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The MapScaping Podcast - GIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing, earth observation and digital geography

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A podcast for the mapping community. Interviews with the people that are shaping the future of GIS, geospatial and the mapping world. This is a podcast for the GIS and geospatial community https://mapscaping.com/
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Introduction To LIDAR & Point Clouds

The main topics discussed during this episode include: Basics of LIDAR data and its applications. Differences between LIDAR and photogrammetry. Processing chain of LIDAR data. Challenges in classifying point clouds. Applications of LIDAR technology in vegetation mapping, terrain modelling, and infrastructure inspection. The future of LIDAR technology includes the potential for more affordable and widespread use. Importance of automated processing tools for handling large volumes of data. Connect with Nejc Dougan here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nejcdougan/ or at https://www.flai.ai/    Recommended listening    Cloud Optimized Point Clouds https://mapscaping.com/podcast/cloud-optimized-point-clouds/
15/02/202448 minutes 52 seconds
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Introduction to Cloud Native Geospatial

Alex Leith is a Digital Earth Architect and in this episode, you will learn what Infrastructure as cloud is  - hint it is the opposite of the "clicky-clicky" and so much more! Connect with Alex here https://auspatious.com/   Recommended Listening  Cloud-Optimized Point CLounds https://mapscaping.com/podcast/cloud-optimized-point-clouds/   Cloud Native Geospatial  https://mapscaping.com/podcast/cloud-native-geospatial/   Planet Scale Tiled Maps without a Server https://mapscaping.com/podcast/planet-scale-tiled-maps-without-a-server/   What is Modern GIS https://m
26/01/202455 minutes 13 seconds
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GeeMap

GeeMap is an open-source Python library that provides tools for interactive mapping with Google Earth Engine (GEE), which is a platform for earth science data and analysis ... and today you are going to hear from the creator of GeeMap!   Connect with Qiusheng Wu here: https://wetlands.io/   This episode is sponsored by Planet learn more at https://www.planet.com/gis/   Recommended Listening Introduction to Google Earth Engine https://mapscaping.com/podcast/introducing-google-earth-engine/   Introduction to Sentinel Hub https://mapscaping.com/podcast/sentinel-hub/   Planet - Imaging everything every day ( almost )  <a href='https://mapscaping.com/podcast/planet-imaging-e
09/01/202454 minutes 55 seconds
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GPS Reimagined

GPS reimagined? Why do we need to reimagine GPS? ... Is it broken?   Recommended Podcast Episodes   How Google Calculates Your Location https://mapscaping.com/podcast/how-google-calculates-your-location/   From GNSS To VPS https://mapscaping.com/podcast/from-gnss-to-vps/   Navigating The Past Present and Future of GNSS https://mapscaping.com/podcast/navigating-the-past-present-and-future-of-gnss/   SatelliteBased Augmentation System - A Base Station In The Sky https://mapscaping.com/podcast/satellite-based-augmentation-system-a-base-station-i
27/12/202345 minutes 36 seconds
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The Business of QGIS Development

Nyall Dawson is a QGIS developer, cartographer, and owner and founder of North Road, a company specializing in open-source geospatial software. His journey into geospatial began with personal interests in mapping and cartography, which later evolved into a business called North Road. But that's not why I wanted to make this episode for you, I wanted to share this story with you because it could be your story too.  You could decide to have a story that starts with contributing to something you care about, which leads to you becoming a known expert within a community that cares about the same thing and evolves into paid opportunities. That could be your story too!   You can connect with Nyall here: https://twitter.com/nyalldawson https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyall-dawson-18b6016a/   Sponsored by Planet  Lear
20/12/202352 minutes 26 seconds
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Making Beautiful Maps In Felt

This episode is all about making beautiful maps ... I am not a cartographer but my guest Mamata Akella is a professional cartographer at Felt!  So today on the podcast we are talking about Essential Elements of Map Design: Which of course starts with questions like - who is it for, what is it for and how do we get it to them? And then moves on to Visual Hierarchy,   Zoom-Based Styling, Color Palettes, and Interpretation We discuss a few practical examples during the conversation and you can find links to those in the show notes    Recommended Listening https://mapscaping.com/podcast/felt-upload-anything/ https://mapscaping.com/podcast/communicating-with-maps-the-art-of-cartography/ <a hre
14/12/202352 minutes 36 seconds
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Planet - Imaging Everything, Every Day ... Almost

Planet manufactures and manages the world's largest consolation of earth observation satellites! Imaging "Just about everywhere on earth just about every day - Making change visible, accessible, and actionable" ... and the hope of this episode is to help you understand how they do that - along the way you will hear about their two constellations and how they work together Learn the difference between ghost ships and dark ships and find out that there are very few ground control points in the ocean and why that matters Find out what this means for GIS and permanent enforcement. For more information go to https://www.planet.com/gis/   Recommended Podcast Episodes   Hyperspectral vs. Multispectral https://mapscaping.com/podcast/hyperspectral-vs-multispectral/ <p class="LC2
06/12/202345 minutes 19 seconds
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Fire Mapping, Maritime Search And Wide Angle Imaging

This episode is a story about wide-angle imaging for fire mapping and maritime search but it's also a story about changing the culture and getting people to trust a new way of doing things.   My guest today is Alison Harrod - mission success manager at a start-up called Overwatch imaging    Whenever I work with a company like Overwatch Imaging it is hard to know which story to tell, we could just as easily have made an episode about AI and object detection or about smart sensors because they do those things too.     The decision depends on the guest and their background so after meeting Alison we decided to make this episode for you and try to give you a broad overview of what wide-angle imaging is and how it's used in the context of fire mapping and maritime search. ...but It's one thing to have a technology and it is another thing entirely to get people to use it … as you will hear fire mapping is not “a move fast and break things k
30/11/202346 minutes 27 seconds
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Personal Branding in Geospatial

It's not about becoming an influencer it's about creating opportunities for yourself   In this episode, we tackle the common misconception that personal branding is solely for influencers, revealing how it's actually about creating the right visibility and opportunities in your professional sphere. Helena Merschdorf shares her unique insights, drawing from her rich background in GIS and marketing, and discusses: Solving the Obscurity Problem: Discover how personal branding can help you get noticed by the right people, not just everyone. Effective Communication in Technical Fields: Learn the art of conveying complex GIS concepts to non-experts. Defining and Building Your Personal Brand: Uncover the essence of personal branding and how to strategically develop it. Overcoming Challenges: Helena offers
22/11/202350 minutes 12 seconds
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Entity Resolution with Placekey

Entity resolution is the process of matching and merging records from different sources that refer to the same entity.   today's episode is about entity resolution for place data, why you might want to do that, and what any of this has to do with the dollar, Unix time and the idea that If data is really driving innovation, join keys are going to become more valuable.   Today's guest is Auren Hoffman https://www.linkedin.com/in/auren/ https://twitter.com/auren https://www.youtube.com/@worldofdaas   If you want to try Placekey for yourself go to https://www.placekey.io/   If you want to learn more about SafeGraph listen to this podcast episode https://map
15/11/202340 minutes 25 seconds
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Strategic Buy-In For FOSS4G

Embracing Open-Source Geospatial Technology is easy as an individual but what if you want your organization to use FOSS4G How do you get strategic buy-in? It turns out that the software does not sell itself and that even in the age of AI we still have to convince a human if we want organizational change to to happen.  I think the temptation is to say hey look at this long list of specifications and notice how FOSS4G is often better or equal to the close source equivalent.  Or hey look at the price tag … it costs nothing which is way cheaper than this other thing which costs more than nothing. While this might be all the argumentation you need in some cases … in general, making change happen is hard,  and it's going to require more than that.  That's why I have invited Todd Barr back on the podcast to walk us through what it takes to get an organization to Embrace Open-Source Geospatial Tech
04/10/202345 minutes 47 seconds
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From GNSS to VPS

** Warning** Consuming this content may lead to educated opinions and or a better understanding of the future of location technology!   ** Proceed with caution!! **   If are curious about any of the following topics this episode is for you!   Evolution of Positioning Systems    Terrestrial-based Positioning: The role of Wi-Fi positioning and the potential of 5G in positioning.    Visual Positioning Systems (VPS)   GNSS Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites: The potential of LEO satellites in enhancing positioning and navigation.   Future of Positioning: Predictions and expectations for the future of navigation and positioning technologies.   Connect with Sandy on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-kennedy-569a6a4/     Recommended listening  SBAS - Satellite-based augmentation system<
19/09/202354 minutes 59 seconds
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Overture Maps And The Daylight Distribution

In this podcast episode, Jennings Anderson, a research scientist at Meta, discusses the Overture Maps Foundation, a downstream product of OpenStreetMap. He explains his background in open map data and his interest in studying collaboration within the OpenStreetMap community. Jennings then dives into the Daylight Distribution, an open data product produced by Meta, and how it combines building data sets from various sources into one unified theme. Jennings emphasizes the importance of a stable ID system within the Overture Maps Foundation and the potential for easy conflation and integration of third-party data. Jennings also explains the relationship between OpenStreetMap and Overture Maps, highlighting how they complement each other.   Relevant podcast episodes  OpenStreetMap Is A Community Of Communities Cloud Native Geospatial Cloud Optimiz
30/08/202352 minutes 23 seconds
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100 billion Points Every Day

100 billion Points Every Day 100 billion is a very large number, let's say that I gave you a spreadsheet with 100 billion rows in it, each row consisted of five columns Latitude, Longitude, Device ID, A Timestamp, and a column telling the name of the data provider What would you do with that?  How would you clean it? Make sense of it? Extract value from it? What would people use it for? And how would you do this in a way that could be systematized? FourSquare does this every day with the help of something they call a movement engine. To help understand more about how they do this I have invited Gabriel Durkin the director of data science on the podcast. This is the last in a series of episodes I have worked on together with FourSquare and I have to say it's been really enjoyable working with them.  If you are interested in hearing some of the previ
16/08/202349 minutes 7 seconds
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Synthetic Data For Real Problems

Computer vision is everywhere! But teaching an algorithm to identify objects requires a lot of data and this is definitely the case when we think about GeoAI   But it is not enough to have a lot of data we also need data that is labeled If we are looking for cars in images we need a lot of images of cars and we need to know which pixels are the car!  Of course, I am oversimplifying but I hope you get the idea,  Now imagine that you can automatically generate a large labeled data set of realistic images of cars based on the specifications of a specific sensor. These data sets are often referred to as synthetic data or fake data and to help us understand more about this I have invited Chris Andrews from Rendered AI on the podcast.   Here are a few previous episodes you might find interesting    Computer Vision And GeoAI <
09/08/20231 hour 2 minutes 36 seconds
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Hub Ocean

This is an interview with a senior data scientist from Hub Ocean, a platform that aims to unlock and unite ocean data. Hub Ocean - as the name suggests is a hub for ocean data  Now we have talked about these kinds of data hubs before on the podcast - Sentinal Hub - a data hub for earth observation data, Microsoft Planetary Computer, Google Earth Engine, Open Topography is data but for topography data …. The concept is not new but also not easy to implement and if they work, these types of data hubs have a gravity to them that becomes more powerful over time. One of the guiding concepts behind these data hubs seems to be th
03/08/202338 minutes 53 seconds
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Felt - Upload Anything

 felt.com is a browser-based mapping tool and but its also a reminder that just because we have always done web mapping one way it doesn’t mean it always has to be done that way. For example, Felt lets you upload anything! That's a bold promise, you can upload anything you want and we will figure it out on the back end.  Felt is also the first and only flagship sustaining member of the QGIS project, they are supporting the development of a build and open-source tiling engine, Tippecanoe. They also support protomaps and the development of PMtiles as well as contributing code to Maplibre and Gdal    ... But that is not why you should listen to this episode … you should listen to this episode because if we are going to grow the geo pie we need more upload anything buttons
19/07/202339 minutes 30 seconds
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The Rapid Editor

Rapid is a free open-source web-based editor for an OpenStreetMap. In the past the focus was on conflating AI-generated datasets with OpenStreetMap data but the future for this editor is conflating authoritative datasets with OpenStreetMap.  Humans are in the loop, people reviewing data authoritative datasets and adding them to OpenStreetMap with a few clicks!  So you might be wondering, what is Authoritative data? And perhaps it doesn’t even matter what authoritative means maybe the most important thing is it correct. If you are interested in OpenStreetMap you might enjoy this episode  https://mapscaping.com/podcast/openstreetmap-is-a-community-of-communities/ which is a great introduction to OpenStreetMap as a project but also explains some of the commercial interest in updating the map which adds a lot of context to Rapid and its development and future.  </
05/07/202351 minutes 59 seconds
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PostgreSQL - Listen and Notify Clients In Real Time

The promise of digital mapping is to provide a shared and real-time view of the state of the underlying system. pg_eventserv is a free and open-source component that helps fulfill the promise of real-time event modeling and shared views in PostgreSQL. By connecting to PostgreSQL and listening on specified channels, pg_eventserv captures database notifications and forwards them to web clients, enabling real-time updates and synchronization of data displayed on maps or other web interfaces. pg_eventserv does one thing and one thing only: take events generated by the PostgreSQL NOTIFY command and passes the payload along to waiting WebSockets clients. pg_eventserv is free and easy to install and you can find it here: https://github.com/CrunchyData/pg_eventserv <
28/06/202326 minutes 28 seconds
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Applying For A Job, Getting Picked and Negotiating The Contract

