A VerySpatial Podcast

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A VerySpatial Podcast
Hosted by Libsyn
Genre Education
Language English
Updates Weekly
Length 30 to 45 minutes
Audio format MP3
Debut July 24, 2005
Website www.veryspatial.com/avsp

A VerySpatial Podcast is an award winning,[1] weekly podcast that provides information on geography and geospatial technologies. The podcast comments on GIS's impact on digital daily lives.

The podcast seeks to cover current trends in the GIS technology industry and receives mention in industry blogs.[2][3] The crew has also been interviewed by Directions Magazine.[4]


The podcast opens with the episode number, a 30 second teaser for a podsafe song, and an overview of the topics to be covered in the episode. Following a sponsorship ad, shout outs go out to Twitter and Facebook followers and the hosts discuss 3-4 news items from the week that are relevant to Geography and GIS including new software releases. A web site is highlighted in the 'WebCorner' before moving on the main topic which is either an interview from someone in the industry or a discussion amongst the hosts about an industry topic. The show rounds out with a 'Tip of the Week' that highlights a technology or technique, 'EventsCorner' that highlights upcoming Geography or GIS conferences, and the full podsafe song that was teased at the beginning of the episode which changes weekly.


The podcast is hosted by Jesse Rouse, Sue Bergeron, and Frank Lafone.


The podcast started up in July 2005 and has since published well over 200 weekly episodes and numerous Special Episodes that highlight specific topics and AVSP Roadshow episodes which cover activity at Geography and GIS conferences. Its hosts are Sue Bergeron, Frank Lafone, and Jesse Rouse. In addition, Barbara MacLennan blogs on the accompanying site VerySpatial.com.[5]


In 2007 VerySpatial, LLC, the parent organization of A VerySpatial Podcast was awarded an ESRI Special Achievement in GIS for their efforts to disseminate information on Geography and geospatial technologies to a broad audience through the podcasts and blog (VerySpatial.com)

Distribution and licensing[edit]

All episodes are licensed under the Creative Commons attribution share-alike noncommercial license, and are distributed via direct download from the VerySpatial.com website, from Apple's iTunes Store, as a subscription using the Zune software, or through other common podcast channels. There is no download charge from any source. The show is typically available in two formats: 64 kbit/s MP3 and 64 kbit/s AAC.

Over 25,000 episodes are downloaded per month from the current and archived podcasts.

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