Mentoring

In August 2013, I set up Geoger Ltd. as a fully fledged company. I had a rough plan about what I was going to do, how I was going to do it, and I had a single contract for a couple of days work lined up and ready. I’d been in the commercial world since … More Mentoring

OSGeo

The OSGeo have a brand new website design! Check out https://www.osgeo.org/ The Open Source Geospatial Foundation supports all things open related to geospatial – both software and data. Check out some of the projects listed under the tab at the top of the homepage. There are OSGeo project as well as community projects. Some you’ll be … More OSGeo

ICARES presentation

Back in mid-July I was lucky enough to be asked to present at a conference event linked to the ICARES project (see http://icaresproject.eu/#about). The conference was held in Ebbsfleet and involved a number of academics from around Europe, as well as businesses and other organisations – including Kent police. The aim of the ICARES project is … More ICARES presentation

How do you manage?

I was part of a discussion recently about different management styles. As an independent consultant, I currently only have to manage myself, although the desire is to grow the business and a team of likeminded people. The thoughts and arguments that were being presented by those of us having the discussion caught my interest, so I … More How do you manage?

Race to….. the top?

There was a recent(ish) comment on a jobs mailing list that I subscribe to suggesting that there is a ‘race to the bottom’ in terms of renumeration for advertised positions. The following text is an edited version of that on the mailing list. A quick note to my fellow GIS professionals.  There’s been a proliferation … More Race to….. the top?

Hampshire open data

Recently, I’ve been looking at some of the Hampshire Hub open aerial data (see @Protohub on Twitter or this webpage: http://protohub.net/). This is a brilliant dataset, and the fact that it is open data just makes it even better. The Hub is a partnership of local authorities, national parks, emergency services, the military and parts of central government. … More Hampshire open data