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From Pixels to Patterns: AI in Spatial Analysis

There is a general understanding that it is becoming increasingly difficult to extract meaning from all the data we are collecting without using AI.   But what is AI, and how did we end up in a situation where it is identifying wolves from dogs base...

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pygeoapi – A Python Geospatial Server

PYGEOAPI is a Python server implementation of the OGC API suite of standards ... which might be really useful if you are thinking about upgrading from the first-generation OGC standards to the second-generation OGC standards  ... or if need to implem...

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Big Data In The Browser

So why would anyone want to put alot of data into a browser? Well, for a lot of the same reasons that edge computing and distributed computing have become so popular. You get the data a lot closer to the user and you don’t have to pay for the compute...

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Rasters In A Database?

Sounds like a great idea right?   In this episode, Paul Ramsey explains why you shouldn't ... unless you want to ... and how you can ... if you have to.   You can find Paul's blog here: http://blog.cleverelephant.ca/about   Previous episodes with Pau...

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ChatGPT and Large Language Models

I am sure you have heard of ChatGPT by now so the hope of this episode is to give you some more context about what is it built on and how it works.   To do that I invited Daniel Whitneck back on the podcast  You can connect with Daniel here https://d...

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Spatial Knowledge Graphs

A knowledge graph is a network of relationships between real work entities and in this episode, you will learn how and why knowledge graphs might be a better choice than spatial joins!    Further listening! The H3 Indexing System https://mapscaping.c...

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Computer Vision and GeoAI

Computer vision is a field of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables computers and systems to derive meaningful information from digital images.    You might think that this is exactly what we are doing in earth observation but there are a few imp...

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Designing for Location Privacy

Discover the delicate balance between harnessing the power of location data for valuable insights and safeguarding individual privacy. Explore key insights from a recent MapScaping podcast episode, where experts discuss the challenges, strategies, and regulations surrounding location data privacy

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Hyperspectral vs Multispectral

When comparing multispectral and hyperspectral data it is not simply a case of “more data more better”!  With hyperspectral you have “The curse of Dimensionality” but you also get more flexibility to pick exactly what bands you want to use! With mult...

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All Of The Places In The World

This week we are going to learn how Foursquare is trying to identify and map locate all of the places in the world!  Foursquare uses a mixture of crowd souring and data conflation to maintain a database of 205 million places ... and it's not easy! Ea...

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Planet Scale Tiled Maps Without A Server

Protomaps is a serverless system for planet-scale maps, it's an umbrella project consisting of a few different components one of which is PMtiles. PMtiles is “Cloud Optimise Geotiff” for web mapping, what this means is that you can build a base map a...

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Storytelling With Point Clouds

Storytelling with point clouds   This is not your typical point clouds episode! Today we are talking about how to use point clouds to tell a story. During this episode, you will hear Benjamin Muller talk about using a point cloud to make a film about...

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Geospatial Archaeology

You are about to meet Peter Spencer, a Freelance Archaeologist, Surveyor, and Geomatics Specialist You are also about to learn how geospatial tech and techniques are being applied in the field of archaeology at an object scale with laser scanning tha...

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Navigating the World of Geospatial Standards

Warning! this podcast episode is not as boring as it sounds!   While geospatial standards are boring on purpose ... this episode is not .- If you woke up this morning wanting to listen to a boring podcast episode about geospatial standards this is no...

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Making Money With Geospatial Content

It sounds like a clickbait title, right? And to be fair I am trying to capture your attention but this is not clickbait in the sense that the title makes a promise that the episode lives up to!  This is not a “get-rich-quick-scheme” its a story about...

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Distributing Geospatial Data

Distributing Geospatial Data - Every wondered why you might what to do this? Or maybe you understand the why but are unsure about the how?  Perhaps you have heard people talk about partitioning data or sharding data, you might have heard some of thes...

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Geospatial Support for the UN World Food Programme

So you might be wondering why the United Nations World Food Programme needs a geospatial support unit. Let me give you a brief overview,    Basically, they curate and maintain global datasets that they use to model the risk of sudden-onset disasters ...

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Aerial Imagery: The State Of The Art

Personally, I don't feel like aerial imagery gets the attention it deserves! So I invited Michael Bewley - Senior Director of AI Systems at Nearmap back on the podcast to help bring us up to speed on the state of the art of capturing, processing, and...

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The technology stack and the cultural stack

This episode covers a wide range of topics from the role of geospatial in systems thinking - representing natural systems in location systems and how we can apply the technology behind virtual worlds to the real world. During this conversation, it be...

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ChronoCards – Building a Business on ArcGIS Pro

My guest on the show today is Mike. Today Mike is the founder of a software startup called ChroneChards, but he started as a cartographer for an adventure race and Patagonia. So he has come a long way. A couple of other really interesting points abou...

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geospatial consulting – as a business and a career

Learn about the ins and outs of geospatial consulting as a business and a career from industry experts on the Mapscaping Podcast. Discover the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the field and how to excel in this dynamic industry

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