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moving to gitlab and hugo

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Tuesday August 08, 2017 |

I recently decided to move this blog from octopress, hosted on a commercial site, to hugo, hosted on gitlab pages. Why? I don’t care that Octopress hasn’t been updated for a while but I do care that I didn’t understand what it...

this is not a geo post

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Monday August 07, 2017 |

TL;DR How not to burn out, or how I work, the 2017 edition I’ve always suffered from anxiety and stress in my work. It’s a first-world problem, sure, but it’s there, and tangible, causing health issues (blood pressure high enough...

dont be afraid to commit

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Sunday August 06, 2017 |

Back in June, which seems a long time ago now, we (OSGeo:UK) ran a mini FOSS4G event at the Ordnance Survey offices in Southampton, UK. It was a big success, well attended, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, which is always nice. This is not a post about...

Portable GIS

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Saturday August 05, 2017 |

GIS on a USB stick. Announcement: Portable GIS Version 5.8 has been released! See portablegis.xyz for more details. The current set of software includes: Desktop GIS packages QGIS (with GRASS plugin) version 2.18.1 FWTools (GDAL and OGR toolkit) Apache2 and...

portablegis 5 dot 6

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Friday August 04, 2017 |

I’m pleased to announce the latest release of Portable GIS. This version (v5.6) has the following changes: QGIS 2.14.1 LTR By popular demand: Geoserver 2.8 You can download the setup exe and the md5 checksum here. Older versions are still available...

agi foresight 2020

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Thursday August 03, 2017 |

Over the summer I was asked to contribute a piece on what I thought the future of “Open Geospatial” would be in 2020, for the AGI (Association for Geographic Information) and their Foresight Study on the Geospatial Industry in 2020. This...

hacking with apis

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Wednesday August 02, 2017 |

Since Astun Technology has quite a geographically distributed workforce (OK, we are all in the UK, but still), we make the effort to get together every three months or so for meetings, merriment, and some geeky hacking. Our “hackastun”...

About

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Tuesday August 01, 2017 |

About Archaeogeek was born in 2006 as a place for me to record my thoughts and experiences in using open source technologies, primarily GIS, in archaeology. At the time, and for 5 years after, I worked for Oxford Archaeology, the UK’s largest...

extending portable gis

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Monday July 31, 2017 |

I was asked recently how someone could add new libraries, python programmes etc to their copy of Portable GIS. It’s fairly simple, but here’s a quick guide. I’ll use ogr2osm as an example. ogr2osm is a tool for converting any...

portable gis 5 dot 2

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Sunday July 30, 2017 |

I’m pleased to announce the latest release of Portable GIS. This version (v5.2) has only a couple of changes: QGIS 2.8 (I’m going to try and do a release to coincide with each long-term release of QGIS) Loader has been updated to the...

archaeology

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Saturday July 29, 2017 |

At the end of November (yes, I know it’s a while ago, life got in the way) I was involved in an event called #HackLancaster, part of a wider project in my home town to try and raise interest in the heritage of the old city area beyondthecastle. This...

postgis day 2014

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Friday July 28, 2017 |

On 20th November this year we held the first PostGIS “Show-and-Tell” Day at the HQ of the British Computing Society. This was the first “official” OSGeo:UK event since hosting FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham last year- it took...

new portable gis releases

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Thursday July 27, 2017 |

I’m pleased to announce not one, but two new releases of Portable GIS! The first, version 4.2, contains QGIS 2.4 and PostGIS 1.5 and will be the last release to include that version of PostGIS. The second, version 5, contains QGIS 2.4 and PostGIS 2.1...

osgis 2014

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Wednesday July 26, 2017 |

Two weeks ago now saw the return of the OSGIS conference in Nottingham, after a year off in 2013 for FOSS4G. I think there had been mixed feelings about this event; those of us heavily involved in the organisation of FOSS4G 2013 had taken a back seat this...

portable gis update

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Tuesday July 25, 2017 |

It’s taken slightly longer than I’d like, but I’ve updated Portable GIS to include QGIS 2.2. You can find a copy of this new version on the portable gis page. I’ve included a zip file of the qgis2 folder for those that...

Week 3 update - and a reminder that our Open Day i...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Thursday July 13, 2017 |

So, with the undergraduates having left on Friday, the site in these last two weeks is being dug by a mix of Continuing Education students, local volunteers, and other interested persons. However, the changeover in personnel has neither led to a slackening in...

Progress!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday July 04, 2017 |

The dig is really starting to get moving with features being discovered and finds pouring forth. In the south-west of the site, Peter’s team are investigating a series of pits and gullies near the footing of our Roman building and around the (previously...

We're under way!

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday June 27, 2017 |

Hello – we have been quiet on the blogging front for a little while, but now have much to report. As our site in the centre of Dorchester is covered with soil (backfill) at the end of each season, we have to make sure that we have most of it lifted before the...

Spring Update

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Tuesday May 09, 2017 |

It's been a little while since we last posted anything, so some updates! Registrations for the coming season have been going along well, and we have now filled up all the spaces for the Undergraduate Fieldschool. There are still a handful of spots left for...

2017 Applications Open

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Thursday January 05, 2017 |

A Happy and Healthy New Year everyone! As a part of making it happy, why not join us for our 2017 season of excavations in Dorchester? Applications are now open to participate in either our undergraduate fieldschool (Sunday 25th June - Friday 7th...


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