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Podcast: Geospatial Tech and Tools

Peer To Peer Mapping and Digital Democracy

This is a story about a peer-to-peer mapping technology that is enabling people to “fight maps with maps”
You can find Mapeo here
Promoting OSM projects

OpenCage and Mapscap…

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Thermal Imagery From Space

Applications of thermal imaging from space include monitoring wildfires, urban heat islands, economic activity, and the built environment. 
But it’s not easy 😉 
Connect with Robin Cole at
Check out the Earth Observation Hub!…

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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 

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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 the eart…

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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 

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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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