LiDAR or Light Detection and Ranging (+Video)

Dear Mappers, Inspired by our ADAS article we continue with a sort introduction of LiDAR systems.    LiDAR or Light Detection and Ranging is an active remote sensing system that can be used to make digital 3-D representations of the target. Remote sensing means that we aren’t actually physically measuring things with our hands. We are using sensors which capture information about a landscape and record … Continue reading LiDAR or Light Detection and Ranging (+Video)

New feature in Map Creator: Editing Buildings

Dear Mappers,   We are excited to announce that there is a new feature in Map Creator. This feature is editing building outlines.   Activating building outlines In order to add/edit building outlines, it is important to first activate this feature in the menu layer that is in top right corner, and, as always, to zoom in. Then it is possible to see outlines of … Continue reading New feature in Map Creator: Editing Buildings

History of Maps: Modern Cartography

Dear Mappers,  After diving in the historical origins of cartography and traditional map-making we reached the modern age cartography. To get here through the ages, the aid of various technological advancements was essential. The invention of tools such as the compass, telescope, printing press and many more with the combination of additional ways of metrics, for example various of different map projections, allowed mapmakers to … Continue reading History of Maps: Modern Cartography

Tips & Tricks: Your Geospace

Dear Mappers, In this week’s article we would like to write about the “Your Geospace” feature in Map Creator.  “Your Geospace” is an environment that enables you to upload or drag and drop any file and visualize it in Map Creator. These files can be for instance: Your own GPX file from your e.g. walking or biking trip GeoJson files that you found at your … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: Your Geospace

HERE Live Sense SDK – helping drivers to keep informed of the unexpected

Just in case you missed it… Just couple of weeks ago, HERE Technologies announced the availability of the HERE Live Sense SDK – a new software development kit (SDK), currently in beta, designed to give drivers real-time insight in order to be able to make informed decisions on upcoming obstacles, road infrastructure or driving conditions, without cloud processing or the need for connectivity. In the … Continue reading HERE Live Sense SDK – helping drivers to keep informed of the unexpected

History of Maps: Middle Aged Cartography

Dear Mappers,  This time on our walk through the history of maps we visit the middle age. During Europe’s dark ages the map making has been dominated by the church.  Scholars continued the map making traditions of earlier times, but maps remained small and schematic. Each was drawn for strictly limited purposes. What it showed and how it showed it depended on what purpose it … Continue reading History of Maps: Middle Aged Cartography

Did you know… we have different versions of satellite imagery?

When you detect new streets that exist in reality, but are still missing in the map and want to add them you would normally use the satellite image layer. But if those streets are really new you might face the situation that they are not yet covered in the normal satellite view.  In such a situation you can benefit from one (or even both) of … Continue reading Did you know… we have different versions of satellite imagery?