Media & Stories

Here’s where we get a chance to talk about the stuff that we really love. Check back regularly for much geo-chatting, news articles, press releases, and other interesting stuff.

Kurt Drowning In Data

Drowning in data, thirsting for knowledge

Data: we’re drowning in it. It’s growing at an exponential rate - essentially doubling every two years. But, as Big Data guru Bernard Marr says, less than 0.5% of all data is analysed, and that…

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Will Carving Out A Geospatial Career

5 tips for launching a geospatial career

Geospatial is not a word you hear every day: it’s a bit of a niche industry. I certainly wish that there had been more information about potential geospatial career paths when I was a GIS grad…

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FOSS4G Tanzania – the (literally) unchartered territories of Africa

Santosh Seshadri presented Orbica’s GeoBI work at the FOSS4G Tanzania opensource conference in August.  Dar-es-Salaam.  I was really surprised to learn how diverse the city was when I arrived in…

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The Top Secret Behind Orbicas Growth

The top secret behind Orbica’s growth

When you’re in “start-up” mode, starting up gets in the way of everything else, including writing about starting up. That’s why I find myself writing my very first Orblog on my 1-year…

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Beyond Maps The New Landscape Of Data Visualisation

Beyond maps: the new landscape of data visualisation

If data has a location element, it’s best visualised on a map, right? Well, that depends. In geospatial teams, or with people who are GIS-orientated, we’re conditioned to think in terms of maps.…

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Orbicas New Project For Environment Canterbury

Orbica's new project for Environment Canterbury brings rates to life

Cantabrians can now see with the click of a mouse how Environment Canterbury (ECan) proposes to collect and spend regional rates.  A new desktop rates tool went live early this month to coincide…

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Chch Tech Company Wins

Christchurch tech company wins with AI solutions in Germany

Christchurch-based location data company Orbica’s innovative solution combining 3D geospatial datasets and artificial intelligence is big news in Germany today.  Orbica beat start-ups from around…

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Press Release Nz Tech Firm Tests Ground Breaking Satellite Technology

PRESS RELEASE: NZ tech firm tests ground-breaking satellite technology

Satellites orbiting more than 20, 000km above the earth’s surface are now trying to locate and record what lies beneath in a new trans-Tasman initiative spearheaded by Christchurch geospatial…

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Then It Hit Me The Power Of Maps

“Then it hit me… the power of maps!”

It is especially hard to explain the power of geo-informatics and data visualisation in layman’s terms. I mean, not even my mum understands what I do for work. I’ve tried to explain the location…

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Coming Full Circle

Coming full circle

[Post by Kurt Janssen] In our industry, we’re always dealing with maps and data on this orb we call earth. So it’s kind of natural that things come full circle after a while. Orbica has almost…

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