You guessed it this episode is all about recruitment! Who is this episode for? Well if you have a career in geospatial … it's for you!   Getting the job you want, changing your career path, or deciding whether to work at a start-up or a more established company. Once you have made these decisions, how do you stand out from the crowd? What is it the recruiters are looking for? And if you do get offered a contract should you negotiate and what is negotiable?    Jett Metcalf has worked as a geospatial recruitment specialist for a few well-known companies like Google, Descartes Labs and is currently the Head of Talent at Regrow Ag. In this episode, he is going to help us understand some of the answers to these questions.   Reach out to Jett on LinkedIn or Twitter  If you enjoy this episode and are interested in more c
22/06/20231 hour 7 seconds
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Using Lasers To Talk To Satellites

How do we get data from a satellite down to Earth? How do we task a satellite?  Today the answer is likely to be via radios and a system of downlink sites or ground stations. As the satellites pass overhead or within “line of sight” data can be sent via radio from the satellite to the receiver on the ground.  If you don’t want to wait until the satellite can see the ground station, you can send your data to a geostationary satellite that can always see a ground station and let it send the data back to Earth.  Radios are tried and tested, they have been used for this purpose since the inception of satellite communication and radio waves can pass through Earth's atmosphere without significant loss! But … the frequency spectrum for radio waves is strictly regulated, which can limit available channels for communication, and the bandwidth of radio frequencies is limited, which can reduce the volume of data transmission. What about lasers?  You ca
14/06/202344 minutes 51 seconds
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From Pixels to Patterns: AI in Spatial Analysis

There is a general understanding that it is becoming increasingly difficult to extract meaning from all the data we are collecting without using AI.   But what is AI, and how did we end up in a situation where it is identifying wolves from dogs based on the presence of snow in the background of images?    What does this mean for spatial analysis using tabular data?    What is explainability?    This is not a "how-to" do spatial analysis using an AI episode, it is an overview of  AI in spatial analysis episode with Vin Sharma, VP of Engineering at FourSquare    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ciphr/ https://foursquare.com/  
07/06/20231 hour 5 minutes 50 seconds
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Pygeoapi - A Python Geospatial Server

PYGEOAPI is a Python server implementation of the OGC API suite of standards ... which might be really useful if you are thinking about upgrading from the first-generation OGC standards to the second-generation OGC standards  ... or if need to implement a custom data source or custom functionality to your web services.   If you are using MapServer, Geoserver, Mapproxy, QGIS server, or Deegree you might find this episode interesting!   Relevant previous episodes   Cloud-native Geospatial https://mapscaping.com/podcast/cloud-native-geospatial/   Geoserver https://mapscaping.com/podcast/geoserver/</p
31/05/202337 minutes 3 seconds
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Big Data In The Browser

So why would anyone want to put alot of data into a browser? Well, for a lot of the same reasons that edge computing and distributed computing have become so popular. You get the data a lot closer to the user and you don’t have to pay for the compute ;)  … this sounds great but as I found out during this conversation it's not as easy as it might seem!  There are a lot of trade-offs that need to be evaluated when moving data and analytics to the client.   Nick Rabinowitz  Senior Staff Software Engineer at Foursquare has a ton of experience with this so he volunteered his time to help us understand more about it. https://location.foursquare.com/ https://studio.foursquare.com/home If you are not familiar with the Arrow data format
24/05/202357 minutes 17 seconds
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Rasters In A Database?

Sounds like a great idea right?   In this episode, Paul Ramsey explains why you shouldn't ... unless you want to ... and how you can ... if you have to.   You can find Paul's blog here: http://blog.cleverelephant.ca/about   Previous episodes with Paul  Spatial SQL https://mapscaping.com/podcast/spatial-sql-gis-without-the-gis/   GDAL https://mapscaping.com/podcast/gdal-geospatial-data-abstraction-library/   Dynamic Vector Tiles https://mapscaping.com/podcast/dynamic-vector-tiles-straight-from-the-database/   Blog posts by Paul about Rasters in the Database <a hre
17/05/202334 minutes 21 seconds
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ChatGPT and Large Language Models

I am sure you have heard of ChatGPT by now so the hope of this episode is to give you some more context about what is it built on and how it works.   To do that I invited Daniel Whitneck back on the podcast  You can connect with Daniel here https://datadan.io/   and listen to his previous episode here: https://mapscaping.com/podcast/an-introduction-to-artificial-intelligence/   This is perhaps the quote for the episode that I have spent the most time thinking about "We always thought AI would be logical and lack creativity - but it is almost the exact opposite" This reframes the idea of being wrong to being creative which I think you could argue really depends on the context!    If you have not already played around with ChatGPT it's well worth spending the time to experim
10/05/202350 minutes 13 seconds
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Spatial Knowledge Graphs

A knowledge graph is a network of relationships between real work entities and in this episode, you will learn how and why knowledge graphs might be a better choice than spatial joins!    Further listening! The H3 Indexing System https://mapscaping.com/podcast/h3-geospatial-indexing-system/   Hex Tiles https://mapscaping.com/podcast/hex-tiles/   Points of Interest data https://mapscaping.com/podcast/all-of-the-places-in-the-world/   Dark Data https://mapscaping.com/podcast/unstructured-data-is-dark-data/
07/05/202332 minutes 4 seconds
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Computer Vision and GeoAI

Computer vision is a field of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables computers and systems to derive meaningful information from digital images.    You might think that this is exactly what we are doing in earth observation but there are a few important differences between computer vision and what some people refer to as GeoAI.   This week Jordi inglada is going to help you understand what those differences are and why it's not always possible to use Computer vision techniques in the field of Remote Sensing.   Listen out for these key points during the conversation! Why plausible or realistic data is not always a substitute for actual measurements, except when it is ;)  In computer vision we can learn from the data, in earth observation we know the physics To do interesting work in data science you need to - Computer science, applied math, and
26/04/202337 minutes 58 seconds
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Designing for Location Privacy

Data is what data does  - more about that later on ;)  This episode focuses on designing for privacy, how do we create value from location data without sacrificing personal privacy?  Well, you might start by adhering to the Enhanced Standards For Precise Location Information which means that information about sensitive places like churches, hospitals, military bases, and LGBTQ+ spaces isn't misused or sold. Plus, they protect our exact location from being shared with law enforcement or bounty hunters!  Yes, that's right bounty hunters!  You might also think about adding noise to the data, maybe you want to blur the time stamp and look at everything in aggregate? It turns out the location data is not just classified as personal data but is actually classified as sensitive personal data in privacy law so if you are going to work
19/04/202342 minutes 18 seconds
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Hyperspectral vs Multispectral

When comparing multispectral and hyperspectral data it is not simply a case of “more data more better”!  With hyperspectral you have “The curse of Dimensionality” but you also get more flexibility to pick exactly what bands you want to use! With multispectral you have less noise but you also have less data! This episode is designed to be a beginner's guide to the differences between hyperspectral and multispectral satellite data.   You can reach out to Gordon Logie here: https://sparkgeo.com/blog/team/gordon/   Podcast episode with the CEO of Sentinel-Hub https://mapscaping.com/podcast/sentinel-hub/   Here are some courses that focused on hyperspectral and offer further training   https://eo-college.org/courses/beyond-the-visible/</p
13/04/202338 minutes 46 seconds
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All Of The Places In The World

This week we are going to learn how Foursquare is trying to identify and map all of the places in the world!  Foursquare uses a mixture of crowd source and data conflation to maintain a database of 205 million places ... and it's not easy! Each phone might see the world slightly differently in terms of location accuracies and crowdsourcing data means that people "check-in" at different locations.    Kyle Fowler - Senior Director, Engineering at Foursquare Is going to give a behind-the-scenes look at how the "Orginal location-based social network" is trying to map all of the places in the world.  This episode is the first in a series of episodes I am going to publish in partnership with Foursquare and the idea is to use it as a reference for later episodes about Privacy and location data, Knowledge Graphs, AI, Location Based Marketing and Big
02/04/202342 minutes 29 seconds
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Planet Scale Tiled Maps Without A Server

Protomaps is a serverless system for planet-scale maps, it's an umbrella project consisting of a few different components one of which is PMtiles. PMtiles is “Cloud Optimise Geotiff” for web mapping, what this means is that you can build a base map and host it without the need for a server!  PMtiles is a single file that you can access via HTTP range requests in the same way that you can access data within a Cloud Optimised Geotiff with the important difference that PMtiles can also contain vector data! What this means is that you can create your own base map, and host it on something like Amazon S3 object storage at a fraction of the cost of other base map solutions!    During this episode, you will hear Brandon, the founder, and creator of Protomaps, talk about scarcity, and well I have never really thought about base maps as being a scarce resource I can definitely see how a product like PMtiles could remove some of the barriers to entry for a l
22/03/202337 minutes 59 seconds
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Storytelling With Point Clouds

Storytelling with point clouds   This is not your typical point clouds episode! Today we are talking about how to use point clouds to tell a story. During this episode, you will hear Benjamin Muller talk about using a point cloud to make a film about the city of St Gallen in Switzerland and you might be tempted to think … what a waste of time! Why not use the data to make better measurements that lead to better decisions?  How many IT projects have failed, not because they were based on bad decisions but because they failed to get people to adopt the changes?  The best decisions are meaningless unless they are adopted.  So, how do we get people to change or adopt the change we are trying to make?  I think the first thing to understand is that packaging matters!  This episode is a case study into wrapping our ideas in a story and visualizing them using geospatial
15/03/202339 minutes 42 seconds
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Geospatial Archaeology

You are about to meet Peter Spencer, a Freelance Archaeologist, Surveyor, and Geomatics Specialist You are also about to learn how geospatial tech and techniques are being applied in the field of archaeology at an object scale with laser scanning that enables fragments of skeletons from all over the world to be 3D printed and pieced together locally. At a site scale LiDAR, ground penetrating radar, and photogrammetry have completely changed the game in terms of modeling archaeological sites in a non-destructive manner. And at the landscape scale, Earth observation data and AI are being used to prospect for new sites!   You can connect with Pete here https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-spencer-mcifa-162292136/   If you find this episode interesting you might like these episodes ;)  Using Synthetic Aperture Radar ( from space ) to find where drinking wa
08/03/202345 minutes 54 seconds
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Navigating the World of Geospatial Standards

Warning! this podcast episode is not as boring as it sounds!   While geospatial standards are boring on purpose ... this episode is not .- If you woke up this morning wanting to listen to a boring podcast episode about geospatial standards this is not for you!    Scott Simmons ( OGC’s Chief Standards Officer )  https://www.ogc.org/about/team/scott-simmons/ helps us understand what a Geopose is and how it might be used, why we need GeoRSS, and something called SensorThings!     You will also learn about the PubSub standard for the syndication of spatial data and why streaming data is not always the answer.   We also discover what the most boring geospatial standard is and when the shapefile "might" die.    All in all, this is a light-hearted look at a very serious topic and I hope you enjoy it!    What to know more about
01/03/202346 minutes 51 seconds
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Making Money With Geospatial Content

It sounds like a clickbait title, right? And to be fair I am trying to capture your attention but this is not clickbait in the sense that the title makes a promise that the episode lives up to!  This is not a “get-rich-quick-scheme” its a story about someone like us who is earning money by using his geospatial skills to teach others. Konrad Hafen is a hydrologist with the USGS and runs two websites and a youtube channel, he is a geospatial content creator who makes money from ads and from selling online courses.     Websites https://geospatialschool.com/ https://opensourceoptions.com/ Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@opensourceoptions Each episode I publish has some sort of editorial intent, the intent of this episode is to show you a real-life example of someone like u
22/02/202338 minutes 50 seconds
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Distributing Geospatial Data

Distributing Geospatial Data - Every wondered why you might what to do this? Or maybe you understand the why but are unsure about the how?  Perhaps you have heard people talk about partitioning data or sharding data, you might have heard some of these terms used in the context of enterprise-scale geospatial systems and parallel processing and thought … Wow … that sounds daunting! This podcast episode is meant to be a soft introduction to the world of distributed geospatial databases and some of the concepts surrounding them.   Along the way, you will be introduced to something called Apache Sedona which is a cluster computing system for processing large-scale spatial data, and hear the surprising stat that 97% of enterprise data remains unused! … perhaps because of the lack of context?   You can connect with Mo Sarwat on  Twitter https://tw
15/02/202351 minutes 11 seconds
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Geospatial Support for the UN World Food Programme

So you might be wondering why the United Nations World Food Programme needs a geospatial support unit. Let me give you a brief overview,    Basically, they curate and maintain global datasets that they use to model the risk of sudden-onset disasters than might lead to a food security risk. They use this model to send out early warnings to at-risk communities and help with the response when disasters happen.    Of course, there is more to it ...   But I will let Rohini Sampoornam Swaminathan ( The head of the Geospatial Support Unit at the UN World Food Programme)  explain it in more detail.   The Hunger Map https://hungermap.wfp.org/   BeforeAfterMap OSM Before-After Maps is an online tool that allows anyone to easily compare how a particular area looked in terms
08/02/202341 minutes 39 seconds
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Aerial Imagery: The State Of The Art

