Geospatial Expert Panel – Denise McKenzie – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Denise McKenzie, Chair of the Association for Geographic Information in UK (Denise is a huge inspiration to me personally) joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Denise McKenzie is Chair of the Association for Geographic Information...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Dr. Nadine Alameh – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nadine Alameh, CEO of Open Geospatial Consortium joins us as the 1st expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Dr. Nadine Alameh serves as OGC’s Chief Executive Office (CEO), and is responsible for creating and integrating the strategic direction...

Raising vital funds for MapAction via the London Marathon

The London Marathon is scheduled to go ahead in a few weeks time (3rd October), which is later than normal due to Covid-19, but as normal, the 26 mile course is set to begin at Greenwich and finish at Buckingham Palace. Except if people are doing it virtually! This year,...

24 maps and charts that explain 9/11 and its long-term consequences

On September 11, 2001 a series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks by 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda shocked America and the entire world. Some 2,750 people were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania where one of the hijacked...

The challenges of working with public data at scale – GDM #17 23rd September 2021

We have all heard and read about the difficulties public organisations and health agencies have had sharing spatial data with each other due to a myriad of issues. Working with public datasets at scale is a challenge. For many of us, it involves finding, cleaning, and standardizing disparate local datasets...

Mapping the Haiti earthquake

Over 2,200 people are now known to have been killed by the catastrophic 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the southwest peninsular of Haiti on 14 August. More than 12,200 have been injured and over 300 are still missing. At least 130,000 houses were damaged or destroyed, as well as...

Using data engineering to save lives

By Egor Zverev Egor is working with us temporarily through Google’s Summer of Code programme. How could I apply my programming and data science skills to make the world a better and safer place? I’ve been struggling to figure that out for quite some time, and finally after three years of studying computer...

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...

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