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Episode 051 - Ross Gerber & Topher Cochrane (Chasing Bubbles)

Episode 051 - Ross Gerber & Topher Cochrane (Chasing Bubbles)

September 20, 2020

All we can say is...wow...we've been humbled again. If you've been listening to The Geoholics for a bit you know that we are total fanboys of the incredible documentary titled Chasing Bubbles. Well, we had the honor and privilege to be able to chat with two of the film's biggest stars...Ross Gerber & Topher Cochrane. Ross spent 6 months aboard Bubbles & Topher had the task of reviewing over 200 hours of video from what amounted to a 3-year long journey literally around the world. If you've watched it and even if you haven't yet, you will not want to miss this insightful and moving conversation. PJ talks about when we discovered Chasing Bubbles and how it motivated him to become a certified sailor. Huddy turns seven! DD accuses Stephen Gostkowski of being on the take. Please SUBSCRIBE to The Geoholics YouTube channel and be sure to support our Friends of the Program. Music for this episode by Talking Heads!

Episode 050 - Wilson Phillips, LS

Episode 050 - Wilson Phillips, LS

September 13, 2020

We hit the half-century mark...this is episode 50 of The Geoholics! An updated fan pack offer, a DD John Mellencamp story, new FOTP promo codes, a Class Action Park review, Wulf and Transient Tony and hard hat safety were discussed all before we even introduced our guest. Wilson Phillips (the surveyor NOT the band) joined us to talk about the state of surveying North of the border and what it's like being from Winnipeg and having to share the spotlight with Winnie the Pooh and the ASHAM Stompers. We had a great chat touching on a number of topics and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we did. Please SUBSCRIBE to The Geoholics YouTube channel and be sure to support our Friends of the Program. Music for this episode by John Mellencamp!

Episode 049 - Louis Maconi & The Lovely Megan

Episode 049 - Louis Maconi & The Lovely Megan

September 6, 2020

The Wine Episode...we went off the rails a bit with this one, BUT if you're into wine or ever wanted to learn more THIS is the episode for you!!! Music for this episode by The Smiths!!

Episode 048 - Nate Gardner, PLS & Aaron Michalenko, PLS

Episode 048 - Nate Gardner, PLS & Aaron Michalenko, PLS

August 30, 2020
This train's a rolling! We got to sit down with Nate Gardner, PLS & Aaron Michalenko, PLS this week to talk about their experiences providing emergency survey services for a train derailment accident that took place 7/29/2020 in Tempe, AZ. This was an around the clock operation that included scanning, drone captured imagery, 3D modeling and "on the fly" design survey services. There were plenty of challenges including numerous safety/HAZMAT concerns, air traffic as it was directly in one of the Sky Harbor Airport flight lines and a dynamic construction zone that was evolving by the minute.  PJ takes a trip to the "high" country. BS has an apparent brush with death. DD throws in the towel on professional sports and now follows marbleympics. PLEASE subscribe to The Geoholics YouTube channel and be sure to check out our F'sOTP for exclusive Geoholics offers. Music for this episode by Ozzy Osbourne!
Geoholics Anonymous - Land Surveying Education Chapter 1

Geoholics Anonymous - Land Surveying Education Chapter 1

August 23, 2020

Welcome to this meeting of Geoholics Anonymous! This is another “round-table” format discussion touching on the current issues affecting the geomatics world. This panel is made up of Kent Groh, PLS (Host of The Geoholics), Ryan Kelly, CP (Co-host of The Geoholics), Joe Paiva, PE, PLS - CEO GeoLearn, James Coan PLS, CFedS - Renton Technical College, Todd Horton, PE, PLS - Meridian Geospatial Consulting & Parkland Community College and Adam McCartney, CST III - Party Chief at Maricopa County Department of Transportation and student at Great Basin College. The topic of this GA meeting focuses on land surveying and geomatics education. We touch on post-secondary education opportunities, the importance of technicians, apprenticeships, and achievable credentials such as the NSPS CST program.

