Monthly Archives: July 2016

New Maps With High Resolution To Be Used By Uber

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If you are a frequent Uber rider then you must have experienced at least once, if not often, that the driver have to drive around a certain location before arriving to the exact one where the blue dot is located.

The ride-sharing company is now happy to announce that they have partnered with DigitalGlobe, developer of space imagery as well as geospatial content, in order to improve the process of identifying, picking up and dropping off of the passengers.

The latest technology will be utilizing the constellation sensors and will be able to access the imagery as well as location intelligence in order to produce high resolution maps of the given area. This will give the driver the capacity to see their exact location as well as where they are going.

According to the Director of Business Development under DigitalGlobe, Kevin Bullock, the company is happy with the new global partnership which will last for years in order for Uber to utilize high resolution images via satellite in their rides. He also added that the imagery will help to further better the experience of not just the riders but also the Uber drivers all over the globe.

DIgitalGlobe has already produced scan of the Earth in cutting edge resolutions and with the highest possible accuracy that can be achieved with today’s technology. The scans were performed on both the visible and nonvisible wavelengths on the planet.

The company is helping customers to understand and have a look at the entire world they are living in and at the same time it was able to make the US government agree the restrictions on image resolutions gathered by private satellites should be lifted. This proposal was granted in 2014 according to a report published by Engadget.

After their proposal was victorious, the firm introduced their fourth generation satellite called WorldView-3 which has the capacity to capture images with very small dimensions. The smallest reported image they could get of the Earth measured 12 inches across. With the revolution in mapping and image capturing, it is still a wonder that map illustrations still play a very important role in many sectors such as a business area, school campus or a town.

All You Need To Know About Vietnam

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It might not be the top of the list when it comes to tourist destinations in Asia but it surely has created a name for itself. It is now considered one of the most satisfying tourist attractions in Asia. Travels to the country are not only affordable but also boasts with beautiful beaches and friendly locals. The city life is also bustling and there are unending surprises. Whether you are a backpacker or travelling with your family in style, Vietnam has a lot to offer. The country is compact in size which means it can be explored in just a few weeks or one can spend a month relishing every pleasure the country has.

If you are planning to go somewhere with the bustling of the city life then the best option is to visit Ho Chi Minh City. The largest in the country and also the hottest tourist spot. Saigon is the version of Vietnam of a city that never sleeps. If you are a night explorer then you might be able to enjoy the nightlife that Saigon has to offer. Not only that, the city is also rich in history as it has the War Remnants Museum. If you love the open market then you will surely enjoy the Ben Thanh Market and will be able to put your bargaining tongue to test. Massages are also pretty popular in Vietnam and Saigon has one of the best to offer.

If you want a busy town not as overwhelming as the pulsating city of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi is the best option for you. It has an Old Quarter where all the classy hotels are located and lots of places to eat and shop. Nightlife is also present in this part of the country, not to mention that everything is affordable too. If you are planning to explore the beauty of Hanoi then it is recommended for tourists to take a motorcycle ride all over the streets.

From Hanoi you will be able to travel to Sapa by train in order to experience the beauty it has to offer. Sapa is located in the northern part of the country and it has a rich ethnic culture because of the still existing hill tribes. One can easily glimpse the hills and the rice terraces with a simple journey through the Hanoi to Sapa train.

How To Travel Even With Student Loan

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Some may have graduated and wanted to travel but stopped themselves because of their existing student loan. For some, it does not stop them from seeing the beauty the world has to offer. Here are some tips to help you travel despite a huge amount of student loan.

  • Choose the places with cheaper lifestyle and everyday expenses. Remember to pick out cheap destinations. The ones that you know you will be able to supplement with your current income. Looking for cheap places is now easier to do with proper research and with the help of the internet. There are websites that offer insights on the cheapest places you could stay in whether in Asia, Europe or South America. It compares the value of dollar with the local currency of the place then gives out an estimate on how much one could spend on meals, hostel, attractions and transportations on a daily basis.
  • You may be able to travel despite your student loans but be prepared to stay in budget hostels and not four-star rated accommodations. There are many online portals wherein you can look for budget places to stay without compromising comfort, cleanliness and amenities.
  • As much as it is convenient to charge your expenses on your credit card, it is not recommended. Remember that you are travelling with student loans hanging over your head, it will not help to get more debt without assurance of being able to pay at the designated due date. Unless you can make sure that you will pay the credit card’s balance before the interest sets in, then it is best not to use credit cards.

If you do not have enough money to travel abroad just for a holiday then try to mix in a little work into the adventure. If you have a certificate from TEFL then you might be able to teach English while you are in Thailand or China. If you have skills and you can land a contract job to be an online freelancer then you will be able to work anywhere in the world just as long as you have internet connection.