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Mapping Informal Settlements with Google Plus Codes

Finding addresses in South Africa's extensive network of informal settlements has always been a challenge. This can be especially problematic for services that need to make deliveries to remote locations for goods and services purchased online. Emergency services like...

Google Earth Finally Available on Browsers Other than Chrome

Google is releasing its web-based version of Google Earth on browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera today, reports The Verge. Google released Earth for web integration in 2017, killing its desktop app while it was at it. Earth...

Google updates Maps and Earth with 800,000 megapixels

Google announced today that they have updated their popular Google Maps and Google Earth with 800,000 megapixels of new imagery. “We're unveiling new satellite imagery for all Google mapping products today. This stunning new imagery of the earth from space...

Tanzania not spot on with Google Maps

There appears to be misrepresentation of some of Arusha's streets & roads on Google Maps. The misrepresentation found on both Google Maps and Earth is causing confusion for tourists who rely on smart phones and tablets for location. It is noted that...

Top 10 essential iPad apps

The iPad 2 has been on the market now for a substantial amount of time, and while there are rumours of a third version to be released later this year, an increasing amount of users are utilizing the device...

Google Earth for iPhone updated to version 2.0

Launched more than one year ago, Google Earth for iPhone has now reached version 2.0, coming with new features and support for a total of 31 languages (including Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Hebrew). Google Earth for iPhone...

Google Earth Outreach in Africa

We are proud to announce that as of today, the Google Earth Outreach Program is available in Africa, making it possible for local NGOs and other public benefit organizations to take advantage of Google Earth Pro software grants and...

Google previews smart new communication tool

Google has provided a sneak preview of its latest communication application, Google Wave, to the global developer community. Pitched as the next generation of communication tools, the new application attempts to integrate the functionality of e-mail, chat, blogging and...

Africa Still Hampered by Lack of Geographical Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) could play a vital role in improving agriculture and boosting food security in Africa. However, only a few African countries are capable of developing such systems, partly because of a lack of basic geographical data. This...
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How is technology revolutionizing payment reconciliation for retailers?

As retailers expand into mid-market and beyond, the manual reconciliation of payments becomes increasingly complex and costly. With hundreds...
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