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Space is open

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This week I attended an excellent talk given by Dr Jon Blower, CTO at IEA in Reading, entitled “Satellites, sensors and statistics – from environmental data to decisions” which was a meetup of the Society of Data Miners at the Royal Statistical Society in London. It is always good to attend events like this when… Read More »Space is open

Using Earth Observation data without ever looking at a satellite image

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To enable a user to use space derived data without ever actually seeing a satellite image. To move from pixels to analytics. To break through the ‘that’s a nice image – but so what?’ barrier? To add value. I wrote about my thoughts on this last week; http://www.acgeospatial.co.uk/blog/six-thinking-hats-eo/ the need to move towards more than just… Read More »Using Earth Observation data without ever looking at a satellite image

QGIS and Raspberry Pi Zero

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The barriers to entry have never been lower I was gifted a Raspberry Pi Zero. It cost £4. Combine this with a 32gb MicroSD card, a phone charger for a smart phone (Android OS in my case), a micro USB to USB cable and an old laptop – its amazing what you can do. £4… Read More »QGIS and Raspberry Pi Zero

Free and open satellite data

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Two tweets have recently caught my eye. Firstly, the ESA tweeted that Sentinel-2 has now captured enough cloud-free images to create a mosaic of Africa. Five months of #Sentinel2 images create cloud-free mosaic of #Africa https://t.co/B7AvjSRVG6 pic.twitter.com/ENIpZ07aVM — ESA (@esa) May 18, 2016   This is an impressive mosaic, especially when you consider the range… Read More »Free and open satellite data