Combining the power of cloud technology with geospatial data is becoming a common business practice. We now have the capability to process large datasets in order to gain insights and make informed business decisions. In this episode of Location Matters, Google Customer Engineer, Alex Barron and NGIS Google Cloud specialist, Richard Greene discuss the capabilities and challenges of incorporating your geospatial data into the Google Cloud Platform and share some tips on getting started.
2:10 Alex, how would you describe the Cloud to someone who doesn’t understand what it is?
3:46 Richard, what are some of the key differences between ‘normal’ data and geospatial data? Should we treat geospatial data differently to other data?
6:15 Can you give some examples of industries that work frequently with geospatial data?
8:00 What are some of the obstacles industries face when it comes to working with geospatial data?
9:50 What types of products and services are available in the GCP to support geospatial data?
12:32 What do you think a business should look for when embarking on a geospatial project?
13:55 Where is a good place for people to start looking at Google location oriented data services?
15:34 Where can I get more information on getting started with Google Cloud?
Google Maps Platform Overview - developers.google.com/maps
Google Cloud Overview - cloud.google.com
Google Perth Meetups - https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Google-Perth-Meetups/
Specific meetups for GIS - https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/topics/gis/au/
Very Spatial podcast - http://veryspatial.com/
Speaking of GIS podcast - https://speakingofgis.com/
Mapscaping - https://mapscaping.com/blogs/the-mapscaping-podcast
Data Analytics blog from Google - https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics