25 episodes

Geoinnovation - for fun or profit

Geomob Ed Freyfogle

    • Technology

Geoinnovation - for fun or profit

    The Geograph Project

    The Geograph Project

    Today's topic is the Geograph Project, a crowd-sourced project that combines photography and maps via a simple idea: volunteers take photographs at each Ordnance Survey grid square. Started in 2005, the project recently celebrated the uploading of its 7 millionth photo upload, and has a thriving community with over 13,000 contributors across the British Isles. All images are freely available for use under a Creative Commons licence subject to attribution of copyright. Steven speaks with long-time community members and organizers Ruth Sharville, Philip Halling, and David Howard about what makes Geograph so special.
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 33 min
    Tom Armitage: Teaching GIS in the modern era

    Tom Armitage: Teaching GIS in the modern era

    The holidays are over and it is time to head back to school. Ed chats with Tom Armitage about teaching GIS in the modern era. Tom has more than a decade of experience teaching geospatial topics at the University of Edinburgh, and they discuss the current state of GIS training, relevance in the modern working world, and how training programmes can adapt in the face of a rapidly changing technology landscape.
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 31 min
    Ed/Steven: 2022 Goals

    Ed/Steven: 2022 Goals

    Ed and Steven lay out goals for 2022 - for the Geomob podcast, Geomob events, the monthly Geomob newsletter, but also for their personal and professional projects. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer to speak on the podcast or at an event (in-person or online).
    Our best wishes to all listeners for a healthy, happy, prosperous 2022!
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 32 min
    Geomob Christmas Pudding

    Geomob Christmas Pudding

    As promised in our Christmas Roast episode earlier this week, Steven has managed to catch up with two more long-time Geomob regulars - Jeremy Morley and Kenneth Field - to reflect on 2021 and hazard predicitons for 2022. Enjoy!
    And with that, friends, we close out 2021 and wish you all the best for 2022. Stay healthy and we hope to see you at an in-person Gemob very soon!
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 35 min
    Geomob Christmas Roast / 2021 holiday special

    Geomob Christmas Roast / 2021 holiday special

    Fill your glass, grab a seat by the fire, and enjoy a geospatial chat with friends as a chance to unwind after a stressful year.
    In what has become a Geomob podcast tradition we close out the year with a "Christmas Roast", an extra-long episode featuring Steven and Ed, but also guests Denise McKenzie, Mark Iliffe, Alex Wrottesley, and Ed Parsons. We look back on the highlights of 2021, discuss the state of spatial in general, lament the very limited number of in-person events in the past year, look back on our predictions for 2021, and even risk predictions for the coming year!
    A few members of our "expert" panel couldn't make it to the Roast, and we hope to have them for a follow up Christmas Pudding episode later this week.
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ivan Sanchez: The Politics of Geo

    Ivan Sanchez: The Politics of Geo

    Steven catches up with "one of the most thoughtful people in geo", Ivan Sanchez. Ivan is a long-time vocal member of the FOSS and open data community, and a frequent speaker (and singer!) at FOSS4G conferences. The discussion turns "the politics of geo", a wide-ranging reflection on the realities of building, maintaining, and funding open source software and collection of geographic data.
     
    Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

    • 37 min

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