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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)
 

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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 

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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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.

 

We made some socks for you! 

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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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Is R the language of geospatial data?

Is R the language of geospatial data?

January 29, 2020

R is perhaps the most powerful computer environment for data analysis that is currently available. R is both a computer language, that allows you to write instructions, and a program that responds to these instructions. R has core functionality to read and write files, manipulate and summarize data, run statistical tests and models, make fancy plots, and many more things like that. This core functionality is extended by hundreds of packages (plug-ins). Some of these packages provide more advanced generic functionality, others provide cutting-edge methods that are only used in highly specialized analysis such as geospatial computation.

Tim Appelhans joins me on the show today to talk about his journey from learning R too developing new packages and extending the geospatial visualization capabilities of R

Tim Appelhans on Github

#rstats on twitter

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Geospatial intelligence from the sky, automating the mining industry

Geospatial intelligence from the sky, automating the mining industry

January 22, 2020

Drones are changing the frequency, resolution, and scale of geospatial data collection. SkyCatch is applying drone-based data collection to the mining industry which might just be the first step on the journey to an autonomous workplace. 

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The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange  - An interview with the Co founder of Safe Software

The evolution of geospatial file formats and data exchange - An interview with the Co founder of Safe Software

January 15, 2020

This is an interview with one of the founders of Safe Software, Dale Lutz (an all-around nice guy and a thought leader in the geospatial world). Dale walks you thought the evolution of the problems that Safe is solving, and gives you insight into the fallacy of the one “file to rule them all” theory and talks about trends in the geospatial file formats and data exchange in general.

We also discuss the future of Geospatial as an industry and from a practitioner’s perspective.   

Quotes from the interview

“.pdf is where data goes to die” 

“after the nuclear holocaust, there will be only cockroaches and shapefiles”

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Trends in geospatial and initiatives in the community

Trends in geospatial and initiatives in the community

December 26, 2019

This episode is the last episode for 2019 and I wanted to do something a little different so this episode is a look back at some of the trends that I have seen in the geospatial industry of the course of the last year. I also mention a few of the initiatives that I have seen in the geospatial community and talk about the future of The MapScaping Podcast

Check out the #GISChat hashtag here 

One of the people behind the #GISChat 

Check out Women in Geospatial website here

Spatial Awareness NewsLetter

 

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Travel Time - A better way of doing location based search

Travel Time - A better way of doing location based search

December 18, 2019

In some respects, we are all drowning in data and one of the big challenges going forward will be filtering the data we have so we can make sense of the world by removing the noise. The Travel Time Platform approaches location-based search form the perspective of the time it takes to reach a destination. So in the example of searching for the nearest movie theater, the user will not be presented with a result that shows the options based on a certain travel time limitation as opposed to movie theaters in a straight line distance. In this interview, Charlie Davies walks us thought the challenges of building a search engine based on travel time and what this might look like in the future.

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Remote sensing - building the globe in 3D

Remote sensing - building the globe in 3D

December 11, 2019

Vricon is on a mission to build the most accurate 3D model of the surface of our planet. They have access to what might be the largest stockpile satellite imagery in the world and are using a technology stack that focuses on very large scale image processing and in particular multiview 3D reconstruction. I this podcast interview the Vise President of Vricon, Isaac Zaworski walks us through what the process of creating the most accurate 3D model of the world looks like today, what challenges they face when process imagery and what this might look like in the future.   

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