Jason Boone: Animating Maps for a Living, Working with Johnny Harris & Joining a Tech Startup

Jason Boone runs the Boone Loves Videos YouTube Channel with nearly 100k subscribers, teaching people visual effects & map animations. This led him to work with some of the biggest YouTubers out there, including Johnny Harris. We talked about running an online business teaching people map animations, using maps to tell stories and Jason's recent dive into tech startups.

Accelerating New Space with Affordable Satellite Systems – A Satellogic Story

Modern state-of-the-art satellite technology and sensing capabilities, enabling constant and consistent monitoring of anywhere in our Planet, are changing the way we study and improve life on Earth. But how affordable are these satellite systems?

The Overture Maps Foundation: Do We Need a New Open Mapping Project?

Marc Prioleau is the newly appointed Executive Director to the Overture Maps Foundation (at the date this episode comes out). Overture was originally announced in December 2022, founded by Amazon, Meta, Microsoft and TomTom as part of the Linux Foundation, with the goal of providing a open map data. That sounds a lot like what OpenStreetMap set out to achieve... so why start something new? Marc has some answers to that question, and it isn't his first time thinking about the future of mapping

Strategic Heights: Satellites, AI and Victory in War

The sheer amount of data available from satellites enables us to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. Renaud Allioux was inspired by Planet to do just that when he left Airbus to co-found Preligens, an AI and intelligence company in the earth observation space, which he is now Chief Innovation Officer of. We spoke about Renaud’s journey, from working on exciting missions in physics and engineering at Airbus, to solving crucial problems in the defense industry.

Exploring Open Source Intelligence in a Conflict-Ridden World

Our guest for this episode is LiveEO’s Michael Cruickshank, a former conflict journalist, who takes us on a journey through the world of open source intelligence (OSINT). From developing ship tracking software using satellite data to using algorithms for automated detection of burnt villages, he reveals how OSINT empowers truth-seekers in a conflict-ridden world. We delve into the origins of OSINT, its role in geospatial analysis (and vice versa), the risks faced by those in the field, and the potential impact of AI.

Translating Climate Science into Quantifiable Climate Risk Analytics – Dr Claire Burke, Climate X

Today, I am speaking with Dr Claire Burke, who is the Director of Science at Climate X, a UK-based startup that is building a global climate risk analytics platform on challenges in translating climate science into climate risk.

Making Open Data Actually Accessible (in a world with ChatGPT)

Jed Sundwall is the Executive Director of Radiant Earth, and formerly worked on creating AWS's Open Data Registry, starting by putting Landsat images and then other Earth Observation datasets on the cloud. Radiant Earth is an NGO focused on making geospatial data more accessible, specifically for Machine Learning applications.

Why Space Sustainability Matters for Earth Observation – Krystal Azelton, Secure World Foundation

Today, we are discussing space sustainability and its importance for Earth observation with Krystal Azelton, Director of Application Programs at the Secure World Foundation.

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

Exposing China’s Nuclear Testing

Renny Babiarz is a former Analyst at the NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) and the VP of Analysis & Operations at AllSource Analysis, a company focused on providing geospatial Intelligence investigations. One of the angles of Renny's work is better understanding China's Nuclear testing using satellite imagery, Open Source Intelligence methods & location data.

Leveraging Taiwan’s Unique Infrastructure to Support Disaster Response

Kuo-Yu 'Slayer' Chuang is the co-founder of GeoThings, a Taiwanese company leveraging SMS to share GPS location, images & any useful information for disaster response. He was also on the board of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team; and has focused on applying mapping to supporting humanitarian endeavours mostly in Asia.

You Don’t Have to Be a Space Expert to Harness Its Power! (feat. John Atkinson, Chief Product Officer at LiveEO)

ohn recieved a call from a former coworker who knew his strengths would break molds at a new position for Planet Labs. Now at LiveEO, John applies his expertise as its Chief Product Officer. This episode showcases John’s accumulation of knowledge since before his career, having grown up “in an environment surrounded by tech.”

A Filmmaker’s Exploration of NewSpace (feat. Torsten Hoffman, Director & Entrepreneur)

In this episode, acclaimed filmmaker & entrepreneur Torsten Hoffman shares insights from his experience making documentaries about cryptocurrency - but most importantly his latest project "Fortitude" which explores the burgeoning newspace industry. He highlights the stark differences between the two communities and the surprising quality of people he met in the newspace industry.

Deforestation in the Amazon biome with Dr. Tahisa Kuck and Prof. Tatiana Pará

This episode features Dr. Tahisa Kuck, Science and Technology Analyst at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of the Brazilian Air Force and Professor Tatiana Pará, professor at the Federal Institute of Pará.

Forest Carbon Monitoring with Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo

In the last episode of Season 13, we talk to Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo about SAR, LiDAR, passive multispectral data, mangroves, biomass estimation, carbon stocks, payment ecosystem services, science communication & much more.

Why Would a Bank Care About Satellite Images?

Mila Luleva is the Head of Remote Sensing at Rabobank, the 2nd biggest bank in the Netherlands. Specifically she works on the Acorn Initiative which aims at supporting small holder farmers transition to more sustainable agriculture practices by selling carbon credits for the biomass these farmers produce. Carbon credits are a messy, complicated and often times controversial topic, all of which I wanted to ask Mila about.

Hyperspectral vs Multispectral

When comparing multispectral and hyperspectral data it is not simply a case of “more data more better”! With hyperspectral you have “The curse of Dimensionality” but you also get more flexibility to pick exactly what bands you want to use! With multispectral you have less noise but you also have less data! This episode is designed to be a beginner's guide to the differences between hyperspectral and multispectral satellite data.

Building an Effective Earth Observation Adoption Strategy – Pooja Mahapatra, Fugro

Pooja Mahapatra, the Global Lead of Geospatial for Climate at Fugro, a Netherlands-based company focused on geotechnical and surveying services for monitoring infrastructure, talks about the role of Earth observation for the company and how they build an EO adoption strategy.

NewSpace India Podcast: Reviewing the Status of Earth Observation in India

This week, I am sharing an episode from the New Space India podcast where I was invited to talk about all things Earth observation, particularly focusing on India. In this episode, Narayan and I discuss the state of EO in India, differences in EO adoption vs the west, the need for vertical-specific EO innovation hubs and more.

Geospatial Data Version Control with Kart

Kart provides distributed version control for geospatial and tabular data. Kart stores geospatial and tabular data in Git, providing version control at the row and cell level, it also provides repository working copies as GIS databases and files, and allows edit to be done directly in common GIS software without plugins.