Suffering, from space

The following images are annotated screenshots of Sentinel-2 L1C imagery collected as part of the European Copernicus programme. The upper two images show image data collected in November 2016, whilst the lower two images show the same area in January 2018. The images on the lefthand side are false colour composites constructed using near infrared … Continue reading Suffering, from space

A podcast!

I've partnered up with Andrew Cutts of acgeospatial to have a crack at this podcasting lark! The first (demo) episode is available at these locations (https://geoger.co.uk/podcast/ or http://www.acgeospatial.co.uk/podcast/). It will be highlighted on social media using the hashtag #scenefromabove We have lots of plans for the future, but we'd love to know what you think (be … Continue reading A podcast!

30 years of fascination

In 1987, I was still at secondary school. I loved geography lessons, particularly physical geography, and specifically meteorology. I always thought that I would become a climatologist. Then the "Storm of '87" struck, and it changed everything for me. I was lucky enough that my Geography teacher had won a grant to install a satellite … Continue reading 30 years of fascination

Out and about in the field

For the last year or so I have been working alongside members of the Open University Planetary Environments Research Group on developing some workflows and data processing techniques. The PI for the project is Dr Matt Balme and there have been a few post-doctoral researchers (Susan Conway, Talfan Barnie) the most recent of whom is … Continue reading Out and about in the field

Analysis Ready Data

On Friday (15th September 2017) I attended the second open meeting (of two) linked to a project focused on the generation of Sentinel-2 Analysis Ready Data (ARD). The project partners were Aberystwyth University, Defra (through the JNCC) and the Satellite Applications Catapult (who acted as hosts of this meeting) and the point of the meeting … Continue reading Analysis Ready Data

LiDAR and trenches revisited

There have been many interesting stories reported for the centenary of the First World War, some of which have a spatial data component. One such report recently told of the use of LiDAR technologies to (literally!) unearth defences from that period. Historic England, who commissioned the research, uses a variety of remote sensing methods and … Continue reading LiDAR and trenches revisited