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
There seems to be a trend at the moment for web pages with very light text*. I wonder whether this is a response to the 'dark themes' that have been prevalent in recent years. Or maybe my beef with the 'light text on light background' is more to do with ageing eyes! Although this sort … Continue reading Improve my UX!
Wow! The European Space Agency's Living Planet Symposium 2019 is creating a huge positive feeling towards Earth observation this week - and I'm not even there! One of the nicest things for those of us who have been unable to get there has been the social media wall (created using walls.io). I'd not come across … Continue reading Living Planet Symposium (from afar)
I thought that I would post about some of the interesting things that I have come across on GitHub that relate to Earth observation. GitHub, if you aren't a coder, is an online platform where software code can be managed, stored and shared. I just want to say up front that I haven't tried and … Continue reading What’s on Github?
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