No Rasters Rev 2018

I would like to thank those who submitted abstracts and booked tickets for your support of the Rasters Revealed 2018 event.
It is unfortunate, but I have to cancel the event to have been held on 11 April 2018. A number of reasons have conspired to make it untenable and I do not feel that I will be able to make it the event that I would like it to be.
My hope is to try and keep the idea of Rasters Revealed alive and either put on another event at a later date, or change the format to something else. I strongly believe that there is a requirement to get technical data users from different sectors to talk to each other so that we can all learn about new methods, best practice and reduce the amount of duplication of effort.
Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any queries or comments then please do get in touch.

Rasters Rev 2018: Bookings open!


I am delighted to announce that bookings are now open for Rasters Revealed 2018. Please use the following link to purchase your place at the conference and make sure that you attend this engaging event.


The 2017 conference was a sell-out event, and based on the feedback I’ve had, it looks as if 2018 will be no different. Make sure you book your tickets ASAP to avoid being disappointed.

Also, the call for talks and workshops for Rasters Revealed 2018 is currently open and accepting abstracts.

Submit abstracts here:

The 2018 meeting has so far been generously sponsored by three organisations whose details can be found at the following link. I am looking for at least two more sponsors so that the conference is able to offer all the features I’d like to see, so if your organisation can help then please get in touch.

Sponsorship options here: 

The meeting is taking place on the 11th April at the Urban Innovation Centre in London, and is great value at £55 for the entire day.

Rasters Revealed is a one day meeting, held to discuss all topics to do with creating, managing, analysing and disseminating spatial raster data. The idea is to share experiences and knowledge of datasets across disciplines. There have been some great abstract submissions so far, but we need more! Abstracts are welcome on all related topics, so please do submit an abstract.

I really look forward to seeing you in London in April for what promises to be a fascinating day.

All other details are available on the meeting website,, on the ‘Updates & Blog’ page. In the meantime, feel free to circulate this information as widely as possible and share on social media (#rastersrev).


Rasters Rev 2018: What?

If you weren’t at Rasters Revealed 2017 (and why not?) and you haven’t heard of Rasters Revealed before, then you are probably wondering what it is all about.

The plan is to put on a one-day meeting called Rasters Revealed in April 2018. This meeting will focus on the use of geospatial raster data of all kinds as well as how it is managed, distributed, processed and analysed. Linked to this will be issues around what raster-centric software is used to complete these tasks, as well as consideration of open data and free and open source software. There is a loose theme for the upcoming conference: time-series and temporal data (although all inked to gridded spatial data in some way).

As with the 2017 event, there has already been a large amount of interest from a range of users of geographic raster information. The point of the this conference is to put on the sort of meeting that we, the organisers, would want to go to and that we don’t think exists at the moment. Judging by the response in 2017, many of you agree with us. We want to learn more about what is happening in industry, academia and government in all aspects related to our favourite data type: raster.

The meeting is being hosted by Alastair Graham of Geoger Ltd., with support from Andy Murdock and Geoff Smith. Updates about the meeting will be made through this website, and registration is planned to open in January 2018.

In the meantime you can use the hashtag #rastersrev to discuss on Twitter. See you at the meeting!


This is just a very brief post to let you know that plans are underway for another Rasters Revealed one-day conference to be held in the spring of 2018. Exact dates and locations are being finalised now, so keep an eye on this site and on Twitter #rastersrev for updates.

Meeting organiser: Geoger

Geoger Ltd. is a spatial and environmental data consultancy, specialising in remote sensing, image processing and elements of mapping, as well as environmental and spatial data analysis and project management. We apply scientific methods and commercial standards to data, primarily using open-source software and advocating the inclusion of open data. We provide services to commercial and academic clients with the aim of increasing awareness of remote sensing and open-source. Currently, Geoger Ltd is Alastair Graham!

Agenda coming soon…

There has been a brilliant response to the Call for Presentations, which is now closed.  A large number of very interesting talks and workshops have been submitted!  The Raster Revealed organisers are currently assessing each submission and filling the conference agenda.  Many thanks to everyone who has submitted an abstract: we will be in touch soon with more information!

After having got in touch with the presenters, and confirmed arrangements, the Raster Revealed Agenda will be published.

If you haven’t yet registered, please do so here.

Call for Presentations

From the responses to the Survey of Wants (which will remain open until December, so if you have a view on specific topics you’d like included then make sure you have your say) it is clear that a mix of talks and workshops is favoured.

As such, the Call for Presentations is asking for speakers and providers of both types of content delivery.

Please use this online form

…to register your willingness to provide either a talk or a workshop. If you’d like to offer more than one talk or workshop, or a mix of the two, then you’ll need to fill in the form separately for each.

The deadline for entries is December 21st 2016.

The topics can be proposed at any level from novice to advanced audiences, and can be on any topic to do with creating, managing, analysing and disseminating spatial raster data. This doesn’t need to be confined to terrestrial systems, and can include planetary data, bathymetry, atmospheric model data to name a few.

As a guide, workshops will need to be designed for up to 15-20 people who will be required to bring their own laptops. The need for any data or software that should be downloaded prior to the workshop can be communicated through the Rasters Revealed website in advance by the organiser.