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SCP E145 Resilience in Regional Communities, with Chad Renando

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, I have a brilliant conversation with Chad Randando, director for the not for profit Startup Status, Managing Director Australia for the Global Entrepreneurship network, and current PhD researcher exploring the connection between entrepreneur ecosystems and community resilience. Chad and I discuss his varied background that spans the US Navy, manufacturing, innovation hubs and a stint as a radio DJ, and how some of those experiences sparked...

A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 630

A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 630 30 November 2019 Where to find geospatial data (a high level skim) Click to directly download MP3 http://traffic.libsyn.com/avsp/AVSP_Episode630.mp3 Topic: This week we talk about where you can go to download data, with just a few examples. National Map Data.gov Census Bureau EarthExplorer LandsatLook viewer Sentinel remote sensing data access Natural Earth Data OpenStreetMap State data clearinghouses MapWV, PASDA, NCOneMap City data sets – Chicago, Charlotte, New York Originally posted on 2019-11-30 20:27:52 at https://veryspatial.com/2019/11/a-veryspatial-podcast-episode-630/

SCP E144 Where to next for Smart Cities and Communities? (Part 6)

I’m back with another bonus episode of the podcast that brings together multiple guests answers to the question “Where to next with Smart Cities and Communities?” And this time I’m sharing with you the answers from MOVE-ember guests, plus a number of our guests from earlier this year: Listen here: Guests featured in this episode: Scott Shepherd in Episode 139 Rachel De Sain in Episode 142 Samson Williams from way back in Episode 107 Kylie Nixon in Episode 97 Prugya Maini...

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Hydraulics in the Cloud

The City of Durham prepares for growth by collecting and leveraging data through a web-based GIS—to create a hydraulic model for its wastewater collection system. Durham, North Carolina is experiencing...

Rosemary Wardley: “Coding is foundational knowledge that can help you in any career” | GeoHipster

Rosemary Wardley is a Cartographer at National Geographic where she works on a variety of custom print and digital products. Outside of work, Rosemary stays active in the larger...

Maps and Mappers of the 2019 Calendar: Aly Ollivierre | GeoHipster

Q: Tell us about yourself. A: I work full-time as a Cartographer at National Geographic Maps, part-time conducting freelance work as Tombolo Maps & Design, and part-time working with the...

Steve Pousty: “Never go full spatial” | GeoHipster

Steve Pousty Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and Director of Developer Relations for Crunchy Data (PostgreSQL people). He goes around and shows off all the great work the PostgreSQL...

Census Bureau Webinar on American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates | GISUser.com

Census Bureau to Host a Webinar on Release of 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar on Dec. 10, 2019, in advance...

Hard Hat anniversary

A century later, the company that invented the hard hat is still saving lives through innovation, from the top down. It’s been a century since the hard hat’s invention, and...

AGRICULTURE

David Haynes to GeoHipster: “Learn the back end…you’ll be viable forever.” | GeoHipster

David Haynes David Haynes II is an Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Informatics at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a health geographer who...

Aerial mappers gathered at First EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels | Geospatial World

Spread over three days, the first EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels shed a bright light on the challenges and common goals of the European...

Make 1:25,000 maps, 1-meter satellite imagery freely available: Indian geospatial thinktank | Geoawesomeness

India’s collection and use of geospatial data have increased exponentially in the last few years. With the central government’s push toward smart cities and...
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YouTube Video: Remote Sensing: Detecting (illegal) waste materials – Brussels conference 2019 (Day 1, Item10c/11) | Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Samantha Lavender (Pixalytics Ltd) and Lorna McIver (SEPA) address the 'Smarter waste regulation and pollution crime enforcement' conference in Brussels, providing an overview of...

GOVERNMENT

Make 1:25,000 maps, 1-meter satellite imagery freely available: Indian geospatial thinktank | Geoawesomeness

India’s collection and use of geospatial data have increased exponentially in the last few years. With the central government’s push toward smart cities and...

Applying GIS and Geographic Analysis to Support Equity and Social Justice | EthicalGEO

I was honored to have been awarded one of seven 2019-2020 Ethical GEO fellowships by the American Geographical Society.  I have been influenced during much...

Entegra Systems and Immersive Wisdom demonstrate capabilities at Cyber Quest 2019 | Intelligence Community News

Entegra Systems Inc of Hanover, MD and Boca Raton, FL-based Immersive Wisdom Inc. announced on December 4 that they jointly participated in Cyber Quest 2019, an...

Army posts TITAN RFI | Intelligence Community News

On December 4, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for a Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN). Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. Eastern...

CONSTRUCTION

David Haynes to GeoHipster: “Learn the back end…you’ll be viable forever.” | GeoHipster

David Haynes David Haynes II is an Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Informatics at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a health geographer who...

SAM Announces Acquisition of JMC Professional Surveying and Mapping, LLC | Earth Imaging Journal

SAM Companies, a leading provider of geospatial solutions and construction phase services in North America, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition...

Mobility, Sustainability and Smart Cities Anchor the Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

The Tech Experience is returning to CONEXPO-CON/AGG this coming March in Las Vegas. For 2020, the Tech Experience has expanded to two locations, and...

