Building a web based mapping tool into a business

Tom MacWright is building a web-based mapping tool into a business and you are probably thinking, wait, don't we have those already? So why is he building a new one? and why take the risk of trying to build it as a business? This is an open and honest discussion that is relevant for anyone with an idea to make something new.

What’s more important: idea or execution?

What's more important: idea or execution? This week's guest is the head of Geovation: Carly Morris. Geovation was recently awarded the prestigious Go:Tech award for Incubator or Accelerator Programme of the year. Steven wonders if there really is a benefit for startups in the geospatial industry receiving help from accelerator programs such as the one Geovation provides.

Data Science Part 1

Data Science has recently become very buzzy. All sorts of industries are looking for Data Scientists. But what does that mean? What is a data scientist? What skills does one need? Alberto Nieto Esri Product Engineer joins the panel to break it down.

A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 693

Xona testing GPS alternative demo satellite UK looking at PNT options Google’s “Dynamic World” app Google Maps add Air Quality Index on iOS and Android Apple Maps expanding Airbus expanding data access through OneAtlas GeoTech Center updating GTCM, get involved BRICS countries developing data sharing satellite system

Empowering women to enter tech careers

Find out what ‘rubber-ducking’ is. Hear why Khia has been crying happy tears and celebrate the perspective that women bring to the table in this special edition of Location Matters, curated in lieu of International Women's Day.

Mapping and the Quest for Social Justice

Nick Okafor, social justice advocate and instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Engineering Outreach Programs, explains how mapping and spatial analysis are being used to tackle social inequality.

Satellite imagery for Food Security

Dr Catherine Nakalembe is an Associate Research Professor at University of Maryland and the Program Head of NASA Harvest Africa. We talk about some of her work on using satellite imagery for Food Security in her home country of Uganda & how she got into this field in the first place.

Takeover by Ladies of Landsat and Sisters of SAR

We don't talk in this episode :-) Instead, we gave over full editorial direction to our friends at Ladies of Landsat and Sisters of SAR who decided the format and topic for this show. Enjoy this brilliant discussion.

What Is Modern GIS?

Modern GIS is the process, systems, and technology used to derive insights from geospatial data. Modern GIS uses open, interoperable, and standards-based technology. It can be run locally or in the cloud and can scale to work with many different types, velocities, and scales of data.

Market Leading Strategies in Earth Observation – John Murtagh, Airbus Intelligence

John shares his insights about the Airbus Intelligence business unit, the Pléiades Neo mission, the One Atlas Platform, key trends in Earth observation and more.

Spatial Computing at Microsoft, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Fashion & Branding

April Speight leads the Spatial Computing Cloud Advocacy team at Microsoft. This team focuses on helping developers understand technology & raise awareness, mostly with the Mixed Reality team, most famous for the HoloLens.

Geospatial and the Metaverse

Nadine Alameh, CEO of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) joins hosts Patrick Cozzi (Cesium) and Marc Petit (Epic Games) to discuss the role of geospatial data and open standards in the metaverse.

Basics of Venture Capital Investing in Earth Observation

Jeff Crusey is the Investment Director of Seraphim Space, an investing firm specialised in the space industry. They have invested in mulitple Earth Observation companies including Spire, Iceye, HawkEye 360 and Pixxel.

Digital twins – not just a buzzword

igital twins are enabled by cloud infrastructure but are they being driven by data density or the need for more information? What is real-time data and why it's not a real-time problem? We even manage to weave a robotic dog called spot and a reference to the professional metaverse

Google Maps – Where Does The Blue Dot Come From?

Calculating the location of your mobile device ( the blue dot ) is not as straightforward as you might imagine. It involves databases of wifi hotspots, 3D city models, IMU's, GNSS, your proximity to cell towers, and maybe something called visual positioning. Ed Parsons - Googles Geospatial Technologist explains.

Protecting the Web of Life—The Science Behind the Half-Earth Project

Paula Ehrlich, President and CEO at E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, explains the science behind the project to save half the earth's critical habitats.

ICEYE Satellites – Flood Monitoring From Space

Monitoring flooding from space is hard, even for a radar that can look through clouds and operate at night! Shay Strong from ICEYE walks us through some of the challenges around creating a reliable and predictable flood monitoring process and explains why the technology is not the hard part.

Our Planet: A Conversation with Patagonia’s Mountaineer-Turned-Executive Rick Ridgeway

Rick Ridgeway, former Vice President of Public Engagement and Environmental Affairs at Patagonia, talks about how his experiences as a world-class adventurer shaped his views on the balance between business and environmental stewardship.

The story of the Landsat Program

This is not a deep dive technical explanation of all things Landsat, it's a brief overview of the Landsat mission, what it takes to launch a Landsat satellite, how the data get back to earth, and what it is used for.

Google Maps Review of 2020 – Jesper Holdensen

We’re rounding off this memorable year with a dip back into what Google Maps has offered in terms of new features and updates in 2020. Jesper joins me once again as we talk about some features that perhaps have been fuelled by the global pandemic, as well as focussing a bit more on Google’s new APIs that have enabled what Jesper describes as the “plug and play” era, including Ride Sharing and Cloud Styling capabilities, among others.