A creative experiment with Google Earth’s satellite images won this year’s Webby Awards in the Netart category. Land Lines is a project by artist Zach Lieberman and the Google Data Arts Team with support by Ubilabs. We analyzed more than 50,000 satellite images and identified the strongest ones visually for a fascinating user experience.
After two years in the making, it’s finally here: the new Google Earth. Maintaining the magic of the classic app, Google has revamped Earth visually and functionally. Ubilabs assisted bringing Voyager into existence, Earth's exciting new storytelling platform. With its refresh, Google Earth is built to inspire curious minds to explore, learn, and care about our vast, fragile planet.
Ubilabs has partnered with Danish IT company MapsPeople to bring indoor wayfinding to customers across Germany. MapsPeople have created a market leading indoor mapping platform based on Google Maps called MapsIndoors. The strategic partnership between the two Google Maps for Work Premium Partners enables us to offer clients an extra key component as part of their expansive geo services portfolio. Read the interview with Christian Frederiksen from MapsPeople.
For our customers who work with web-mapping technologies like Google Maps, Mapbox or CARTO, we offer comprehensive consulting. One of our specialists is Philipp Lauser, who is interested in geo-technologies, creates demos and supports our customers in the use of their licenses.
Satellite images provide a wealth of visual data from which we can visualize in interesting ways. Land Lines is an experiment that lets you explore real satellite imagery through commonly used mobile gestures–drawing and dragging. Give it a try!
Around 40 percent of our team are developers. Their skills are as diverse as our projects. Our colleague Franz Neubert for example currently focuses on the newest features at Mapbox. To keep concentrated, he loves to turn loud music on (via headphones, naturally).