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The MapScaping Podcast

Podcast episodes focused on overarching conceptions within geospatial

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I Quit My Job

After 12 years of working as a GIS specialist / Consultant, I quit and I am ready to move on.    Looking back at the last 12 years if I could go back in time and give myself some advice I would tell myself these 8 things.   Boring Work won’t necessarily ...

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Monitoring Atmospheric Pollution From Space

It turns out that monitoring atmospheric pollution from space is really hard! But if you can do it will help you understand air quality, solar energy, ozone Layer and UV radiation, emissions and surfaces fluxes, and climate forcing    Contact Mark on Twi...

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Hex Tiles

The problem of unification: Spatial data comes in many different sizes, shapes, and formats making it a difficult and time-consuming process to join data for visualization, exploration, and analysis. Enter the Hex Tile system! Contact Foursquare:  conn...

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The Business of Web Maps

This is a story about a hobby project called Scribble Maps that grew into business… but it's also a story about the opportunities and challenges of creating geospatial tools for non-geospatial professionals. Jonathan Wagner “Its easy to get people to ma...

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Finding Water Leaks From Space

This is a story about finding water on Mars and adapting the technology to look for leaking pipes underground here on earth ... but in this story, we don't just solve the problem, we build a business around it!   Lauren Guy From    Sp...

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How To Keep Your Satellite Pointing At Earth

It turns out that satellites are not as passive as you might think, and in the case of earth observation satellites it's not easy to keep them pointing at earth!   But if you have a map of the stars, a sun tracker, and are able to keep an eye on...

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Bathymetric Lidar and Blue Carbon

This is a story about bathymetric Lidar... and how geo-tagged sharks led to the discovery of a huge nature-based carbon sink in the Bahamas.   More on this case study here:   The Ocean of Things  https://www.d...

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Re-Published – QGIS Offline And In The Field

Republishing this episode because of the audio issues with the original episode!     Mergin Maps lets you create QGIS projects that can be used to collect and edit data in the field. You see updates in near real-time, even from the field. Works offline. ...

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The Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities ... but why should you care?    Maybe because this community is defining the future of geospati...

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Monetizing An Open-Source Geospatial Project

WhiteBox Contains over 500 geospatial analysis tools. Many of these tools have novel functionality that you won’t find in other software and it's FREE to use! But is it possible to monetize an open-source geospatial project? and if so how would you do th...

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Whitebox Tools Is The Backend To Many Frontends

WhiteBox Contains over 500 geospatial analysis tools. Many of these tools have novel functionality that you won’t find in other software and it's FREE to use! 

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QGIS Offline And In The Field

Mergin Maps – Offline Data Collection for QGIS Projects The guest for this episode is Peter Petrik, the CPO of Lutra Consulting. He previously worked in the automotive industry before transitioning to geospatial about eight years ago. Ever since joining Lutra Consulting, he has made use of his programming...

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Sentinel Hub

Sentinel Hub makes satellite data easily accessible for you to be browsed or analyzed within your own environment. Imagine something between The Microsoft Planetry Computer and Google Earth Engine and you are probably thinking about Sentinel Hub! https:...

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Unstructured Data Is Dark Data

This episode is all about Unstructured Data but alone the way you will be introduced to the concept of 1st 2nd and 3rd order metadata, edge computing, and knowledge graphs.   And yes "Dark Data" is a thing! 

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What Is Modern GIS?

Modern GIS is the process, systems, and technology used to derive insights from geospatial data. Modern GIS uses open, interoperable, and standards-based technology. It can be run locally or in the cloud and can scale to work with many different types, v...

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FOSS4G is the acronym for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. It is the annual recurring global event hosted by OSGeo, the non-profit organization that supports and promotes the collaborative development of free and open-source geographic techn...

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Building a web based mapping tool into a business

Tom MacWright is building a web-based mapping tool into a business and you are probably thinking, wait, don't we have those already?    So why is he building a new one?  and why take the risk of trying to build it as a business? This is an ope...

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Digital twins – not just a buzzword

  Digital twins are enabled by cloud infrastructure but are they being driven by data density or the need for more information?  What is real-time data and why it's not a real-time problem? We even manage to weave a robotic dog called spot and a referenc...

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Build Your Own SaaS

Wouldn't it be great to be able to turn your Python scripts into business? this episode is about a platform that can help you do that.   Jakub Dziwisz -Founder & CEO @ Orbify,   Consider supporting this podcast on Patreon  https://www.p...

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Getting Your Dream Job in Earth Observation

This is Eric Jensen's story about how he moved from academia to the private sector. This story involves informational interviews, social media, networking, a personal website, professional podcasts, and a fancy CV template ... but it all started with the...

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Fake Satellite Imagery

Well if the title does not grab your attention then this episode is not for you! This episode is all about using AI to generate satellite imagery using something called generative adversarial networks ( GANs ). That might sound scary if you have not used...

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