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A VerySpatial Podcast | Discussions on Geography and Geospatial Technologies


A Podcast of Geography and geospatial technologies


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A Podcast of Geography and geospatial technologies






A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 714

News: NV5 acquires L3 Harris Viz portfolio Lidar smallsat swarm Hackers test satellite security Topic:


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 713

News: Virginia Norwood and earth observation Maxar to be acquired 5G constellation to support IoT CalTech releases 5.7 terapixel Mars mosaic New USGIF Scholarships for 2023 Topic: EarthDay, sustainability, and geo


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 712

News: NRO hyperspectral contracts (planets, pixxel, hypersat) BlackSky commissions newest satellites in 18 hrs Cesium for Omniverse Topic: Interviews from NC GIS Conference OpenDataSoft TwinCity Data NCSU Center for Geospatial Analytics


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 711



A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 710

News: RemoteID requirement looms Scientists debut 100 million year dynamic geological model 10th GPS III satellite complete, available for launch SV6 deemed operational Satellites threaten Radio Astronomy Antarctic sea ice extent hits a new record low Newly published study looks at navigation through the Northeast Passage U.S. Agency mapping, Environmental Justice Index (EJI) tool, and Justice40 Initiative Heritage Quest citizen science identifies 1,000s of prehistoric burial mounds using Lidar Mapbox 3D Live Navigation Ford files patent to let cars repossess themselves Events: The Pennsylvania GIS ConferenceInnovation, connected, autonomous (ICA) SummitGeoBusiness


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 709

News: National Geographic Photos for 2022 Pew AI study Bing/ChatGPTGoogle/Bard IE being deleted ArcGIS Reality Topic: Events: WVAGP


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 708

News: topoBuilder and OnDemand Topo Maps officially part of the National Map NISAR to launch in 2024QGIS call for crowd funding OGC Geo for Metaverse working group GRASS GIS 8.2.1 Topic: Microsoft Places as modern geography Events:


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 707

News: Human brain’s spatial perception changes over time. BT announces creation of a drone superhighway in Southern England John Deere (in space) Artificial Intelligence model used to track beavers Senators question FCC’s new broadband map FCC space bureau Inrupt announces updates to the W3 Personal Online Data Store “Solid Pod” Osm data model studyOverture map foundation Events: GeoNight:The international "Night of Geography" hosted by the Association of Geographical Societies in Europe (EUGEO) and The International Geographical Union (IGU), April 14th 2023.2023 Digital Construction Week: May 17-18, London, UK.The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG): May 28 - June 1, 2023, Orlando, FL


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 706

Year in review: This week we discuss some of the trends and highlights that we remember from 2022.


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 705

Topic: Events: PlaceGames


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 704

News: NOAA Aurora Dashboard (Experimental) Spire Global Launches ‘Dark Shipping’ Tracking Satellites cause concerns for radio observatories FCC launches new broadband map - asks for crowdsource help Topic: Unexpectedly helpful or cool tools for our GIS/geography work Events: Satellite 2023(SatShow), March 13 - March 16, Washington, DC Geospatial World Forum (GWF), May 3- May 5, 2023, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsWeb and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS), June 12- June 13, 2023, Québec, Canada


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 703

Topic: Thoughts on “GIS and Society” as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Friday Harbor meetings Events: Digital Geospatial Intelligence for National Security (DGI) Conference, February 27 - March 01, 2023, London UK Esri Developer Summit, March 7 - March 10 2023, Palm Springs CAGeoBuiz Summit, March 6 - March 8 2023, Monterey CA


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 702

News: Starlink as a location service GPS Interference in Texas Nobody Can ExplainArray Labs receives round of funding for 3D imaging satellite constellation Volunteered data helps with global vegetation mapping Study of narwhal migration shows impact of climate change Topic: Thoughts on Geography Awareness Week Events: URISA LEAP: Location, Enterprise Addressing, and Public Safety Conference, Feb 7 - Feb 9, Hosted Virtually Blue MarbleGeoTalks 2023, Jan 25, 2023, Hosted VirtuallyInternational Conference on Geoinformatics and Data Analysis(ICGDA 2023), April 13 - 15, 2023, Marseille, France


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 701

This week we sit down with Elvin Slavik (Director of Esri R&D Center, Australia) to catch-up and talk about some general thoughts on technology.


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 700

News: Response to report on Ligado India pushing NaVIC Study shows climate change affecting world's lakes Google Maps now includes efficient EV routes Google Maps now includes augmented reality results New US center of population Planet moving into hyperspectral New additions to Galileo FCC De-orbit rules Events: NEURISA Day is a conference hosted by New England URISA and will be held virtually on October 24 & 25, 2022. The theme this year is Creating Community Connections, which aims to showcase how important it is for us as a geospatial community to connect and engage. More information can be found here https://neurisa-day-2022-urisa.hub.arcgis.com/


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 699

News: Geographer Yi-Fu Tuan passes away FTC Sues data broker for tracking location information Newly published research shows Arctic lakes are drying up Hydrosat gets Tier 1 remote sensing license for thermal imaging Esri Small Nonprofit Organization Grant Initiative Geospatial Revolution: Mapping the Pandemic nominated for regional Mid-Atlantic Emmy Topic: Geospatial Metaverse NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH - AI, Metaverse, and Digital Humans Events: Earth Science Week, October 9th - 15thInternational Geoethics Day, October 13th, 2022Geography Awareness Week, November 14-19th, 2022GIS Day, November 16th, 2022


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 698

News: Landsat 9 hand-off Google fined in Australia New USGS Director sworn in Artemis 1 going to the moon on Aug. 29th Topic: Geographic connections for back to school season Events: ICPARS2022International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Remote Sensing: 20-21 September, Toronto CA RGS-IBG2022: 30 August to 2 September, Newcastle UK and online


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 697

News: OSM turns 18 New Google Maps Functionality Critical Flaws in Chinese GPS Chip - US Government advises to stop using Xiaomi previews consumer-targeted smart glasses Storm chaser drones gathering data during hurricane season Rhine way lower than it should be (and way earlier than normal)UKHO Admiralty Maritime sunsetting paper charts after 222 years. SpaceX Falcon 9 launches with South Korea's first Moon mission Events: ICMSEGARS2022: 09-10 December, New York


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 696

A look back at Landsat's 50 years on our 17th anniversary episode.


A VerySpatial Podcast - Episode 695

News: Esri UC - personal favorites FCC Proposes new definition for broadbandOGC joins metaverse standards group FTC will address exploitation of location and health dataFirst images from James Webb Space Telescope Topic: This week Jesse asks questions about time in geospatial Events: Geography2050: 17-18 November, New York GeoWeek 2023: 13-15 February, DenverAAG 2023: 23-27 March, Denver