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
Between 19th and 21st February 2019, Munich played host to the Big Data from Space 2019 (#BiDS19) conference. The conference was jointly organised by ESA, SatCen and the JRC and hosted by DLR (the German Space Agency). It's remit was to cover all spatio-temporal Earth and space observation data collected by a variety of sensors, … Continue reading BiDS19 Munich
I've had an idea in my head for the past few months to build myself a nice, neat, self-contained data processing set-up using Docker.If you don't know, Docker is a containerisation system that allows software to be run in a sand-boxed environment i.e. without impacting on your operating system set up. The great thing about … Continue reading (G)EO Containers
In VirtualBox you can choose either a dynamic or fixed size virtual disk. Dynamic disks are faster to create and more significantly can grow to larger sizes. Fixed size disks are often faster to use, but can’t grow larger once they fill up. I recently had a requirement to change a dynamic virtual disk to … Continue reading Changing virtual disks
As you may know, I host a podcast on Earth Observation with Andrew Cutts called Scene From Above. You can follow the podcast Twitter account here. In the latest episode (S3 E4) we were lucky enough to interview Anne Hale Miglarese, the CEO of the Radiant Earth Foundation. This is a great organisation, doing some … Continue reading Latest podcast interview