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Essential Geospatial Python Libraries

Python is one of the most popular programming languages for geospatial analysis, and data science in general. Its popularity comes from Python’s high-level, human-readable syntax, and extreme flexibility. Before going any further, lets go ahead and define a couple important terms to know when working with Python. What Is A Python Library / Package? A…

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Cloud Optimize Your Raster Data

Geospatial imagery data is constantly being collected by sensors which have been mounted to satellites, drones, planes, etc., and then uploaded to cloud storage. Much of that data, like USGS Landsat data, is publicly available.  In the past, users who wanted to access data would have to download a copy of relevant files to a…

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What to Study if You’re Thinking of a Career in GIS

So, you’ve got your sights set on a career in GIS. Now you’re trying to decide which school to go to, and what to study. Is it better to do a straight Geographic Information Systems (GIS) degree, or Geography with a minor in GIS? What courses and electives are going to give you the edge…

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Do I need a master’s for a GIS career?

A master’s degree demonstrates advanced knowledge of a specific topic, high-level analytical skills, critical evaluation and the ability to solve complex problems and work independently. A masters will enable you to narrow down your field of expertise and really hone in on a particular area or topic.  There are many factors that enhance your ability…

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GIS careers: A mixed bag of opportunity

GIS offers an endless variety of potential pathways for a career, it’s more than plotting data and making maps. Employers from a wide variety of fields are seeing the potential in GIS skills. Industries from engineering to agriculture, transportation and even healthcare are employing GIS graduates. The potential uses of GIS and rate of technology…

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Career Advice For GIS Students

GIS is an incredibly broad field, and the opportunities seem to only be increasing as more and more industries recognize the value. It’s more than just maps, of course. GIS is known to be commonly used for governments for problem solving in areas of natural resource management, environmental science and town planning. Today, GIS is…

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Why You DON’T Want a Career in GIS

Why You DON’T Want a Career in GIS   Think you want a career in GIS? Maybe you need to read this first. A GIS Analyst uses mapping software to analyze spatial data, and design maps. GIS Analysts generally collect, store, and analyze spatial information to guide decision-making processes in their targeted industry. There’s been…

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Digital twins – not just a buzzword

 
Digital 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 referenc…

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Build Your Own SaaS

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to turn your Python scripts into business? this episode is about a platform that can help you do that.
 
Jakub Dziwisz -Founder & CEO @ Orbify, http://orbify.com
 
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Getting Your Dream Job in Earth Observation

This is Eric Jensen’s story about how he moved from academia to the private sector.
This story involves informational interviews, social media, networking, a personal website, professional podcasts, and a fancy CV template … but it all started with the…

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