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Disruption in the Geospatial Age (pt2)

Posted by: Will Cadell in technology imagery satellites 8 months, 2 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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Disruption in the Geospatial Age (pt1)

Posted by: Will Cadell 8 months, 2 weeks ago

How grand I am to throw around terms like 'the geospatial age' as if I’m some kind of luminary. It sounds wonderful that we might be in some kind of 'age', but really, what on Earth does that mean? Well, what I mean is we as a technology community we are closer to geospatial technology than we have ever been. Indeed, billions of us literally hold it in our hands much of our waking lives. As such, we are now seeing an enormous development in the expectation and exploitation of geography as a toolkit. Sometimes this is wonderful to witness and sometimes terrible, but nevertheless we see maps and coordinates everywhere powering everything from restaurant reviews to rocket ships. Yes, our age is overtly geospatial.

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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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Apple Maps API

Posted by: Will Cadell in news technology 1 year, 7 months ago

How Exciting!

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