Episode 047 - Pedro Ortiz GEX

Episode 047 - Pedro Ortiz GEX

August 16, 2020

Que Pasa Geoholics! We kick off year two having a very informative and enlightening conversation with the one and only Pedro Ortiz. Pedro comes from a family of land surveyors and has been working in the field for over 24 years. He shares what it is like to survey in Spain and the obstacles surveyors must overcome in his country. Amazingly, they face a number of same challenges as other surveyors around the globe. Big news... this is our FIRST episode that will also be released on YouTube! PLEASE subscribe to The Geoholics channel and we promise to keep you educated and entertained! Check out our FOTP for exclusive Geoholics offers. Music for this raver by The Prodigy!

Special Reflection Episode

Special Reflection Episode

August 9, 2020

Thank you…thank you…thank you…what a year! The boys take some time to reflect on the past year revisiting a number of highlights along the way. From Episode 000 all the way through Episode 046. If you’ve been a fan from the “point of beginning” or have just started “following our footsteps”, you’re not going to want to miss this “retracement” in the Geoholics time machine! Music for this episode by Steely Dan!

Geoholics Episode 046 - Elaine & Elly Ball

Geoholics Episode 046 - Elaine & Elly Ball

August 2, 2020

Hiya Geoholics! What a way to celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast! If you know Elaine and Elly Ball, you know they are a couple of cheeky monkeys. We had a bloody good old chinwag with the ladies that you’re not going to want to miss. Elaine and Elly talked about coming from a family of over-achievers, how they juggle all their passions, the challenges land surveyors face in the UK (same as everywhere else!), how Get Kids in Survey got started and how the GKIS “community” has changed the landscape of the surveying world. We also find out that the Sunday Roast is the only meal one needs to survive in the UK and Bob’s your uncle. The guys had to get up early for this one and were a little cream crackered as a result. Did we mention that we surpassed 15K listens?!?! Please continue to support our FOTP. Music for this episode by Pink Floyd!   

Geoholics Anonymous - STEM Chapter 1

Geoholics Anonymous - STEM Chapter 1

July 31, 2020

Welcome to this meeting of Geoholics Anonymous! This is another “roundtable” format discussion touching on the current issues affecting the geomatics world. This panel is made up of Kent Groh, LS (Host of The Geoholics), Ryan Kelly, CP (Co-host of The Geoholics), Linda Anderson (Project Manager for the North Central Texas Aerial Robotics STEM Initiative), Daphne Rickard (Executive Director of Career and Technical Education for Fort Worth ISD), Candy Slocum (Executive Director of North Central Texas InterLink, Inc.) and Stephanie Tennyson (Career and Technical Education Coordinator for the Fort Worth Independent School District). The topic of this GA meeting focuses on the S.T.E.M. initiative. We touch on the history of STEM in the US, why there is a shortage of skilled workers in many of the STEM occupations (including land surveying), the K-12 STEM continuum model and how industry leaders can get involved by paying it forward for the betterment of their respective professions.

Geoholics Anonymous - Diversity Chapter 1

Geoholics Anonymous - Diversity Chapter 1

July 26, 2020

Welcome to this meeting of Geoholics Anonymous! This is another “roundtable” format discussion touching on the current issues affecting the geomatics world. This panel is made up of Kent Groh, LS (Host of The Geoholics), Ryan Kelly, CP (Co-host of The Geoholics), David Acosta, LS (Co-Owner of Construction Survey Technologies, Inc. & NSPS Diversity Committee Chairperson), Roxanne Nimmer, LS (Survey Manager @ Audubon Field Services), Hasmitha Rayasam (Research Assistant at Boston University & Sustainability Chair for Graduate Women in Science and Engineering Marketing @ BU) and Anna Rios, LS (Project Manager @ Landesign). The topic of this GA meeting focuses on diversity. We scratch the surface of this timely subject matter with some very poignant and humbling discussions touching on the past, present and future challenges the geomatics world faces.

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