One way to highlight your skills in GIS is through a professional portfolio. Job applications now have recruiters requesting access to a GIS portfolio, helping them get a feel of your skill sets. In this episode, Emmanuel Jolaiya shares about Spatialnode - a new platform where you can build your own personal portfolio, showcase your amazing projects and connect with professionals all over the world. You will learn about his motivation for building this platform, how to get started, and the other amazing features on the platform. Emmanuel Jolaiya with his passion for community development built this platform for the global GIS community to help people without programming skills easily share their projects and share with recruiters
Freelancing can be an attractive option to pursue and can prepare you for a great professional career ahead. If your job isn't taking too many hours out of your week, you can use your spare time to work on freelance projects and generate extra income. The best part is that it is affordable to start once you have the skills and equipment to get started.
In this episode, Gibson Okeke who has formed a successful GIS career around freelancing shares how he got started and provides great tips for people who are interested in following in his footsteps. On fiverr, he is the number one in the GIS category globally. He shares about his best freelancing platforms, best approach to communicating with clients, pros and cons, and how to be a successful freelancer.
Below are the links to the platforms mentioned in the episode:
Fiverr a freelance service marketplace
Upwork a work marketplace for freelancing
QGIS Open source GIS software
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The SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification provides a common language to describe a range of geospatial information, so it can more easily be indexed and discovered. A 'spatiotemporal asset' is any file that represents information about the earth captured in a certain space and time. In this episode,our guest Chris Holmes shared with us the inspiration behind STAC, the problem it's solving,how you can use it,where you can find it, and why it's important for us to have a unified specification for geospatial data access and discovery in the geospatial community.
This episode is sponsored by HOT. Learn more about HOT at https://hotosm.org
- Stac Index- http://stacindex.org to see what's trending in the STAC community and available tools and API that you can use for your projects.
- Stacspec https://stacspec.org/ to learn more about the specification.
- Google Earth Engine Platform
- Microsoft Planetary Computer
- Chris Blog about STAC V1.0 release on Medium
- Radiant Earth ML Hub
- Radiant Earth website
- OGC Features API
- Episode with HOT
- Cloud Optimized Geotiff(COG)
- Stac Spec Github repository
- Application Programming Interface
In this episode, our guest Ernest Opoku-kwarteng shares with us his journey from Geomatic Engineering to Application Development, talks about CERSGIS Ghana, and 2 amazing geospatial applications solving local issues in Ghana. Ernest is the head of the E-mapping and Innovation unit at CERSGIS, a software developer and he enjoys writing scripts and building applications.
Below are some of the links mentioned in the episode:
Mobile Application on Playstore. This application called Landscape-GH can be used to map and report illegal mining activities in Ghana.
Join the Africa Geospatial Developer group on LinkedIn to connect, learn and share ideas with other Developers from Africa.
- The GeOSM Platform: https://geo.sm
- Check out the GeOSM github repository to perhaps contribute to the project.
- The OpenStreetMap
- The Launch of the GeOSM platform on HOT youtube page
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Securing a fully funded program can be a daunting task,but with the right information and strategic positioning,you can be a scholar. In this episode,two GIS Scholars, Adebowale Daniel,an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and Nnenna Nkata a Commonwealth Shared Scholar both shared their experiences and gave some tips on how to position yourself and build a strong profile to win your desired scholarship.
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Lenah Kitenge started The Girls Who Map project to engage more women in mapping. In 2020, the project welcomed women participants from 13 countries spread across Africa. Amazing!!!
What should I expect?
- You will learn about The Girls Who Map Project and the journey so far
- The mapping platform used for the project
- Future plans for the project
- Skills that are important for women to advance in their GIS career
- Learn about Here Map Creator
- For tutorials on how to get started, check out the Youtube page
- Check out the main Youtube page
- Reach her via email and LinkedIn
- Some of the organizations she partnered with in 2020 includes Zulu Nomads and African Women in GIS.
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Not all problems require a mobile application or a website. Some can be solved with the right information. In this episode, Emmanuel Jolaiya and Omowonuola Akintola shared some challenges faced in the Africa Geospatial ecosystem and how they intend to use this podcast to solve them.
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