From an announcement from the QGIS mailing list: RQGIS has released a new version of RQGIS! RQGIS establishes an interface between R and QGIS, i.e. it allows the user to access the QGIS geoalgorithms from within R. With the new release, it is possible to run the most recent QGIS releases (>=2.18.2) with RQGIS. RQGIS […] … Continue reading Open source goodness! RQGIS
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….
About 18 months ago we had solar panels installed on Geoger Towers (this may or may not be an accurate description of the Geoger office!). With this comes the ability to monitor power generation and use, as well as a host of other things. During the install we were warned that a small tree in … Continue reading Know your site!
On Saturday Oct 1st I attended the House of the Commons Mapathon held at Oxford Brookes University. This was designed to kick-start the House of the Commons 2016 series of events which will run throughout October 2016. The day was run by Charlie Fisher (from Transition By Design) and colleagues, and started with an introductory talk by Andy Wightman, … Continue reading House of the Commons Mapathon
Just a short post this month as work and vacation are taking up most of my time. It does have a mapping theme though. A few years ago I started to run as a hobby, and aside from all the health benefits this has been great for meeting new people, setting goals and attaining them, … Continue reading Strive with Strava…
Who are your Free (open) Software heroes? This was a question asked last October as part of the Linux Voice podcast. The full series of responses can be found here: http://www.linuxvoice.com/voice-of-the-masses-who-is-your-linux-or-free-software-hero/ and it's well worth a read. This got me thinking about who has influenced me most in my use of open source and open data. The … Continue reading Community Thanks
Tomorrow (17th June 2016) I will be attending the 'From satellite to soil: connecting environmental observation to agri-tech innovations' event at the Royal Institution. Details on the event are provided here: https://royalsociety.org/events/2016/06/observation-and-agritech/ and for me, one of the key phrases in the event description is "in the middle of this value chain are intermediary companies … Continue reading Not just an EO company
In 2014/2015, Geoger worked with researchers at the University of Oxford to investigate changes in land cover related to energy cropping in Africa. The requirement was to understand the temporal changes in the extent of two energy crops, namely Jatropha and sugarcane. To investigate changes over 40 years, the Landsat archive was accessed and cloud free … Continue reading New paper
With greater openness, wider data markets, and better software and interface designs, the question can still being asked: why is geospatial not taken up more rapidly? From within the geospatial industry it seems as if things are going from strength to strength, but when I mention what i do to those without a direct link to GIS … Continue reading Embracing spatial
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2015 in review