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

Amazing openness

On the 8th and 9th March 2018 I attended the FOSS4G:UK conference in London. London, I am in you Now for the tube #foss4guk pic.twitter.com/ZFjrxHKJdF — Alastair @ Geoger (@ajggeoger) March 8, 2018 This is a conference for promoting the great things that can be done using free and open source software for geospatial applications. … More Amazing openness

Harwell Space Cluster

In February 2018 Geoger moved its office location to the Harwell Campus (at least for part of the week). Geoger now has a desk in the Satellite Applications Catapult co-space, and it’s been a brilliant experience so far. This month we are proud to be included in the Harwell Campus Space Cluster brochure. There are … More Harwell Space Cluster

Some numbers about energy and fossil fuels

I read an interesting article recently in the December issue of EOS magazine. It was reporting on the findings of a study undertaken by the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Some salient points include: Global energy consumption is predicted to increase 28% by 2040 Up to 77% of that increased consumption is predicted … More Some numbers about energy and fossil fuels