Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start.
Litter is everywhere. Soda cans, plastic bags, and cigarette butts litter the environment, choke wildlife, and threaten our planet. Litteratiis tackling this problem one piece of litter at a time. Geotags provide insight into problem areas, while keywords identify the most commonly found brands and products. Throw some machine learning into the mix and we might just be able to model the flow of litter thought our environment. This data will be used to work with companies and organizations to find more sustainable solutions
Traffic on the road is governed by a strict set of well integrated rules covering everything from speed limitations, direction of travel and even who has the right of way in given situations. There are many use cases for drones but if we can't agree on or regulate their flight paths we might never see them integrated into the urban landscape.
Rachel Olney is the founder of Geosite, a company that describes it's self as the Google Drive, or Switzerland, of geospatial. Rachel shares the insights that lead her to start a company that aims to bridge the gap between users that understand the importance of location intelligence but lack the technical expertise to use many of the current geospatial software solutions.
Posts and comments we leave online might just be useful the key to understanding how people relate and interact with the urban environment. Geotagged, comments online can be processed using natural language artificial intelligence to sort our digital footprints into a range of recognizable human emotions that are associated with a certain location. This allows us to understand how people use urban space, the ways in which we might want to brand location and how a location might gain a competitive advantage over competing locations.
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.
The mapping platform for the outdoors that focus on mountain sports. This is a GIS platform for outdoor activities. Fatmap has terrain data, real-time weather, and avalanche risk. This is geospatial in the wild.
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.