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A podcast for the mapping community. Interviews with the people that are shaping the future of GIS, geospatial and the mapping world. This is a podcast for the GIS and geospatial community https://mapscaping.com/

The MapScaping Podcast - GIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing, earth observation and digital geography MapScaping

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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

A podcast for the mapping community. Interviews with the people that are shaping the future of GIS, geospatial and the mapping world. This is a podcast for the GIS and geospatial community https://mapscaping.com/

    Planet - Imaging Everything, Every Day ... Almost

    Planet - Imaging Everything, Every Day ... Almost

    Planet manufactures and manages the world’s largest constellation of earth observation satellites!
    Imaging “Just about everywhere on earth just about every day – Making change visible, accessible, and actionable”
    … and the hope of this episode is to help you understand how they do that – along the way
    you will hear about their two constellations and how they work together
    Learn the difference between ghost ships and dark ships and find out that there are very few ground control points in the ocean and why that matters
    Find out what this means for GIS and permit enforcement.
    For more information go to https://www.planet.com/gis/
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    • 45 min
    Fire Mapping, Maritime Search And Wide Angle Imaging

    Fire Mapping, Maritime Search And Wide Angle Imaging

    This episode is a story about wide-angle imaging for fire mapping and maritime search but it's also a story about changing the culture and getting people to trust a new way of doing things.
    My guest today is Alison Harrod - mission success manager at a start-up called Overwatch imaging 
    Whenever I work with a company like Overwatch Imaging it is hard to know which story to tell, we could just as easily have made an episode about AI and object detection or about smart sensors because they do those things too. 
     The decision depends on the guest and their background so after meeting Alison we decided to make this episode for you and try to give you a broad overview of what wide-angle imaging is and how it's used in the context of fire mapping and maritime search.
    ...but It's one thing to have a technology and it is another thing entirely to get people to use it … as you will hear fire mapping is not “a move fast and break things kind of situation”
    Connect with Alison here!
    Other relevant podcast episodes that you might enjoy
    Thermal Imagery From Space
    Finding Water Leaks From Space
    Cube Satellites Of The Stratosphere

    • 46 min
    Personal Branding in Geospatial

    Personal Branding in Geospatial

    It's not about becoming an influencer it's about creating opportunities for yourself
    In this episode, we tackle the common misconception that personal branding is solely for influencers, revealing how it's actually about creating the right visibility and opportunities in your professional sphere.
    Helena Merschdorf shares her unique insights, drawing from her rich background in GIS and marketing, and discusses:
    Solving the Obscurity Problem: Discover how personal branding can help you get noticed by the right people, not just everyone.
    Effective Communication in Technical Fields: Learn the art of conveying complex GIS concepts to non-experts.
    Defining and Building Your Personal Brand: Uncover the essence of personal branding and how to strategically develop it.
    Overcoming Challenges: Helena offers guidance on tackling imposter syndrome and finding your niche in the vast world of GIS.
    Choosing the Right Platforms: Get tips on selecting the best channels for your personal branding efforts based on your target audience.
    Success Stories and Strategies: While specific examples aren't named, learn about the different levels of personal branding success and what might work for you.
    This episode is not just about building a personal brand; it's about leveraging that brand to carve a unique path in the geospatial industry.
    Connect with Helena here
    Other relevant podcast episodes 
    Rebranding GIS and Geospatial
    Python Maps
    Getting Your Dream Job In Earth Observation

    • 50 min
    Entity Resolution with Placekey

    Entity Resolution with Placekey

    Entity resolution is the process of matching and merging records from different sources that refer to the same entity.
    today's episode is about entity resolution for place data, why you might want to do that, and what any of this has to do with the dollar, Unix time and the idea that If data is really driving innovation, join keys are going to become more valuable.
    Today's guest is Auren Hoffman
    If you want to try Placekey for yourself go to https://www.placekey.io/
    If you want to learn more about SafeGraph listen to this podcast episode

    • 40 min
    Strategic Buy-In For FOSS4G

    Strategic Buy-In For FOSS4G

    Embracing Open-Source Geospatial Technology is easy as an individual but what if you want your organization to use FOSS4G
    How do you get strategic buy-in?
    It turns out that the software does not sell itself and that even in the age of AI we still have to convince a human if we want organizational change to to happen. 
    I think the temptation is to say hey look at this long list of specifications and notice how FOSS4G is often better or equal to the close source equivalent. 
    Or hey look at the price tag … it costs nothing which is way cheaper than this other thing which costs more than nothing.
    While this might be all the argumentation you need in some cases … in general, making change happen is hard,  and it's going to require more than that. 
    That's why I have invited Todd Barr back on the podcast to walk us through what it takes to get an organization to Embrace Open-Source Geospatial Technology.
    Here are a few of the key points
    Getting buy-in for open-source software and addressing concerns about security and IP protection
    Perspectives of External and internal stakeholders on open-source Software
    Importance of collaboration, empathy, and understanding in decision-making and stakeholder management
    Challenges of implementing open source technology in a corporate environment
    Benefits of using open source solutions, such as faster analysis, increased stability, and flexibility for innovation
    Accessibility and support in open source communities, including direct interaction with developers and availability of external consultants
    Customization and development work required for creating vertical solutions with open-source components
    Finding skilled developers and training them in geospatial technology
    Cost-saving advantages of open source technology in cloud computing
    Leading arguments for implementing open source software: cost savings and freedom to modify and customize
    Advocacy for supporting and integrating with the open source community.

    The last time Todd was on the podcast we talked about Leadership and Mentorship in the Geospatial community
    If you are interested in FOSS4G you might enjoy these previous episodes
    A Business built on Open Source GIS
    Monetizing an open-source geospatial project
    Or just scroll through the archive to find episodes about QGIS, PostGIS, Geoserver, Geonode, Python, and a bunch of other open-source projects
    I could use some support! please consider supporting this podcast on Patreon

    • 45 min
    From GNSS to VPS

    From GNSS to VPS

    ** Warning** Consuming this content may lead to educated opinions and or a better understanding of the future of location technology!
    ** Proceed with caution!! **
    If are curious about any of the following topics this episode is for you!
    Evolution of Positioning Systems  Terrestrial-based Positioning: The role of Wi-Fi positioning and the potential of 5G in positioning.
     Visual Positioning Systems (VPS)
    GNSS Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites: The potential of LEO satellites in enhancing positioning and navigation.
    Future of Positioning: Predictions and expectations for the future of navigation and positioning technologies.
    Connect with Sandy on LinkedIn
    Recommended listening 
    SBAS - Satellite-based augmentation system
    GNSS - past present and future
    Where does Goolge's blue dot come from
    On the personal front, I have just moved back to New Zealand after 13 years in Denmark. It has been pretty busy the last couple of weeks, hence the lack of published podcast episodes. 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

ndsmith1616 ,

Geospatial Awesomeness

Plain and simple, if you have any interest at all in geospatial technology, data, or application, this is a MUST SUBSCRIBE podcast. The host provides a thought provoking and informative model for how podcasts in general should be run and his efforts are likely to spread geospatial to the realm of mainstream thought. Well done!

GeoJSONFan ,

Attention to detail!

It’s obvious from the podcast that Daniel devotes a huge amount of time researching and editing the podcasts for a great listening experience! This is a valuable resource for veterans and aspiring professionals in the geo field.

MikeDavl ,

The best for staying up to date with the latest geospatial trends

MapScaping is the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in the geospatial world!

The episodes provide enough context that anyone can understand, regardless of the topic, and still provide enough depth to be useful to pros.

Definitely one of the best podcasts I’m subscribed to.

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