Monthly Archives: September 2010

Is the GRASS any greener….?

I first used the GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) software back in 1990-3 for a couple of projects I was involved in at Loughborough University but haven’t really used it since then. There being an ‘Introduction to GRASS software’ … Continue reading

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Annual TDWG conference

Nick Spencer, Jerry Cooper, Kevin Richards are in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (US) 26th September to 1st Oct at the annual TDWG conference (pronounced ‘tag-wig’ and is an acronym for the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) group formally known as the Taxonomic … Continue reading

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The LRIS Portal – one month on

The 24th August 2010 saw the formal launch by the Informatics team of the Land Resource Information System (LRIS) portal (  The LRIS Portal gives individuals working in regional and central government, industry, research and education quick and easy access … Continue reading

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Six months of seismic activity in under a minute

I created a video to animate six months of 2010 New Zealand seismic activity data picked up by the GeoNet sensors. The animation begins in April and ends a few days after the 7.1 quake that hit Christchurch on September … Continue reading

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Informatics staff at FOSS4G in Barcelona

Robert Gibb and David Medyckyj-Scott are in Barcelona this week attending the FOSS4G 2010 Conference. (FOSS4G is the acronym for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial.) There’s a great range of workshop and presentations. But equally important is the … Continue reading

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