Personally, I don't feel like aerial imagery gets the attention it deserves! So I invited Michael Bewley - Senior Director of AI Systems at Nearmap back on the podcast to help bring us up to speed on the state of the art of capturing, processing, and building a business around aerial imagery. If you don’t care about aerial imagery, think of this as a story about turning unstructured data into structured data into insights and building a business around that.   You can connect with Micheal on Twitter and LinkedIn https://twitter.com/michaelbewley https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbewley/   Listen out for the following highlights It's not a camera it's an imaging system! Detecting change is not hard, detecting meaningful change is hard <li style="font-weight
01/02/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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The technology stack and the cultural stack

This episode covers a wide range of topics from the role of geospatial in systems thinking - representing natural systems in location systems and how we can apply the technology behind virtual worlds to the real world. During this conversation, it became clear to me that technology should be used in service of culture and not the other way around. I think in terms of geospatial we have an interesting opportunity to have an outsized impact if we can just figure out how to market it!    I often think about problems as being either technological or cultural and it seems to me that technology generally moves faster than culture. Although I am sure we can all think of some great examples of huge cultural shifts that have happened in response to short-term emergencies in the past few years.    Culture seems to react to technology as opposed to driving technology. I think if we were all better at marketing we could change this.    Connect wi
25/01/202350 minutes 57 seconds
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ChronoCards - Building a Business on ArcGIS Pro

My guest on the show today is Mike. Today Mike is the founder of a software startup called ChroneChards, but he started as a cartographer for an adventure race and Patagonia. So he has come a long way. A couple of other really interesting points about Mike. He is a self-taught software developer and he is a self-taught businessman. The reason why I mentioned this means that if he can teach himself these things, then you can do it too. And as you'll discover later on in the episode, all you have to do is to get really, really comfortable with uncertainty.   You can connect with Mike here https://chrono.cards/ or on Twitter https://twitter.com/get_ChronoCards   It's probably worth riffing on this idea of uncertainty just for a minute.    I think this is one thing that we all have in common. There'll be something about
18/01/202343 minutes 26 seconds
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Geospatial Consulting - As A Business And A Career

If 80% of all data has a spatial component why do we need to approach mature and emerging markets differently?  With everyone racing to democratize location technology why is GIS still a valuable skill?  What are consultancies looking for when they hire geospatial consultants?   Answers to these questions and much more in this episode where we focus on geospatial consulting, as a business and career path.    Todd Slind - VP of Technology at Locana.co Connect with Todd on Twitter or LinkedIn    Recommended Podcast Episodes  The Business of Web Maps Building a web-based mapping tool into a business <
11/01/202346 minutes 52 seconds
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How Google Calculates Your Location

FROM THE ARCHIVE!   Calculating the location of your mobile device ( the blue dot ) is not as straightforward as you might imagine. It involves databases of wifi hotspots, 3D city models, IMU's, GNSS, your proximity to cell towers, and maybe something called visual positioning. Ed Parsons - Googles Geospatial Technologist explains    previous podcast episode that you might enjoy! SATELLITE-BASED AUGMENTATION SYSTEM - A BASE STATION IN THE SKY POSITIONING AS A SERVICE AND THE ROLE OF SMARTPHONES IN THE FUTURE OF GEOLOCATION <a href='https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/using-the-geomagnetic-field-of-buildings-to-navi
07/12/202243 minutes 52 seconds
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Reduce and Reverse Tropical Forest Loss With NICFI

Tropical forests are large sources of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, due to deforestation. They could instead be a big part of the climate solution.  Through Norway’s International Climate & Forests Initiative (NICFI), users can now access high-resolution, analysis-ready mosaics of the world’s tropics in order to help reduce and reverse the loss of tropical forests, combat climate change, conserve biodiversity, and facilitate sustainable development for noncommercial uses.   MapComplete https://mapcomplete.osm.be   NICFI - Through Norway’s International Climate & Forests Initiative https://www.nicfi.no/   Planet NICFI https://www.planet.com/nicfi/    
30/11/202237 minutes 45 seconds
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Cloud Optimized Point Clouds

Cloud Optimized Point Clouds ( COPC) allow you to stream point cloud data!  Cloud Optimized Geotiffs made raster data streamable and now its time for Point Clouds to be just as accessible!    https://weeklyosm.eu/  weeklyOSM updates the community, on a weekly basis, about what is going on in the OSM Universe.   Thanks, OpenCage!  https://opencagedata.com/   Related Podcast Episodes   PDAL - Point Data Abstraction Library https://mapscaping.com/podcast/pdal-point-data-abstraction-library/   Cloud Native Geospatial https://mapscaping.com/podcast/cloud-native-geospatial/   Microsoft's Planetry Computer <a href='https://mapscaping.com/podc
15/11/202237 minutes 52 seconds
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Full Stack Cartography

We cover a lot of ground in this episode but some of the key takes are:   A key difference between visualizing non-spatial data and spatial data is that non-spatial data gives you the freedom to choose the locations of different objects.  Design is not a process, a way of thinking, and the outcome of not necessarily something visual We are getting closer to the promise of custom maps for everyone, and we are already seeing personalized maps    Content with Alan Mcconchie here: https://stamen.com/people/alan-mcconchie/ And learn more about Stamen Design here: https://stamen.com/   https://healthsites.io/ Building an open data commons of health facility data with OpenStreetMap   Recommended Episode about Cartography <a href='https://mapscaping.com/podcast/communicating-with-m
02/11/202256 minutes 31 seconds
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[From the Archive] An Introduction To Artificial Intelligence

For some time, there was hype around AI and data science and that they would solve all of our problems. If you think AI solves every problem, then you’re overestimating its utility and where we’re at. However, on the other side, if you’re a business of any size, operating at least some type of technology, and you think AI can solve none of your problems — you’re also mistaken. We’re somewhere in the middle.   Daniel Whitenack, Data Scientist and host of the Practical AI podcast gives us a really great introduction to Artificial Intelligence and you don't need be a data scientist to understand it!   Connect with Daniel Whitenack here https://datadan.io/  or check out the Practical AI podcast   For more episodes just visit https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/ and sort all the episodes by "geospatial career"
28/10/202245 minutes 30 seconds
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Mid-Career Change

Grow your career — or reimagine it entirely, what do you do if find yourself wanting to make a change halfway through your career? This episode with Thierry Gregorius from https://truehorizoncoaching.com/ is more of a discussion than an interview and if you are thinking about making a change in your career it might help you answer the question "what do I do next"    Recommended Podcast episodes focusing on careers in Geospatial    Getting Where you want to go in your geospatial career https://mapscaping.com/podcast/getting-where-you-want-to-go-in-your-geospatial-career/   Geospatial Side Hustles https://mapscaping.com/podcast/geospatial-side-hustles/   I quit my job <a href='https://mapscaping
19/10/202259 minutes 43 seconds
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Peer To Peer Mapping and Digital Democracy

This is a story about a peer-to-peer mapping technology that is enabling people to "fight maps with maps"   https://www.digital-democracy.org/ You can find Mapeo here https://www.digital-democracy.org/mapeo/   Promoting OSM projects OpenCage and Mapscaping are working together to help projects based on OpenStreetMap reach a wider audience. Projects will be selected to be featured on upcoming Mapscaping podcast episodes, with all costs covered by OpenCage! Apply here! https://forms.reform.app/NAvQ41/opencage-mapscaping/af9MFV   Recommended Podcast episodes about Off-line mapping MerginMaps - QGIS offline and in the
05/10/202241 minutes 48 seconds
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Thermal Imagery From Space

Applications of thermal imaging from space include monitoring wildfires, urban heat islands, economic activity, and the built environment.  But it's not easy ;)    Connect with Robin Cole at https://robmarkcole.com/   Check out the Earth Observation Hub! https://geoawesomeness.com/eo-hub/ More Geospatial Podcasts episodes    Recommended Podcast Earth Observation Podcasts   Fake Satellite Imagery  https://mapscaping.com/podcast/fake-satellite-imagery/   The LandSat Program https://mapscaping.com/podcast/the-landsat-program/   How To Keep Your Satellite Pointing At Earth <a hre
28/09/202238 minutes 51 seconds
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I Quit My Job

After 12 years of working as a GIS specialist / Consultant, I quit and I am ready to move on.    Looking back at the last 12 years if I could go back in time and give myself some advice I would tell myself these 8 things.   Boring Work won’t necessarily lead to interesting work Getting good at something typical leads to doing more of that thing Have more empathy for the professionals that you work with Think more about where you are trying to go Network Find a mentor Sometimes it's just not a good fit You don’t get to decide what is broken Things I need help with Share the podcast with a friend, a community anyone that you think might find it interesting or helpful I am looking for projects based on or around OpenStreetMap - this is part of a promotional campaign that I am doing together with OpenCage - <a href='htt
22/09/202213 minutes 8 seconds
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Monitoring Atmospheric Pollution From Space

It turns out that monitoring atmospheric pollution from space is really hard! But if you can do it will help you understand air quality, solar energy, ozone Layer and UV radiation, emissions and surfaces fluxes, and climate forcing    Contact Mark on Twitter https://twitter.com/m_parrington   Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/ https://twitter.com/CopernicusECMWF Check out the Earth Observation Hub! https://geoawesomeness.com/eo-hub/ More Geospatial Podcasts episodes    Recommended Podcast Earth Observation Podcasts   Fake Satellite Imagery  <a href='https://mapscaping.com/podcast
21/09/202238 minutes 53 seconds
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Hex Tiles

The problem of unification: Spatial data comes in many different sizes, shapes, and formats making it a difficult and time-consuming process to join data for visualization, exploration, and analysis. Enter the Hex Tile system! Contact Foursquare:  connect.foursquare.com/mapscaping Check out Unfolded https://foursquare.com/products/unfolded/  https://www.unfolded.ai/  Introducing Hex Tiles: https://foursquare.com/article/introducing-hex-til
14/09/202243 minutes 6 seconds
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The Business of Web Maps

This is a story about a hobby project called Scribble Maps that grew into business… but it's also a story about the opportunities and challenges of creating geospatial tools for non-geospatial professionals. Jonathan Wagner “Its easy to get people to make a map today, but how do you get them to come back and make a map tomorrow?” Special Offer for Listeners The MapScaping Audience ScibbleMaps.com/mapscaping   More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to <a href='https://mapsc
08/09/202252 minutes 32 seconds
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Finding Water Leaks From Space

This is a story about finding water on Mars and adapting the technology to look for leaking pipes underground here on earth ... but in this story, we don't just solve the problem, we build a business around it!   Lauren Guy From https://asterra.io/    Sponsored By https://geoawesomeness.com/eo-hub/    Recommended Podcast episodes  Introduction To Synthetic Aperture Radar ( SAR) Flood Monitoring From Space Counting Animals Using Satellite Imagery   More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website <a h
31/08/202239 minutes 50 seconds
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How To Keep Your Satellite Pointing At Earth

It turns out that satellites are not as passive as you might think, and in the case of earth observation satellites it's not easy to keep them pointing at earth!   But if you have a map of the stars, a sun tracker, and are able to keep an eye on the earth's horizon ... it's possible    Jack Reid https://twitter.com/Jack_B_Reid MIT Media Lab   Sponsored By Lightbox https://www.lightboxre.com/   More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?  </p
18/08/202239 minutes 55 seconds
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Bathymetric Lidar and Blue Carbon

This is a story about bathymetric Lidar... and how geo-tagged sharks led to the discovery of a huge nature-based carbon sink in the Bahamas.   More on this case study here: https://r-evolution.com/r-initiatives/oceans   The Ocean of Things  https://www.darpa.mil/program/ocean-of-things   Recommended Podcast episodes  Mapping The Ocean Floor Mapping Oceans With Sound And Mapping The Sound In The Oceans PDAL -Point Data Abstraction Library Whitebox
10/08/202244 minutes 16 seconds
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Re-Published - QGIS Offline And In The Field

Republishing this episode because of the audio issues with the original episode!     Mergin Maps lets you create QGIS projects that can be used to collect and edit data in the field. You see updates in near real-time, even from the field. Works offline. Edits are merged automatically. View and edit geodata in the field. Integrate with existing GIS infrastructure using open formats.   https://merginmaps.com/   http://merginmaps.com/community/join.  slack channel https://twitter.com/lutraconsulting  or reach out on Twitter   Episode Show Notes here: https://mapscaping.com/podcast/qgis-offline-and-in-the-field/     Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https
08/08/202235 minutes 52 seconds
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The Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities ... but why should you care?    Maybe because this community is defining the future of geospatial infrastructure across all verticals!   Maybe because they are determining a set of "the best practices" when it comes to solving big problems like climate change.   Or ... if you have a business ... maybe because joining the OGC membership might just be the greatest marketing hack in the geospatial industry ;)    Here is a list of current members https://www.ogc.org/ogc/members    Recommended Episodes    Open Geospatial Standards – shared standards to solve shared problems <a href='https://mapscaping.com/podcast/open-geospatial-standards-
03/08/202244 minutes 56 seconds
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Monetizing An Open-Source Geospatial Project

