14 episodes

Informal conversations with those creating maps, understanding how and why they build them. Earth Observation, Data Science, Business and how smart people combine them all to impact our world

Minds Behind Maps Maxime Lenormand

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Informal conversations with those creating maps, understanding how and why they build them. Earth Observation, Data Science, Business and how smart people combine them all to impact our world

    Ep 13 - Keith Masback - Angel Investing, Geospatial Intelligence & Leadership

    Ep 13 - Keith Masback - Angel Investing, Geospatial Intelligence & Leadership

    Keith Masback was CEO of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation for over a decade and is now an Angel Investor and Advisor to multiple start-ups, mostly related to Earth Observation & Remote Sensing. Keith started in the US Army, working as an Infantry Officer, and went on to join the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. We talk about Keith's perspective both in the military and in the civilian world of Earth Observation, or as he points out, Geospatial Intelligence. We also touch on what Angel Investing & Advising is and why he does it, as well as talk about the role of leader he's taken on multiple times.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 12 - Tyler Erickson - Google Earth Engine, Curiosity & Working With and For a Community

    Ep 12 - Tyler Erickson - Google Earth Engine, Curiosity & Working With and For a Community

    Tyler Erickson is a Developer Advocate at Google, more specifically working on Google Earth Engine - a platform providing access to many different Earth Observation datasets merged together - allowing users to focus more time on building their solutions.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep 11 - Dan Hammer - Global Forest Watch, Design & Story Telling

    Ep 11 - Dan Hammer - Global Forest Watch, Design & Story Telling

    Dan Hammer co-founded & build the first few versions of Global Forest Watch, and is now working on Earthrise Media, a non-profit that brings data scientists, designers and storytellers together to tackle global environmental challenges.
    We talk about how Global Forest Watch was built, how journalists have leverage the platform to tell stories and how it lived on until today. We also touch on the importance of design in addition to data science, and the power of telling stories.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep 10 - Charles Blanchet - Finding focus, Building a scalable product & Dedicating time to thinking

    Ep 10 - Charles Blanchet - Finding focus, Building a scalable product & Dedicating time to thinking

    Charles Blanchet is the VP of Solutions at Iceye. Charles has over 20 years of experience building start ups, more recently in companies focused around data. Iceye owns a constellation of Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites, and is also working on providing flood monitoring insights derived from the images these satellites take.
    We talk SAR, how Charles joined Iceye, the importance of finding focus as a company, and how thinking is an important task in itself.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep 9 - Chinmay Adhvaryu - Founding and closing Earth Observations companies, Solving a problem people care about, and Bringing Context

    Ep 9 - Chinmay Adhvaryu - Founding and closing Earth Observations companies, Solving a problem people care about, and Bringing Context

    Chinmay Adhvaryu is the co-founder and CEO of Influunt, a company focused on providing insights around water damage using Earth Observation data. He previously founded, and then shut down Earthlab AI, a platform to aggregate, preprocess and analyze satellite imagery.
    We talk about both of these experiences, how Chinmay learned from the first one and from his previous experience in the world of Internet of Things, which he now applies those to Influunt.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 8 - Joe Morrison - Selling Satellite Imagery, Synthetic Aperture Radar & Making Predictions in Public

    Ep 8 - Joe Morrison - Selling Satellite Imagery, Synthetic Aperture Radar & Making Predictions in Public

    Joe Morrison is the VP of Commercial Product at Umbra, who builds & operates Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites. He is determined to make satellite imagery more accessible, and has shared many of his thoughts about the Earth Observation industry on this blog "A Closer Look with Joe Morrison".

    • 2 hr 20 min

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