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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.