(G)EO Containers

I've had an idea in my head for the past few months to build myself a nice, neat, self-contained data processing set-up using Docker.If you don't know, Docker is a containerisation system that allows software to be run in a sand-boxed environment i.e. without impacting on your operating system set up. The great thing about … Continue reading (G)EO Containers

Are you healthy?

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?

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

Open elevation data & archaeology: Part 1

Over the last year Geoger has been working with researchers at Wytham Woods (the Oxford University research wood, to the west of the city) to investigate the utility of LiDAR data for uncovering archaeological features - specifically, the remains of a network of World War 1 training trenches. The work started with the use of … Continue reading Open elevation data & archaeology: Part 1

EODIP Project win

Geoger is pleased to announce the award of a new Defra consultancy contract. We are part of a consortium led by Specto Natura Ltd and with APMGeo Ltd which is specifying a set of generic indicator products under the Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot (EODIP) project framework. EODIP is a collection of projects seeking to foster greater … Continue reading EODIP Project win

Geospatial words

Using the Ngram Viewer by Google which plots the annual "cultural and professional trending vernacular within published literature". For more details on the Viewer check out this link.  As with all things Google, the database behind the Viewer is vast and continues to grow. The sources used to power the analyses are "textbooks and fiction along with … Continue reading Geospatial words