Geospatial Expert Panel – Sives Govender – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Sives Govender, Research Group Leader, CSIR, South Africa and Co- founder and coordinator of Environmental Information System-Africa joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Sives Govender is a Research Group Leader in Spatial Information Systems at the Council...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Olivia Powell – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Olivia Powell, International Lead at The Geospatial Commission in Cabinet Office and Co- founder and Director at Women+ in Geospatial joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Olivia Powell is the International Lead at The Geospatial Commission in...

Interested in Sustainable Transportation and Logistics? Join us for the meetup to discuss it with top experts

  Transport and logistics account for over a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions around the world and plays an essential role in the current climate crisis. Still, for many industry players, it is still hardly uncharted territory. Sustainable transportation and logistics aim to lower the ecological footprint of its tasks,...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Eldrige de Melo – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Eldrige de Melo, Director at Satellogic joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies.Eldrige de Melo has been working in the space industry for 8 years. Eldrige started his career as a Satellite operator and has...

2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies – Nominations are now open

Delighted to announce that nominations for 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies are now open! Hurray! The annual list complied since 2016 by Geoawesomeness is an essential source of information about companies that are utilising geospatial data and tools to solve problems and is aimed to help our community make sense...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Carly Morris – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Carly Morris, Head of Geovation at Ordnance Survey joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Carly is the Head of Geovation at Ordnance Survey – a community of over 1800 start-ups, investors, corporate innovators and developers...

Dreaming about your own space startup? Join the CASSINI Hackathon and make it happen!

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to the winning team of the 1st CASSINI Hackathon: Digitising Green Spaces, which happened in June 2021. They came up with an idea to create an API service with satellite-based air pollution data to enhance travel booking. They’ve started with a...

Winners of the Icon Group Student Essay Competition 2021

Every year, The Icon Group has a Student Essay Competition where we reward students for an essay related to Earth Observation (EO) and a specific theme that is very close to The Icon Group’s values. This year’s topic was “Looking at the Environment”. This year’s winners have demonstrated strong...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Justyna Redelkiewicz – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Justyna Redelkiewicz, Head of Section Consumer Solutions, Market and Technology at the European Union Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA) joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Justyna Redelkiewicz is the Head of Section Consumer Solutions, Market...

Emails are (still) useful and why we have a new (re)designed newsletter for the Geospatial community

We have an endless number of social media apps including Twitter, LinkedIn, ClubHouse, Facebook, (TikTok?), etc that provide each of us with an endless stream of information, all floating around in the digital space, ready and waiting for our attention and yet even after all these years, email simply...

Looking at the Environment: Climate Change Impacts on the Barisal River Delta Mangroves, Bangladesh, 1988 to 2010

1. Introduction Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a widely used indicator to measure changes in vegetation cover spatially and temporally. Reiche et al (2015) and Quern et al (2016) used NDVI to monitor tropical deforestation, for example Guatemalan forests shrinking 9.3% over 8 years. Morawitz et al (2006) researching...

Deforestation in Post-Conflict Colombia

The Current Situation  Colombia, the second most biodiverse country in the world, has recently emerged from five decades (1964 - 2016) of internal conflict, after signing a peace agreement with the FARC rebels (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) in 2016 (Murillo-Sandoval et al., 2020). The cessation and peace accord “End...

Future of mobility – GDM #18 – October 6th 2021

In cities, smart mobility is crucial to making cities function effectively. Reducing congestion, improving traffic flow, and positively affecting health and safety are some of the many ways AI and location intelligence can bring about positive and sustainable change to the way we move. Simply put, increasing the efficiency...

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...

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