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Earth Observation - machine learning and artificial intelligence

Earth Observation - machine learning and artificial intelligence

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

The changing world of eath observation and some of the challenges facing the industry at the moment. We also discuss remote sensing space with regards to the Gartner Hype Cycle and discuss the role of non-traditional players in the earth observation space. GIS / Geospatial podcast about remote sensing and earth observation.
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PostgreSQL - An open source geospatial database for GIS practitioners

PostgreSQL - An open source geospatial database for GIS practitioners

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

John Bryant the founder of Mammothgeospatial introduces us to the power of an opensource SQL database called PostgreSQL. We talk about some advantages that this database has over flat files and why you might want to invest time and energy into learning more about relational databases and the Structured Query Language "SQL".
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Geo-coding as a tool for risk assessment and the role of GIS in the insurance industry

Geo-coding as a tool for risk assessment and the role of GIS in the insurance industry

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

Geo-coding is not a solved problem but it is a very important step in locating and describing addresses with rooftop level accuracy is the first step in building risk profiles. 

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Is R the language of geospatial data?

Is R the language of geospatial data?

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read 1 Comment

 R is perhaps the most powerful computer environment for data analysis that is currently available. Tim Appelhans joins me on the show today to talk about his journey from learning R too developing new packages and extending the geospatial visualization capabilities of R
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Geospatial intelligence from the sky, automating the mining industry

Geospatial intelligence from the sky, automating the mining industry

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

Drones are changing the frequency, resolution, and scale of geospatial data collection. SkyCatch is applying drone-based data collection to the mining industry which might just be the first step on the journey to an autonomous workplace. 
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The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange

The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

An interview with one of the founders of Safe SoftwareDale 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.
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Travel Time - A better way of doing location based search

Travel Time - A better way of doing location based search

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

n some respects, we are all drowning in data and one of the big challenges going forward will be filtering the data we have so we can make sense of the world by removing the noise. The Travel Time Platform approaches location-based search form the perspective of the time it takes to reach a destination.
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Remote sensing - building the globe in 3D

Remote sensing - building the globe in 3D

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

Vricon is on a mission to build the most accurate 3D model of the surface of our planet. They have access to what might be the largest stockpile satellite imagery in the world and are using a technology stack that focuses on very large scale image processing and in particular multiview 3D reconstruction. I this podcast interview the Vise President of Vricon, Isaac Zaworski walks us through what the process of creating the most accurate 3D model of the world looks like today, what challenges they face when process imagery and what this might look like in the future.
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Addressing the world - a coordinate system from humans

Addressing the world - a coordinate system from humans

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

What3words divides the world into a 3 * 3-meter grid, each square is uniquely identified by three words which creates a global reference system that allows people to identify and navigate between these 3*3 meter squares using 3 words instead of longitude and latitude.
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Don't just make the dots, connect them

Don't just make the dots, connect them

by Daniel ODonohue 1 min read

The job is not to make the dots but to connect them. It is the realationships between and among objects that give context to the world. A discussion about the past, present, and future of geospatial and GIS.
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Building geospatial truth sets

Building geospatial truth sets

by Daniel ODonohue 2 min read

Collecting and validating geospatial data for every commercial location in the USA and Canada is not an easy task. It requires aggregation of data from multiple sources and formats. This data then needs to be validated and decisions need to be made about which data sources represent the truth.
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Mapping the interface between vehicle traffic and pedestrians

Mapping the interface between vehicle traffic and pedestrians

by Daniel ODonohue 2 min read 1 Comment

The curbside might not seem like the most obvious focus point in terms of mapping the urban environment but when you start to think of the curb as a highly regulated space and when you consider the number of arrivals and departures that that place on the curb in crowded urban environments.
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