India needs mindset more than skillset to go digital in construction | Geospatial World

India is setting new records in infrastructure development by building many of the world’s biggest, tallest, largest, highest, and the longest structures. ...

UTILITIES

Hydraulics in the Cloud

The City of Durham prepares for growth by collecting and leveraging data through a web-based GIS—to create a hydraulic model for its wastewater collection...

Democratizing Geospatial Technology | EthicalGEO

This “Democratizing Geospatial Technology Project,” funded by the EthicalGEO Fellowship program, has as its central vision, that environmental justice stakeholders themselves are best equipped...

Four key benefits to adopting a mobile GIS solution | Geocortex

As mobile data requirements increase, the need to be able to collect and submit that data in an offline environment accurately and efficiently is...

MGISS Appoints Mike Cooper to Expand Geospatial Business | Earth Imaging Journal

Liverpool, UK – Mike Cooper has joined the management team at MGISS, a specialist in the use of geospatial technology in the utility, infrastructure...

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NICHE & TECH NEWS

SURVEY

Hydraulics in the Cloud

The City of Durham prepares for growth by collecting and leveraging data through a web-based GIS—to create a hydraulic model for its wastewater collection...

Rosemary Wardley: “Coding is foundational knowledge that can help you in any career” | GeoHipster

Rosemary Wardley is a Cartographer at National Geographic where she works on a variety of custom print and digital products. Outside of work, Rosemary...

Census Bureau Webinar on American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates | GISUser.com

Census Bureau to Host a Webinar on Release of 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar on...

Hard Hat anniversary

A century later, the company that invented the hard hat is still saving lives through innovation, from the top down. It’s been a century since...

DRONES & UAVs

Monitoring Rock Glaicer Dynamic | GeoInformatics

This article has been provided by Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany. The 3D Geospatial Data Processing Group from the university is conducting studies of rock...

DJI joins Memphis partners in FAA drone pilot program | Geospatial World

DJI, a global company specializing in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)...

Drone Aviation and ComSovereign announce merger | Geospatial World

Drone Aviation Holding Corp, a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and homeland security customers, announced today that...

GPS pioneers honored with Queen’s award at Buckingham Palace | GPS World

On Dec. 3, four U.S. engineers were awarded the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering  during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace for their work...

3D & LiDAR

Hydraulics in the Cloud

The City of Durham prepares for growth by collecting and leveraging data through a web-based GIS—to create a hydraulic model for its wastewater collection...

Call for State of the Map 2020 presentations is now open | OpenStreetMap Blog

State of the Map 2019 attendees. Photo by Thomas Skowron, CC BY 2.0 As of now we are accepting your talks and presentations in the...

Terry Stigers: “When done correctly, maps are truly beautiful.” | GeoHipster

My favorite picture of myself and my son. I’m the old, scruffy one. “I was born, which came as a bit of a shock but...

Aerial mappers gathered at First EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels | Geospatial World

Spread over three days, the first EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels shed a bright light on the challenges and common goals of the European...

GNSS & LOCATION SERVICES

Monitoring Rock Glaicer Dynamic | GeoInformatics

This article has been provided by Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany. The 3D Geospatial Data Processing Group from the university is conducting studies of rock...

DJI joins Memphis partners in FAA drone pilot program | Geospatial World

DJI, a global company specializing in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)...

Drone Aviation and ComSovereign announce merger | Geospatial World

Drone Aviation Holding Corp, a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and homeland security customers, announced today that...

GPS pioneers honored with Queen’s award at Buckingham Palace | GPS World

On Dec. 3, four U.S. engineers were awarded the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering  during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace for their work...

GIS & CARTOGRAPHY

Rosemary Wardley: “Coding is foundational knowledge that can help you in any career” | GeoHipster

Rosemary Wardley is a Cartographer at National Geographic where she works on a variety of custom print and digital products. Outside of work, Rosemary...

Maps and Mappers of the 2019 Calendar: Aly Ollivierre | GeoHipster

Q: Tell us about yourself. A: I work full-time as a Cartographer at National Geographic Maps, part-time conducting freelance work as Tombolo Maps & Design,...

Call for State of the Map 2020 presentations is now open | OpenStreetMap Blog

State of the Map 2019 attendees. Photo by Thomas Skowron, CC BY 2.0 As of now we are accepting your talks and presentations in the...

Steve Pousty: “Never go full spatial” | GeoHipster

Steve Pousty Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and Director of Developer Relations for Crunchy Data (PostgreSQL people). He goes around and shows off all...

REMOTE SENSING & PHOTOGRAMMETRY

Aerial mappers gathered at First EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels | Geospatial World

Spread over three days, the first EAASI Partner Summit in Brussels shed a bright light on the challenges and common goals of the European...

Pointfuse and U.S. CAD announce partnership  | GeoInformatics

Pointfuse has signed a reseller agreement with one of the largest Autodesk and Leica Geosystems distributors in the US. California-based U.S. CAD is an AEC...

Announcement of Seminar on Intelligent Emergency Surveying and Disaster Risk Reduction Mapping Service | International Cartographic Association

Since the countries in Asian regions are currently facing the challenges of frequent disasters, it is more important to fast and intelligent surveying and...

