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Space Café Radio – live from Intergeo – with Aaron Addison

Torsten Kriening and Aaron Addison after the recording of the episode in Berlin, Credits: Aarti Iyer

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Aaron Addison, incoming Executive Director of the World Geospatial Industry Council, at the Intergeo 2023 in Berlin.

WGIC’s Role and Growth: Aaron highlighted the significant growth in the geospatial and space sectors, emphasizing the successful experience at Intergeo. He introduced the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) as a trade association aiming to unite various facets of the geospatial industry globally. The organization recently rebranded to reflect its diverse membership, which now includes traditional geospatial companies and newer entrants like satellite and ocean data companies.

Potential of Unused Space Data: Aaron addressed a significant observation that a lot of space data remains unused, especially from Earth observations. He emphasized the vast potential for this data, encouraging the exploration of applications beyond the original intentions of data collection. This converges with WGIC’s mission to elevate the geospatial conversation and create business opportunities.

Metaverse and Geospatial Industry: The interview touched on the metaverse concept and its relevance to the geospatial industry. WGIC recently released a report focusing on the metaverse from a geospatial perspective. While the term “metaverse” can mean different things in different contexts (like gaming or business), the report aims to define its meaning and significance specifically for the geospatial industry, distinguishing it from the concept of digital twins. Here is the link to the Metaverse study.

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