Hangouts with James Fee starts back up with the crew from Mapbox. Eric Gundersen, Tom MacWright and Lyzi Diamond join me to talk about vector tiles, cartography, APIs, satellite images, aircraft carriers and much more. We go live at 2pm PDT this Thursday (May 26th) on Google Hangouts.
I’m getting married next week so I’m going off the grid but when I get back Hangouts with James Fee returns for Season 4. The big change? It’s a podcast.
Today’s HWJF planning staff meeting was full of new ideas. The biggest one was that HWJF becomes a podcast. One of the biggest feedback requests has been to offer an audio only version of the hangouts for those who want to listen on their smartphones offline. I’ve explored this many times and never really got a good plan in place. But given that HWJF isn’t really visual in nature (looking at my grill for an hour has to be taxing), we’re going to convert HWJF into a podcast for season 4 arriving in October. If there is a visual need to have video, we’ll have special hangouts on the YouTube. What this means is it won’t be live anymore so you can’t point out how wrong I am until after the faux pas has passed.
What it will mean is the podcast should be more consumable and usable by everyone. This is an experiment so we’ll see how it goes moving forward. It will also allow more flexible scheduling of the podcast so we can have guests on who can’t attend during work hours.
Today at 1pm PDT, Steve Pousty joins me to talk about the deCarta acquisition by Uber.
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The next episode of Hangouts with James Fee has special Guest Peter Batty, CTO at Ubisense. Peter will talk about this years FOSS4GNA, Leaflet.js, geospatial business trends and what’s he’s been working on at Ubisense.
We go live next Friday (March 27th) at 1:00pm PDT and you can follow right here on my blog or at the Google+ Hangout event page.
Glenn Letham joined me to talk about the state of the GIS marketplace, changes he’s seen over the past years and what he thinks GIS professionals need to survive moving forward.