WhiteBox Contains over 500 geospatial analysis tools. Many of these tools have novel functionality that you won’t find in other software and it's FREE to use! But is it possible to monetize an open-source geospatial project? and if so how would you do this?   This episode is a follow-on from last week's episode so consider listening to that first. Last week's episode was a technical overview of what WhiteBox Tools is, this week's episode is about turning WhiteBox Tools into a business to ensure that the project is sustainable.  https://www.whiteboxgeo.com/   Sponsored By Lightbox https://www.lightboxre.com/   More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Consider supporting th
27/07/202259 minutes 4 seconds
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Whitebox Tools Is The Backend To Many Frontends

WhiteBox Contains over 500 geospatial analysis tools. Many of these tools have novel functionality that you won’t find in other software and it's FREE to use!  https://www.whiteboxgeo.com/   Sponsored By Lightbox https://www.lightboxre.com/   More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com to find out about sponsoring our website reach out on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping or LinkedIn <a href='https://www.linked
20/07/202250 minutes 35 seconds
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QGIS Offline And In The Field

Mergin Maps lets you create QGIS projects that can be used to collect and edit data in the field. You see updates in near real-time, even from the field. Works offline. Edits are merged automatically. View and edit geodata in the field. Integrate with existing GIS infrastructure using open formats.   https://merginmaps.com/   http://merginmaps.com/community/join.  slack channel https://twitter.com/lutraconsulting  or reach out on Twitter     Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com to find out about sponsoring our website reach out on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScap
13/07/202235 minutes 52 seconds
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Sentinel Hub

Sentinel Hub makes satellite data easily accessible for you to be browsed or analyzed within your own environment. Imagine something between The Microsoft Planetry Computer and Google Earth Engine and you are probably thinking about Sentinel Hub! https://www.sentinel-hub.com/  https://www.sentinel-hub.com/explore/eobrowser/   Sponsored By Lightbox https://www.lightboxre.com/   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com to find out about sponsoring our website reach out on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping<
06/07/202251 minutes 6 seconds
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Unstructured Data Is Dark Data

This episode is all about Unstructured Data but alone the way you will be introduced to the concept of 1st 2nd and 3rd order metadata, edge computing, and knowledge graphs.   And yes "Dark Data" is a thing!  "the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes (for example, analytics, business relationships and direct monetizing)"   Connect with Kirk from https://www.unstruk.com/   More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com
29/06/202241 minutes 26 seconds
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What Is Modern GIS?

Modern GIS is the process, systems, and technology used to derive insights from geospatial data. Modern GIS uses open, interoperable, and standards-based technology. It can be run locally or in the cloud and can scale to work with many different types, velocities, and scales of data.   Connect with Matt Forest on LinkedIn of here https://forrest.nyc/   Sponsored By Lightbox https://www.lightboxre.com/   More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to <a href='https://mapscap
25/06/202248 minutes
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FOSS4G

FOSS4G is the acronym for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. It is the annual recurring global event hosted by OSGeo, the non-profit organization that supports and promotes the collaborative development of free and open-source geographic technologies and open geospatial data.   find out more at https://2022.foss4g.org/   Early bird registration, for onsite and online: * https://2022.foss4g.org/registration_onsite.php * https://2022.foss4g.org/registration_online.php Travel grant program: * https://2022.foss4g.org/travel_grant_programme.php   More podcast episodes on Open Source Geospatial tools can be found on our website <a href='https://mapscaping.com/podcast
08/06/202226 minutes 10 seconds
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Building a web based mapping tool into a business

Tom MacWright is building a web-based mapping tool into a business and you are probably thinking, wait, don't we have those already?    So why is he building a new one?  and why take the risk of trying to build it as a business? This is an open and honest discussion that is relevant for anyone with an idea to make something new.    You can catch Tom here  https://macwright.com/  or on Twitter @tmcw And check out Placemark.io     Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com to find out about sponsoring our website reach out on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping or LinkedI
01/06/202249 minutes 35 seconds
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Digital twins - not just a buzzword

  Digital twins are enabled by cloud infrastructure but are they being driven by data density or the need for more information?  What is real-time data and why it's not a real-time problem? We even manage to weave a robotic dog called spot and a reference to the professional metaverse    Thanks to Gregor Willhauck https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwillhauck/ Trimble Clarity    Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com to find out about sponsoring our website reach out on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping or LinkedIn <a hr
28/04/202240 minutes 59 seconds
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Build Your Own SaaS

Wouldn't it be great to be able to turn your Python scripts into business? this episode is about a platform that can help you do that.   Jakub Dziwisz -Founder & CEO @ Orbify, http://orbify.com   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com to find out about sponsoring our website   reach out on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/     
20/04/202244 minutes 58 seconds
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Getting Your Dream Job in Earth Observation

This is Eric Jensen's story about how he moved from academia to the private sector. This story involves informational interviews, social media, networking, a personal website, professional podcasts, and a fancy CV template ... but it all started with the understanding that it was time to move on.   Eric Jensen on Twitter https://twitter.com/RangeSpatialist   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Or go to MapScaping.com to find out about sponsoring our website   reach out on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ 
13/04/202253 minutes 12 seconds
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Fake Satellite Imagery

Well if the title does not grab your attention then this episode is not for you! This episode is all about using AI to generate satellite imagery using generative adversarial networks ( GANs ). That might sound scary if you have not used to working with AI but Ron Hagensieker does a brilliant job of walking us through the concept and the process. Ron is the founder and CEO of OSIR.IO and you can reach out to him here: [email protected]   The Colab can be found here: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1pHdPcJTT8khavFUbiha6JbnhDG2T048L#scrollTo=LBbFBh0TIZ2H   This is the website that Ron made http://thiscitydoesnotexist.com/   Some more examples of artificially generated images can be found here  https://thisxdoesno
06/04/202240 minutes 34 seconds
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Cloud Native Geospatial

What is cloud-native geospatial? what are the components of a cloud-native environment? where are we now and what does this mean for the future of our industry.    Chris Holmes https://twitter.com/opencholmes https://cholmes.medium.com/   Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping   Podcast episode related to Cloud Native Geospatial  Googel's Big Query https://mapscaping.com/podcast/google-bigquery-gis-geospatial-in-the-cloud/  Google Earth Engine https://mapscaping.com/podcast/introducing-google-earth-engine/ Microsoft's Planetary Computer <a href='https:/
30/03/202240 minutes 59 seconds
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Python Maps

This is the story of how a computational chemist moved away from academia and into the geospatial industry and then started to build a brand around creating beautiful maps using python.    DR. ADAM SYMINGTON https://twitter.com/pythonmaps https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-symington/   Please consider supporting this podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   A podcast episode about Python that you might enjoy https://mapscaping.com/podcast/geospatial-python/   A great emails newsletter that is worth a look https://actualcontrol.substack.com/   Hydroshed Data ht
18/03/202239 minutes 33 seconds
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Mentorship, Leadership and Career Advice

Denise is a strategic advisor, partnership builder and presenter with over 20 years of experience with the global geospatial community ... short Denise is remarkable!    Connect with Denise here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisemckenzie/ https://twitter.com/SpatialRed   You might also enjoy this previous episode with Denise https://mapscaping.com/podcast/location-privacy-and-data-ethics/   You can find a full list of MapScaping Podcast episodes here: https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Feel free to connect with me here: https://twitter.com/MapScaping https://www.l
09/03/202243 minutes 41 seconds
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The Role Of Geospatial In Open Source Intelligence

The link between geospatial, journalism, and open-source intelligence   Michael Cruickshank  https://twitter.com/MJ_Cruickshank https://www.michaelcruickshank.me/   If you are interested in Google Earth Engine check out the episode https://mapscaping.com/podcast/introducing-google-earth-engine/     Some interesting reading https://www.bellingcat.com/ https://actualcontrol.substack.com/   https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/04/21/a-growing-problem-of-deepfake-geography-how-ai-falsifies-satellite-im
02/03/202233 minutes 42 seconds
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Geospatial Design and User Experience Can Reduce The Time To Science

How is design going to reduce the time to science? what is the difference between design and user experience when we think about geospatial interfaces?   Jeff Siarto from Element84 is here to help!   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   I send out weekly show notes as emails, if you are interested you can sign up here: https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/   Happy to connect with you on Twitter @MapScaping or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ 
23/02/202249 minutes
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Business Ideas For Geospatial People

You don't have to be a big organization to create a business or side hustle around your geospatial skills. If you are looking for examples and ideas ... this episode is for you.    If you enjoyed this episode check out "Geospatial Side hustles"  https://mapscaping.com/podcast/geospatial-side-hustles/   Please support this podcast on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   Join the mailing list! https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/          
16/02/202230 minutes 27 seconds
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Mapping Oceans With Sound And Mapping the Sound In The Oceans

This episode covers a lot of ground but look out for these key topics  The difference between Soundsheds and Soundscapes Sound is how we see underwater ( acoustic daylight ) The ocean of things Whales might be the cube satellites of the ocean We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the seafloor of our planet Space is hard but the ocean is harder!  Can we soundproof the ocean with bubble curtains? Sponsored but regrid.com   Please support this podcast on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping?   You might also enjoy the episode called " Mapping The Ocean Floor" https://mapscaping.com/podcast/mapping-the-ocean-floor/   You will find a complete list of podcast episodes and show notes here
09/02/20221 hour 5 minutes 55 seconds
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Urban Grammar- Form, Function, Culture and Satellite Imagery

What if we could classify landscapes based on Form and Function? Could we use those classifications to train a model to recognize Form and Function ( Culture ) in satellite imagery?     Please Help support this podcast!  https://www.patreon.com/MapScaping   Sponsored By ReGrid.com   Sign-up here to get the show notes! https://mapscaping.ck.page/578ac58e15 Or Visit MapScaping.com   Dani Arribas-Bel https://twitter.com/darribas   Martin Fleischmann https://twitter.com/martinfleis   https://urbangrammarai.xyz/   Other episodes that you might enjoy: A
02/02/202244 minutes 40 seconds
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Geospatial Geology

Did you know that you can use GNSS to monitor a volcano? or the rise and fall of an acquirer? this episode made me realize that GNSS is more than simply a means of locating something on earth, it's a way of understanding how the earth's crust is moving!   Other topics that you might find interesting in this episode: Using Earth Observation to map the underlying geology Lidar as a teaching tool Using GNSS multipath error to monitor snow depth and vegetation growth The importance of science communication Sponsored By ReGrid.com   Sign-up here to get the show notes! https://mapscaping.ck.page/578ac58e15 Or Vist MapScaping.com   Other episodes that you might enjoy:   Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar ( SAR ) <a href='https://maps
26/01/202242 minutes 47 seconds
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A Voice Interface for Geospatial Data

What if you could ask a voice assistant to perform a geospatial query? and what if there was a way to access your geo data via a screenless device?  ... well now you can!    https://qwhery.com/   Sponsored by REGRID https://regrid.com/   GPT - 3 and Microsoft https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/from-conversation-to-code-microsoft-introduces-its-first-product-features-powered-by-gpt-3/   Where does the blue dot come from?  https://mapscaping.com/podcast/where-does-the-blue-dot-come-from/   Geo-tagged audio – another way of augmenting reality <a href='https://
19/01/202244 minutes 45 seconds
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From Hardware to Geospatial Software

Maxime Lenormand is an aerospace mechanical engineer turned geospatial data scientist, he is also relatively new to the earth observation world.  This is an episode about how  Max ended up in Geo and why he decided to move from hardware to software. But it's also about having a sense of wonder about the work we are doing and not being afraid to ask questions and have an opinion.   You can connect with Max on Twitter https://twitter.com/MaxLenormand Or check out his podcast Minds Behind Maps https://mindsbehindmaps.com/   Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Learn more at https://mapscaping.com Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or T
12/01/202251 minutes 35 seconds
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What Is Your Idea?

