Location Matters is a podcast devoted to the map and to the GIS industry. We discuss anything that has to do with data, mapping software, industry trends and best practices. Our aim is to give you something interesting to talk about when you get to the office or to spark some interest in how a map could help you make informed decisions.
Integrating data sources into a single platform
It is common in GIS to work with companies and on projects where large amounts of data have been captured across disparate systems. On today’s Location Matters episode, we welcome back Senior GIS Developer, Nicholas Chai, to speak alongside our Principal GIS Consultant, Jack Green, about integrating different data sources into a single platform. Tune in as they discuss the process of integrating these data sources into a single platform, and if seeing each department's dataset in near-real time is possible.
Reality photomeshing with Aerometrex
Welcome back to another episode of Location Matters! On today’s episode we jump into the world of 3D photogrammetry with our friends over at Aerometrex. Our Marketing Manager and podcast host, Sarah Butler, sits (virtually) with NGIS’ Senior GIS Developer, Nick Chai and the Chief Operating Officer at Aerometrex, David Byrne to find out what photogrammetry is, and some of the cool ways it's been used in not just the construction industry, but in the gaming and movie industry.
https://www.youtube.com/c/AerometrexAu (Aerometrex YouTube Channel)
https://aerometrex.com.au/resources/blog/ (Aerometrex Blog)
https://aerometrex.com.au/resources/gallery/ (Aerometrex Gallery)
https://metromap.com.au/store (MetroMap 3D Store)
https://demo3d.metromap.com.au/USA/US0001_Denver_Downtown/Viewer/index.html (An Interactive 3D Model [ Denver ])
GEO-GEE project winners: Monitoring the extent of ecosystem loss with maps
We have another cracker Location Matters episode this week covering two winning projects from the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) - Google Earth Engine (GEE) program. Our host, NGIS’ Sarah Butler and Yvonne Fong, Data Scientist at EO Data Science, are joined by project leads Nicholas Murray from James Cook University, and Dimos Traganos from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to discuss how their projects Remap and Global Seagrass Watch are tackling important environmental challenges using Earth observation data. If you love hearing about cool mapping tools that make a positive impact - tune in to this episode!
https://newsroom.eodatascience.com/geo-and-google-earth-engine-announcement (Group on Earth Observations and Google Earth Engine program announcement)
https://newsroom.eodatascience.com/geo-gee-project-mapping-the-status-of-ecosystems-with-remap (GEO-GEE Project: Mapping the status of ecosystems with Remap) (Nick’s project)
https://newsroom.eodatascience.com/geo-gee-project-coastal-ecosystems (GEO-GEE Project: Coastal ecosystems )(Dimos’ project)
Next gen geospatial platform with Google Cloud
We are excited to have Chad Jennings, Google Cloud Product Manager for BigQuery, back on the Location Matters podcast, speaking alongside our very own Executive Director, Nathan Eaton.
In this episode, Chad and Nathan discuss Google Cloud geospatial updates, including developments with running Esri ArcGIS within Google Cloud. They also touch on some of the cool sustainable supply chain initiatives they have been collaborating on, and the noticeable increase in popularity they’re seeing when it comes to businesses harnessing the power of Google Cloud and GIS technology together - which are outside of the typical industries you’d see using maps. If that sounds interesting to you, tune in!
https://carto.com/blog/how-google-cloud-carto-power-geospatial-analysis-at-scale/ (Carto Tiler Blog)
https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/geospatial-insights-bigquery-gis-and-data-studio-choropleth (Choropleths in Data Studio)
https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/docs/gis-intro (BigQuery GIS Intro)
Google and ESRI:
-https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/why-and-how-to-run-esri-gis-applications-on-google-cloud (Google Blog)
-https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-enterprise/administration/running-arcgis-enterprise-on-google-cloud-platform/ ( Esri Blog)
https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/introducing-bigquery-omni (BigQuery Omni)
https://cloud.google.com/support/docs/issue-trackers (Public Issue Trackers (search this page for BigQuery))
https://carto.com/blog/announcing-carto-bigquery-tiler-general-availability/ (Carto BigQuery Tiler General Availability Blog)
Data: the good, the bad and the ugly
When you’re working in GIS, you can’t always tell people that their data governance structure is less than ideal or even scary to look at. On this week’s episode of Location Matters, we sit down with NGIS' GIS Analyst-Developer, Stafford Smith, Senior GIS Consultant, Joy Miles, and Principal GIS Consultant Nick Chai. We get their perspective on what a good data governance framework looks like, and times they have seen data go from ugly to great!
Global Fishing Watch
We’re back with a new season of Location Matters! To kick off the first episode of season three, we’re joined by David Kroodsma, Director of Research and Innovation at Global Fishing Watch, and Brian Sullivan, Program Manager at Google Earth Outreach. David and Brian look back at how Global Fishing Watch started and how the platform is utilising Google Cloud and Google Earth Engine to identify fishing vessels with high risk of forced labour, track illegal fishing in North Korea, and so much more.
https://globalfishingwatch.org/ (Global Fishing Watch)
https://www.google.com/earth/outreach/ (Google Earth Outreach)
https://globalfishingwatch.org/research/2019_analysis_illegal_fishing/ (Illegal fishing in North Korea study)