5 HxGN Radio Episodes to Keep You In-the-Know from the Home Office

Working from home has become the status quo for many, with a murky outlook on when to expect a return to the office.

For those who like a bit of solitude while they work, this new style of working might not have required much of an adjustment. But for anyone who thrives on being immersed in the environment around them, the “new normal” can seem a bit… quiet.

Fortunately, there’s a way to combat the quiet while also staying up-to-date on what’s happening in the geospatial division: by checking out a few episodes from the HxGN Radio Location Intelligence segment!

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

1) Developing and implementing standards with the Open Geospatial Consortium


Hear from a special guest! Dr. Nadine Alameh, CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), joins us to talk about the spatial revolution, the evolving mission of the OGC, and why standards are critical to interoperability and usability.

2) Unlocking the power and value of location with Google Maps Platform


You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “Location. Location. Location.” And while it’s typically used in context with real estate value, in the digital age, location data and user-centric maps are delivering huge business and operational value to global brands, local businesses, and government agencies.

Have a listen to learn how organizations can unlock the power and value of location with the Google Maps Platform. Take a deep dive into the platform’s capabilities, optimizing implementations, best practices, and more.

3) Finding your geospatial career path


Calling all students: the geospatial career field covers a broad spectrum of industries, job roles, and focus areas. And before you decide which direction you want to take your career, it’s always a good idea to have a clear picture of your options and how to prepare and pursue what interests you most.

In this episode, hear from Hexagon leaders about the many possible career paths in the geospatial industry, including opportunities within the federal government, the intelligence community, and the private sector.

4) How location intelligence can help governments manage their response to COVID-19


The devastating scale of effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are like nothing we’ve seen in modern history, but unlike the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, we live in an era where data and the technologies to leverage that data are in abundance. This provides governments and citizens with better information than ever before and equips them with tools to better respond to the challenges created by the pandemic.

Learn how location intelligence and geospatial technologies are being used to better understand, monitor and navigate the daily challenges during this global health crisis.

5) Ensuring everybody counts with a smarter census


Census data is critical to helping government officials and policy makers understand the size, distribution, and diversity of a country’s population. It informs economic planning and development, future infrastructure projects, funding for various programs, and more. But in many parts of the world, collecting and processing census data can be time-consuming, labor intensive and costly.

Learn more about the challenges National Statistical Offices face when conducting a census, as well as effective strategies and geospatial solutions to help them ensure that everyone is counted.

Happy listening!

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