece of wearable technology for everyone. The following are just a few types of wearable technology that are already gaining traction: [Read more…]
The FAA is still figuring it out, and all of us who love maps are drooling over the potential of high definition photography and even virtual reality for creating high definition maps and 360 degree views of locations all over the globe. The private drone sector is exploding as smaller craft become both more affordable and more advanced. [Read more…]
Incentivizing customers is a tried and true way of getting people to do something that they otherwise might not do. To persuade a specific action, you give an incentive. It’s that simple. And companies in a diverse range of industries have been doing this for years.
This article by Troy Lambert looks at how Social Media Mapping is Crucial for Market Research and your Social Strategy – Social media mapping can also be used as part of in depth market research before a company starts or during critical growth periods. The feature looks at various tools, in combination with GIS programs, that a market research study could use including: a number of social media monitoring and mapping search solutions, census and community data resources, [Read more…]
Why would a retail giant like Amazon be interested in investing in a mapping company? That’s the first question many will ask when they discover the company is reportedly in talks with a consortium of German automakers for a stake in the high definition mapping company HERE. But there are several logical reasons, and they all relate to the huge role mapping and GIS will play in more and more businesses over the next decade. [Read more…]
We live in a sharing economy. We share our homes with AirBnb, we share our cars with Uber, and we even share small jobs with TaskRabbit. Why should the office be any different? Business owners are always looking for new and innovative ways to cut costs without compromising growth, and rethinking where we work has created one of the latest sharing trends in business, the “coworking space.” [Read more…]