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A diary of your location – recording your travel journeys using GPS tracks

Esplorio automatically maps your journeys as you move around the world. The idea being that by mapping path we take when we travel we can build a much more nuanced record of our travels. The exact route we took through Rome, where we got on and off the b…

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Scaling map data generation using computer vision

Using computer vision to create and maintain map data at a street-level is something that Google has been doing for years. But what if you crowdsourced that data collection … what if you could access the database that was created … and what if anyone…

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A mapping platform for your outdoor adventures

Many of the big global mapping platforms focus on the urban environment and this makes sense, urban environments are where most people are and they are growing. But what about the outdoors? This is the story of a mapping platform designed for outdoor ent…

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Tracking global air traffic in real time

Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides real-time information for over 180,000 flights a day. It’s based on a largely terrestrial network of over 20,000 ADS-B receivers. Flightradar started as a side project in 2006 and now has ov…

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Translating between machine and human when talking about location

Geocoding provides a way of translating between machine and human languages when we communicate location. Machines collect and process location data in terms of latitude and longitude but humans have a much richer vocabulary in terms of describing a loca…

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Mapping Personalised Workplace Risk

Workplace risk and danger are personal, spatial and time-based. In this episode, you will learn how one company is solving for this using personalized notifications based on location. A geospatial safety bubble that follows you around and alerts you when…

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Proof of location, bringing the blockchain to the real world

If GPS can be spoofed, how can we prove that you are where you say you are? XYO is solving this problem by building a network that of devices that independently verify the locations of other devices participating in the network. By building this network …

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Geo-tagged audio – another way of augmenting reality

We geo-tag images and text all the time so way not do the same with sound? Echoes is a platform that lets you attached audio to physical locations. These areas then act as geofences and trigger content when your listeners physically walk inside. In this …

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Augmented reality will change the way you think about geospatial

Goodbye, flat maps hello augmented reality and hands-free geospatial! vGIS is a visualization platform that takes existing GIS, CAD and other types of data and merges them into the world of augmented reality. This is the way we will deliver and consume g…

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Data discovery – the way it should be

An interview with Anna Harer from Koordinates.com. Koordinates is a GIS data discovery platform but you might have heard it called a GIS portal. We discuss the GIS data supply chain and talk candidly about the skills needed in the modern world of GIS and…

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