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The purpose of this podcast is to provide listeners with a light-hearted yet serious perspective on the life of a geomatics professional. Topics will cover the spectrum of these great professions without limitations. Listeners can count on not only being entertained, but also taking something of value away from each episode. Our goal is to not waste your time!
 
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Thank you…thank you…thank you…and thank you again...what a year! The boys take some time to reflect on the past year revisiting a number of highlights along the way. From Episode 064 all the way through Episode 111 and everything in between! If you’ve been a fan from the “point of beginning” or have just started “following our footsteps”, you’re no…
 
We believe that shining a light on safety is the best way possible to kickoff 2022! The guys were joined this week by Brian Owens. Who is Brian Owens you ask...besides being an American hero...he is a husband, father, musician and the author of "Inversion and the Perspective-Based Safety Culture". This is a completely different way of looking at sa…
 
Crypto, Drugs & Rock n Roll...what a way to close out 2021! The guys were joined this week by the one and only Rob Kolar. This was a "bucket list" conversation for DD as he's been a fan of Rob and his band KOLARS for quite some time. This engaging and thought-provoking conversation touched on Rob's unique upbringing & musical journey, ayahuasca & p…
 
AKA The Geoholics Christmas Episode. Well...I think it's safe to say that when we started this podcast a couple years ago...we never could have dreamt of having an opportunity to talk to a real dinosaur hunter. This week the boys did just that! Tom Hebert is a paleontologist from Wisconsin who you may know from the October 2021 XHYT article by Jeff…
 
Welcome to the Culture Zone! The boys were joined this week by Mike Bontrager. Mike has written a great career story so far having spent over 30 years being a "Culture Warrior" for The Weitz Company and Alston Construction. He has established himself as a "turnaround specialist" having had tremendous success fixing broken companies across the count…
 
You're gonna want to hear about this! The guys sat down this week with Mr. Jason Martschuk the Senior VP of Sales for Prostar (www.prostarcorp.com). ProStar is recognized as a world leader in the development of Precision Mapping Solutions specializing in developing patented cloud and mobile solutions. Their flagship product is PointMan, a mapping s…
 
All we can say is WOW...these ladies are amazing! The boys were joined this week by Claire Buxton & Roshni Sharma. Claire is a Party Chief, Project Manager, and CAD Coordinator at Underhill Geomatics and theLead of the Volunteer Community Surveyor Program or VCSP (a FIG Young Surveyors Network initiative). Roshni is a Project Manager and Geospatial…
 
Talk about an all-star cast of characters...this one did not disappoint! The boys were joined this week by Steve Gangwal, Owner of Gangwal Enterprises, Inc., Nolan Mark LS, Owner of On The Mark Land Surveying LLC, Michael Thompson LS, President at Halma Thompson Land Surveys Ltd., and Will Wing, LS Owner Operator\CEO at Infinity Land Surveying, LLC…
 
Ahoy Geoholics! The boys took a 1-hour tour this week with off-shore surveyor Landon Jakse. Landon is not only an intelligent (fellow SIU-C grad...Go Salukis!), handsome man that can cook and rebuild Triumphs, he is also a PM in the offshore survey and positioning operations for Oceaneering. This was such an interesting conversation about a survey …
 
Well, this was fun! The boys were joined this week by Rich Antonio, VP of Business Development at Alta Southwest, Dorina Bustamante, Director of Business Development at Ritoch-Powell and Associates, and Bill Swope, Geospatial & Survey Business Development Manager at Halff Associates, Inc. It goes without saying that this week's topic is Business De…
 
Whether you say Shlosser or Slossher...this father and son survey team is one of a kind! We were joined this week by Dave & Nik Schlosser from Northstar Surveying, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. We kicked the show off with a toast of Benchmark whiskey which was recommended by the surveying Schlosser's and the rest is history. From what I remember, we t…
 
Next stop...the Netherlands! The boys were joined this week by Mr. Raymond "Ray" Woering the CEO at APGLOS (Advanced Positioning GLObal Software). Ray and his team of survey wizards are making a significant impact on the mapping world. They have developed the "easiest land survey app" aptly named...you got it...Survey Wizard! This is an absolute ga…
 
