South Sudan data package to support effective and equitable Covid vaccine delivery

Covid-19 has been tough for us all and the development of Covid-19 vaccines is starting to offer a lifeline to the world. But, for many, especially those in the world’s poorer countries, it’s yet to make an impact.  As part of the drive to provide equitable access to vaccines, international...

What are the key barriers and challenges in achieving sustainability in Transportation and Logistics?

Transportation 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,...

Geo Climate Risk Solutions (GCRS) Startup – Women In Geospatial+ Writing Competition

With an aim to make earth a better and safer place to live in, Geo Climate Risk Solutions (GCRS), India was founded in the year 2014 and offers its solution in areas like geo spatial services, environment and spatial planning, disaster and climate risk reduction amongst many others. Their...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Ng Siau Yong – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Ng Siau Yong, Director of GeoSpatial and Data Division & Chief Data Officer at the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Ng Siau Yong is the Director of GeoSpatial and...

Women in Geospatial+ writing webinar and competition 2021

A couple of months back, Rohini Swaminathan, a fellow member of the Women in Geospatial+ steering committee, introduced me to Anusuya Datta. We were talking about the WiG+ internal Newsletter and how to get more women into professional writing and an idea to organise a webinar and a writing...

We’re building the future of the geospatial community and we need your talent

Geoawesomeness celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year and we believe it's time to (re)envision the future of the Geospatial community! We are thrilled you’re considering working/volunteering with us. You’ll be joining a friendly, fun, innovative, and inspiring global community. Over the past decade over 150 authors with diverse educational, cultural...

GIS helping with significant emissions reductions at the Oil and Gas Authority

Sounds counterintuitive right? How can the Oil and Gas Authority make any significant impact toward Net Zero 2050? The UK is currently reliant on oil and gas for the majority of our heating and electricity needs and will retain some of that reliance for years to come while we transition...

Using geospatial analysis to identify where people are and understand who is being ‘left behind’

As a GIS Technician focussing on fragile and complex environments such as war-torn regions, I am constantly reminded how Geospatial tools and data play an integral part in achieving a more globally sustainable future. In particular, the UN Sustainable Development Group 2030 Agenda commitment to “Leave No One Behind”...

Geospatial in Agriculture – WiG+ Essay

  It’s the beginning of April and Wambui a small-scale farmer in the Bahati Settlement area of Nakuru- Kenya is worried that the rains are a little late. She plans to plant potatoes, beans, and maize in the two hectares farm where she also resides and keeps three dairy cows....

Slow Ways – a fast adopter of geospatial technology

Geoawesomeness has already reported on the phenomenon which is Slow Ways, however nearly a year later and with the project team awarded significant funding from the Lottery Community Fund it is time to once again showcase this innovative project and update readers on how this is a case study...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Osamu Ochiai – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Osamu Ochiai, Senior Engineer, Manager for Satellite Applications and Operation Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Osamu has experienced for more than 25 years to develop Earth observation satellite data...

Using Geospatial Technology to Connect with the Human Experience

"Geospatial tells the story of the delivery driver taking an optimized route. Geospatial tells the story of the construction worker putting in the groundwork to create a livable community. Geospatial tells the story of everyday people, where they shop, and what they like to buy. If we let it,...

Geoinformation as an innovative decision support tool in fighting COVID-19 – using wastewater data.

Data is increasingly defining us – everything in our built and natural world has a geospatial component. Over the years, spatial data has become more ubiquitous and detailed. Geographical data drives many decisions and location intelligence has proven to enhance analytics. Hence, it is useful in uncovering powerful insights,...

What the awesomeness is Metaverse again?

By now, most of you have heard the big news - Mark from Facebook would really like us to call Facebook by its new name - 'Meta'. Let's step aside from all the reasons behind this move and focus on one particular sentence from his announcement i.e. “But over time,...

Interested in the future of Geospatial? Join TECTERRA for a free panel with industry CEOs

On December 8th, 2021 join Jonathan Neufeld, CEO of TECTERRA (and panel member for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies) for a free event featuring industry leading CEOs. What does the future of the geospatial sector look like to forerunners leading the charge in a changing industry? TECTERRA is bringing...

Geospatial Expert Panel – Jonathan Neufeld – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies

Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Jonathan Neufeld, CEO of TECTERRA joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies. Jonathan Neufeld is the CEO of TECTERRA and has worked with hundreds of companies to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative technology. He is passionate about...

Geospatial for Good! How Geoawesomeness and You can support humanitarian geospatial organizations

We have started the Geoawesomeness blog and the community over 10 years ago because we had a strong belief that geospatial technology has the power to make the world a better place! It provides data and analytics to combat climate change and inequality, improve sustainability, optimize business processes and...

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...

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 – 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...

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