Recently I've been doing much of my processing work using Docker. This containerisation software is great for keeping software and data separate from your base machine, but more importantly allows the same software configuration to be used across different operating systems and hardware. Anyway, more about how I have been using it can be found … Continue reading Portainer

BiDS19 Munich

Between 19th and 21st February 2019, Munich played host to the Big Data from Space 2019 (#BiDS19) conference. The conference was jointly organised by ESA, SatCen and the JRC and hosted by DLR (the German Space Agency). It's remit was to cover all spatio-temporal Earth and space observation data collected by a variety of sensors, … Continue reading BiDS19 Munich

Hosting and sharing the #scenefromabove podcast

In December 2017 I started the Scene From Above podcast with my co-host Andrew Cutts. The following are a series of notes on how I host the podcast. These notes are written for my own needs, and were first posted on my personal blog, but if they help anyone else then that's great. I’m hosting … Continue reading Hosting and sharing the #scenefromabove podcast

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

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