Do not miss the first part of a multi-show series focusing on The Business of Land Surveying! "It has been my experience that surveyors as a group exhibit poor business practices. There are certainly exceptions, but my opinion is that poor business management has been the only reason that land surveying has not risen to the level of other professio…
 
We are not worthy! Welcome to the start of the next Geoholics century! The boys were honored to be joined this week by Narelle Underwood the Surveyor General of New South Wales (NSW) and Peta Cox the National Training & Development Manager at Consulting Surveyors National and host of the Defining Boundaries Podcast. These two ladies are beyond impr…
 
Wait until you hear about this! As our good friend Roger Daltrey said..."I don't want to cause no fuss, but now I've got my "Geo" Bus". We could not have asked for a better guest for the last show of the first Geoholics century! The boys were joined this week by Dr. Timothy "Tim" Hawthorne, Associate Professor of GIS at UCF, GeoBus Founder, Explore…
 
Check this out! The Geoholics got a last-minute invitation to join our new best friends Bruno Krenski (Brazil) & Lennart Preuss (Germany) at INTERGEO 2021! These guys are crazy! Bruno is a land surveyor and entrepreneur being the Owner of Top Terra & Measuring Masters. Lennart is a BMX pro, Kaufmann für Marketingkommunikation bei Hinte Marketing & …
 
Talk about bringing the passion...holy cow this girl did it! We were joined this week by a fellow "Chicagoan" Juliana McMillan-Wilhoit and yes DD struggled with that mouthful! Juliana is the Principal Consultant at Tabulae Spatial Services. She likes to refer to herself as a “cartographer of change for both people and organizations.” Juliana is com…
 
We were honored to have a true American hero join us for this month's Geoholics Anonymous. Mr. Patrick McDonald is an Army Veteran...in 1991 he was injured while traveling in an armored personnel carrier that rolled over resulting in severe injuries to his mid chest and lower back. During this time, he flatlined for nearly 5 minutes. Patrick is a P…
 
Color us intrigued! After a well-deserved week off, we were joined this week my Mr. Rex Parry. Rex is a licensed title officer, general contractor, mortgage banker, host of the Business-to-Business radio show and passionate entrepreneur! His focus outside of his daily responsibilities is helping developing countries fight corruption and create coll…
 
The boys were joined this week by the one and only Swedish Dirt Guy...Dr. Martin Persson. Martin hails from Sweden where he attended the University of Gothenburg and earned an undergrad degree and PhD in Environmental Geology specializing in quick clays, GIS and landslides. He also has a hobby farm where he grows tilapia, veggies, and chickens. We …
 
Stop the presses! Anna Rios & Lauren Holland joined the boys this week to talk about the outcome of their individual surveys intended to shine a light on sexism and harassment specifically in the STEM careers. Before you say, "here we go again", be clear that this is NOT just a men vs women issue. The data was collected over the course of the last …
 
Strap in folks! We were joined on this Geoholics Anonymous episode by Aaron Machado. Aaron is an American patriot having served the country as a US Marine, an aspiring author, a husband, father, and host of the Wetdown Podcast. Needless to say, he's got an amazing perspective on current events and life in general. Some topics discussed included Afg…
 
“Americans never quit.” – General Douglas MacArthur. We were joined this week by two survey warriors. Tyler LaPointe (ARNG Technical Engineer NCO/HQ Squad Leader) & Keegan Lumley (USAF Engineering Journeyman), both military and civilian surveyors, took time out of their busy schedules to share their unique career paths and experiences. Topics of di…
 
Two peas in a pod as they say. Dr. Nik Smilovsky & Parker Hinson joined us this week to talk about a number of things they are passionate about. BTW...passion = success. We touched on the desensitization of society, life on the University of Florida campus, Larry's Giant Subs, pre-modern GIS, contemporary GIS, the future of GIS and how GIS has left…
 
Don't listen to this episode just because our guest this week has the most interesting name ever! Ophir Wainer is the Director of North American Business Development & Technology Implementation at 4M Analytics. If you haven't heard about 4M Analytics before now, and even if you have, you're NOT going to want to miss Ophir sharing all there is to kn…
 
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