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...

The Location of Things – Maps, IoT and Digital Twins – GDM #14

Making our cities more sustainable is one of the biggest challenges that faces humanity in the 21st century; so much so that the United Nations in all its wisdom has identified it as one of the 17 goals for the planet: United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #11 to transform our...

Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup Schedule for 2021

Geoawesomeness Digital meetup is all about bringing the spatial community together and enabling interactions within the community whether it's for fun and/or profit. And along the way, we hope that the meetup will help us all better understand how location data and technology are transforming the world for the...

Join us in Digital Earth Symposium for Sustainable Societies – ISDE12

In Geoawesomeness’s 10 Year Anniversary, we are celebrating by featuring stories about Humanitarian OpenStreeetMap and MapAction. It's awesome to know that there are other groups of people working on the same goal. Under the motto "Digital Earth for Sustainable Societies", the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, University of Salzburg is...

Drones with thermal cameras: what are the use cases?

Unmanned drones on the market today are no longer only an entertaining gadget for hobbyists, nor are they only equipped with low-resolution, standard optical cameras. Many of today’s drones can be equipped with high-precision, high-quality thermal cameras that have a wide array of uses in government applications and private...

This personalized Star Map is the best gift you can buy and receive

We, as humans, have always been drawn to the night sky. Those bright, white dots in the pitch black blanket that spreads over our heads during the night have always captivated even the most uninterested of eyes. Stars have always been an interesting topic, whether it's scientific or magical,...

Identifying Job Trends in GIS – An Automated Approach

What skills do I need and for what roles? GIS is a career field with a wide range of roles and applications. Entry-level GIS technician roles can involve plotting points on a map while advanced-level GIS developer roles can involve configuring the database structure for an organization completely from scratch....

1st CASSINI Hackathon: Digitise Green Spaces with European Space Technologies

Who knew that space technologies could give us a better understanding of how to protect our environment here on Earth? Earth observation and space technologies have made it easier than ever to visualise and understand global challenges affecting nature. This allows us to build solutions that solve issues like vegetation...

OpenCage Geocoder Shows Us How to Stand Out from Tech Giants

In 2020, seven of eight companies with the world’s largest market capitalizations were tech giants, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet (Google’s parent company). With these companies’ unparalleled annual revenue and global name recognition, it may seem like there’s no room for startups to offer similar products and services. The...

How maps helped in the aftermath of Central American hurricanes

This StoryMap (first published on MapAction's blog in November 2020) explains how some of the over 200 maps international humanitarian charity MapAction created following Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America in November 2020 were used to help get aid to people that needed it. Click here to view it...

Mapping the La Soufrière volcanic eruption

  International humanitarian geospatial charity MapAction has been providing mapping and information management support to the La Soufrière volcano emergency on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, in St Vincent and the Grenadines. We've been helping the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the UN's Environment Emergency Teams understand...

The Indoor Mapping Landscape in 2021

Today, maps are everything. We use them to orient ourselves within the world, locate areas we’re not familiar with, and get directions to exactly where we need to go. Getting around the old-fashioned way is no longer the go-to method of discovering our surroundings. Looking at wayfinding signs, asking for...

The Geospatial Industry of 2031

What does the geospatial industry look like in 5 to 10 years? Batched in with other industry leaders, visionaries, and all-round people with options, I was asked to share my view on where we are headed. As an entrepreneur who likes to live in the future, I was happy to...

Top 5 GISc Certificate Programs

What is GIS Science (GISc) In the US, there are about 120 colleges that offer GIS focused degrees and certificates.  The majority of these are limited with general classes in GIS, Cartography, and Database Development.  They show you how a GIS works and the concepts of producing data, analysis, and...

Maps that move the world – Interview with Ro Gupta, CARMERA #TheNextGeo

Maps move the world - whether it is your last-mile delivery service, your daily commute, commercial shipping services or robotaxis of the future - of all of these require maps. One startup that is working on addressing all of these needs is the Seattle based CARMERA. CARMERA is a spatial...

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