On 17th June 2020 the OSGeo:UK committee (of which I am part) hosted the FOSS4GUKOnline one day conference. We were helped on the day by a brilliant group of volunteers. The conference comprised of three streams, names Nightingale (a reference to Covid!), Sentinel (a reference to Earth observation) and Mercator (a reference to mapping and … Continue reading FOSS4GUKOnline 2020
In April the #scenefromabove podcast has held a series of short networking chats. I implemented these, along with co-host Andrew Cutts, in March when the lock downs around the world started to come into effect. There will likely be a couple more chats in May. Where is the growth in the EO sector? The first … Continue reading Networking chats
In this time of lock-down I thought it would be a fun idea to mess about on Twitter with a 'choose your own adventure' style thread. The idea is very loosely based on the books I read as a child. You can find it here, on the Scene From Above account: https://twitter.com/eoscenefrom/status/1249631848344543232 I got a … Continue reading An #eoadventure
Wow! What a year it has been so far. Apologies for not posting more here in 2020. I went back and looked at the list of potential blog post topics that I had generated and so many seem inconsequential given the state of the world in this time of global pandemic. But then I … Continue reading Where next?
At a BARSC meeting in March 2019 about commercialising Earth observation I gave a short talk about something that is critical to all independent consultants and freelancers: day rates! The main point that I wanted to make was that although an individual's day rate might seem high, there are a number of factors that the … Continue reading What’s in a day rate?
Many of you reading this will know that I create and host the Scene From Above alongside Andrew Cutts. We have now been publishing episodes (every three weeks) for 2 years! Time has flown by, and hopefully the quality of the episodes has improved a bit since our first demo episode. In this post I … Continue reading Have you Scene this?
Not only is it the end of the year, but it's also the end of a decade. And a lot of things have changed in this decade. This post won't cover all (or many!) of them, but I will try to give you a flavour of how things have changed for me (and maybe how … Continue reading A decade in review
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) exists to assess and mitigate the effects of desertification and drought at national and international levels through a programme of strategic international cooperation and partnership. First recommended as part of Agenda 21, and becoming active in 1996, it is the only internationally legally binding framework set up … Continue reading A great start to 2020
...to look back at the year that has just been. And with that in mind, here are some posts from the Geoger blog that you might have missed but that you may find interesting: UK SME is as powerful as UK PLC! Longevity with Linux Environmental thoughts Thank you FOSS Collaboration NOT competition What’s on … Continue reading T’is the season…
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!