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?
There are a lot of blog posts and sites that tell us all how we are supposed to be living the life we want, whilst making it have purpose and also being super successful. Many of them are carbon copies of each other. Maybe the post I am about to reference is just another one … Continue reading Why are you doing that?
This is just a short post to highlight a brilliant website I came across. The site is provided by EarthTime and shows a series of stories around the uptake of renewable energy. Check it out for yourselves at: https://earthtime.org/stories/renewables If you look at teh Stories tab on the website then there are a whole load of … Continue reading A view of renewables
Over the past 5 years that I've been working for myself, I've been asked quite a few times - "Why did you set up Geoger?" There are many reasons for that, and I'll cover some of them here as well as touch on what my vision was for the company. I started Geoger in August … Continue reading Why go independent?
At Geoger, I believe that project management should be: Light touch Low effort Effective Collaborative Open and clear With this in mind, I tend to use two main project management systems to keep track of progress when I am contracted to be the PM. One of these is a 'master spreadsheet' with a custom built … Continue reading Manage that project
This is a little dated now, but I came across this interesting article about the use of spatial data on health metrics from 2017: https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/news-archive/holborn-identified-unhealthiest-place-great-britain-according-new-study/ It talks about some work completed by researchers at the University of Liverpool, and how they used new data sources pertaining to lifestyle and environmental measures to map 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' … Continue reading Are you healthy?
This is a great site that I've come across recently: https://discoverwater.co.uk/ It's full of statistics and information about the whole lifecycle of your water in the UK. Although some of the things they do from a corporate stand point can be questioned, I think that the water companies sometimes get unfairly knocked regarding the work they … Continue reading Discover water
Earlier this month, the UK Government announced that specific parts of the Ordnance Survey's flagship mapping product, MasterMap, will be made available as Open Data (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/unlocking-of-governments-mapping-and-location-data-to-boost-economy-by-130m-a-year). This is one of the first projects to be delivered by the new Geospatial Commission and is being undertaken to kickstart new innovations and ideas. This is great news, … Continue reading OS MasterMap
The new episode of Scene From Above
Last month the Ubuntu 18.04 Linux distribution was released. If you are a Linux user you will be aware that there are various different desktop environments that can be installed on an operating system. If you are not a Linux user, the concept of a desktop environment may initially cause some confusion - I know … Continue reading User experience