Open source goodness! RQGIS

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

House of the Commons Mapathon

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

Community Thanks

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

Not just an EO company

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

New paper

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

2015 in review

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