7th December 2017

Podcast

#scenefromabove

Alastair Graham (@ajggeoger) and myself Andrew Cutts (@map_andrew) present an informal podcast looking at the world of modern remote sensing and Earth observation. Fuelled by our passion for all things raster and geospatial, the #scenefromabove podcast aims to be a mix of news, opinion, discussion and interviews.

We had a lot of fun doing this and huge credit to Alastair who does all the editing; I just did some talking and thinking… I hope you enjoy.


Season 5 Episode 1: Xarray and more

Scene from above S5E1 (download file recorded on 5th June 2019)

We chat to Robin Wilson about free GIS data, Xarray, NetCDF and Python. In the news we mention CBERS4a, data science jobs and AWS Ground Station. Amongst other things.

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Season 4 Episode 6: Open chat with Markus Neteler

Scene from above S4E6 (download file recorded on 22nd May)

Markus Neteler talks to us about OSGeo, GRASS, Actinia and modern EO. In the news we mention Radiant Earth Foundation, Orbital Go and GDAL. Amongst other things.

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Season 4 Episode 5: DIAS Discussions

Scene from above S4E5 (download file recorded on 1st May 2019)

Part two of our DIAS discussions. We talk about how the DIAS systems might work for users. In the news we mention meetings, DescartesLabs and OpenDroneMap. Amongst other things.

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Season 4 Episode 4: DIAS Overview

Scene From above S4E4 (download file recorded on 10th April 2019)

DIAS. What is it? Why is it? We discuss our first impressions in part one of a two part mini-series. In the news we mention SentinelSat, RADARSAT and deep learning. Amongst other things.

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We need your help to make a special episode. We’d like to have an episode where we hear from you so we encourage you to record 2-3 minutes of audio (or write a couple of paragraphs) about what you think is exciting in remote sensing as you see it.
Please include your name and Twitter handle so we can name check you in the podcast. We’d be really interested to hear about cool things happening in your part of the world but please don’t make it a sales pitch for your own organisation – that won’t make the edit.
We reserve the right to edit what you send us so that it fits the podcast format but we’ll try to keep the message true to what you are trying to say.
You can send your contributions to scenefromabovepodcast@gmail.com
before April 25th 2019. We look forward to finding out what you have to say!


Season 4 Episode 3: Space for Smarter Government

Scene From above S4E3 (download file recorded on 20th March 2019)

We interview Simon Agass about a new data release from the Space for Smarter Government programme. In the news we mention FOSS4G:UK, competitions and ice truckers. Amongst other things.

Shownotes:

We need your help to make a special episode. We’d like to have an episode where we hear from you so we encourage you to record 2-3 minutes of audio (or write a couple of paragraphs) about what you think is exciting in remote sensing as you see it. Please include your name and Twitter handle so we can name check you in the podcast. We’d be really interested to hear about cool things happening in your part of the world but please don’t make it a sales pitch for your own organisation – that won’t make the edit. We reserve the right to edit what you send us so that it fits the podcast format but we’ll try to keep the message true to what you are trying to say.
You can send your contributions to scenefromabovepodcast@gmail.com
before April 25th 2019. We look forward to finding out what you have to say!

Cubesats are all the rage, but what are they and why should we care? In the news we mention GEOS, machine learning and a greener world. Amongst other things.

Shownotes:

We need your help to make a special episode. We’d like to have an episode where we hear from you so we encourage you to record 2-3 minutes of audio (or write a couple of paragraphs) about what you think is exciting in remote sensing as you see it. Please include your name and Twitter handle so we can name check you in the podcast. We’d be really interested to hear about cool things happening in your part of the world but please don’t make it a sales pitch for your own organisation – that won’t make the edit. We reserve the right to edit what you send us so that it fits the podcast format but we’ll try to keep the message true to what you are trying to say.
You can send your contributions to scenefromabovepodcast@gmail.com
before April 25th 2019. We look forward to finding out what you have to say!


Season 4 Episode 1: Interview with 2ExcelGeo

Scene From above S4E1 (download file recorded on 6th Feb 2019)

In this episode we interview Kate Doyle of 2ExcelGeo about aerial data collection and finding work after university. In the news we mention SAR software, UK Space growth and Sensat. Amongst other things.

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Season 3 Episode 6: Interview with Marlan

Scene From above S3E6 (download file recorded on 23rd January 2019)

In this episode we interview Dr Cai Bird of Marlan Maritime Technologies about a very nifty radar system. In the news we mention WorldView 4, ESA budgets and Python tutorials. Amongst other things.

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Season 3 Episode 5: One year on!

Scene From above S3E5 (download file recorded on 20th December 2018)

It’s been a whole year of the Scene From Above podcast. Thank you so much for all your support. In this episode we talk about some of the predictions we made in February in S1 E3. In the news we mention Boundless and Planet, Metop-C and DigitalGlobe. Amongst other things.

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Season 3 Episode 4: The Radiant Earth Foundation

Scene From above S3E4 (download file recorded on 5th December 2018)

In this episode we talk to Anne Hale Miglarese, CEO of the Radiant Earth Foundation, about the Foundation’s plans and platform as well as the state of modern EO. In the news we mention GEE and S5P, AWS Groundstations, GOES and OpenEO. Amongst other things.

