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 … Continue reading Harwell Space Cluster
I mentioned in a previous blog post that I have looked at using Trello as a way of generating and managing my task list. Although Trello is great for many things, I just didn't find it the right fit for managing my day to day tasks (despite there being numerous posts and videos on the … Continue reading Software: Trello
In August 2013, I set up Geoger Ltd. as a fully fledged company. I had a rough plan about what I was going to do, how I was going to do it, and I had a single contract for a couple of days work lined up and ready. I'd been in the commercial world since … Continue reading Mentoring
This is a (brief) summary of an event I attended last week.... On Thursday (8th Feb 2018) I attended the UKSA (UK Space Agency) networking event in the BEIS Conference Centre in London (just off Parliament Square). It was a half day event designed to get as many players as possible from the space sector, … Continue reading Would like to meet….
As an independent consultant I am very aware of the need to be efficient with my use of time. One of the things that I found I was doing inefficiently was tracking the tasks that I needed to do. I used to write down all my tasks in a notebook, and then cross-out those that … Continue reading Software: todoist
At Geoger, I get quite a lot of approaches from students and new professionals looking for that first position in the Earth observation (EO) sector - unfortunately the plan for Geoger doesn't currently involve taking on staff, but this may change. Typically, these approaches come from people with a background in GIS although I also … Continue reading Getting that job
One of the things that you need to become good at pretty quickly when you are an independent consultant is networking. For many, particularly for those working in the technology and science arenas, networking is not the most natural of things. Working out how to break into a small group of people that you want … Continue reading Networking challenges
Geoger is pleased to announce the award of a new Defra consultancy contract. We are part of a consortium led by Specto Natura Ltd along with APMGeo Ltd which is tasked to operationalise the creation of a set of generic indicator products under the Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot (EODIP) project framework. The project takes the technical specification for an … Continue reading A further Defra project win
It's been a while since I last wrote a blog post, and that's mainly due to the fact that I've been really busy! Which is great. There's been a lot on at the moment culminating in a heady nexus of getting existing contracts finished, negotiating new work and starting new contracts, as well as tendering for … Continue reading A partridge in a….
Geographical Information Systems Geographical Information Systems are integral to modern systems of managing, analysing and reporting spatial data. The following introductory video sets out some of the basic GIS concepts. At its core, a GIS is a management and display system for spatial data. There are many benefits of using such a system including: effectively managing … Continue reading Introducing GIS and spatial data