This episode might not be for you, it might not be what you signed up for. It's a solo episode all about ideas, being an advocate for our ideas, and how we get them to spread.   I hope your 2022 is off to the best possible start! 
05/01/202217 minutes 33 seconds
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Voice Message

I have to break my promise to you in the short term in order to keep it in the long term.      Podcast recommendations  Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin - an episode called Ignore sunk costs Hidden Brain How I Built This With Guy Raz - Planet: Will Marshall and Robbie Schingler Minds Behind Maps    
22/12/20212 minutes 30 seconds
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GEDI space lasers

GEDI stands for Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation so, No, I have not misspelled JEDI  This episode is all about using space Lidar to make precise measurements of forest canopy height, canopy vertical structure with the goal of measuring the carbon content of the world's forests.   Find out more about GEDI here: https://gedi.umd.edu/   Other LiDAR related podcast episodes that you might find interesting OPEN TOPOGRAPHY - INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TOPOGRAPHIC DATA LiDAR From Drones The Earth Archive <a href='https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapsca
15/12/202134 minutes 47 seconds
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Cube Satellites Of The Stratosphere

Urbansky is using stratospheric balloons as an earth observation platform! you might be wondering how you steer a balloon? keep it at a stable height? or get it back to earth?  ... if you are wondering how all of this is possible then you are in luck! this episode is for you   Follow UrbanSky on Twitter  https://twitter.com/urbanskyimaging   Some interesting balloon related links 14 minutes from earth ( YouTube Trailer )  https://worldview.space/ https://x.company/projects/loon/ https://www.zero2infinity.space/     Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Learn more
08/12/202134 minutes 7 seconds
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Geospatial Education As A Service

This episode is not just about how to be better at teaching and helping students learn geospatial skills and concepts, it's also about building and selling online courses. It's about education as a service and how we make the service as assessable as possible. But more broadly, it's about being better communicators and helping people get to where they are trying to go.   Connect with Hans on Twitter and follow along on YouTube https://twitter.com/hansakwast https://www.youtube.com/c/HansvanderKwast   Qiusheng Wu ( inspirational educator ) https://wetlands.io/   https://bigbluebutton.org/  https://kahoot.com/ https://wonder.me/ <a href='https://courses.gi
03/12/202155 minutes 29 seconds
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The Planetary Computer

Microsoft is building a Planetary Computer. The Planetary Computer combines a multi-petabyte catalog of global environmental data with intuitive APIs, a flexible scientific environment that allows users to answer global questions about that data, and applications that put those answers in the hands of conservation stakeholders. https://planetarycomputer.microsoft.com/   For a podcast episode about Google Earth Engine just have a look back through the podcast archive of click this link https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/introducing-google-earth-engine     Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Learn more at https://mapscaping.com Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn
24/11/202139 minutes 59 seconds
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The Landsat Program

This is not a deep dive technical explanation of all things Landsat, it's a brief overview of the Landsat mission, what it takes to launch a Landsat satellite, how the data get back to earth, and what it is used for.   There is also a brief discussion of Landsat next ... the future of Landsat ;)    You can access Landsat data here https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/data Or via STAC here https://landsat.stac.cloud/?t=catalogs   Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Learn more at https://mapscaping.com Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping <p
17/11/202131 minutes 42 seconds
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A self-contained environment for open source geospatial tools

OSGeoLive is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive, or Virtual Machine based on Lubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial. It's not just a bunch of open source geospatial tools it's an environment for geospatial tools.   Thanks to Astrid Emde and OSGeo Find out more about OSGeoLive here https://live.osgeo.org/   Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Learn more at https://mapscaping.com Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping        
10/11/202130 minutes 56 seconds
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Collecting And Processing Aerial Imagery At Scale

This is not a podcast episode about collecting data from a plane! it's a podcast episode about the possibilities of large-scale aerial mapping using only RGB data and the challenges you face along the way.   Dr. Michael Bewley from www.nearmap.com   Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Learn more at https://mapscaping.com Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping
03/11/202147 minutes 6 seconds
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Labels Matter

Labels matter and if we are talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Deep Learning then they matter a lot! but what is labeled data? how is it different from tagging, annotating, or segmentation?    This podcast episode is an introduction to creating training data for AI algorithms and if you are new to AI or just want to understand it a bit better  go back into the podcast archive and check out the episode called "An Introduction To Artificial Intelligence"   Thanks to Mallory Dodd from iMerit.net   Check out https://geoawesomeness.com/   Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Learn more at <a href='https://mapscaping.com/pages/
27/10/202150 minutes 16 seconds
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Getting Your Geospatial Start-Up Started

Perhaps you have thought about starting your own Geospatial business or maybe you are just curious about the kind of people that do venture into the world of entrepreneurship within the geospatial industry. Carly Morris, head of Geovation gives us an insight into the kind of geospatial founders she is looking for and the kinds of problems these founders are solving.    If you are interested in starting your own business then this podcast episode is for you!.   Connect with Carly on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlymorris/   Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn <a href='https://www.linkedin.
20/10/202133 minutes 39 seconds
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Flood Monitoring From Space

Monitoring flooding from space is hard, even for a radar that can look through clouds and operate at night! Shay Strong from ICEYE walks us through some of the challenges around creating a reliable and predictable flood monitoring process and explains why the technology is not the hard part.   Reach out to Shay on Twitter at @shaybstrong !   If you want to know more about SAR technology check the episode called "INTRODUCTION TO SYNTHETIC-APERTURE RADAR" in the podcast feed!    Remember to Subscribe :)  and Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/da
13/10/202140 minutes 9 seconds
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Where Does The Blue Dot Come From?

Calculating the location of your mobile device ( the blue dot ) is not as straightforward as you might imagine. It involves databases of wifi hotspots, 3D city models, IMU's, GNSS, your proximity to cell towers, and maybe something called visual positioning. Ed Parsons - Googles Geospatial Technologist explains    previous podcast episode that you might enjoy! SATELLITE-BASED AUGMENTATION SYSTEM - A BASE STATION IN THE SKY POSITIONING AS A SERVICE AND THE ROLE OF SMARTPHONES IN THE FUTURE OF GEOLOCATION USING THE GEOMAGNETI
06/10/202143 minutes 52 seconds
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How To Become A Certified GIS Professional

What does it mean to be a certified geospatial professional? what are the requirements? what does the process look like and who is this for. Tony Spicci the Executive Director of the GIS Certification Institute joins us today to answer these questions. GIS Certification Institute https://www.gisci.org/       Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping  
30/09/202139 minutes 6 seconds
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Geospatial Side Hustles

Have you ever thought about starting your own side hustle? working on something with the hopes of it turning into a full-time gig? This is all about selling maps online, geospatial content as a service, and geospatial freelancing gigs.    This episode is a bit different from what you are used to ... let me know what you think.   https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/EarthArtAustralia https://www.printful.com https://www.gps-coordinates.net/ https://www.freemaptools.com/ https://www.upwork.com/ https://www.fiverr.com/       Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list <a href='htt
22/09/202138 minutes 59 seconds
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Open Topography - Infrastructure for Topographic Data

OpenTopography provides community access to high-resolution, topography data, related tools, and resources ... FOR FREE!   OpenTopograhy.org   Sponsored by Regrid.com Leading provider of land parcels and location context data for your maps, apps, and spatial analysis.   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping
17/09/202148 minutes 10 seconds
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GeoNode - Open Source Geospatial Content Management System

GeoNode is a geospatial content management system, a platform for the management and publication of geospatial data. Maybe think of it as an open-source ArcGIS Online.   Luis Bermudez CEO at GeoSolutions USA  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bermudez/ https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/   Geoserver Podcast episode ht
08/09/202128 minutes 42 seconds
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LiDAR From Drones

Drone LiDAR might generate 2 -300 points per square meter but how do you filter it? why choose to collect LiDAR from drones instead of from the ground? what are breaklines and how to ground truth drone LiDAR  If you don't know the answer to any or one of these questions then this episode is for you ;)    Connect with Lukas Fraser from NV5  here on LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukasfraser/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping
01/09/202139 minutes 53 seconds
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Hiring And Being Hired For Geospatial Jobs

This episode is a behind-the-scenes look at the hiring process for geospatial jobs. What might the hiring process look like, who are the gatekeepers and what are they looking for?  Nathan Heazlewood - Business Consulting Lead at Eagle Technology https://www.linkedin.com/in/nheazlewood/   Sponsored by Regrid.com Leading provider of land parcels and location context data for your maps, apps, and spatial analysis.   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/ Or Twitter https://twitter.com/MapScaping
25/08/202141 minutes 54 seconds
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Building A Personal Brand In The Geospatial Industry

Joe Morrison has built a personal brand in the geospatial industry. This is how he did and how you can do the same thing!    This is the second half of a conversation with Joe, for more context listen to the previous podcast episode called "The Problem With Satellite Data Is ...That It Is Not A Commodity"   Joe Morrison on Twitter https://twitter.com/mouthofmorrison Joe's email newsletter https://joemorrison.substack.com/   Sponsored by Regrid.com Leading provider of land parcels and location context data for your maps, apps, and spatial analysis.   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn <a h
19/08/202135 minutes 53 seconds
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The Problem With Satellite Data Is ...That It Is Not A Commodity

There has been so much talk about satellite data and what we can do with it lately that it feels like we should all be swimming in satellite data, the problem is that satellite data is not a commodity.  Joe Morrison on Twitter https://twitter.com/mouthofmorrison Joe's email newsletter https://joemorrison.substack.com/   SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) https://stacspec.org/   Sponsored by Regrid.com Leading provider of land parcels and location context data for your maps, apps, and spatial analysis.   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn <a href='https://www.
12/08/202152 minutes 44 seconds
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Being A Conservation Planner

Carolyn Koestner hated the introduction to the GIS course but now she is working towards earning GISP, certification as a GIS professional - how did that happen?    Connect with Carolyn on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ckoestner/     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
03/08/202125 minutes 26 seconds
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Open Drone Map

OpenDroneMap is an open-source photogrammetry toolkit to process aerial imagery into maps and 3D models.    https://docs.opendronemap.org/ PDAL GDAL QGIS   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/      
28/07/202140 minutes 9 seconds
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Being an Early Stage GIS Professional

Adam Black is an early-stage GIS professional currently working full time as a GIS technician working for a transit authority. This is his journey, how he got his first job, what networking has meant in terms of his career and why he is excited about a career in GIS.   Connect with Adam Here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamblack98/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
21/07/202138 minutes 29 seconds
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MapStore

MapStore is an Open Source highly modular Web GIS framework. It is used to create, manage and share maps, dashboards, and stories created by mixing geospatial contents served from sources like OpenStreetMap, Bing, or from servers adhering to OGC standards like WFS, CSW, WMS and WMTS.   https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/ Try MapStore here  https://mapstore.geosolutionsgroup.com/mapstore/#/ GeoNode https://stable.demo.geonode.org/   Geoserver Podcast episode  https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/geoserver       Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the em
14/07/202129 minutes 6 seconds
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Starting Your Own Geospatial Consultancy

Maybe you have thought about starting your own business? about being your own boss. Helen Cooper is the founder of https://www.mapitout.co.uk/ and today on the podcast she shares how and why she started her own geospatial consultancy business with the hope of providing insight into how you might start yours.   Helen Cooper on Twitter @HelenOfStow CARTOGRAPHIC FREELANCER SURVEY RESULTS   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
07/07/202139 minutes 29 seconds
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Streamable Data And Geospatial Web Applications

More and more geospatial applications are moving from the desktop to the web browser and in order for this to make sense, we need to be able to stream data from a server to the client. But what is streamable data? what formats or protocols are streamable? and what advantage does this give us once we have the data in the web client?   Joris Schouteden https://www.hexagongeospatial.com/products/luciad-portfolio       Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodono
30/06/202147 minutes 5 seconds
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PDAL - Point Data Abstraction Library

PDAL is like GDAL just for point clouds ... and maybe we should be thinking about point clouds as the third data type?    Howard Butler on Twitter @howardbutler Hobu Inc pdal.io https://entwine.io/ https://potree.entwine.io/ http://cesium.entwine.io/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/    
23/06/202141 minutes 11 seconds
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Being A Data Scientist

Kathryn Berger, Data Science team leader at agrimetrics.co.uk shares her journey into data science and what for the skills and qualities she looks for when hiring data scientists for her team.   Geospatial Women+ speakers database https://speakers.womeningeospatial.org/speakers   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/    
16/06/202139 minutes 52 seconds
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Geoserver

GeoServer is an open-source server for sharing geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards Geoserver.org Simone Giannecchini Founder and Director https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/ More information on Cloud Optimized GeoTiff at https://www.cogeo.org/ Thanks to OSGeo.org for supporting this podcast episode   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/  </
09/06/202136 minutes 29 seconds
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Urban Estimation, Earth Observation and Deep Learning

A case study using earth observation and AI to identify and classify buildings as part of a larger risk mapping exercise in Ho Chi Minh City.  Elizabeth Duffy also shares insights into the future relationship between earth observation and in situ measurements, how AI is changing our understanding of what possible, and where earth observation can provide real benefits to industry.    Elizabeth Duffy  https://up42.com Webinar - A Replacement for Ground-Based Monitoring Of Critical Infrastructure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOGkuuJQ35g   For a beginners introduction
02/06/202143 minutes 23 seconds
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Being A Graduate Geospatial Consultant

Sophie Willett shares her journey from University to becoming a Graduate Geospatial Consultant. If you are looking for some insight into what a graduate position might look like and what is important during the application process this is the podcast episode for you.   This episode is part of a mini-series that focuses on Students and early-stage geospatial professionals. We often talk about the future of geospatial but this series is about talking with the future of geospatial.      This episode is sponsored by SafeGraph.com https://www.placekey.io/ is a free, universal standard identifier for any physical place.   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.co
26/05/202137 minutes 1 second
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An Introduction To Artificial Intelligence

