11 episodes

James Fee and Bill Dollins have been around GIS and Spatial technology for over 50 years combined. Between them they might remember a thing or two about technology and how to use it. This monthly podcast isn't about interviews or buzzwords, but how to apply spatial technology to your workflows.

Cageyjames & GeoBabbler James Fee

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

James Fee and Bill Dollins have been around GIS and Spatial technology for over 50 years combined. Between them they might remember a thing or two about technology and how to use it. This monthly podcast isn't about interviews or buzzwords, but how to apply spatial technology to your workflows.

    It Goes to Eleven

    It Goes to Eleven

    We took a little time off while James and his wife welcomed their latest bundle of joy into the world. In this episode, we talk a lot about digital twins, smart cities, and 3D GIS. The future of geospatial is connected and streaming and the digital twin segment is leading the way.
    Links:
    iPhone 12 mini — James buys an iPhone 12 minimacOS Big Sur — James' PSA is don't install Big SurAbandoning the Digital Notetaking – Spatially Adjusted — James said he was leaving digital, except he paid a ton of money to double down on digital...reMarkable — Single-use device of James' choiceDigital Twins | Microsoft Azure — Microsoft's Digital Twin platformiModel.js — Bentley's iModel Digital Twin standardDigital Twins and Unreal Engine — A look at using Unreal Engine with Digital TwinsAutodesk Tandem™ Brings Digital Twin To Building Information Modeling — Autodesk entered the chat...Unity and Digital TwinsDigital Twin ConsortiumRevitArcGIS ProCesiumDTDL

    • 1 hr 21 min
    ArcGIS Virtual - The Esri UC

    ArcGIS Virtual - The Esri UC

    James and Bill talk about what they saw at the 2020 Esri Virtual UC in July 2020. Some of the items that caught their eye was ArcGIS Enterprise Kubernetes, GeoPackage Editing, Notebooks, Mobile and IoT.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    GIS on MacOS

    GIS on MacOS

    James and Bill go over how they use GIS on MacOS. From GDAL and QGIS to Safe FME and PostGIS, they cover all the easy ways it is to get started. James also leaves Spatial Networks and is looking for something to do.
    Links:
    James Fee — James is looking for a job. He'd love to help you and your company transform their work processes.QGIS — The best way to work with GIS on MacOSGDAL — Open source transformer of spatial dataHomebrew — Easily install tools on MacOS without having to build from source.Postgres.app — The easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the MacSafe Software — ETL on the Mac

    • 55 min
    You Won't Believe the Research

    You Won't Believe the Research

    We're all in lockdown but Bill and James are still up to things. From Bill playing with PostGIS, Node and Koop to James writing bash scripts so he can save 3 seconds on Git commits, they are working hard. Plus James gives a look into the GeoJSON Ballparks creation process.
    Links:
    COVID-19 Map - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource CenterCoronavirus (COVID-19) live map tracker from Microsoft BingWatching COVID-19 Data for Your County with PostgreSQL and Node – geoMusingsCOVID19 US MapAttribute Transfer in PostGIS Using Spatial SQL – geoMusingsgeobabbler/koop-provider-fulcrum: Fulcrum provider for KoopTasks in Visual Studio CodeBBEditcageyjames/GeoJSON-Ballparks: Ballparks of baseball teams in GeoJSON

    • 1 hr
    Finally Elastic

    Finally Elastic

    So James and Bill finally talk about Elasticsearch. This introduction on what Elastic is and how they use it is a great start for anyone who wants to start using Elastic for geo queries.
    Links:
    Elasticsearch, ELK Stack & KibanaMaps for Geospatial Analysis | ElasticLogstash: Collect, Parse, Transform Logs | ElasticKibana: Explore, Visualize, Discover Data | ElasticAmazon Elasticsearch Service – Amazon Web Services (AWS)ElasticSearch: Geographically Encoded Objects for ElasticSearch — GDAL documentationInstall Elasticsearch on macOS with Homebrew | Elasticsearch Reference [master] | ElasticAn Introduction to Elasticsearch SQL with Practical Examples - Part 1 | Elastic BlogQuery DSL | Elasticsearch Reference [7.5] | ElasticGeo queries | Elasticsearch Reference [7.5] | Elastic