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Season 3 Episode 3: Open sauced

Scene From above S3E3 (download file recorded on 19th November 2018)

In this episode we talk about open source software for EO and geospatial analysis. In the news we mention a whole host of things including whales, Sentinel HR, eo-learn and phi-week. Amongst other things.

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Season 3 Episode 2: All the satellites!

Scene From above S3E2 (download file recorded on 26th October 2018)

In this episode we talk about quite a few of the satellites that are used for EO studies. But we still get hung up on the Sentinels and Landsat! In the news we discuss the release of Raster Vision, Reddit and Sentinel Hub’s education pages.


Season 3 Episode 1: Web devs and EO Scientists

Scene From Above S3E1 (download file recorded on 3rd October 2018)

In this episode we talk about the importance of getting data disseminated through the web and whether EO scientists are in demand as web developers use APIs to create cool apps. In the news we discuss Google Earth Engine, financing and ocean robots. Amongst other things.

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Season 2 Episode 6: Are we in the space sector?

Scene From Above S2E6 (download file recorded on 10th September 2018)

In this episode we talk about how the Earth Observation sector identifies itself. In the news we discuss Remote Pixel, Aeolus, icebergs and Google Dataset Search. Amongst other things.

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Season 2 Episode 5: How important is GDAL?

Scene From Above S2E5 (download file recorded on 16th August 2018)

In this episode we discuss GDAL and the pivotal role it has to play in the world of Earth observation and geospatial. In the news we talk about hydrology, how the public view space, sector growth and The Wedding Present! Amongst other things.

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Season 2 Episode 4: A chat with CloudEO

Scene From Above S2E4 (download file recorded 26th July 2018)

In this episode we interview Maria from CloudEO about what they are looking to do with their data search and provision platform. In the news we talk about the EASRSC awards, Sentinel-5P and fire monitoring. Amongst other things.

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Season 2 Episode 3: U got skillz?

Scene From Above S2E3 (download file recorded 26th June 2018)

In this episode we record ourselves together in the same room for the first time, and discuss what skills are useful to have if you want to get a job dealing with EO imagery, and whether those skills have changed over the decades. In the news we talk about the Geospatial Commission and MasterMap, Sentinel-5P and space harpoons!

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Season 2 Episode 2: What’s in your bag?

Scene From Above S2E1 (download file recorded 8th June 2018)

In this episode we talk about what software might be good for EO image processing and whether you should know a bit of coding and have a decent laptop. In the news we talk about ICEYE, LiDAR data, Open-EO and geoint trends.

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Season 2 Episode 1: Geo-what-inary?

Scene From Above S2E1 (download file recorded 18th May 2018)

A new season!

Topic this time is all about geostationary EO satellites. In the news we talk about charging for Landsat imagery, the Jupyter project, cloud free S2 imagery and ecology.

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Season 1 Episode 6: Quickfire round

Scene From Above S1E6 (download file recorded 5th April)

In this episode we ask each other a few EO based questions, that turn out not to be as quick-fire as we initially thought they would be. In the news we talk about space junk, a Copernicus workshop, a UK spaceport and Earth on AWS. Amongst other things.

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Season 1 Episode 5: Analytical about Analytics

Scene From Above S1E5 (download file recorded on 14th March 2018)

In this episode we talk about using analytics and analytical methods to extract information from imagery, rather than just looking at nice images. In the news we talk about Remote Pixel, conferences, and a new R software package. Amongst other things.

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Season 1 Episode 4: Timelapse

Scene From Above S1E4 (download file recorded on 21st March 2018)

In this episode we talk about how the temporal nature of remotely sensed data enriches the information in the imagery. In the news we talk about JupyterLab, another film review (!) and of course, SpaceX. Amongst other things.

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Transcript for Episode 4 will appear here in due course.


Season 1 Episode 3: Predictions?

Scene From Above S1E3 (download file recorded on 2nd February 2018)

In this episode we talk about a few things that we think will be big in 2018. We also chat about AWS, drought, Voyager and more.

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Transcript for Episode 3 is partly available http://www.acgeospatial.co.uk/s1e3-transcript/


Season 1 Episode 2: What is Open Data?

Scene From Above S1 E2 (download file recorded 12th Jan 2018)

In this episode we discuss open data – what it is, how useful it is and whether there are levels of openness. We also chat about satellite launches, gigapixel images, conferences and more.

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Transcript for Episode 2 is available here www.acgeospatial.co.uk/s1e2-transcript


Season 1 Episode 1: Is Google Earth the killer app?

Podcast S1E1 (download file recorded 15th Dec 2017)

In this episode we talk about whether or not Google Earth is still the killer app that non-specialists go to for their Earth observation fix, and what the next app might need to look like to take over the mantle from GE. We also chat about wildfires, openEO, the ISS and more.

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Transcript for Episode 1 is available here http://www.acgeospatial.co.uk/s1e1-transcript/


Season 1 Episode 0: Demo (Pilot)

S1E0_final (download file recorded 1st December 2017)

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Transcript for the Pilot is available here http://www.acgeospatial.co.uk/s1e0-transcript/

 


Note for readers / listeners

If you have questions, comments or corrections then you can contact Alastair (@ajggeoger) and Andrew (@map_andrew) on Twitter using #scenefromabove

These podcasts are based on opinions at the time of recording. We will seek to rectify any errors as we come across them. We reserve the right to change our opinions at any time. We are not being paid to produce these podcasts.