If you have heard the terms AI, Machine Learning, or Deep Learning you might understand some of the applications of these technologies but not necessarily know how they work. If that is the case then this is the podcast episode for you. Daniel Whitenack, Data Scientist and host of the Practical AI podcast gives us a really great introduction to Artificial Intelligence and you don't need be a data scientist to understand it!   Connect with Daniel Whitenack here https://datadan.io/  or check out the Practical AI podcast   This episode is sponsored by SafeGraph.com https://www.placekey.io/ is a free, universal standard identifier for any physical place.   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list <a href='https://mapscaping.com
19/05/202145 minutes 30 seconds
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Being Visible In The Geospatial Community

Muthukumar Kumar is the managing editor at Geoawesomeness.com and a Localisation Engineer. This episode is all about being visible online, what having a positive online profile might mean for your career and your professional network.    This episode is sponsored by SafeGraph.com https://www.placekey.io/ is a free, universal standard identifier for any physical place.     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/  
12/05/202136 minutes 54 seconds
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GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library

GDAL is a critical piece of geospatial infrastructure. GDAL is open-source software and is sometimes pronounced “goo-doll” (a bit like goo-gle), while others pronounce it “gee-doll,” and others pronounce it “gee-dall.” In this episode, Paul Ramsey walks us through what GDAL is, where it can be found in the wild and the business model that ensures that it continues to be developed and maintained.    Dynamic Vector Tiles Straight From PostgreSQL https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/dynamic-vector-tiles-straight-from-the-database   Spatial SQL - PostGIS https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/spatial-sql-gis-without-the-gis
06/05/202139 minutes 13 seconds
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Counting Animals Using Satellite imagery

Satellite imagery has been successfully used to detect and count a number of wildlife species in open landscapes and seascapes where target animals have a strong contrast with their environment. Tom McHugh, CEO, and Founder of The Icon Group has been working on a way for using earth observation to carry a livestock inventory in an agricultural setting.   Tom McHugh The Icon Group https://www.icon.ie/   Using very‐high‐resolution satellite imagery and deep learning to detect and count African elephants in heterogeneous landscapes https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rse2.195   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list <a href='ht
28/04/202141 minutes 21 seconds
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Access to data - making room for unexpected contributors

"If you are of the mindset that data is power, and if I give away my data then I give away my power. That mindset is about 20 years out of date!" Access to data and how it might have a dramatic impact on local economies, how we make room for unexpected contributors like Dr. John Snow, and mindset to support unrestricted access.   Frank Winters https://www.ny.gov/ https://www.nsgic.org/   This episode is sponsored by SafeGraph.com https://www.placekey.io/ is a free, universal standard identifier for any physical place.     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn <a hre
21/04/202141 minutes 23 seconds
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Geospatial Innovation - what it might look like

This week we look at two innovative projects based on GNSS positioning technologies.      A podcast episode about SBAS Or look for this episode in the back catalog of MapScaping Podcast episodes SATELLITE-BASED AUGMENTATION SYSTEM - A BASE STATION IN THE SKY   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
15/04/202137 minutes 36 seconds
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Super Resolution - smarter upsampling

Super Resolution - what it is, how it works, and the pro's and con's - Along the way, you will learn a little bit about computer vision in the earth observation domain    UP42 Free Trial is available here!  https://up42.com/pricing   A podcast episode about UP42 - check out episode 32 - A Marketplace for Geospatial Data and Workflows https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/a-marketplace-for-geospatial-data-and-workflows   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
07/04/202140 minutes 55 seconds
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OpenStreetMap is a community of communities

    https://jenningsanderson.com/     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
31/03/202132 minutes 38 seconds
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Open Geospatial Standards - shared standards to solve shared problems

The Open Geospatial Consortium ( OGC ) is connecting people, communities, and technology to solve global challenges and address everyday needs.   check out episode 43 - The Evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange - with Dale Lutz ( Co-Founder of SafeSoftware )   You might also enjoy this episode about data formats :)   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
24/03/202142 minutes 7 seconds
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Introducing Google Earth Engine

Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities and makes it available for scientists, researchers, and developers for free to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.   Qiusheng Wu  Twitter @giswqs wetlands.io   A podcast episode about Big Query GIS  https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/google-bigquery-gis-geospatial-in-the-cloud   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www
17/03/202138 minutes 53 seconds
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Getting Where You Want To Go In Your Geospatial Career

All those things we never talk about in terms of our careers in geospatial, is this the right career path for me? where to next? how do I get to where I want to be?  Thierry Gregorius - a coach who specializes in the digital and geospatial sectors shares some insights into what to think about if you have any of these questions.      Thierry Gregorius - https://twitter.com/Thierry_G https://truehorizoncoaching.com/     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
10/03/202136 minutes 19 seconds
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The Earth Archive

An unprecedented scientific effort to scan the entire surface of the Earth before it’s too late.   https://www.theeartharchive.com/   Sponsored by Picterra.ch Guide to Earth Observation data and satellite imagery sources http://bit.ly/Picterra-satellite-sources       Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
03/03/202132 minutes 43 seconds
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Introduction to Synthetic-aperture Radar (SAR)

Applications of SAR include topography, oceanography, glaciology, geology (for example, terrain discrimination and subsurface imaging), and forestry, including forest height, biomass, deforestation ... the list is long. But before you can do all that you need to know what SAR is and how it works. Guest - Eric Jensen from ICEYE.com Check out Sisters of SAR on Twitter @SistersofSAR   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonoh
24/02/202146 minutes 24 seconds
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From GIS Analyst to Software Engineer

Why and how to move from being a GIS Analyst to a Software Engineer. How the two career paths differ and what you need to consider when applying for software engineering positions   Dan Mahr on Twitter https://twitter.com/Dmahr   Sponsored by Picterra.ch Guide to Earth Observation data and satellite imagery sources http://bit.ly/Picterra-satellite-sources   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
17/02/202145 minutes 13 seconds
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Building a 4D "Digital Twin" of the Planet

Building a 4D Volumetric "Digital Twin" of the Planet using voxels. If you are unfamiliar with voxels, think of them as 3D pixels and in this case, each voxel can exist in an infinite number of time states which gives them a fourth dimension.  https://www.voxelmaps.com/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
11/02/202138 minutes 48 seconds
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Skills, Leadership, Mentorship and the Geospatial Community

This week I am joined by Todd Barr, here are a few of the topics that come up during the conversation. SQL and confidence are must-have skills Mentors, champions, and superheroes Diversity in the geospatial community    Todd Barr on Twitter Todd Barr on LinkedIn The Mappyist hour podcast    Women In Geospatial   Sponsored by Picterra Guide to Earth Observation data and satellite imagery sources   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedI
04/02/202138 minutes 8 seconds
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Navigating The Past, Present And Future Of GNSS

Previously, with only one constellation and GPS, you could see perhaps two or three satellites and quickly lose the positioning within the city. This is now rare to see in devices that do not support multi constellations. Plus, all the constellations are built to be compatible with each other — all the receivers that can see multiple constellations can compute the position using the different satellites     XYO.network Foam.space Satellite Map   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
28/01/202144 minutes 40 seconds
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Mapping The Ocean Floor

Knowing the depth and shape of the seafloor (bathymetry) is fundamental for understanding ocean circulation, tides, tsunami forecasting, fishing resources, sediment transport, environmental change, underwater geo-hazards, infrastructure construction and maintenance, and much more. Despite many years of effort, less than 20 percent of the world ocean's seafloor has been mapped.   Thanks to Commander Samuel Greenaway - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA)   https://seabed2030.org/   This episode was sponsored by Picterra https://picterra.ch/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn
21/01/202141 minutes 48 seconds
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Being A Professional Geographer

Sarah Taigel, a professional geographer shares some insight into what a career path might look like, some of the pivots she has made along the way from developing GIS products and services to working as a geographer and interfacing with stakeholders.   Sarah Taigel LinkedIn  Twitter  The SlowWays project https://slowways.uk/     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn
14/01/202138 minutes 33 seconds
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How To Augment Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information.  Tory Smith    Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn
07/01/202149 minutes 20 seconds
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Satellite-based Augmentation System - A base station in the sky

Satellite-based Augmentation System or SBAS  can augment standalone Global Navigation Satellite Systems such as GPS in a number of areas including accuracy, integrity, and availability. It works by collecting raw positioning data from Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in the region, computing error corrections and disseminating these corrections to users from a geostationary communications satellite via an uplink ground station.   https://frontiersi.com.au/ Precise Positioning Outreach for Australia and New Zealand  https://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/pinpointing-the-uses-of-precise-positioning Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list http
16/12/202035 minutes 57 seconds
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Openlayers - Geospatial JavaScript

OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map on any web page. It can display map tiles, vector data, and markers loaded from any source.    "The web is the future of programming and the web is built on HTML, HTML has one first-class programming language JavaScript"    https://openlayers.org/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn      
11/12/202042 minutes 46 seconds
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My Story, my why

  Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue
03/12/202019 minutes 19 seconds
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GRASS GIS probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves

GRASS GIS is one of the few vector topology engines out there, it can handle volumetric raster data ( Voxels), 3d vector data, works in a variety of ecosystems, GRASS functionality is accessible via a range of interfaces ... and completely free! GRASS GIS https://grass.osgeo.org/  Thanks, Markus! https://www.mundialis.de/ https://twitter.com/MarkusNeteler     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue
25/11/202042 minutes 13 seconds
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Machine learning and object detection for the rest of us

Train your own AI to detect objects and patterns on satellite and aerial imagery. This might just change the way you think about WMS services ;)    500 free credits! https://picterra.ch/mapscaping/   Also mentioned in this episode https://mapproxy.org/ MapProxy is an open-source proxy for geospatial data. It caches, accelerates and transforms data from existing map services and serves any desktop or web GIS client.     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue
19/11/202042 minutes 29 seconds
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Raster Frames - making imagery a first class citizen

RasterFrames brings together Earth-observation (EO) data access, cloud computing, and DataFrame-based data science. The recent explosion of EO data from public and private satellite operators presents both a huge opportunity and a huge challenge to the data analysis community.   https://spark.apache.org/ https://rasterframes.io/ https://astraea.earth/     Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue
12/11/202039 minutes 30 seconds
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GIS education and training, online and in-person

This episode explores GIS education online and offline with Don Boyes, professor at the University of Toronto and online educator on the Coursera platform https://www.linkedin.com/in/donboyes/   Sponsored by https://landgrid.com/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue
05/11/202045 minutes 48 seconds
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Cloud Detection- an open problem

Cloud detection is hard and it's an open problem. If too much water vapor gets in the way of earth imaging sensors and we can't see the surface of the earth they lose some of their value. We need to be able to detect clouds in images.  Adler Santos https://www.linkedin.com/in/adlersantos from SkyWatch   Sponsored by https://landgrid.com/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
28/10/202034 minutes 58 seconds
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A Business Built On Open Source GIS

An open and honest conversation about building a business based on open source GIS, the complexities of working with open-source software, what a business model might look like, and why this is a sustainable model going forward. Tim Sutton https://twitter.com/timlinux   Sponsored by https://landgrid.com/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
21/10/202042 minutes
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location Privacy and Data Ethics

The promise of data collection is that if we contribute our data, organizations can use that information to make things better for us. The Tension here is that this is not always the case, sometimes we are the product, not the customer.  Denise Mckenzie - https://twitter.com/SpatialRed Co-Director of the Benchmark Initiative https://benchmarkinitiative.com/   Sponsored by https://landgrid.com/   Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
14/10/202030 minutes 26 seconds
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Communicating with maps - The art of cartography

A map is a simple communication device and if we can state something simply it means that we really understand it. John Nelson, a cartographic wizard at ESRI offers some really interesting perspectives around communicating with maps.   PlaceKey.io - industry standard for identifying any physical place    Get More Involved Remember to Subscribe :)  Share this podcast with a friend! Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
01/10/202042 minutes 34 seconds
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Being self employed in the earth observation sector

If you have ever thought about being a freelancer or self-employed consultant in the earth observation sector than this is the podcast episode is for you! Alastair Graham walks us through his experience with starting his own consultancy and shares advice from the lessons he has learned along the way.  This is relevant for anyone thinking about starting a business in the geospatial world   PlaceKey.io - industry standard for identifying any physical place  Get More Involved Remember to Subscribe :)  Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085 Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast <p
23/09/202048 minutes 42 seconds
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Spatial SQL - GIS without the GIS

This episode is a sales pitch for spatial SQL and if you are wondering which programming language is the right one for you in terms of geospatial applications you should listen to this. Thanks to Paul Ramsey from http://cleverelephant.ca   PlaceKey.io - industry standard for identifying any physical place  Get More Involved Remember to Subscribe :)  Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085 Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linke
16/09/202041 minutes 10 seconds
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Elastic Search

Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine and this is how it can be used for Geospatial Thanks to Mark Varley from AddressCloud PlaceKey.io - industry standard for identifying any physical place    Get More Involved   Remember to Subscribe :)    Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
11/09/202031 minutes 25 seconds
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Self-employment in the GIS / Geospatial industry

Kurt Menke has been self-employed as a geospatial consultant for years, this is how he got started and how you might get do the same thing. https://www.birdseyeviewgis.com/   Sponsored by Mapsimise    Get More Involved   Remember to Subscribe :)    Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
02/09/202050 minutes 43 seconds
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The long tail of geospatial and spatial thinking

