The MapScaping Podcast - GIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing, earth observation and digital geography
I Quit My Job

I Quit My Job

September 22, 2022

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.

 

  1. Boring Work won’t necessarily lead to interesting work
  2. Getting good at something typical leads to doing more of that thing
  3. Have more empathy for the professionals that you work with
  4. Think more about where you are trying to go
  5. Network
  6. Find a mentor
  7. Sometimes it's just not a good fit
  8. You don’t get to decide what is broken

Things I need help with

  1. Share the podcast with a friend, a community anyone that you think might find it interesting or helpful
  2. I am looking for projects based on or around OpenStreetMap - this is part of a promotional campaign that I am doing together with OpenCage - More information here

 

More podcast episodes on GIS and Geospatial topics can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/

 

 

 

 

Monitoring Atmospheric Pollution From Space

Monitoring Atmospheric Pollution From Space

September 21, 2022

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 Twitter

https://twitter.com/m_parrington

 

Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service

https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/

https://twitter.com/CopernicusECMWF

Check out the Earth Observation Hub!

https://geoawesomeness.com/eo-hub/

More Geospatial Podcasts episodes 

 

Recommended Podcast Earth Observation Podcasts

 

Fake Satellite Imagery 

https://mapscaping.com/podcast/fake-satellite-imagery/

 

The LandSat Program

https://mapscaping.com/podcast/the-landsat-program/

 

How To Keep Your Satellite Pointing At Earth

https://mapscaping.com/podcast/the-landsat-program/

Hex Tiles

Hex Tiles

September 14, 2022

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!

 

 

Recommended Podcast Episodes 

Dynamic Vector Tiles Straight From The Database

 

H3 Geospatial Indexing System

 

 

 

 

The Business of Web Maps

The Business of Web Maps

September 8, 2022

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 make a map today, but how do you get them to come back and make a map tomorrow?”

Special Offer for Listeners The MapScaping Audience

ScibbleMaps.com/mapscaping

 

More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/

 

 

Finding Water Leaks From Space

Finding Water Leaks From Space

August 31, 2022

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 https://asterra.io/ 

 

Sponsored By https://geoawesomeness.com/eo-hub/ 

 

Recommended Podcast episodes 

Introduction To Synthetic Aperture Radar ( SAR)

Flood Monitoring From Space

Counting Animals Using Satellite Imagery

 

More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/

 

 

How To Keep Your Satellite Pointing At Earth

How To Keep Your Satellite Pointing At Earth

August 18, 2022

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 earth's horizon ... it's possible 

 

Jack Reid

https://twitter.com/Jack_B_Reid

MIT Media Lab

 

Sponsored By Lightbox

https://www.lightboxre.com/

 

More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/

 

 

Recommended Podcast episodes

Navigating The Past, Present, and Future of GNSS

Satellite-Based Augmentation System-A Base Station In The Sky

The Landsat Program

 

Bathymetric Lidar and Blue Carbon

Bathymetric Lidar and Blue Carbon

August 10, 2022

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: https://r-evolution.com/r-initiatives/oceans

 

The Ocean of Things 

https://www.darpa.mil/program/ocean-of-things

 

Recommended Podcast episodes 

Mapping The Ocean Floor

Mapping Oceans With Sound And Mapping The Sound In The Oceans

PDAL -Point Data Abstraction Library

Whitebox Tools Is The Backend To Many Frontends

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-Published - QGIS Offline And In The Field

Re-Published - QGIS Offline And In The Field

August 8, 2022
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. Edits are merged automatically. View and edit geodata in the field. Integrate with existing GIS infrastructure using open formats.
 
 
https://twitter.com/lutraconsulting  or reach out on Twitter
 
Episode Show Notes here:
 
 
The Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium

August 3, 2022

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 geospatial infrastructure across all verticals!

 

Maybe because they are determining a set of "the best practices" when it comes to solving big problems like climate change.

 

Or ... if you have a business ... maybe because joining the OGC membership might just be the greatest marketing hack in the geospatial industry ;) 

 

Here is a list of current members https://www.ogc.org/ogc/members 

 

Recommended Episodes 

 

Open Geospatial Standards – shared standards to solve shared problems

https://mapscaping.com/podcast/open-geospatial-standards-shared-standards-to-solve-shared-problems/

 

Cloud Native Geospatial

https://mapscaping.com/podcast/cloud-native-geospatial/

 

 

 

Monetizing An Open-Source Geospatial Project

Monetizing An Open-Source Geospatial Project

July 27, 2022

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 this?

 

This episode is a follow-on from last week's episode so consider listening to that first. Last week's episode was a technical overview of what WhiteBox Tools is, this week's episode is about turning WhiteBox Tools into a business to ensure that the project is sustainable. 

https://www.whiteboxgeo.com/

 

Sponsored By Lightbox

https://www.lightboxre.com/

 

More podcast episodes on GIS and GIS careers can be found on our website https://mapscaping.com/podcasts/

 

 

 

 

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