SimActive Introduces New LiDAR Workflow | Geospatial World

Montreal, Canada, December 3rd, 2019 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces a new LiDAR workflow integrated in its Correlator3D™ product....

ANALYSIS & GEOCODING

Hydraulics in the Cloud

The City of Durham prepares for growth by collecting and leveraging data through a web-based GIS—to create a hydraulic model for its wastewater collection...

Rosemary Wardley: “Coding is foundational knowledge that can help you in any career” | GeoHipster

Rosemary Wardley is a Cartographer at National Geographic where she works on a variety of custom print and digital products. Outside of work, Rosemary...

Call for State of the Map 2020 presentations is now open | OpenStreetMap Blog

State of the Map 2019 attendees. Photo by Thomas Skowron, CC BY 2.0 As of now we are accepting your talks and presentations in the...

Steve Pousty: “Never go full spatial” | GeoHipster

Steve Pousty Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and Director of Developer Relations for Crunchy Data (PostgreSQL people). He goes around and shows off all...

AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY

Call for State of the Map 2020 presentations is now open | OpenStreetMap Blog

State of the Map 2019 attendees. Photo by Thomas Skowron, CC BY 2.0 As of now we are accepting your talks and presentations in the...

Unity Reveals Reflect

Reflect by Unity is like … the gamification of BIM? Imagine you get an email message come in, it reads, “We’re reviewing the Alderson building...

Entegra Systems and Immersive Wisdom demonstrate capabilities at Cyber Quest 2019 | Intelligence Community News

Entegra Systems Inc of Hanover, MD and Boca Raton, FL-based Immersive Wisdom Inc. announced on December 4 that they jointly participated in Cyber Quest 2019, an...

Partnership KTN and AGI to promote geospatial insight | GeoInformatics

Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) have announced a partnership to promote the benefits of using geospatial...

DATA & SOFTWARE NEWS

FREE & OPEN SOURCE

Steve Pousty: “Never go full spatial” | GeoHipster

Steve Pousty Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and Director of Developer Relations for Crunchy Data (PostgreSQL people). He goes around and shows off all...

Getting started with PySpark & GeoPandas on Databricks | Free and Open Source Ramblings

Over the last years, many data analysis platforms have added spatial support to their portfolio. Just two days ago, Databricks have published an extensive...

Open Source Stack for Raster Tiling in Custom Projections | OSGeo

This post is a high level look at the recent stack I built for a raster tiling set up. I am working out some...

Why is the QGIS docs team is struggling? | Cameron Shorter

The QGIS documentation team is struggling and needs help. This has been known for a while. The much harder question is “How do we...

ESRI

Hydraulics in the Cloud

The City of Durham prepares for growth by collecting and leveraging data through a web-based GIS—to create a hydraulic model for its wastewater collection...
video

YouTube Video: Tukar Data Geospasial menggunakan geoserver, Qgis dan ArcGIS Online | Joko Eddy Sukoco

Tutorial yang menggambarkan proses tukar data geospasial menggunakan geoserver, pengolahan di Qgis dan diseminasi data memakai ArcGIS Online source

Rosemary Wardley: “Coding is foundational knowledge that can help you in any career” | GeoHipster

Rosemary Wardley is a Cartographer at National Geographic where she works on a variety of custom print and digital products. Outside of work, Rosemary...

Local Community Engagement, Part 8

Part 1 introduced this project to engage local residents in villages north of Cambridge UK. Part 2 elaborated on some resources available and communication...

VECTOR & RASTER DATA

Open Source Stack for Raster Tiling in Custom Projections | OSGeo

This post is a high level look at the recent stack I built for a raster tiling set up. I am working out some...

Make a Web Mapping App with Routing and Place Search: Tutorial

“We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there”; an excerpt from Jerry Reed’s classic record “Eastbound and Down”....

Field Report: Supporting TRACE in Eswatini, Rwanda, and Ethiopia | Blue Raster

Implementing a business intelligence platform requires users to think critically about the business questions they want their data to inform and the underlying data...

Eleven ways to map a General Election | Esri

It’s that time again; on 12th December, people across the nation will cast their votes to decide who will be the United Kingdom’s Prime...

QGIS

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YouTube Video: Tukar Data Geospasial menggunakan geoserver, Qgis dan ArcGIS Online | Joko Eddy Sukoco

Tutorial yang menggambarkan proses tukar data geospasial menggunakan geoserver, pengolahan di Qgis dan diseminasi data memakai ArcGIS Online source

Steve Pousty: “Never go full spatial” | GeoHipster

Steve Pousty Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and Director of Developer Relations for Crunchy Data (PostgreSQL people). He goes around and shows off all...
video

YouTube Video: Georeference in QGIS Software | Remote Sensing and GIS with Rudra

Georeferencing in QGIS software has been discussed step by step by Rudra Nath. source

Terry Stigers: “When done correctly, maps are truly beautiful.” | GeoHipster

My favorite picture of myself and my son. I’m the old, scruffy one. “I was born, which came as a bit of a shock but...