Tag: geohipster

  • Where are they now? Adam Steer

    Where are they now? Adam Steer

    In honor of the 10th anniversary of geohipster, we’re looking back at past interviews. Six years ago Alex Leith interviewed Adam Steer. Adam covered Sea Ice, Point Clouds, Africa, and Skiing. When asked the most important question of “Shapefile or Geopackage he threw in with Geopackage with the best answer ever: “GeoPackage! Although to be…

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  • 2024 Geohipster Calendar

    2024 Geohipster Calendar

    20231212 – Everything is fixed with the new orders. 20231208 – As of this morning I found a problem with the calendar. I’m working with Lulu to get it fixed. All New orders from the link below have been corrected. Those of you whose orders are in transit I’m working on a fix. Technically –…

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  • Matt Travis: If you need help don’t be afraid to ask.

    Matt Travis: If you need help don’t be afraid to ask.

    Bio: UK based data wrangler and QGIS enthusiast who has somehow made a career out of working with open source software. Trying to build a better world through geo! Interviewed By Randal Hale Q. So Matt – where are you on Earth and what do you do for a living?  I live in a town…

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  • In a band, the geopeople are the bass-players

    In a band, the geopeople are the bass-players

    Erik Meerburg has been working in geo-information for over 25 years. About a third of his career he’s worked in governmental organizations, a third in businesses, and a third as a self-employed professional and trainer. Education in geo-information and promotion of the use of geo are his main focus, with a strong focus on FOSS…

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  • 2024 Geohipster Calendar

    2024 Geohipster Calendar

    If I’m not mistaken I’m about to announce the call for submissions to the 10th Geohipster Calendar. We need your maps. Sale of the maps keep us going for another year PLUS gives you bragging rights that you made it into the most spatially correct calendar in publication. Yes – I was counting this morning…

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  • Mamata Akella: The toolbox to build and design maps for the web is ever-changing

    Mamata Akella: The toolbox to build and design maps for the web is ever-changing

    Mamata has been a professional web cartographer for over a decade building maps and technology for Esri, National Park Service, CARTO, Stamen, Facebook, and now Felt. She loves pushing the limits of cartography on the web and working on cross-functional teams to build cartographic thinking into products used by both technical and non-technical users. This…

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  • Maps and Mappers of the 2032 Calendar – Kate Berg – April

    Maps and Mappers of the 2032 Calendar – Kate Berg – April

    Tell Us About Yourself I am GIS lead at the State of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). I’ve been in the field for over 10 years since my first GIS class at UCLA in 2012. Since then, I’ve taught GIS at the university level and worked in the non-profit, private, and…

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  • Daniel Rotsztain to Geohipster: “The pandemic made us all urban geographers”

    Daniel Rotsztain to Geohipster: “The pandemic made us all urban geographers”

    Daniel Rotsztain is the Urban Geographer, an artist, writer and cartographer whose work examines our relationship to the places we inhabit. The author and illustrator of All the Libraries Toronto and A Colourful History Toronto, Daniel’s work has also been featured in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and a regular column on CBC Radio’s Here and Now. As a frequent patron of libraries,…

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  • Maggie Cawley: “What else can we do but keep going?”

    Maggie Cawley is the Founder of Boomerang Geospatial, a geospatial consulting company specializing in education and dabbling in other map-related endeavors. Current Boomerang efforts include developing curriculum around open source GIS and leading educational and wildlife trips in southern Africa. She volunteers with TeachOSM to integrate geography back into classrooms through open mapping, and supports…

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  • Tim Wallace to GeoHipster: “Try to get the whole picture before you criticize”

    Tim Wallace is a Graphics Editor and geographer for The New York Times, where he makes visual stories with information gathered from from land, sky and space. He has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tim was interviewed for GeoHipster by Amy Smith. Q: How did you get into mapping? A: I’ve…

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  • Kumiko Yamazaki: “Do your part and keep the community going”

    Kumiko Yamazaki* is a tech manager at MapQuest, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. She has spent her entire career in the geospatial industry as a cartographer, GIS analyst, and software engineer. You can follow her on Twitter at @kyamazaki. Kumiko was interviewed for GeoHipster by Atanas Entchev. Q: How did you get into GIS? A: I…

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  • @Shapefile to GeoHipster: “80% of successful GIS work is having a good folder structure”

    Having been born together with ArcView GIS 2 in the early 90s, the Shapefile soon became, and remains, the de facto standard for sharing geospatial vector data. To this day it remains a crucial player in the global GIS community, and is even extending its reach into neighboring disciplines such as Business Intelligence. In May…

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