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Disruption in the Geospatial Age (pt2)

Posted by: Will Cadell in technology imagery satellites 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Continuing from disruption in the geospatial age pt 1 where we talked about classic disruption business models and in particular referenced Boundless, Esri and Mapbox. I wanted to highlight another example describing how Planet and DigitalGlobe have been reacting to a highly complex technology & consumer environment.

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Git for the world

Posted by: Will Cadell in Open Data technology Data analytics 1 year, 3 months ago

I had another good long discussion with @bmann this morning. We talked about automated vehicles, augmented reality and the implications on the gesopatial industry. Which, FYI, will be profound.

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Data is opinionated

Posted by: Will Cadell in Open Data technology imagery satellites Data 1 year, 4 months ago

Geospatial data in particular is opinionated. Now, opinion isn’t always a great thing. Opinion doesn’t mean you know better, it just means you have a particular view of the world and feel comfortable in maintaining that perspective.

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Technology is great, but invest in data.

Posted by: Will Cadell in Open Data technology Data GIS web development 2 years, 9 months ago

I love technology. I get wowed by amazing new computing platforms, new technology experiences, new ideas about how to interact with machines and computers. I get thoroughly dazzled by how clever people are and how the right group of people can create the most amazing things.

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Scale in a time of web maps

Posted by: Will Cadell in Open Data Cartography technology web development GIS google maps consulting Data 2 years, 9 months ago

Scale has taken on a completely new meaning for me. In my training and early career, scale referred to a conversion measurement indicating a comparison between a measurement on a paper map and a measurement in the real world. The big 'thing' about GIS was that it was scale-less; you could zoom in as much as you wanted and the map changes accordingly, amazing!

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