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GRASS GIS probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves

GRASS GIS probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves

November 25, 2020

GRASS GIS is one of the few vector topology engines out there, it can handle volumetric raster data ( Voxels), 3d vector data, works in a variety of ecosystems, GRASS functionality is accessible via a range of interfaces ... and completely free!

GRASS GIS https://grass.osgeo.org/ 

Thanks, Markus!

https://www.mundialis.de/

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Machine learning and object detection for the rest of us

Machine learning and object detection for the rest of us

November 19, 2020

Train your own AI to detect objects and patterns on satellite and aerial imagery. This might just change the way you think about WMS services ;) 

 

500 free credits! https://picterra.ch/mapscaping/

 

Also mentioned in this episode https://mapproxy.org/

MapProxy is an open-source proxy for geospatial data. It caches, accelerates and transforms data from existing map services and serves any desktop or web GIS client.

 

 

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Raster Frames -  making imagery a first class citizen

Raster Frames - making imagery a first class citizen

November 12, 2020

RasterFrames brings together Earth-observation (EO) data access, cloud computing, and DataFrame-based data science. The recent explosion of EO data from public and private satellite operators presents both a huge opportunity and a huge challenge to the data analysis community.

 

https://spark.apache.org/

https://rasterframes.io/

https://astraea.earth/

 

 

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GIS education and training, online and in-person

GIS education and training, online and in-person

November 5, 2020

This episode explores GIS education online and offline with Don Boyes, professor at the University of Toronto and online educator on the Coursera platform

https://www.linkedin.com/in/donboyes/

 

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Cloud Detection- an open problem

Cloud Detection- an open problem

October 28, 2020

Cloud detection is hard and it's an open problem. If too much water vapor gets in the way of earth imaging sensors and we can't see the surface of the earth they lose some of their value. We need to be able to detect clouds in images. 

Adler Santos https://www.linkedin.com/in/adlersantos from SkyWatch

 

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A Business Built On Open Source GIS

A Business Built On Open Source GIS

October 21, 2020

An open and honest conversation about building a business based on open source GIS, the complexities of working with open-source software, what a business model might look like, and why this is a sustainable model going forward.

Tim Sutton https://twitter.com/timlinux

 

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location Privacy and Data Ethics

location Privacy and Data Ethics

October 14, 2020

The promise of data collection is that if we contribute our data, organizations can use that information to make things better for us. The Tension here is that this is not always the case, sometimes we are the product, not the customer. 

Denise Mckenzie - https://twitter.com/SpatialRed

Co-Director of the Benchmark Initiative

https://benchmarkinitiative.com/

 

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Communicating with maps - The art of cartography

Communicating with maps - The art of cartography

October 1, 2020

A map is a simple communication device and if we can state something simply it means that we really understand it. John Nelson, a cartographic wizard at ESRI offers some really interesting perspectives around communicating with maps.

 

PlaceKey.io - industry standard for identifying any physical place 

 

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Being self employed in the earth observation sector

Being self employed in the earth observation sector

September 23, 2020

If you have ever thought about being a freelancer or self-employed consultant in the earth observation sector than this is the podcast episode is for you! Alastair Graham walks us through his experience with starting his own consultancy and shares advice from the lessons he has learned along the way. 

This is relevant for anyone thinking about starting a business in the geospatial world

 

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Spatial SQL - GIS without the GIS

Spatial SQL - GIS without the GIS

September 16, 2020

This episode is a sales pitch for spatial SQL and if you are wondering which programming language is the right one for you in terms of geospatial applications you should listen to this.

Thanks to Paul Ramsey from http://cleverelephant.ca

 

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