Creating Global Activity Specific Maps

Creating Global Activity Specific Maps

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

Creating activity specific maps on a global scale. What it takes to make and update maps of the world and the opportunities in the digital mapping space as well as what the future might look like.
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Positioning as a service and the role of smartphones in the future of geolocation

Positioning as a service and the role of smartphones in the future of geolocation

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

Smartphones are going to democratize the precise geolocation in the future. In the past years, android has giving developers access to GNNS measurements which is the step before acquiring a position fix and a prerequisite for precise positioning
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Using computer vision to scale map data generation for geospatial

Scaling map data generation using computer vision

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

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 could participate.
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Geocoding translating between geographic coordinates and address, from address to geographic coordinates

Geocoding - Translating between machines and humans

by Daniel ODonohue 26 min read

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 location. So we need something that allows us to be able to translate between these two languages, this is where geocoding comes in.
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Mapping workplace risk using personal location and geofences

Mapping Personalised Workplace Risk

by Daniel ODonohue 21 min read

A podcast episode about how location can be the means of providing delivering personalized risk assessments and alerts to workers in the field. Maps helping people be safer.
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Proof of location, bringing the blockchain to the real world

Proof of location, bringing the blockchain to the real world

by Daniel ODonohue 19 min read

GPS can be spoofed, so if we are relying on this as the only way of proving location the system is vulnerable. 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 on top of blockchain technology the network its self will be able execute smart contracts and provide a traceable confirmed timeline of an object's journey. 
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Geo-tagged audio - another way of augmenting reality

Geo-tagged audio - another way of augmenting reality

by Daniel ODonohue 16 min read

Geo-Tagging audio is another way of augmenting reality. Audio is triggered when a listener enters a geofenced space and the experience is controlled but the physical location of the listener. While geo-locating text, images and videos has been common place on social media the locative audio is only now coming of age.
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Augmented reality will change the way you think about geospatial

Augmented reality will change the way you think about geospatial

by Daniel ODonohue 18 min read

An interview with the founder of vGIS. Alec explains how Augmented reality and mixed reality will change how we visualize and geospatial. Specific use cases for augmented reality and what augmented reality is not suited for with respect to geospatial.
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Data discovery - the way it should be

Data discovery - the way it should be

by Daniel ODonohue 23 min read

An interview with Anna Harper 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 Geospatial. 
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Powering location intelligence with geo social data

Powering location intelligence with geo social data

by Daniel ODonohue 19 min read

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How freelance mappers create maps for machines

How freelance mappers create maps for machines

by Daniel ODonohue 27 min read

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