Ed Freyfogle on The OpenCage Blog:

I’m forced to clarify this because we are getting more and more support requests from people who have been mislead by YouTube tutorials that a simple python script can be used to determine the location of any phone simply by entering the phone number.

Thought I’d share this to help spread the word.

Chris Holmes wrote an excellent summary of the Cloud-Native Geospatial Outreach Event, which took place in April and gathered people working with new cloud-native geo-data formats and APIs, like COG, Zarr, STAC, or COPC. Chris highlights selected talks to get you started with the formats, how organisations adopt them, and tutorials going deeper into technical details.

Once you’re finished watching Chris’ recommendations, you can dive into the humongous 90-video playlist of all of the event’s talks, which should keep you busy for a couple of days.

Flatgeobuf is a relatively new binary format to encode geographic vector data. Unlike vector tiles, Flatgeobuf is a lossless encoding format, which is streamable and enables random feature access.

Horace Williams wrote a comprehensive overview of what goes into a Flatgeobuf file and how it is structured internally.