The guys were joined this week by Nadine Alameh (a-la-may)! Nadine is the definition of a "leader" in the geospatial community. She is the CEO at Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), UN Geospatial Global Information Management board member, US National Geospatial Advisory Committee member, and passionate salsa dancer!! Needless to say this was a fun and informative conversation. Dr. Nik joined the discussion, Suga tries to rebound and DD introduces a new segment without telling anyone. Music by J-Lo!
Check out the this latest edition of Geoholics Anonymous! Our good friend Aaron Michalenko, RPLS sat down for an unscripted chat with Kent to talk about the next frontier for geospatial professionals...that being the metaverse! The metaverse can be defined as a simulated digital environment that uses augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and blockchain, along with concepts from social media, to develop spaces for rich user interaction mimicking the real world. Don't miss the boat on this folks! Music by Aerosmith!
The guys were joined this week by another geospatial influencer...Dr. Karen Joyce! Dr. Joyce is a biographer for Mother Earth, using satellites and drones as her scientific illustrators. She shares my experiences drawn from more than 20 years as a geospatial scientist in academia, military, industry, and small business to help people discover science beyond lab coats and test tubes. Dr. Joyce is passionate about how we can use drones and geospatial technology to watch over our environment and its changes. So the more people she can inspire to join her, the faster we can put plans in place to help keep our environment healthy into the future! There also may or may not have been a lengthy conversation about sea cucumber poop!?!?! Douglas Adams was quoted with music by Bon Jovi!!!
Homework assignment for ALL Geoholics...LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!!! We were joined this week by Mikel Bowman, President at Bowman Legacies, Organizational Culture Coach, Keynote Speaker, Leadership Development Coach, Business Coach, Personal Development Coach, Life Coach and Mentor. Mikel has devoted his life to helping others realize their true potential. His true passion (and it is infectious!!) is to help everyone "build a legacy that will far surpass their legend"! This is one that you're going to want to share with everyone you know so they and those around them can benefit from it as well. Dave Bookbinder was quoted with music by Metallica!!!
This was a two for the price of one week! Not only were we lucky enough to have Gavin Schrock join us as a guest co-host, but also Jon Murphy the Founder and Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada and GeoIgnite; Canada’s national geospatial conference. Such a great and insightful conversation with our new best friend from North of the border. Just a few of the items discussed include the challenges of promoting geomatics across Canada and abroad, engaging the next generation, how the geospatial professions are viewed differently across the globe, beers vs coffee and guidance from a geospatial career coach (Jon). Producer Sean nailed the lock of the week...note to self...make sure the lock of the week gets released before the game is played...argh. Simon Sinek was quoted with music by Stompin' Tom Connors. RIP Richard Heieren....you will be missed.
We are so blessed to be able to talk to some of the most interesting people on the planet and this week is no different! The guys were joined by Eric Cabading who is not only the Executive Vice President of GeoTel Communications, LLC., but also holds four patents for telecom technology! GeoTel has been in business for over 20 years and is the leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure data in a geographic information system (GIS) and Internet-based spatial technologies. GeoTel takes telecom infrastructure data and makes it tangible. GeoTel’s highly developed databases encompass nearly 5 million miles of fiber routes and 370K cell sites! We touched on the GIS/geospatial relationship, the importance of spatial data analytics, the future of fiber and communication in general, what it means to be "lit", communicating in the metaverse and a bunch of other nerdy telecom stuff. Don't miss Producer Sean's very first "degenerate lock(s) of the week"! Joe Rogan was quoted with music by Badfinger (best tv series final outro song ever)!
The guys were joined this week by the one and only Jordan Rose! Jordan is nothing short of a trailblazer. She is an attorney, community leader, philanthropist, mother and the owner of Rose Law Group, the largest woman-owned law firm in Arizona’s history. In addition, Rose Law Group is the first full service law firm on the metaverse for metaverse based businesses and the first law firm in the world to employ blockchain developers, coders and 3d architects to work with lawyers to take a Web3 project from legal due diligence through to design and construction. Hmmmm...sounds like a great opportunity for meta land surveyors?!?!?! Jordan's passion is solving people's problems and we're certain you will enjoy this inspirational conversation as much as we did. Charles Darwin was quoted with music provided by Vulfpeck!!!
The guys were joined this week by two legends in their own right. Raymond Woering & Hanno Kant dropped in all the way from the Netherlands to tell us everything we wanted to know and more about Apglos & the Survey Wizard. Coincidentally we also had a Bad Elf along for the ride so you can only imagine the hijinx that ensued! These guys are the Laurel & Hardy of the GPS world. Other items discussed included beer, F1 racing, music and Hanno's fear of Raymond. Music for this episode by none other than the King of Rock n Roll Mr. Elvis Presley!
"Be a Great Ancestor"...this is just one nugget of priceless information provided this week by Patricia Solis (pronounced So-Leece). Patricia, among other things, is another global geospatial influencer that we were humbled to have spent some time with. She is currently a Research Professor at thee Arizona State University...Forks Up!...the Executive Director of the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, and Director and Co-Founder of YouthMappers!!!. One of her many passions is working with young people and generating knowledge and science for, and with the public. "Everything Happens Somewhere"...let that one sink in! This weeks supporting cast included Kent Groh, Sean Fabor and Dr. Nik Smilovsky! Andrew Bernstein was quoted and music was provided by Ruben Blades!
Now for something completely different! Mark Taylor & Kent Groh went rogue and interviewed thee David Pounders for this entirely unscripted episode. To say they had fun would be an understatement!! David is an incredibly interesting human being...who knew engineers had this much personality! As a veteran (did you know there is only one branch of service?), entrepreneur, family man, leader, inventor, prophet, music critic, bigfoot hunter and cubed-earther...David shared a ton of knowledge and wisdom. Don't miss this one when everyone was outside their comfort zone. Music for this episode by Lynyrd Skynyrd...is Free Bird the best song EVER?