A view of renewables

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 … More A view of renewables

Why go independent?

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 … More Why go independent?

Manage that project

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 … More Manage that project

Are you healthy?

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’ … More Are you healthy?

Discover water

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 … More Discover water

OS MasterMap

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, … More OS MasterMap

User experience

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 … More User experience