Geodorable show


Summary: With a passion for GIS, location intelligence, maps, cartography, indeed anything with a whiff of spatial, Chris and Mark decided to seek fame and fortune by starting the world’s best geospatial podcast.* A podcast that may include anything and everything about the geospatial world. From news articles about the GIS industry that take our fancy, interviews with GIS practitioners, random acts of geospatial madness and of course the legendary game Export to Shapefile. So if you like maps and location then you might find listening to a couple of middle-aged guys from the land of the long white cloud (New Zealand) chat irreverently about geospatial stuff just the ticket! *this podcast may not actually be the best in the world.

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 Geodorable Episode 60 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:51:25

After a tech breakdown enforced break we are playing catch up and cram as much as possible into this episode, so we have news, we have a wrap up of the Esri User Conference 2019 and Mark is challenged to a game of Export to Shapefile.

 Geodorable Episode 59 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:29

In this episode Mark and Chris chat with Ed Freyfogle, entrepreneur, investor, geomob wrangler, and co-founder of OpenCage Data about what makes him tick.  Plus we say nice things about DJI, ask why Hobbits didn't use spatial analysis to find their way to Mount Doom, and discuss ways to make the Esri popup nicer. 

 Geodorable Episode 58 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:30

Are maps art?  Well of course they are and especially so if Daniel O'Donohue from MapScaping has created it.  We chat to Daniel about MapScaping, and Danish GIS.  In the news we look at a huge Class Action, we see what Facebook has been up to to locate potential users in Africa and we have the ubiquitous article about Game of Thrones.

 Geodorable Episode 57 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:16

We have a boatload of news, from Esri numerous updates, to unexpected members of the flat earth society, to drones firing seed missiles we have you covered.  Plus we discuss what it takes to be a GIS consultant, and back by popular demand Export to Shapefile. 

 Geodorable Episode 56 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:35

In this episode, we talk to Felix Stock, founder of KinderKiez and ask him how he came up with just an awesome idea.  We have some news, ArcGIS has a quarterly release, Google goes AR and we see if we can find Carmen Sandiego.

 Geodorable Episode 55 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:48:14

Just how accurate is accurate?  Can better accuracy inside your mobile phone mean a new opportunity for location specialists and consumers?  The Broadcom Dual Frequency GPS chip released in late 2017 providing 10cm accuracy hasn't found the home you might expect appearing in only one smartphone in 2018.

 Geodorable Episode 54 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:50:18

We kick off our first episode of 2019 with a charming interview with the founders of Bluefield GIS and discuss the awesome apps Draw Maps and Draw GIS that they have developed.  Plus we have a bit of Spatial News and of course general waffle from your hosts of the number one Geospatial Podcast in the World.

 Geodorable Episode 53 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:19

In this episode, we reach the peak of our own inflated expectations before diving deep into the trough of our disillusionment and then finally we start climbing the slopes of enlightenment and all for the simple pleasure of our listeners.  We look at the top 10 strategic tech trends for 2019 and ask what do they mean for the spatial industry, plus we have a top selection of spatial news and the return of Export to Shapefile.

 Geodorable Episode 52 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:10

We follow up our last episode on Digital Twins with an interview with James Fee, CTO at CityZenith and all round good egg.  Plus some exciting news from Esri about new user roles, HERE grab the number one spot for Mapping and Navigation from Google in a new report by Ovum and we take a look at the Brexit Isles.

 Geodorable Episode 51 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:45:04

It's Episode 51 and we get our Digital Twin doubleheader off to a great start with a discussion around the definition of a Digital Twin, priming us nicely for our special guest next week.  Plus we have a whole heap of news, from Esri Arcade to pedestrian monitoring using IoT. 

 Geodorable Episode 50 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:05

It's our 50th episode and we are celebrating in style with an interview with the creator of  Uber's, what could be better than that! Plus we have a bit of survey news, Fifa embraces GPS, and New Zealand Emerging Spatial Professionals get in the know with a careers conference.

 Gedorable Episode 49 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:48:43

We're back after a 6-week break - you know you've missed us!  In the news in this episode, we celebrate Open Street Map's 14th Birthday, we wonder if GIS is mainstream and consider if Google is out to annoy flat earthers. Plus in Topic of the Week we fall in love all over again with the paper map.  Export to Shapefile makes a welcome return.

 Geodorable Episode 48 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:08

17901 attendees, 2400 gallons of coffee, 2200 staff,  480 Technical Workshops, 307 Exhibitors, 198 Paper Sessions, 124 Special Interest Groups, 34 Plenary speakers, and 1 Jack Dangermond.  These are just some of the stats that sum up the 2018 Esri User Conference.  In this special episode Chris, and Mark are joined by the very affable Kurt Towler, host of the fabulous podcast Speaking of GIS.  We discuss all things UC whilst relaxing in the map gallery.

 Geodorable Episode 47 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:00

In this episode, we have another great interview, this time with Santiago Giraldo, Director of Marketing at Carto.  Hear what he has to say about the state of the spatial industry and how organizations use Carto to turn location data into business outcomes.

 Geodorable Episode 46 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:15

In this episode, we interview Linda Heckt, geographer, marketer and geospatial location leader.  We discuss Linda's long career at Esri and what makes her tick now, we talk about her passion for geography and its impact on marketing and we ask what she believes the future of GIS will look like.


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