Last week, in the context of the UK election and all things joyous to do with Brexit, I heard a news commentator respond to an article regarding companies leaving the UK (in the event of Brexit) by using the phrase 'it doesn't matter if it's just a few SMEs, it's the multinational companies that count'. … Continue reading UK SME is as powerful as UK PLC!
At the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) AGM in September 2019 I was voted in as Vice-Chair of the organisation. It is an honour to be chosen for this position as I had only joined the committee in July! The purpose of the organisation, as set out on its website, is: Promoting the … Continue reading BARSC
This is going to be a bit of a short but technical post. And probably only relevant if you are running Linux on a laptop and are concerned with extending battery life. Before I get into the main part of the post I just want to say that if you are in charge of the … Continue reading Longevity with Linux
I love working for myself through the mechanism of Geoger. I really do. I get the chance to work with some great clients, looking at a wide range of issues - some technological, some commercial, many of them researching new methods and tools. But with so many amazing things in the world, and so many … Continue reading One life, live it. One planet, help it.
I went to an event earlier in the summer of 2019 that was run by Oxfordshire Greentech. It was really interesting and made me think a bit more broadly about the way that Geoger (I?) impact on the environment. As a physical geographer and keen environmentalist I am aware of many of the issues around … Continue reading Environmental thoughts
This is just a short blog post to remind all of us in the Earth observation, remote sensing and geospatial sectors to think about how we communicate to others about what it is that we do. Specifically, we need to communicate our excitement and passion for the world we work in. I attend (sadly) too … Continue reading Is EO exciting?
Some of you will know that I enjoy running. At the moment, a young woman called Anna McNuff is running 100 marathons (that's 2,620 miles!) completely barefoot. Her Barefoot Britain challenge began in the far north of the Shetland Islands in June and will end in London in November. More information can be found using … Continue reading Just keep going!
Free and open source software (FOSS). I bet you use it somewhere in your computing life. Whether that's at home, through a web browser such as Firefox, or at work using LibreOffice or QGIS. Although the word 'free' is used in the name, as with much in life there will be a cost incurred somewhere … Continue reading Thank you FOSS
A couple of years ago I was asked to undertake some analysis of a river catchment to assess various ecosystem services. It was something that Sentinel-2 was perfect for, as I needed to rapidly and cheaply obtain a time series of imagery, classify the imagery into various different classes and then return some zonal statistics … Continue reading Simple solutions
Above my desk are a series of sticky notes, created when I first started Geoger and kept in sight so that I don't lose focus of the type of business I want to run and undertake. One of those notes has written on it 'collaboration not competition'. In the May/June issue of GeoConnexion magazine there … Continue reading Collaboration not competition