MapAction is hiring!

MapAction is looking for a Head of Geospatial Services  MapAction believes that applying geospatial expertise to humanitarian situations can greatly improve outcomes for the people affected. With more than 20 years of experience and learning gleaned from attending well over 100 different humanitarian emergencies and supporting countless more remotely, we have...

Top Geospatial YouTube channels to follow

From finding the lyrics to a song to teaching you how to bake, nowadays you can find almost anything on YouTube. The vast space of information that YouTube provides is a great opportunity to expand on your geospatial skills and geospatial career. This article highlights 10 YouTube Channels focused...

Digital transformation for Construction – August 5, 2021

Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup series is back with another exciting event! Join us on 5th August for an informative event to learn more about how Geospatial Technology and Data is helping Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) experience a boom in project productivity, efficiency, and cost savings through digital transformation. Wondering where...

Building a Space Programme fit for the future

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has recently evolved into its new role as the European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA), with an extended mandate covering the development of downstream markets for the Copernicus Earth observation programme and coordination of user-related aspects of the Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme, in...

We need your input – Process for Top 100 list of Gesopatial Companies 2022

Hello everyone! The team is starting to think about Geoawesomeness Top 100 list of Gesopatial Companies 2022 and we want to have your feedback regarding the process we should follow? To give you a bit of context, back in 2019, the list was determined by 16 members from the Geospatial...

Reality Capture, Drones and Analytics – GDM #15

Drones are a huge game changer for the construction industry. The combination of drone data for outdoor tracking and 360 visualisation for indoor inspection enables a new level of reality capture that is changing the processes on construction sites. We teamed with our friends over at DroneDeploy and AutoDesk to discuss how the...

This SDK will let you build the fastest 3D geospatial apps in a cloud-based environment

There are a few geospatial software releases that I follow regularly, as their new features are always relevant. One of those transforming the industry is Luciad — a Leuven (Belgium) based company, acquired by Hexagon back in 2017, that builds one of the most powerful cloud geospatial visualization and...

World Map LEGO Set Lets You Build the World Your Way

When picturing a world map, you probably think of the same version you first saw in a primary school textbook. But what if you had the ability to redesign the world to look exactly how you wanted? The team at LEGO Art is inspiring creativity with how we view and...

Optimising BIM processes with point cloud processing software

Certainly here in the UK, BIM is now well-established, and its popularity is growing across the world as the best way to aggregate all the information on a construction project in one place. The idea of creating a single source of truth for a project’s data is central to...

Cesium for Unreal Combines High Accuracy with Visual Realism

There’s no denying the value of a true digital twin. From planning and executing architecture projects to simulating security events, the ability to access and interact with a mirror image of the real world provides infinite possibilities for improving operations across industries. Cesium for Unreal brings together Cesium’s 3D geospatial...

Putting AI to Work: Creating a Digital Base Map of Lusaka, Zambia

At the turn of the 20th century, the building of colonial railroads and the discovery of minerals was the key driver for urbanisation in Zambia—formerly known as Northern Rhodesia. The railway line was used to transport minerals from the Copperbelt Province in the north—through Lusaka—to the border town of Livingstone...

Map of violence and threats to health workers during COVID-19

The number of security incidents affecting healthcare workers globally has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Incidents include the arson of COVID-19 testing facilities, the targeting of health workers on their way home from clinics, and violent responses to mask requirements. The scale of the problem has been highlighted in an interactive...

Use your professional skills to save lives

Global humanitarian need currently outstrips resources. Expert geospatial and data analysis can help stretch those resources for maximum impact. Many professionals want to donate their energy and skills to help. MapAction is the bridge that enables them to do so effectively. MapAction is a non-profit organisation that collaborates with partners...

Win Free Satellite Imagery with UP42’s Copernicus Masters Challenge

The field of Earth observation and applications for EO data are expanding rapidly. However, developers and data scientists who possess the next big idea for using EO data often face a major roadblock: limited funds and resources. Luckily, the 2021 Copernicus Masters Challenges are here to support tech-savvy innovators as...

Hexagon Luciad Platform (and Hexagon office) – Inside Out

Join Nele Coghe as she takes us on a virtual visit to the Hexagon office where the Luciad platform is developed.

Introduction to LuciadRIA for developers

Robin Houtmeyers and Glenn Croes from Hexagon explain all the ins and outs of LuciadRIA platform in this video.

Introduction to Satellite Image Augmentation with Generative Adversarial Networks

UP42 is looking for algorithms that leverage generative models (GANs) in the context of Earth Observation (EO) to provide new ways of performing EO analytics. The startup is calling on researchers, companies and students to develop algorithms for these types of image augmentation. Learn more about this challenge -...

Avoidance Mapping: What It Is & Where It Fits in the Cartography Cube

“… we all try to steer clear of certain places and people, whether we’re aware of it or not.” (Source) Currently, my preferred route home is through a residential estate. Its definitive characteristic is close-knit houses, children playing outside and a few ‘vibandas’ (makeshift stalls). Perhaps it’s the sense of...

Supply Chain in the Earth Observation sector

The Earth Observation community is growing and people are starting to find each other on online social platforms. That is why, in March 2021, Steven Ramage, Keiko Nomura and Flávia Mendes opened a room at ClubHouse platform in the Earth Observation club to discuss EO for good from the...

Why Is It So Hard to Get the Geo Message Across?

Use these tips and practical challenges and see the way people look at you change dramatically     Remember your interview process for your “GIS Expert” position at the MNC you’re working at?  An MNC! Sure, their main business isn’t GIS. Still. What an opportunity.  … was it really that long ago…? You were so...

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