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.

A Guide To Finding A Good Attorney

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Thailand – When you are in a certain predicament that would require legal aid, it is important that you don’t just hire any lawyer but a good one. This is because a good lawyer is the only thing that you need to win a legal case. If you are searching for a good lawyer, make sure not to rush in hiring. Here is a step-by-step guide to finding a good attorney.

STEP #1: FINDING

  • The first step to finding a good attorney is to determine what type of attorney you need. This of course would have to depend on your need for a lawyer. If you need one who specializes in international law, then you would have to find an international lawyer in Thailand. If you need one that specializes in real estate, or family law, or even criminal law, then you would have to find a lawyer that fits your need.
  • Your local bar association would have records of attorneys practicing in your area and it would do you good to contact them and ask for referrals.
  • There are also many listings online and the best thing about them is that they have reviews from previous clients which can help you in many ways.
  • Lastly, you can ask for referrals from family or friends who had recently worked with a lawyer.
  • Remember to make a list of the attorneys that you find in your area and review each of their websites if they have any.

STEP #2: CHOOSING

  • Once you have made a list and had sorted out which lawyers you think can help you the most, the next step would have to be scheduling a consultation appointment. It is recommended that you start with the lawyers that offer free consultations first.
  • Write important questions regarding pricing, success rate, availability and misconduct. Also, it would be better to have a lawyer that is from your state or area.
  • Bring documents that you think is important and necessary.
  • Once you have finished with the consultations, you should remember to choose an attorney that you feel comfortable the most.

STEP #3: COSTS

  • Once you have made your choice, you should be able to fully understand how the lawyer charges for his services.
  • Never hesitate to negotiate a fee especially if you are on a budget.

A Guide To Tree Trimming Cost And Price

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There are many reasons why people look for tree services. If they might ever experience a problem with their trees at home that can endanger their own personal safety, they might need the tree to be felled. During construction projects, trees are sometimes needed to be put down because they are obstructions to the construction plan. When a tree is decaying or has become infested with pests, there will be no other choice than to put it down.

However, tree services can also be used to help maintain the maximum appearance of residential trees. There are a lot of homeowners who want their trees to appear beautiful at all times not only for the benefit of the eye but also to increase the overall value of the property. This is because regular trimming, pruning and maintenance on trees can greatly help increase a property’s value.

With tree trimming, a homeowner is also given the choice to work on the trees themselves. Unfortunately, tree trimming can take a lot of time and effort to accomplish and not only that, they can also be quite dangerous unless you only have a small tree to trim or prune. For this reason, it would be better to let the professionals handle the job.

If you plan to hire an arborist or tree surgeon, you should probably be educated on tree trimming costs and prices first. The price range for tree trimming services ranges from $75 to $1000 but if you ask a company how much their services cost, you may not get an answer immediately because there are factors that may affect the costs of tree trimming services. What you can get, however, are quotes. You should call at least three different companies and ask for quotes.

When it comes to pruning, tree size is the factor that affects costs the most. For trees that are 30 feet high or shorter, it might cost between $75 and $450. For trees that are 30 to 60 feet, you might pay between $150 and $875. And for trees that are 60 feet taller, you can pay between $200 and $1000.

Tips When Painting Your House

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A good paint job on a space will enhance the aesthetic appeal and will improve the resale value of your home or commercial space. Interior painting as well as exterior painting of your house is important especially exterior painting since it is the first line of defense against snow, rain and hails. When you start to notice that there is a blister, crack and peel on your painting job then it is time to repair and repaint your home. If you ignore these problems, these will lead to more extensive and expensive job. Below are some painting tips that every house owner should know whether you are planning to paint your house by yourself or hire a professional.

  • Consider what your paint options are. There are typically two basic types of exterior paint: oil-based alkyd and water based latex. The latex cleans up easily with water and soap, dries up quickly and is not that odorous. It also remains flexible much longer so it is less prone to crack. The best quality of latex paint usually contains 100% of acrylic resins.
  • Consider the paint prices. There is really no absolute formula when picking the best paint for your house. Most of the manufacturers of paint will offer you a wide variety of paints which range from good, better and best. As a general rule, you need to take a look at your budget and spend on a project which fits the budget that you have on hand and then buy the best paint which you can reasonably afford since cost is a very excellent indication of quality. Expensive paints are proven to contain more pigments than the cheap paints. The expensive ones therefore produce a longer-lasting, thicker and a more protective coating.
  • Read the label on the paint. Only a few homeowners actually take the time to read the tiny print on the paint. You need to read. There is wealth on the information that is printed on the can which can help you produce a great paint job.

If you want to know more about painting, you can ask experts to assist you like Arthur Fitzhugh.

Breaking Down The Concept Of Free Shipping As A Marketing Tool

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What is free shipping? For consumers, this is probably the first thing that they look for whenever they go to an online store. However, for merchants and business owners, free shipping is a very complex concept that could either help them or damage them. But to understand the concept of free shipping, you must look at it in business perspective and accept that free shipping is indeed a growing marketing tool.

If used effectively, free shipping could become a very successful marketing tool for many companies. Have you ever been in a situation where you are shopping for certain items online only to find out that you are $5 short of having your orders shipped for free? What you then do is you look for another item to purchase so that you can save up on shipping costs. What prompted your decision is not the thought of convenience it’s because you ‘rationalized’ that buying another item would be more convenient for you. Now who benefited from your rationalization? Is it you or the store? The answer would have to be both.

Are finally getting the free shipping concept? No? Well, if you think about it clearly, you would understand that free shipping as a marketing tool is successful because it plays on a customer’s psychology.

If you still don’t get it, ask yourself this: “Why do you shop online?” There are plenty of reasons why people shop online but all of it revolves around convenience. Because it would be more convenient for you to buy an item via ecommerce store rather than driving to a mall, you would automatically choose the more convenient option. The role of free shipping in this concept is that it helps people rationalize the point of buying in an online store. If the costs for shipping are too expensive for an item you could easily get by driving a few minutes from your house, then the rationalization fails. You will automatically go for the most logical choice.

If you go for Paper Mart shipping supplies because the free shipping offered is more convenient for you, as artificial or disillusioned as your choice may be, you would likely go for it. That is the point of free shipping. To make people think they have a choice between shipping with costs and shipping for free and this very reason is why free shipping works well as a marketing tool.