148 episodes

Geoinnovation - for fun or profit

Geomob Ed Freyfogle

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Geoinnovation - for fun or profit

    Marco Bernasocchi: QGIS

    Marco Bernasocchi: QGIS

    If you’re a part of the GIS community there is little chance you haven’t heard of QGIS. This week Steven chats with one of the people behind QGIS, Marco Bernasocchi, chair of the QGIS association. Opensource advocate, consultant, and developer Marco explains how QGIS has evolved over the past 20 years, and how an open source project like this is financed. As Steven points out open source projects like this one are true miracles. The perfect example of the collaborative nature of the GIS community and what can be accomplished when people are willing to work together.
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 41 min
    FOSS4G 2022 impressions

    FOSS4G 2022 impressions

    A special podcast episode this week as we look back on FOSS4G 2022, which took place from August 22-28th in Florence, Italy. Whether you attended or not, this inside look at the conference includes the voices of a range of attendees from first timers, to veterans, to sponsors. While the speaker videos are available online, if like Steven you were not able to attend, this will give you an idea of the energy at the return of in person FOSS4G. Find out how people connected and what people were excited about this year. With 25 different voices, this episode is sure to transport you to the lively event. Many thanks to everyone who shared their impressions.
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.
     

    • 29 min
    Royal Engineers (Geographic)

    Royal Engineers (Geographic)

    This week Steven speaks with geospatial tech leaders Colonel Paul Hammett and Major George McCrea of the British Army's Royal Engineers. Approximately one third of geospatial professionals work for the military. These particular geographic technicians are involved in many defence organisations operations by providing critical understanding of geospatial data to decision makers. Listen to learn about what they do, how they use existing technology to improve the user experience, and why paper maps will not to be phased out anytime soon!
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 57 min
    Ed/Steven: Summer wrap up

    Ed/Steven: Summer wrap up

    As summer comes to an end Ed and Steven catch-up and update you on what to look forward to in the fall. With two Geomob events scheduled (London and Tel Aviv) there are also plans for events in Barcelona and Berlin. Steven gets ready to celebrate four years of Mappery, while Ed talks about plans for a future marketing project at OpenCage. How do you market your business when your main competitor is Google? Ed gives a sneak peak of a new partnership (with a rival geo podcast of all people). Listen to find out how you can use a Geomob event to present your geo-start-up project, and how you can participate in the next Geomob Podcast Catch-Up!
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    • 26 min
    Melinda Haughey: Proxi

    Melinda Haughey: Proxi

    You’ll want to tune in to hear this week’s guest explain the origin story of her company: Proxi. Melinda Haughey explains how a "mom problem" led to the creation of a customised mapping system. Frustrated with the complexity of Google maps, Melinda and co-founder Chelsey Roney created a simple way of creating personal and shareable maps. Proxi aims to monetise unique maps by providing analytics back to the users/map creators, but that’s not their only aim. The big vision is to create a robust infrastructure of guides that are mapped. Melinda explains how mapped lists make life much more simple and why people the time for their service is now.
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.
     

    • 27 min
    Anthony Norris-Watson: Interchange

    Anthony Norris-Watson: Interchange

    What started off as a hobby tube map collection, became a documentary. This week Steven chats with Anthony Norris-Watson, a non-geographer, with a collection of over 260 London tube maps about his new documentary Interchange. Anthony’s fascination with the tube diagram is obvious as he passionately discusses this three part YouTube doc that focuses on the map designs throughout the years, a discussion on what makes them 'iconic', and a look at how tube mapping may change in the not-so-distant future. Listen as Anthony explains how his love for tube maps began, what he learned along his journey, and how he would improve the diagram.
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ninachino ,

Yes!! The Geomob podcast is long overdue

I’ve been to a number of Geomob events and love attending them to get an inside scoop on what is happening in the world of Geo/Location and general mapping fun.

I’m really pleased that we now have the podcast edition to look forward to (especially helpful in times of lockdown!).

Ed is a great host and there’s some very knowledgeable speakers on the show. I’d recommend listening to the John Craig interview on location based advertising.

stevenfeldman ,

What's not to like if you are a geek and into Geo?

Disclaimer: I'm one of the co-hosts of the podcast.

Ed and I are old friends who've worked in Geo for a long time. Ed runs the Geomob series of events in London, Munich, Barcelona and Lisbon. I've mentored and invested in Geo start-ups for over decade

In this podcast we chat about trends and current topics in Geo, we share our experiences in our current projects and businesses and we invite friends and past speakers from Geomob to join us

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