What it means to be a geospatial swiss army knife, why spatial thinking is so important and the long-tail of geospatial. Stace Maples  Sponsored by Mapsimise    Get More Involved   Remember to Subscribe :)    Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
26/08/202046 minutes 10 seconds
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COVID-19 Spatial Research

DEREK OUYANG is a Lecturer at Stanford University where he and his team are using spatial data to help explain the COVID-19 case growth.    https://www.safegraph.com/covid-19-data-consortium http://bay.stanford.edu/   SafeGraph Episode  Sponsored by Mapsimise    Get More Involved   Remember to Subscribe :)    Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes every week <a href='https://mapscaping.com/pages/podc
19/08/202039 minutes 1 second
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Open Source GPU Processing

GIS tools are becoming too slow for today's data volumes, in this episode you will learn about how GPU processing might be able to solve this problem.   OmniSci https://www.omnisci.com   Demos: https://www.omnisci.com/demos     Sponsored by Mapsimise    Get More Involved   Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
12/08/202047 minutes 45 seconds
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H3 geospatial indexing system

Isaac Brodsky the product lead for the H3 grid system and the cofounder Unfolded walks us through what it is, what it's for, and when not to use it.   Get More Involved   Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
05/08/202031 minutes 38 seconds
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Google BigQuery GIS - Geospatial in the Cloud

What BigQuery GIS is and why Google does not talk about big data anymore     Get More Involved   Leave A Review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapscaping-podcast/id1452297085   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
29/07/202040 minutes 34 seconds
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A one to one map of the world

Geospatial business ideas that win, a future where we have a one to one map of the physical and cultural world and some advice for geospatial practitioners from someone that knows the industry! Jonathan Neufeld       Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
22/07/202030 minutes 4 seconds
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The Spatial Internet of Things

location and time give context to the internet of things and The Sensor Things Standard is what is going to drive IoT forward. Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/
15/07/202030 minutes 8 seconds
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Spatially Enabling Customer Relations

Spatially enabling customer relations, connected data, and using Google as a geospatial platform. Alistair the CEO of Mapsimise explains why he choose Google over Bing, why you might want to spatially enable CRM systems, and why the future of location intelligence is going to be focused around a business case.  Alistair on twitter Alistair on LinkedIn     Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
08/07/202034 minutes 6 seconds
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Everything happens some where & some time - Spatiotemporal data and GIS

What is special about spatiotemporal? What makes spatiotemporal in GIS hard?  Which tools can we use? This week I welcome Anita Graser back to the show to talk about spatiotemporal data and what it means for geospatial practitioners. Anita has been on the show before, go back to episode 60 where we discuss geospatially python https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast/geospatial-python   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
01/07/202038 minutes 25 seconds
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Polygons of Ownership

The way in which we sub-divide land into geographic regions that can be owned and used in specific ways has far-reaching consequences. Collecting, cleaning, and stitching property boundaries into a seamless fabric is key to a variety of use cases. Jerry Paffendorf, CEO & Co-Founder of Loveland Technologies, who runs LandGrid.com joins me on the podcast today to talk about the far-reaching implications of the land grid.   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episode  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/  
24/06/202039 minutes 5 seconds
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Jupyter notebooks for geospatial

Jupyter Notebooks are incredibly powerful tools for interactively developing and presenting GIS data projects. This episode with Julia Wagemann walks you thought the Jupyter project and what Jupyter notebooks are and the advantages of using them.   Join the email list and I will send you the show notes from this episodes  https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
17/06/202030 minutes 40 seconds
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Radio Frequency Data Collection

Aerial collection of data from smart meters. In this episode, we discuss why this is better than mesh networks, and other ground collection options and also look at the limitations of drones in terms of data collection platforms.    Join the email list for the opportunity to get on a one-to-one call with this week's guest! https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/  
10/06/202023 minutes 38 seconds
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Hyper-accurate indoor location

Using ultrasound time of flight measurements to generate millimeter accuracy in indoor environments.   Join the email list for the opportunity to get on a one-to-one call with this week's guest! https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
03/06/202034 minutes 24 seconds
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Digital Twins

Digital twins have been around for a long time, as part of a simulation or analytical view of the real world.  They provide simulation and analysis capabilities that can be a fancy 3D hologram that you can touch and feel and move things around or a numeric model that runs on Excel.      Can I email you the show notes?  just follow the link https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
27/05/202035 minutes 40 seconds
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Geospatial Python

Anita Graser is a legendary open-source geospatial Python expert.  With her extensive knowledge of the subject, she is here to convince us of why Python is a great language for geospatial and how we can all get started learning it.   Can I email you the show notes?  just follow the link https://mapscaping.com/podcast   Happy to connect with you on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielodonohue/
20/05/202033 minutes 15 seconds
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Two mobile data collection apps you need to know about

QField and Input are open-source mobile data collection apps that live within the QGIS ecosystem. In this episode we cover everything you need to know to get started.   All the resources mentioned in this episode are available at https://mapscaping.com/ I also personally send out these resources each week via email : https://mapscaping.com/podcast
13/05/202035 minutes 21 seconds
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Rebranding GIS Geospatial

learn why GIS geospatial technology is being underutilized, Why GIS professionals need to rebrand themselves and why communication skills might be the next big thing in the geospatial industry. Resources and show notes are available here
06/05/202033 minutes 36 seconds
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GIS vs Computer-aided design - everything you have always wanted to know #geospatial

Today we're going to be talking about those early amphibians coming out of the primordial ooze up onto the shore and that would be the CAD files and then being transformed into maybe the mammals that are the GIS files the CAD people will be mad at me for that analogy, but hey, look, the crocodiles are still around so you know, they don't go anywhere. Can I send you all the resources mentioned in this episode?  How to Convert CAD to GIS while Preserving Rich Data Structures How to Convert GIS to CAD while Maintaining Data Quality Webinar - May 13: How to Automate CAD & GIS Integration  Resources
29/04/202036 minutes 35 seconds
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Robotics, remote sensing and facilities management - #GIS #geospatial

In this episode, you will learn how robotics coupled with remote sensing is transforming facilities management across the utility sector and other industries.  Scott Nowicki  Quantum Spatial  All the show notes and a written summary of this episode is available at MapScaping.com    
22/04/202035 minutes 13 seconds
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Advice for job seekers from a geospatial recruitment expert

Episode #55 - In this episode, you will learn what it is like to work with a geospatial recruitment expert, what skills and qualifications are important at entry-level, midlevel and leadership positions with the geospatial industry and where the big opportunities are in terms jobs in the geospatial value chain. Geosearch - geospatial recruitment experts Jessica Touchard    We made some socks for you!  You can check them out here    You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook
15/04/202029 minutes 5 seconds
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The overlap between Business Intelligence tools and GIS software

Episode #54 - This week on the podcast Kent Marten from Tableau explains the cross over between business intelligence tools and traditional GIS software. We also explore the challenges around self serve mapping and answer the question "Is location still the next big thing"   This episode is sponsored by GraphHopper  GraphHopper provides web services to add for route planning, navigation and route optimization to your application in the food delivery industry or for traveling salesmen.    We made some socks for you!  You can check them out here    You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram <a href='https://twitter.co
08/04/202032 minutes 18 seconds
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Dynamic vector tiles straight from the database

Episode #53 - Serving dynamic vector tiles might not be as difficult as you think. Paul Ramsey from Crunchy Data starts off by walking us through the early days of PostGIS, explaining what a vector tile is and the advantages over image tiles before explaining how you can easily and safely serve your own data as vector tiles straight from a PostgreSQL database. further reading  Querying Spatial Features with pg_featureserv Spatial Tile Serving with PostgreSQL Functions Tile Serving with Dynamic Geometry   This episode is sponsored by GraphHopper 
01/04/202036 minutes 2 seconds
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Earth Observation, platforms and data #geography #geospatial #remotesensing

Episode #52 Today on the podcast I am joined by Dr. Aliastair Graham. Dr. Graham has been on the podcast before sharing his insights into the industry of remote sensing and earth observation and what the future might look like. This time we dive a little deeper and talk about the differences between remote sensing and earth observation, Aliastair walks us through 4 major data collection platforms and the data that these platforms provide and where and how we might find it.    Portals of data providers mentioned in the podcast Earth Explorer https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ Sentinel SciHub https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus/#/home Dedicated search companies Apollo Mapping https://apollomapping.com/ GeoCento https://geocento.com/
25/03/202047 minutes 52 seconds
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Disrupting ESRI - Why it is hard to build a big geospatial business

Episode #51 -This episode is all about why it is so difficult to build a really big geospatial business and what it would take to disrupt ESRI. My guest on the show is Ariel Seidman CEO and Co-Founder of Hivemapper   This episode is sponsored by GraphHopper  GraphHopper provides web services to add for route planning, navigation and route optimization to your application in the food delivery industry or for traveling salesmen.    We made some socks for you!  You can check them out here    You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter <a href='https
18/03/202043 minutes 26 seconds
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QGIS - An opensource geospatial project

Episode #50 - QGIS is rapidly becoming the default opensource geospatial desktop tool for the GIS community. Today, Kurt Menke who has written serval books on QGIS shares his insights and experience with the QGIS and talks about so of the more exciting features that are built into QGIS that you might not know about. For more information on Kurt, you can find him at https://www.birdseyeviewgis.com/ or on twitter We made some socks for you!  You can check them out here    You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook  
12/03/202037 minutes 35 seconds
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Trends in geospatial and initiatives in the community

This episode is the last episode for 2019 and I wanted to do something a little different so this episode is a look back at some of the trends that I have seen in the geospatial industry of the course of the last year. I also mention a few of the initiatives that I have seen in the geospatial community and talk about the future of The MapScaping Podcast Check out the #GISChat hashtag here  One of the people behind the #GISChat  Check out Women in Geospatial website here Spatial Awareness NewsLetter   You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping
26/12/201915 minutes 2 seconds
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Travel Time - A better way of doing location based search

In some respects, we are all drowning in data and one of the big challenges going forward will be filtering the data we have so we can make sense of the world by removing the noise. The Travel Time Platform approaches location-based search form the perspective of the time it takes to reach a destination. So in the example of searching for the nearest movie theater, the user will not be presented with a result that shows the options based on a certain travel time limitation as opposed to movie theaters in a straight line distance. In this interview, Charlie Davies walks us thought the challenges of building a search engine based on travel time and what this might look like in the future. A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced! You are
18/12/201940 minutes 2 seconds
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Remote sensing - building the globe in 3D

Vricon is on a mission to build the most accurate 3D model of the surface of our planet. They have access to what might be the largest stockpile satellite imagery in the world and are using a technology stack that focuses on very large scale image processing and in particular multiview 3D reconstruction. I this podcast interview the Vise President of Vricon, Isaac Zaworski walks us through what the process of creating the most accurate 3D model of the world looks like today, what challenges they face when process imagery and what this might look like in the future.    This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography
11/12/201947 minutes 50 seconds
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Addressing the world - a coordinate system from humans

What3words divides the world into a 3 * 3-meter grid, each square is uniquely identified by three words which creates a global reference system that allows people to identify and navigate between these 3*3 meter squares using 3 words instead of longitude and latitude. Three words are easy to remember and provide an easy and effective way of communicating location to voice-enabled machines. Listen to this interview with one of the co-founders of what3words, Jack Waley-Cohen to learn more about the problems what3words is solving and the thought that goes into building a coordinate system for humans.  This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geogr
04/12/201932 minutes 20 seconds
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Don't just make the dots, connect them

In this interview with Mike Dolbow, CEO of GeoHipster we talk about the opportunities within the geospatial industry that come with a deep understanding of a specific vertical. What newcomers to the industrial should think about focusing on and why. Mike debunks the 80% of all data has a spatial component myth and gives his perspectives on the future of the geospatial industry.  All of this might sound a little dry and perhaps it would be if Mike was not so open, honest and passionate about the subjects we discuss. I really enjoyed this conversation and I am sure you will too. This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each
27/11/201948 minutes 42 seconds
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Building geospatial truth sets

Collecting and validating geospatial data for every commercial location in the USA and Canada is not an easy task. It requires aggregation of data from multiple sources and formats. This data then needs to be validated and decisions need to be made about which data sources represent the truth in the case of conflicting data. Safegraph does this weighing datasets based on certain criteria and using a voting system.  Safegraph Data Blog   -- Cool GIS data stories from SafeGraph SafeGraph Data Bar -- If you want to try SafeGraph data, you can use the code Mapscaping for $500 free data, no credit card needed. 
20/11/201938 minutes 6 seconds
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Mapping the interface between vehicle traffic and pedestrians

The curbside might not seem like the most obvious focus point in terms of mapping the urban environment but when you start to think of the curb as a highly regulated space and when you consider the number of arrivals and departures that that place on the curb in crowded urban cities you might just change your mind. The curbside is actually an interface between different vehicle traffic and pedestrians that has to enable a wide variety of use cases. Coord is helping organisations map the curbside, the assets on the curb and the locations of regulated spaces.   This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced! You are more than welcome to reach
13/11/201932 minutes 38 seconds
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Creating maps for journalists

