Category Archive: Scotland

Spatial data and maps conference – FOSS4G

I’m helping organise a conference on (geo)spatial open source software – FOSS4G. We’re hosting it in the great city of Edinburgh, Scotland in September 2019. Abstract submissions: https://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2019/talks_workshops.html We’re very interested in hearing… Continue reading

Git push to multiple remotes

Like many, I develop work in a closed environment. But when a project is nearing completion I want to release it into the wild. My research needs to be supported by available code,… Continue reading

Plotting Scottish census data with some tidyverse magic

I’ve been working with the Scottish census recently, to investigate employment in land-based (agriculture, forestry and fishing) industry. A friend of mine has recently moved to Dumfries and Galloway – a rural, farming… Continue reading

Network analysis video – 7th Scottish QGIS user group

Network analysis presentation from the 7th Scottish QGIS user group. Featuring Ordnance Survey open data, QGIS, GRASS and R.

Transcribed Scottish snow data available (1945-2007)

I’m nearly 12 months late writing this post. I think it must have slipped my mind! The primary dataset for my PhD was the snow survey of Great Britain. You can read more… Continue reading

R with GRASS GIS – easiest Munros

I’ve been having a more sustained play with R and GRASS together. I’ve previously used them, in tandem, for processing satellite images, but haven’t been much further. In this post I’ll look at… Continue reading

EARL 2016 talk

I spoke on 14th September at the EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) conference in London. This is event is concerned exclusively with the R programming language and it was the first… Continue reading

PhD corrections accepted!

My PhD has been a long road, but there’s only one hurdle left: submitting a hard bound copy of my thesis. I got word today that my thesis corrections have been accepted. In… Continue reading

Monthly patterns in Scottish snow (1946-2006)

There’s been a bit of a flurry on Twitter recently about April snow in the UK (see tweet below). My opinion is there’s often UK snow during April, but it happens to be… Continue reading

Scottish mountain snow: pre-viva talk

At Edinburgh University our PhD viva exams are behind closed doors, but we’re encouraged to present our work before the viva to help us to prepare. I gave my pre-viva talk today, in… Continue reading