The MapScaping Podcast
The overlap between Business Intelligence tools and GIS software

The overlap between Business Intelligence tools and GIS software

April 8, 2020

This week on the podcast Kent Marten from Tableau explains the cross over between business intelligence tools and traditional GIS software. We also explore the challenges around self serve mapping and answer the question "Is location still the next big thing"

 

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GraphHopper provides web services to add for route planning, navigation and route optimization to your application in the food delivery industry or for traveling salesmen. 

 

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Dynamic vector tiles straight from the database

Dynamic vector tiles straight from the database

April 1, 2020

Serving dynamic vector tiles might not be as difficult as you think. Paul Ramsey from Crunchy Data starts off by walking us through the early days of PostGIS, explaining what a vector tile is and the advantages over image tiles before explaining how you can easily and safely serve your own data as vector tiles straight from a PostgreSQL database.

further reading 

Querying Spatial Features with pg_featureserv

Spatial Tile Serving with PostgreSQL Functions

Tile Serving with Dynamic Geometry

 

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Earth Observation, platforms and data

Earth Observation, platforms and data

March 25, 2020

Today on the podcast I am joined by Dr. Aliastair Graham. Dr. Graham has been on the podcast before sharing his insights into the industry of remote sensing and earth observation and what the future might look like. This time we dive a little deeper and talk about the differences between remote sensing and earth observation, Aliastair walks us through 4 major data collection platforms and the data that these platforms provide and where and how we might find it. 

 

Portals of data providers mentioned in the podcast

Earth Explorer https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/

Sentinel SciHub https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus/#/home

Dedicated search companies

Apollo Mapping https://apollomapping.com/

GeoCento https://geocento.com/

 

This episode is sponsored by GraphHopper 

GraphHopper provides web services to add for route planning, navigation and route optimization to your application in the food delivery industry or for traveling salesmen. 

 

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Disrupting ESRI - Why it is hard to build a big geospatial business

Disrupting ESRI - Why it is hard to build a big geospatial business

March 18, 2020

This episode is all about why it is so difficult to build a really big geospatial business and what it would take to disrupt ESRI. My guest on the show is Ariel Seidman CEO and Co-Founder of Hivemapper

 

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GraphHopper provides web services to add for route planning, navigation and route optimization to your application in the food delivery industry or for traveling salesmen. 

 

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QGIS - An opensource geospatial project

QGIS - An opensource geospatial project

March 12, 2020

QGIS is rapidly becoming the default opensource geospatial desktop tool for the GIS community. Today, Kurt Menke who has written serval books on QGIS shares his insights and experience with the QGIS and talks about so of the more exciting features that are built into QGIS that you might not know about.

For more information on Kurt, you can find him at https://www.birdseyeviewgis.com/ or on twitter

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A Case Study in GIS

A Case Study in GIS

March 3, 2020

In this interview with Mike Dolbow, CEO of GeoHipster we walk through a GIS case study 

 

This podcast is sponsored by OpenCage Geocoder 

OpenCageData does not make maps or provide routing information, they focus on turning address or place name to coordinates and coordinates into addresses or place names and they are amazing at it! If you need help with geocoding OpenCage Geocoder is what you are looking for.

 

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Serverless Geospatial

Serverless Geospatial

February 26, 2020
Serverless Geospatial - Serverless architectures provide an instantly scaleable application environment so that IT infrastructure may dynamically scale up and down to meet the demand of both machine and human users. In this interview with Thomas Holderness walks us through the pro's and con's of serverless architecture with regard to geospatial use cases   
 
 
Here's a link to the video about QGIS in the cloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZT_Az2rNTg
 
Great blog post about serverless geospatial https://blog.addresscloud.com/serverless-geospatial/
 
Thomas Holderness on twitter https://twitter.com/iholderness)
 

This podcast is sponsored by OpenCage Geocoder 

OpenCageData does not make maps or provide routing information, they focus on turning address or place name to coordinates and coordinates into addresses or place names and they are amazing at it! If you need help with geocoding OpenCage Geocoder what you are looking for.

 

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Earth Observation - machine learning and artificial intelligence

Earth Observation - machine learning and artificial intelligence

February 19, 2020

Daniel Bailey the Co-Founder and CTO of Astraea talks about the changing world of eath observation and some of the challenges facing the industry at the moment. We also discuss remote sensing space with regards to the Gartner Hype Cycle and discuss the role of non-traditional players in the earth observation space and what that might mean for the industry

 

Link to a free data discovery platform mentioned in the interview 

More information on the Gartner Hype Cycle

This podcast is sponsored by OpenCage Geocoder 

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PostgreSQL - An open source geospatial database for GIS practitioners

PostgreSQL - An open source geospatial database for GIS practitioners

February 12, 2020

John Bryant the founder of Mammothgeospatial introduces us to the power of an opensource SQL database called PostgreSQL. We talk about some advantages that this database has over flat files and why you might want to invest time and energy into learning more about relational databases and the Structured Query Language "SQL"

 

This podcast is sponsored by OpenCage Geocoder 

OpenCageData does not make maps or provide routing information, they focus on turning address or place name to coordinates and coordinates into addresses or place names and they are amazing at it! If you need help with geocoding OpenCage Geocoder what you are looking for.

 

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Geo-coding as a tool for risk assessment and the role of GIS in the insurance industry

Geo-coding as a tool for risk assessment and the role of GIS in the insurance industry

February 5, 2020

Mark Varley the CEO and founder of AddressCloud reminds us that geo-coding is not a solved problem and explains why and how inaccuracies during the geocoding process can have consequences in terms of risk assessment models used by insurance companies. Mark walks us thought how and why his company built its own geo-coder and why locating and describing addresses with rooftop level accuracy is the first step in building risk profiles. We also discuss the changing role of geo and GIS in the insurance industry.

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A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from a variety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!

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