Episode 48

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.

Episode 47

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.

Episode 46

In this episode, we interview Linda Hecht, 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.

Episode 45

In this episode we have lots of news, from cognitive maps to open source conference goodness.  Esri demonstrates its employer credentials and someones denies Australia's existence.  Plus the New Zealand Prime Minister asks why New Zealand is left off so many maps. In topic of the week we discuss Google's changes to the Google Maps API

Episode 44

In this episode, Chris and Mark consider the ethical implications of our industry and discuss the concepts of geospatial justice and geoslavery.  Does location pose a special case for data privacy or is it little more than another data point on your digital profile?  Plus we take a look at the news affecting our industry from ArcGIS updates to Carto conferences as well as a blast from the past as Top Gear takes a look at early SatNav systems.

Episode 43

So check out our new website! It's got proper show notes just like other grown up podcasts and a big back catalog of our previous podcasts for you to download and enjoy.  In this episode we get our game on with Soccer Maps, we hold out for our Mercedes Benz sponsorship, we talk about Blockchain and location and have an argument as to why New Zealand is the most special spatial country in the world.

Episode 42

What's happened to traditional GIS? Oh it's there, just next to location analytics. "Traditional GIS" is taking a battering in the press, but what counts as Traditional or GIS for that matter and why is it being targeted. Chris and Mark discuss this and other issues in this Episode.

Episode 41

In this episode we have some epic news including a $50 million research grant for military drones in Australia, an article in GIS professional magazine by our very own Nathan Hazelwood, upcoming conferences and it wouldn’t be geodorable without a story about Strava. Plus we have a fabulous interview with Joseph Kerski, Esri’s Education Manager, and Mark gets schooled in a game of Export to Shapefile.

Episode 40

Back for 2018, we provide news and stories about the GIS industry in New Zealand and wider afield.  In this episode we look forward at technology trends for 2018 and look back at the maps that summed up 2017.  In topic of the week we pick our top 3 positive and top 3 negative memories from a year of podcasts.

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