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hot Geo Takes for 2010 - Yea You Read That Correctly

    Hot Geo Takes for 2010 - Yea You Read That Correctly

    Look, they were bound to do another podcast and this is the one you get. Some Twitter talk considering Bill and James have both tweaked Twitter. James renews his passport and realizes that GeoWeb 2009 was 10 years ago. They discuss what Ron Lake meant to the community and during that time James clean up a 10 year old blog post and his blog software sends out a tweet that Jason Birch sees. That's some live podcasting right there. James shares his predictions for 2010 and Bill agrees they were mostly on point except for the Shapefile going away. Lastly they discuss Android 10, asking permission for location, incognito mode for Google Maps and what ethical responsibilities do companies have for location in ttheir apps.
    Links:
    Spatial Twitter List — James moved everyone spatial to a twitter list...A Hot Time at GeoWeb 2009 – Spatially Adjusted — The 2009 GeoWeb Conference has come and gone once again. 2009 was special to me because we have started to see some really great GeoWeb enabled websites really take flight. Clearly many have stopped talking about how discovery and sharing of data should be done and have begun implementing it.Ron Lake – The Man In the Arena – geoMusings — I never met Ron Lake, but the majority of my career has taken place in the geospatial technology landscape he helped create. He is best known as the author and chief advocate of Geography Markup Language (GML), the XML encoding of geographic objects that underpins most of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s web standards and is a standard itself. This fact made him a pioneer, a visionary, and a source of controversy.GeoWeb Conference - Wikipedia — The GeoWeb Conference focuses on the emergence of a true geographic dimension to the World Wide Web, and on the impact of Internet technologies on the acquisition, processing and visualization of geographic information. Geoweb is a conference of ideas and networking – how can we work together to build a global, integrated and inclusive model of our planet.5 predictions Geo for 2010 and 5 things that won’t happen – Spatially Adjusted — Here are 5 predictions for Twenty Ten.Jason Birch on Twitter: "@jamesmfee Hey, I liked this for juxtaposition of Andrew and Ron, then noticed that the article mentions me and my slide deck somehow survived my purge of 2013. Shocked. I'm sad that SEO for spatial info hasn't really taken off, though I'm still doing my best to influence from the inside..." / TwitterKeeping privacy and security simple, for you — Incognito mode has been one of our most popular privacy controls since it launched with Chrome in 2008. We added it to YouTube earlier this year, and now we’re rolling it out in Google Maps.A PLANET OF 3 BILLION - about the book — ​Tucker makes the case that the Earth’s 'carrying capacity' is limited to 3 billion humans, and that humanity’s century long binge has incurred an unsustainable ecological debt that must be paid down promptly, or else cataclysm awaits. Given that our species has already surpassed 7.5 billion, and is fast approaching 9 billion or more, this is an audacious claim that everyone who cares about the fate of our planet and our species has a responsibility to evaluate for themselves. Tucker, in his exploration of the frontiers of scientific knowledge, urges all of us to question his estimate. He encourages us to marshal our own data and calculations, if we are so inclined, so that we can all engage in this existential debate as educated global citizens equipped to navigate what promises to be an uncertain future.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

bruxgroves ,

Learning lots!

Great podcast. I am still fairly new to GIS, and trying to learn as much as possible. Your podcasts has helped a lot. Keep up the good work!

Lin51714 ,

Nice show but biased

The hosts are very knowledge and I learned a lot listening to this podcast. I just hope they are not so biased about Esri. Some people love open-source stuff while some prefer off-the-shelf products. But being on the open-source side doesn’t necessarily mean you need to hate Esri.

misaltas ,

This Geospatial Life

Much better than Ira Glass’ dumb podcast

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