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Mapping Drought from Space – Part 1

2023 has been a landmark year for extreme weather around the world. Globally, there’s been deadly tropical cyclones and hurricanes, devastating floods, deadly cold snaps, record breaking ocean heat, and more. Here in Canada, a combination of severe heat waves and scarce precipitation have led to the worst wildfire season on record. Over 18.5 million …

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Sparkgeo @ FOSS4G

Another international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) event has come and gone. Thanks to OSGeo and the local organizing committee for organizing an event that brought many like-minded people to such a beautiful country. The conversations ranged from fundamental geospatial concepts like projection math to applied use cases like conflict mapping. Sparkgeo …

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N51 and ARD

I recently had the opportunity to attend two enlightening conferences: N51 and ARD. Both revolved around the complex and diverse realm of geospatial data. While each had its unique perspective, they shared a central theme: the potential and importance of geospatial data and time.

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Map-to-Speech: A Method for Making Web Maps More Accessible

In a world where geospatial technology continues to evolve, we try to place ourselves at the intersection of innovation and inclusivity. We often imagine a map as a visual guide, but there are opportunities to make this information more accessible to everyone, including those with visual impairments. Today, we explore the concept of map-to-speech technology, …

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