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
The new episode of the Scene From Above podcast.
Yesterday was a very busy day, but very rewarding. I travelled down to London to attend the Envirocon event which was being hosted by Ambisense at the Crystal in London's docklands. After a very surreal experience at Canning Town DLR station where about 1000 people were all trying to get on a single train to … Continue reading A busy day in London town!
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. … Continue reading Amazing openness