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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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Making Use of Geospatial Data

For over a decade, organizations have been heavily investing in GIS tools and capturing petabytes of geospatial data. These massive acquisitions of datasets show that geospatial technologies are very powerful. However, powerful doesn’t necessarily equate to useful – particularly for members who aren’t on the geospatial team. Typically, initiatives to make those datasets more accessible …

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Strategic Geospatial

Making a map may be a daily activity for many, but thinking about why we do something and whether that activity is fit for purpose differentiates those who are thinking strategically about what impact they are having.

Disruption in the Geospatial Age (Part 2 of 2)

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.