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.

Geointeresting – Episode 34: A maritime achievement 150 years in the making

It’s not often that you get to celebrate a sesquicentennial, but that’s just what the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency did this fall at its Springfield, Virginia, campus. For 150 years, the Notice to Mariners has kept navigators and shipmasters informed with the most current navigational information. The average observer would be forgiven for not knowing the notice even exists. Vessels navigating safely rarely make headlines. Notice to Mariners have neither dramatic moments nor hair-raising adventures. Yet for 150 years, every American ship officer, reflecting on a safely completed voyage, owes a piece of that to the men and women behind the Notice to Mariners. Today, NGA’s Maritime Safety Office has the responsibility to provide accurate charts and publications, including the Notice to Mariners, to support safety of navigation.

A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 684 – Discussions on Geography and Geospatial Technologies

News: Google's Firmina subsea cable will run from Myrtle Beach, SC to South America SpaceX Satellite Internet NOAA GOES T launching on March 1st Landsat 9 operational Nearspace 10cm available Public Labs ISS to be retired in 2030 GRASS GIS 8.0.0 released Endurance22 expedition sets to find's Shackleton's lost ship

Winter is here, and with it comes ski season. Ed speaks with Misha Gopaul, founder of FATMAP

Winter is here, and with it comes ski season. Ed speaks with Misha Gopaul, founder of FATMAP, which describes itself as "the best map for the mountains". Originally started as an app for skiers, FATMAP has since expanded and now also provides 3D maps and guides optimized for all sorts of outdoor adventures. Misha tells the FATMAP story, going deep on the challenges of pairing an amazing visual experience optimized for the outdoors with other services for trip planning. He reflects on lessons learned in using geospatial services to build a thriving community, offers tips for other geospatial start-up founders, and shares what is next for FATMAP.

Climate Sats – GHGSat’s vision is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas

GHGSat's vision is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality gas emissions from industrial sites, using satellites. Their satellite is the first in the world capable of measuring air emissions from targeted industrial facilities. This information will help operators understand their own emissions and will stimulate the formation of markets for low-carbon solutions. In this episode, we talk to Stephane Germain, CEO of GHGSat, about the company’s upcoming launch and how it will further advance their competitive lead.

Cube Satellites Of The Stratosphere

Urbansky is using stratospheric balloons as an earth observation platform! you might be wondering how you steer a balloon? keep it at a stable height? or get it back to earth? ... if you are wondering how all of this is possible then you are in luck! this episode is for you

Mapping Oceans With Sound And Mapping the Sound In The Oceans

This episode covers a lot of ground but look out for these key topics. The difference between Soundsheds and Soundscapes. Sound is how we see underwater ( acoustic daylight ). The ocean of things. Whales might be the cube satellites of the ocean We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the seafloor of our planet Space is hard but the ocean is harder! Can we soundproof the ocean with bubble curtains?

The Role Of Geospatial In Open Source Intelligence

Michael Cruickshank tells his story about the link between geospatial, journalism, and open-source intelligence

The Story of “Planet”: Interview with Will Marshall and Robbie Schingler

In 2010, rocket scientists Robbie Schingler and Will Marshall set an ambitious goal for themselves: to launch an aerospace mission with the speed and agility of a Silicon Valley startup. They set up shop in their garage, left their NASA jobs, and began pursuing their vision of building small, relatively inexpensive satellites to take daily images of the earth. Today, their company Planet has a fleet of roughly 200 satellites that capture millions of pictures daily, tracking everything from forest fires and oil spills to the health of coral reefs and crops. The company now has hundreds of clients around the world, and just went public on the NYSE.

Python Maps

This is the story about how a computational chemist moved away from academia and into the geospatial industry and then started to build a brand around creating beautiful maps using python.
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