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Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday June 18, 2018 |

What with the football and all the political turmoil you might be forgiven for thinking that Dorchester did not have its fair share of drama this year. However, we have (also) kicked off – the Discovering Dorchester Project is up and running for its final...

Going to a codesprint as a non-coder

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Tuesday June 05, 2018 |

This week I’m in Bolsena at the 10th annual Geonetwork codesprint. Geonetwork is the metadata catalogue that we (being Astun Technology) use to deliver our metadata catalogues, for INSPIRE, and for Government customers. I recently asked if I could...

Portable GIS accepted as OSGeo Community Project

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Monday June 04, 2018 |

I’m delighted to announce that Portable GIS has been accepted as an official OSGeo Community Project! From a technical perspective, this is the culmination of several months work behind the scenes getting the proper code repository set up here,...

moving to gitlab and hugo

Home on Open Source GIS: Travels in a digital world Sunday June 03, 2018 |

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 Saturday June 02, 2018 |

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 Friday June 01, 2018 |

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 Thursday May 31, 2018 |

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 Wednesday May 30, 2018 |

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 Tuesday May 29, 2018 |

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 Monday May 28, 2018 |

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 Sunday May 27, 2018 |

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 Saturday May 26, 2018 |

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 Friday May 25, 2018 |

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 Thursday May 24, 2018 |

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 Wednesday May 23, 2018 |

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 Tuesday May 22, 2018 |

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...

Discovering Dorchester is open for registration fo...

Discovering Dorchester through Archaeology Monday January 22, 2018 |

Hello all, Even though I’s gazing out at another rainy, grey day, but I am pleased to announce that the Dorchester on Thames excavation is now open again for registration! This is the last year of the Discovering Dorchester project and we...

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...


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