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A podcast for the mapping community. Interviews with the people that are shaping the future of GIS, geospatial and the mapping world. This is a podcast for the GIS and geospatial community https://mapscaping.com/

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A podcast for the mapping community. Interviews with the people that are shaping the future of GIS, geospatial and the mapping world. This is a podcast for the GIS and geospatial community https://mapscaping.com/

    PostgreSQL - An open source geospatial database for GIS practitioners

    PostgreSQL - An open source geospatial database for GIS practitioners

    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! 
    You can check them out here 

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    • 31 min
    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

    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.
    This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper
    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!
    You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you!
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    • 31 min
    Is R the language of geospatial data?

    Is R the language of geospatial data?

    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
    This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper
    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!
    You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you!
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    • 34 min
    Geospatial intelligence from the sky, automating the mining industry

    Geospatial intelligence from the sky, automating the mining industry

    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. 
    This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper
    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!
    You are more than welcome to reach out to me on social media, I would love to hear from you!
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    • 26 min
    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

    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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    • 39 min
    Trends in geospatial and initiatives in the community

    Trends in geospatial and initiatives in the community

    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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    • 15 min

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