Categories: GIS Industry

A Roundup of Geospatial Podcasts

Every few months it seems like a new geospatial podcast is being launched.  Here’s a roundup of what’s available.


Cageyjames & GeoBabbler
With the tagline, “Two old guys talk about new spatial technology”, this monthly podcast is hosted by two geospatial industry veterans: James Fee and Bill Dollins.  Visit: Cageyjames & GeoBabbler

Directions Magazine Podcasts
Directions Magazine has been one of the longest running GIS web sites and has been hosting a weekly podcasts for quite some time.  Visit: Directions Magazine Podcasts

Esri Science of Where
The podcast series Esri & The Science of Where currently has dozens of downloadable episodes that focus on high-level executive conversations with thought leaders from several industries. Visit: Science of Where


Eyes on Earth
This recently launched podcast features topics on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science from the staff of USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. Visit: Eyes on Earth

Geodorable Podcast
Hosted out of New Zealand, this podcast aims to “include anything and everything about the geospatial world. From news articles about the GIS industry that take our fancy, interviews with GIS practitioners, random acts of geospatial madness and of course the legendary game Export to Shapefile.” Visit: Geodorable Podcast

Geointeresting is the official podcast of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Geointeresting features conversations with innovators, explorers and pathfinders. Visit: Geointeresting

Isn’t That Spatial
A podcast about “casual geography, urban planning, and the spatial component of whatever.” Visit: Isn’t That Spatial

The Mappyist Hour
This weekly podcasts features geospatial professionals Silas Toms and Todd Barr and occasionally includes guest hosts.   Visit: The Mappyist Hour

The MapScaping Podcast
This weekly podcast features interviews from the geospatial industry.  Visit: The MapScaping Podcast

Scene From Above
Hosted by Andrew Cutts and Alastair Graham, Scene From Above is a podcast dedicated to discussing modern remote sensing and Earth observation.  Visit: Scene From Above

Thinking Spatially
Undeniably, one of the most enthusiastic geographers around, Esri’s Education Manager, Joseph Kerski, hosts a weekly podcast entitled, “Spatially Thinking”.  Visit: Thinking Spatially

Very Spatial
The original and longest-running GIS podcast.  The hosts recently relaunched VerySpatialTV, hosted via YouTube.  Visit: Very Spatial

Defunct Geospatial Podcasts

These geospatial podcasts are no longer actively producing new episodes but you can listen to archive episodes.

Speaking of GIS
Launched at the beginning of 2018, Speaking of GIS is hosted by Kurt Towler who’s been working in the GIS industry for 19 years.  His podcasts features discussions with others working in the geospatial field such as Christina Boggs-Chavira and a discussion about Women in GIS, Smart Cities with James Fee, and Lance Watkins, Center Lead for NASA DEVELOP.  Visit: Speaking of GIS

JB’s ‘Bits & Bobs’
Launched at the beginning of 2018 by Joe Bob Penor, the podcast summarizes recent geospatial items of interest  gathered from web sources, videos, podcasts, and blogs.  Penor has been active in the geospatial industry for over two decades and he also hosts the Every Day Geo blog.  Visit: JB’s ‘Bits & Bobs’

This article was originally published on March 24, 2018 and has been updated to  include more recent GIS and geospatial podcasts that have been launched and to remove podcasts that are no longer active.

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