Free and open source software (FOSS). I bet you use it somewhere in your computing life. Whether that's at home, through a web browser such as Firefox, or at work using LibreOffice or QGIS. Although the word 'free' is used in the name, as with much in life there will be a cost incurred somewhere … Continue reading Thank you FOSS
A couple of years ago I was asked to undertake some analysis of a river catchment to assess various ecosystem services. It was something that Sentinel-2 was perfect for, as I needed to rapidly and cheaply obtain a time series of imagery, classify the imagery into various different classes and then return some zonal statistics … Continue reading Simple solutions
Above my desk are a series of sticky notes, created when I first started Geoger and kept in sight so that I don't lose focus of the type of business I want to run and undertake. One of those notes has written on it 'collaboration not competition'. In the May/June issue of GeoConnexion magazine there … Continue reading Collaboration not competition
There seems to be a trend at the moment for web pages with very light text*. I wonder whether this is a response to the 'dark themes' that have been prevalent in recent years. Or maybe my beef with the 'light text on light background' is more to do with ageing eyes! Although this sort … Continue reading Improve my UX!
I hope that this doesn't come across as a moan, because it isn't meant to. It's more of a query. Why is it that some conferences are so expensive? I'd really like to have attended the three events listed below, but their registration costs are prohibitive for independents and micro businesses (and probably many other … Continue reading Conference costs
Although open source and open data are phrases that have become more common in recent years, there is still some confusion about what the benefits are of each of these. In this short blog post, I will go through a few of the key reasons why the open philosophy is a good one. Community support … Continue reading Why open up?
There are a lot of blog posts and sites that tell us all how we are supposed to be living the life we want, whilst making it have purpose and also being super successful. Many of them are carbon copies of each other. Maybe the post I am about to reference is just another one … Continue reading Why are you doing that?
Over the past 5 years that I've been working for myself, I've been asked quite a few times - "Why did you set up Geoger?" There are many reasons for that, and I'll cover some of them here as well as touch on what my vision was for the company. I started Geoger in August … Continue reading Why go independent?
The new episode of Scene From Above
Last month the Ubuntu 18.04 Linux distribution was released. If you are a Linux user you will be aware that there are various different desktop environments that can be installed on an operating system. If you are not a Linux user, the concept of a desktop environment may initially cause some confusion - I know … Continue reading User experience