The move from printed media to digital media has had a huge impact on the way cartography is used and consumed. News rooms around the world are not only using maps to illustrate their written content but also as a form of branding. MapCreator is an online mapping software that gives journalists access to cartographic tools. This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!   You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter <a href='https://www.facebook.com/byMapScaping/'
06/11/201933 minutes 48 seconds
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Geomob - Geoinnovation for the people by the people

Geomob provides a forum to learn and exchange ideas about any interesting services and projects that deal with location. Everyone working in or curious about the location space or with location services is welcome. In this episode Ed Freyfogle introduces Geomob and draws parallels between the projects and ideas being presented in the Geomob community and the trends in the wider geospatial community. This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!   You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! <a href='https://www.instagram.com/map_view/
30/10/201934 minutes 52 seconds
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Building footprints at scale

This is the story of the confluence of open data, just enough availability of hardware, software, computing power and being laser focused about the industry you are trying to serve. Building Footprint USA is a small company that is curating and manufacturing building footprint data at scale. This is their story, how they got started, what problems they are solving and how they coexist free data.   This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!   You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram
23/10/201936 minutes 12 seconds
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Remote sensing and future of earth observation

The future of remote sensing and earth observation might be open, collaborative and involve much more end user education that you expect. Dr Aliastair Graham shares his observations based on 20 years of experience in the industry. Aliastair walks you through what a future where all data is open might look like, some of the projects that are focused on making data more "findable" and "usable" and the opportunities he sees in the industry.    This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!   You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! <a href='https://www.instagram.com/map_v
16/10/201945 minutes 14 seconds
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A marketplace for geospatial data and workflows

Geospatial data is not always easy to find. The open data revolution and the abundance of data available on the global market have created a very fragmented environment and it is often difficult to know where to look to find what you need. UP42 is creating a marketplace for geospatial data ( all kinds of geospatial data ) and work flows to process this data. The idea here is that data and processes can be joined together link lego bricks to create workflows, these workflows can be then used by others and applied different geographic locations.    This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!   You are more than welcome to reach o
09/10/201947 minutes 45 seconds
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Geospatial visualisations matter - Civil engineering meets online gaming

Removing the barriers to entry by making it easy to create immersive geodata visualisations that tell a story and explain a process. Maple Precision has incorporated insights from the gaming industry to create a platform that organises spatial data for a variety of different open data sources and lets users create 3D animations in web browser.        This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!   You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScapin
02/10/201928 minutes 31 seconds
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Using the geomagnetic field of buildings to navigate indoors

Every building has its own geomagnetic fingerprint and by mapping that fingerprint against a floorplan of the building IndoorAtlas is able to provide accurate location and navigation inside. The genius of this system is that it takes advantage of an existing geomagnetic infrastructure.   In this interview you will learn  How the geomagnetic fields of buildings can play a key role in indoor location How differences between iOS and android dramatically affect indoor navigation What are challenges of indoor navigation compared to outdoor navigation and how they are being solved. What the future of indoor navigation looks like and how indoor navigation might be monetised going forward You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram <a href='https://twitter
25/09/201935 minutes 52 seconds
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The location context platform

Location gives context to data but it can also be used to give context to experiences. Radar is a platform for geofencing and location tracking. In this interview with Co founder Nick Patrick we discuss the opportunities around using location to deliver contextualised experiences to users, what these experiences look like today and what we can expect to see in the future.   You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook or visit our website MapScaping.com  
18/09/201927 minutes 58 seconds
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Geospatial gives context to risk

Location intelligence is crucial to managing risk. WatchKeeper International is using real time data feeds from a variety of different sources to monitor and mitigate risk and location is the thing that gives context to the data. In this interview, I talk with the founder of a company who has built a platform that ingests geospatial risk data feeds in real-time, applies rules-based decision-making to automate alerts on adverse events in close proximity to assets or employees and allows users to rewind and replay past events. You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook or visit our website MapScaping.com
11/09/201946 minutes 58 seconds
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Inspirational geospatial visualizations

Craig Taylor creates inspirational geospatial visualizations and this is his journey from a formal education in GIS using industry standard tools to creating leading edge geospatial visualizations that tell meaningful stories using software that is designed for rendering 3D animations. You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook or visit our website MapScaping.com  
04/09/201937 minutes 39 seconds
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Geospatial support for humanitarian emergencies

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start. MapAction provides geospatial support in the case of a humanitarian emergency.  You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook or visit our website MapScaping.com
28/08/201922 minutes 44 seconds
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Crowd source clean the planet - a geospatial approach

Litter is everywhere. Soda cans, plastic bags, and cigarette butts litter the environment, choke wildlife, and threaten our planet. Litterati is tackling this problem one piece of litter at a time. Geotags provide insight into problem areas, while keywords identify the most commonly found brands and products. Throw some machine learning into the mix and we might just be able to model the flow of litter thought our environment. This data will be used to work with companies and organizations to find more sustainable solutions You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook or visit our website MapScaping.com
21/08/201932 minutes 25 seconds
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Highways in the sky, risk islands and drone flight paths

Traffic on the road is governed by a strict set of well integrated rules covering everything from speed limitations, direction of travel and even who has the right of way in given situations. There are many use cases for drones but if we can't agree on or regulate their flight paths we might never see them integrated into the urban landscape. AirSpaceLink is developing a platform that lets all the different stakeholders communicate and update fly zones for drones in real time. The lack of physical barriers in the sky means that fly zones, and risk islands and flight paths will be represented as 3D geofences and communicated via application programming interfaces ( APIs).  You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter <a href='https:/
14/08/201934 minutes 34 seconds
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Immersive maps give context to data - this is Street View for rivers

Fishviews is the Google Street View for rivers. The creators believe that the ability to virtually explore river environments is going to fundamentally change the way we understand waterways. The idea being that 360 immersive experiences will give people context to the data in a way that is simple not possible on a traditional map.  You can follow Fishviews on Facebook and Twitter You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook    
08/08/201923 minutes 12 seconds
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The Google Drive of geospatial - curation over creation

Rachel Olney is the founder of Geosite, a company that describes it's self as the Google Drive, or Switzerland, of geospatial. Rachel shares the insights that lead her to start a company that aims to bridge the gap between users that understand the importance of location intelligence but lack the technical expertise to use many of the current geospatial software solutions. Rachel also shares some of her views on the future of the geospatial industry, what skills we might need to acquire in order to stay relevant and why geospatial data might be more siloed in the future Geosite on twitter  You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter <a href='https://www.facebook.com/byMapScap
31/07/201940 minutes 39 seconds
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A geospatial story and some housekeeping

I thought I would take the time to share my background with you, how I became involved in the geospatial industry and share I few things that I have learned from conducting interviews with people in the industry. I also have a few housekeeping messages I would like to share with you.  You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you! Map_View on Instagram MapScaping on Twitter MapScaping on Facebook
17/07/201938 minutes 5 seconds
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Mapping the way we relate to the urban environment

Our digital footprints, the posts, and comments we leave online might just be useful the key to understanding how people relate and interact with the urban environment. Geotagged, comments online can be processed using natural language artificial intelligence to sort our digital footprints into a range of recognizable human emotions that are associated with a certain location. This allows us to understand how people use urban space, the ways in which we might want to brand location and how a location might gain a competitive advantage over competing locations. MapScaping.com
10/07/201938 minutes 8 seconds
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Creating Global Activity Specific Maps

Andy Allan, the owner and founder of Thundred Forest, talks about how he got involved with the OpenStreetMap project and ended up creating activity specific maps at a global scale. We also discuss what it takes to make and update maps of the world and the opportunities in the digital mapping space as well as what the future might look like. MapScaping.com
03/07/201927 minutes 49 seconds
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Positioning as a service and the role of smartphones in the future of geolocation

Smartphones are going to democratize the precise geolocation in the future. In the past years, android has giving developers access to GNNS measurements which is the step before acquiring a position fix and a prerequisite for precise positioning. One of the major cell phone manufacturers has also added a dual frequency GNNS chipset to there flagship phone. Combine these two elements with positioning as a service and everyone will have access to precise geolocation. The only question is ... what will we do with it? MapScaping.com
25/06/201929 minutes 9 seconds
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A diary of your location - recording your travel journeys using GPS tracks

Esplorio automatically maps your journeys as you move around the world. The idea being that by mapping path we take when we travel we can build a much more nuanced record of our travels. The exact route we took through Rome, where we got on and off the bus. All these little details are part of a journey but not necessarily worth recording on their own. This is the kind of tracking that we will see more of in the geospatial world and it illustrates the power of location. MapScaping.com
19/06/201943 minutes 32 seconds
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Scaling map data generation using computer vision

Using computer vision to create and maintain map data at a street-level is something that Google has been doing for years. But what if you crowdsourced that data collection ... what if you could access the database that was created ... and what if anyone could participate. This is an interview will Mapillary, a company that is rethinking the way we create and distribute data. MapScaping.com
12/06/201932 minutes 15 seconds
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A mapping platform for your outdoor adventures

Many of the big global mapping platforms focus on the urban environment and this makes sense, urban environments are where most people are and they are growing. But what about the outdoors? This is the story of a mapping platform designed for outdoor enthusiasts. MapScaping.com
05/06/201933 minutes 38 seconds
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Tracking global air traffic in real time

Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides real-time information for over 180,000 flights a day. It's based on a largely terrestrial network of over 20,000 ADS-B receivers. Flightradar started as a side project in 2006 and now has over 2 million users per day. This is a great example of geospatial in the wild. MapScaping.com
29/05/201925 minutes 17 seconds
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Translating between machine and human when talking about location

Geocoding provides a way of translating between machine and human languages when we communicate location. Machines collect and process location data in terms of latitude and longitude but humans have a much richer vocabulary in terms of describing a location. So we need something that allows us to be able to translate between these two languages, this is where geocoding comes in. 
22/05/201941 minutes 37 seconds
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Mapping Personalised Workplace Risk

Workplace risk and danger are personal, spatial and time-based. In this episode, you will learn how one company is solving for this using personalized notifications based on location. A geospatial safety bubble that follows you around and alerts you when you are at risk. 
15/05/201932 minutes 29 seconds
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Proof of location, bringing the blockchain to the real world

If GPS can be spoofed, how can we prove that you are where you say you are? XYO is solving this problem by building a network that of devices that independently verify the locations of other devices participating in the network. By building this network on top of blockchain technology the network its self will be able execute smart contracts and provide a traceable confirmed timeline of an object's journey. 
08/05/201926 minutes 14 seconds
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Geo-tagged audio - another way of augmenting reality

We geo-tag images and text all the time so way not do the same with sound? Echoes is a platform that lets you attached audio to physical locations. These areas then act as geofences and trigger content when your listeners physically walk inside. In this way the listener controls the experience by physically moving through an area. In this interview with Josh from Echoes we also discuss 3D audio as a way of augmenting reality.
03/05/201929 minutes 25 seconds
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Augmented reality will change the way you think about geospatial

Goodbye, flat maps hello augmented reality and hands-free geospatial! vGIS is a visualization platform that takes existing GIS, CAD and other types of data and merges them into the world of augmented reality. This is the way we will deliver and consume geospatial data in the future. Hands-free, intuitive data visualization.
25/04/201929 minutes 52 seconds
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Data discovery - the way it should be

An interview with Anna Harer from Koordinates.com. Koordinates is a GIS data discovery platform but you might have heard it called a GIS portal. We discuss the GIS data supply chain and talk candidly about the skills needed in the modern world of GIS and Geospatial.     
16/04/201938 minutes 40 seconds
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Powering location intelligence with geo social data - Spatial.ai

An interview with Spatial.ai about the collection and use of geo social data and its role within location intelligence.  Geosocial data is simply location-based social media data. It is media content (mostly text) produced by people on social platforms that is tied to specific locations. The location component is often coordinates in latitude and longitude, but it could be a tagged place or street address as well. This type of data is publicly available on nearly every major social platform including Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, event platforms, review sites, etc.  
08/04/201933 minutes 48 seconds
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freelance mappers create maps for machines

Mapper leverage freelance mappers to acquire data anywhere in the world and enable machines to navigate with centimeter-level accuracy. Founder & CEO Nikhil Naikal talks about his vision for the future of machine maps and what it will take to get there.
02/04/201943 minutes 43 seconds
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Bellerby & Co - The globemakers

Bellerby & Co are artisan globemakers based in Stoke Newington, London, England where they create (arguably) the best globes in the world. In this episode, you will learn what the process of creating these globes looks like and the challenges these modern-day globe makers face.
10/03/201946 minutes 35 seconds
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Indoor mapping and navigation: Manage, visualize, and analyze data

An interveiw with Jibestream, and indoor mapping and naviation company 
08/02/201940 minutes 37 seconds
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The future of collecting and updating geospatial data at a global scale

Hivemapper provides mapping, visualization, and analytic tools for humans and machines alike. The system ingests video, lidar or radar data and automatically creates it into useable geospatial information.  
14/01/201946 minutes 8 seconds