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.
The best data for emergency services CAD systems
HERE Technologies has just been recognised as thehttps://www.here.com/company/press-releases/en/strategy-analytics-ranks-here-no-1-for-location-data-and-services ( top ranked location platform by industry analysts at Strategy Analytics). The annual report benchmarks the world’s largest location companies and ranks HERE, Google, Mapbox and TomTom across seven categories. We were lucky to speak with two experts in the location technology industry recently, and our discussion dives into why HERE Technologies outperforms other companies when it comes to data and maps for the emergency services industry.
This episode of Location Matters features guest Jeeten Chauhan, General Manager from https://www.nextmilelt.com.au/ (Next Mile Location Technology) and Nick Preston, ex-https://www.here.com/ (HERE Technologies) Product Portfolio Manager. With podcast host Claire Wilson, they discuss the unique challenges that emergency services face in data ingestion, storage and updates. HERE Data is imperative for emergency services organisations to have the most up to date data feeding into their CAD system and due to their commitment to quality data and regular updates—HERE Data is the best available on the market to fulfil this requirement.
With up to date data, customisability features and real-time traffic visualisation, the HERE Geocoding, Routing and Map Data products are the best available on the market for emergency services organisations. Listen in to this episode to find out why.
https://www.nextmilelt.com.au/newsroom/optimise-your-emergency-management-cad-system (Data with benefits: Optimise your emergency management CAD system)
Coastal Risk Australia gets an update.
Location Matters welcomes CEO of FrontierSI, Graeme Kernich to the podcast for the first time to get the scoop on the updated Coastal Risk Australia, climate modelling tool which was first built in 2015. In partnership with FrontierSI, NGIS developed Coastal Risk Australia to illustrate the severity of rising seas based on the latest scientific modelling, via an interactive map accessible to the public. On today's episode we'll be chatting with some of the people responsible for this game changing app - NGIS Executive Director, Nathan Eaton, and the CEO of FrontierSI, Graeme Kernich.
Learn how this team used the 2021 IPCC data to update Coastal Risk Australia to show the public how rising sea levels may encroach on their community and wash away iconic Australian beaches by 2100.
https://www.coastalrisk.com.au/home (Coastal Risk Australia)
https://www.ipcc.ch/ (IPCC report)
Drone mapping with Karen Joyce
We are excited to have Karen Joyce, She Maps Founder and Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing, back on the Location Matters podcast this week! Karen sat down with our Senior GIS Consultant, Marty Rocks, and Winyama IT Coordinator, Time Cable, to talk about everything drone mapping.
Tune in to this episode to learn about some of the coolest places Karen, Marty and Tim have flown drones, and how they have used drones for surveying land in the Kimberely with Indigenous Ranger groups, to gathering data about sea cucumbers on the Great Barrier Reef. Karen also shares some great drone mapping tips for those just getting started!
https://shemaps.com/ (She Maps)
https://geonadir.com/ (An Introductory Guide to Drone Mapping)
https://www.imwaustralia.com/newsroom/getting-started-with-drone-mapping (Getting started with drone mapping)
Empowering women to enter tech careers
Find out what ‘rubber-ducking’ is. Hear why Khia has been crying happy tears and celebrate the perspective that women bring to the table in this special edition of Location Matters, curated in lieu of https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ (International Women's Day).
New Location Matters host, Claire Wilson, is joined by guests Kate Kirwin, founder of She Codes, Daphne Yu, Graduate Developer at NGIS and Khia Emslie O'Brien, Winyama Digital intern. The discussion centres around why programs like https://shecodes.com.au/ (She Codes) are helping to upskill women with the technical skills required to land careers in the tech industry. https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/stem-equity-monitor/stem-qualified-occupations (According to the ABS in 2020 only 13% of women made up the total employees in the STEM workforce). We would like to change that statistic and raising awareness is one way to do so.
This episode was planned to air before this year’s International Women's Day, but unfortunately was held up. Though, we are advocates for women every single day of the year and this episode is just as relevant today as it was on that day. We hope it inspires you and empowers you to reach new heights in your tech career.
**Please forgive the unusually quiet sound in this episode**
https://shecodes.com.au/ (She Codes)
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ (International Women's Day)
https://codersforcauses.org/ (Coders for causes)
https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Female-Coders-Collective/?_cookie-check=y3dIalngZzRNdMC3 (Female coders collective Perth)
What does the Esri utilities upgrade mean for your business?
In this week’s episode we are excited to welcome two colleagues from our new Brisbane office onto the Location Matters podcast to talk about the Esri ArcGIS utilities upgrade. Alex Geer, NGIS Queensland General Manager, and Conway Pene, Principal GIS Consultant have worked on many utilities GIS projects and give us some insight into what this Esri upgrade will mean for utility companies, what the process looks like and some of the roadblocks they might face.
https://content.ngis.com.au/contact-us (NGIS contact us page)
What is First Nations Earth Observation?
We’re back with a brand new season of Location Matters! To kick off the first episode, we’re joined by Andrew Dowding, Managing Director of Winyama, and Yvonne Fong, Data Scientist at EO Data Science, to discuss the importance of First Nations Earth Observation and how Winyama are working towards seeing more Indigenous communities utilise Earth Observation (EO). Andrew and Yvonne also touch on some of the interesting ways EO is being used across the world - sometimes without people even knowing!
https://www.winyama.com.au/ (Winyama )
https://www.imwaustralia.com/newsroom (Indigenous Mapping Workshop Australia)
https://eodatascience.com/ (EO Data Science )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khf9wQZ0X4gandlist=PLRGciy5zhrRqBY13lK_4HLZglCSdSF8j6 (Google Earth Engine tips)
https://www.imwaustralia.com/newsroom/what-is-first-nations-earth-observation (Blog: What is First Nations Earth Observation)
https://coastalrisk.com.au/home (Sea Level Rise - Coastal Risk)
https://firenorth.org.au/nafi3/ (NAFI - North Australia and Rangelands Fire Information)
https://hotspots.dea.ga.gov.au/ (Digital Earth Australia Hotspots)
https://www.ala.org.au/ (Atlas of Living Australia)