Minds Behind Maps

Minds Behind Maps

Maxime Lenormand

Informal conversations with those creating maps, understanding how and why they build them. Earth Observation, Data Science, Business and how smart people combine them all to impact our world
Reviews:
Catherine Nakalembe - Food in Stores Isn't Enough: Food Security in Africa - MBM #24
July 01, 2022
24
01:36:0087.9 MB

Catherine Nakalembe - Food in Stores Isn't Enough: Food Security in Africa - MBM #24

Dr Catherine Nakalembe is an Associate Research Professor at University of Maryland and the Program Head of NASA Harvest Africa. We talk about some of her work on using satellite imagery for Food Security in her home country of Uganda & how she got into this field in the first place.

Emily Darling & Kim Fisher - The Challenges of Mapping Coral Reefs When Satellites Can't See Them - #MBM 23
June 15, 2022
23
01:35:3787.54 MB

Emily Darling & Kim Fisher - The Challenges of Mapping Coral Reefs When Satellites Can't See Them - #MBM 23

Emily Darling & Kim Fisher both work at the Wildlife Conservation Society, respectively as the Director of Coral Reef & as Spatial Analyst. They have developed MERMAID, a platform enabling coral reef scientists to aggregate & share their data together. One of the main challenges they tackle being most measurements need to happen in the field as opposed to being able to leverage satellite imagery.

Arjen Vrielink - Getting to Zero Deforestation with Satellite Images - MBM #22
June 01, 2022
22
02:29:42137.06 MB

Arjen Vrielink - Getting to Zero Deforestation with Satellite Images - MBM #22

Arjen Vrielink is the Director & co-founder of Satelligence, dedicated to stopping deforestation by leveraging satellite imagery. They work directly with commodity companies who sell things like cacao or coffee to understand the causes of deforestation and how alternatives can be found.

Barbara Ryan - How Landsat Became Free & Open - MBM #21
May 15, 2022
21
01:56:33160.07 MB

Barbara Ryan - How Landsat Became Free & Open - MBM #21

Barbara Ryan was instrumental in the policy change in 2008 that opened up the Landsat data to being freely & openly available for anyone to access. This resulted in more than 100x uptake in the number of imagery downloaded and fundamentally changed the Earth Observation industry. She is currently the Executive Director of the World Geospatial Industry Council

Ep 20 - Jonathan Lacoste - From Founder to Investor in the Space Industry, Making Space Un-Sexy & Building in Public
May 01, 2022
20
01:37:2989.25 MB

Ep 20 - Jonathan Lacoste - From Founder to Investor in the Space Industry, Making Space Un-Sexy & Building in Public

Jonathan Lacoste is an Investor at Space.VC, a Venture Capital firm he started in 2021 after having founded & sold Jebbit (a company focused on aggregating & analyzing user data online for businesses for advertising). We talk about how his experience at Jebbit translates to the Earth Observation industry, why he moved from founding to investing and the learning-in-public approach he's taking.