Recently I've been doing much of my processing work using Docker. This containerisation software is great for keeping software and data separate from your base machine, but more importantly allows the same software configuration to be used across different operating systems and hardware. Anyway, more about how I have been using it can be found … Continue reading Portainer
I hope that this doesn't come across as a moan, because it isn't meant to. It's more of a query. Why is it that some conferences are so expensive? I'd really like to have attended the three events listed below, but their registration costs are prohibitive for independents and micro businesses (and probably many other … Continue reading Conference costs
If you follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn then you might have seen a recent announcement that I have approached to become, and have been contracted as, a JNCC Business Associate. I am incredibly chuffed with this. Being a Business Associate makes it easier for micro-businesses and freelancers to work with the project teams at … Continue reading JNCC Business Associate
Between 19th and 21st February 2019, Munich played host to the Big Data from Space 2019 (#BiDS19) conference. The conference was jointly organised by ESA, SatCen and the JRC and hosted by DLR (the German Space Agency). It's remit was to cover all spatio-temporal Earth and space observation data collected by a variety of sensors, … Continue reading BiDS19 Munich
I've had an idea in my head for the past few months to build myself a nice, neat, self-contained data processing set-up using Docker.If you don't know, Docker is a containerisation system that allows software to be run in a sand-boxed environment i.e. without impacting on your operating system set up. The great thing about … Continue reading (G)EO Containers
In VirtualBox you can choose either a dynamic or fixed size virtual disk. Dynamic disks are faster to create and more significantly can grow to larger sizes. Fixed size disks are often faster to use, but can’t grow larger once they fill up. I recently had a requirement to change a dynamic virtual disk to … Continue reading Changing virtual disks
As you may know, I host a podcast on Earth Observation with Andrew Cutts called Scene From Above. You can follow the podcast Twitter account here. In the latest episode (S3 E4) we were lucky enough to interview Anne Hale Miglarese, the CEO of the Radiant Earth Foundation. This is a great organisation, doing some … Continue reading Latest podcast interview
Back in May you may have seen my post about how I use Trello. This is just a quick update to let you know about some additional functionality that I came across. To give a bit of context, I have been looking for a way to share interesting URLs between the Chrome browser on my Linux … Continue reading Trello: An update
Although open source and open data are phrases that have become more common in recent years, there is still some confusion about what the benefits are of each of these. In this short blog post, I will go through a few of the key reasons why the open philosophy is a good one. Community support … Continue reading Why open up?
Ahh, the fun of creating business names. Over the years there have been some questions about how to pronounce Geoger. The correct way to do so is as in "jogger". I fear that I was trying to be too clever with my naming strategy, but let me explain the rationale behind it. The idea was … Continue reading Geog-errr?