Podcast: Location Matters

Podcast: Location Matters

Location Matters is a podcast devoted to the map and to the GIS industry. We discuss anything that has to do with data, mapping software, industry trends and best practices. Our aim is to give you something interesting to talk about when you get to the office or to spark some interest in how a map could help you make informed decisions. 

Episode Index

For our full list of episodes, head to: http://ngisaustralia.libsyn.com/

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We can't believe we've reached the milestone of 50 episodes of the Location Matters podcast! We are completely shocked and blown away by the support of our listeners and how the podcast has grown over the past two years. We have come a long way since Adam Mullett pioneered the podcast back in 2018 and in this episode we look back over the past 49 episodes to see how we've grown as a business - into a group of businesses, how our technology partners have grown, the increasing participation of Indigenous communities and women that are participating in STEM and in particular, GIS, and how our partners have coped with the crazy year that is 2020 in our iso mini series.

You can find our latest episodes, as well as a link to our Location Matters podcast archive here: https://ngis.com.au/Newsroom/Podcast

On this week's episode of Location Matters, we're chatting to the General Manager of EO Data Science, Sam Atkinson and Marketing Manager at NGIS Australia, Sarah Butler. We dive into spatial finance - What it is and how financial practices and organisations can use spatial technology to monitor, plan and mitigate risk across their assets portfolio.

On the Location Matters podcast, we cover all topics geospatial, whether that's new technologies, partnerships or inspiring people in the industry. If you want to be updated on when the latest Location Matters podcast episodes come out - please hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts, 'follow' on Spotify or Stitcher.

EO Data Science - https://eodatascience.com/
Digital Agriculture Services - https://digitalagricultureservices.com/ 
Orbital Insight - https://orbitalinsight.com/ 
OMFIF - https://www.omfif.org/
WWF and Investec Report - https://wwfeu.awsassets.panda.org/downloads/investec_sustainability_and_satellites_june_2019.pdf
Detecting palm oil plantation land use in Myanmar - https://newsroom.eodatascience.com/detecting-palm-oil-plantation-land-use-in-myanmar 
All things InSAR with 3vGeomatics - https://ngis.com.au/Newsroom/Podcast#lm5 

You can follow EO Data Science on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Welcome back to another episode of Location Matters! On today's episode we jump into the world of InSAR, also known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar with our friends over at 3vGeomatics. Our Marketing Manager, Sarah Butler sits with General Manager at EO Data Science, Sam Atkinson and (virtually with) the Chief Technology Officer at 3VGeomatics, Parwant Ghuman to find out what InSAR is, why it's cool and how it can be applied within the Australian context and how it's being used at the moment to fight climate change.

EO Data Science - https://eodatascience.com/
3vGeomatics - https://3vgeomatics.com/
Tailings dams storage facilities blog - https://newsroom.eodatascience.com/how-can-we-ensure-a-safe-future-for-tailings-dams
3vGeomatics press release on the partnership with NVIDIA - https://3vgeomatics.com/news/3v-geomatics-joins-nvidia-inception-program/
InSAR in the Clouds: satellite-based monitoring at Grasberg Mine - InSAR in the Clouds - https://papers.acg.uwa.edu.au/p/2025_14_Leighton/
Benefits and applications of InSAR for the design construction and maintenance of infrastructure - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2973740655808525057

On this week's episode of Location Matters we dive into the world of location intelligence in marketing with Marketing Manager (and usual podcast host), Sarah Butler and CARTO team lead at Liveli, Dion Fleming. We discuss how marketers are using location intelligence platforms and spatial data to help glean insights into buying behaviour of their customers and, in particular, look into a webinar Liveli recently hosted, alongside Google Cloud partner, Data Runs Deep and experiential gift company, Red Balloon. In this episode we go a bit deeper into the sorts of data marketers collect, how this can be supplemented with third party data streams, how we can ingest the data into Google BigQuery and then visualise this information using CARTO. We also look at how this location data can dictate where we allocate advertising spend and how, in a world of Covid-19, we can use this information to make business decisions.

Liveli - https://liveli.com.au/
Webinar: Understand your product demand: Your Google Analytics data visualised with CARTO and BigQuery - https://content.liveli.com.au/drdcartowebinar
CARTO 5 Newsletter - https://go.carto.com/subscribe-to-the-carto-5
Blog: Google Analytics spatial data visualised with BigQuery: https://newsroom.liveli.com.au/google-analytics-spatial-data-visualized-with-bigquery

We have another cracker Location matters episode this week covering the Group of Earth Observations and Google Earth Engine program winning projects. Today we unpack the process behind chosing the winners, our favourite projects and how countries can use Earth Observation technology for cases such as disaaster management. We'd like to welcome, Executive Director at NGIS and Director at EO Data Science, Nathan Eaton, General Manager at EO Data Science, Sam Atkinson and Data Scientist at EO Data Science (and new to the podcast!), Yvonne Fong.

EO Data Science - https://eodatascience.com/
Google Earth Engine - https://earthengine.google.com/
Group on Earth Observations (GEO) - https://www.earthobservations.org/index.php
GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (BON) - https://geobon.org/
Coastal Risk Australia - https://coastalrisk.com.au/home
United Nations Environment Programme - https://www.unenvironment.org/
The University of Edinburgh - https://www.ed.ac.uk/
Earth Blox - https://blox.earth/
Food and agriculture organisation of the United Nations - http://www.fao.org/home/en/
European Space Agency - http://www.esa.int/
SERVIR - https://newsroom.eodatascience.com/improving-environmental-decision-making-in-developing-countries
EO Data Science Google Earth Engine data cataglogue - https://content.eodatascience.com/google-earth-engine-data-catalogue

Projects mentioned during the episode:
Coastal Erosion and Mangrove Ecosystems
Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) - Scale up
Environment and Climate Stress Index
Aqua Watch
Deforestation/forest degradation

For the full list of winners, head to the GEO-GEE announcement: https://www.earthobservations.org/article.php?id=447


Location Matters is hosted by Sarah Butler, who is regularly joined by Managing Director Paul Farrell. The podcast is produced by Jaimee Nobbs.

If you would like to suggest a topic or come on the podcast as a guest, please get in touch.

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