Some of you will know that I enjoy running. At the moment, a young woman called Anna McNuff is running 100 marathons (that's 2,620 miles!) completely barefoot. Her Barefoot Britain challenge began in the far north of the Shetland Islands in June and will end in London in November. More information can be found using … Continue reading Just keep going!
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 … Continue reading A view of renewables
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
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
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!
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 … Continue reading Some numbers about energy and fossil fuels
On the 13th March I attended the RSPSoc Wavelength 2018 conference. This is a student and young professional conference, held annually in different locations around the country and hosted by the RSPSoc Student representative for a given year (along with the shadow rep, ready for the next year). This year the conference was held in … Continue reading EO: the next generation
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
The OSGeo have a brand new website design! Check out https://www.osgeo.org/ The Open Source Geospatial Foundation supports all things open related to geospatial - both software and data. Check out some of the projects listed under the tab at the top of the homepage. There are OSGeo project as well as community projects. Some you'll be … Continue reading OSGeo