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)

Community Destinations – Lisbon

Dear Readers, Welcome to Lisbon the 7-hill city and capital of Portugal. Pedro Conceição is our Community Lead who is based there. Pedro started in HERE in 2005 as field analyst. A lot of field data collection as starting point building up the base map of Portugal. He enjoys a lot to do that but after 13 years he decides to pursue new opportunities and … Continue reading Community Destinations – Lisbon

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Dear Mappers, Today we are going to talk about ADAS most of you know what this stands for but let us remind you the meaning of it. ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.  Anyone who has driven a car made in the last 30 years will have benefited from the technology.  ADAS has a considerable history. In Europe several researches started around 1986. A … Continue reading Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

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

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

Community Destinations: Eindhoven

Enjoyed the article about Manchester..? (link to the article about Manchester) Here’s the next destination – a not so well known, but should be known – Eindhoven. This city is located in the Southern part of the Dutch province of North Brabant, the Netherlands. A growing city with more than 230’000 inhabitants representing a variety of cultures from all over the world. And one of … Continue reading Community Destinations: Eindhoven

Community Destinations: Manchester

We thought we’d show you round where your Community team live and work and find out about their cities!   First up is Manchester and Community Lead Claire Robinson who is based there.   Claire first started at HERE in 2007 as a field analyst. Not much time was spent in the office in her early days, field working and visiting offices across the UK … Continue reading Community Destinations: Manchester

History of Maps: Cave Days…

A Brief introduction of Early Cartography… Dear Mappers,  We enjoy map making as much us you do, as such we have decided to take a walk down  memory lane and have a look at how it all started… so here’s the first part of series of articles dedicated to the history of maps. Map making has been part of  human nature for thousands of years, … Continue reading History of Maps: Cave Days…

Terms & Conditions: Game of Maps

“GAME OF MAPS” FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS   Here B.V. with registered office in Kennedyplein 222, 5611 ZT Eindhoven, The Netherlands (hereinafter the Promoter) is organizing this Competition called “Game of Maps”. This Competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland aged 18 years old or over. Employees of the Promoter, and their immediate families, their agents or anyone professionally … Continue reading Terms & Conditions: Game of Maps