Your Cart is Empty

The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange

January 15, 2020 1 min read

The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange

 A podcast for the geospatial community

This is an interview with one of the founders of Safe Software, Dale Lutz (an all-around nice guy and a thought leader in the geospatial world). Dale walks you thought the evolution of the problems that Safe is solving, and gives you insight into the fallacy of the one “file to rule them all” theory and talks about trends in the geospatial file formats and data exchange in general.

We also discuss the future of Geospatial as an industry and from a practitioner’s perspective.   

FME World Tour 

FME User Conference 

Safe Software Webinars

This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper

A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from avariety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!

 Subscribe here

Apple Podcasts  - Stitcher - Google Podcasts - Spotify

The Podcast RSS feed: https://mapscaping.podbean.com/feed.xml

Or search for The MapScaping Podcast wherever you get your podcasts



Introduction to Synthetic-aperture Radar (SAR) earth observation and remote sensing
Introduction to Synthetic-aperture Radar SAR

March 02, 2021 18 min read


Instead of one long antenna that sends one big pulse at one time and then collects the pulses that come back, SAR have a much smaller antenna that sends lots of pulses in quick succession over time as the satellite goes through space.It “listens” to the pulses that come back to it when it moves through its orbit.That’s why the name synthetic is applied to the radar.

Read More
From GIS Analyst to Software Engineer, programming for GIS analysts
From GIS Analyst to Software Engineer

February 23, 2021 17 min read

I liked the geospatial component of things. I enjoyed solving a problem and then seeing the result. It wasn’t just a Microsoft Excel model or some database table. It was something I could visualize in GIS software. If there had been a path to becoming a more in-depth GIS analyst at this company, I might have stayed on it.

Read More
4d voxel model of the world, building a digital twin of the planet
Building a 4D Digital Twin of the Planet

February 15, 2021 14 min read

What is a voxel?. It’s a 3D volumetric pixel, a cubeBut voxels are nothing new. They’ve been used extensively in two key areas within computing. Computer games render worlds and use voxels instead of polygons. Minecraft is a good example — it’s a voxel rendered world. Gaming companies love voxels for their multi-resolution capability over polygons. Robotics uses voxels for image processing to reduce the size of LIDAR point clouds and to create small dynamic maps — or what we call VOG (Voxel Occupancy Grid) — for robots.

Read More