Rasters Rev 2021: Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct is largely taken from that created and used for FOSS4GUK Online

General Guidelines

These guidelines are meant as a tool to help presenters and attendees have an enjoyable event, and should be read alongside the general OSGeo Code of Conduct, which applies to all platforms and communication mediums.

Guidelines for Presenters

Online conferences must be moderated in the normal sense, from starting and stopping presentations and acting on code of conduct issues. A host and co-hosts, will handle the technical aspects of managing security throughout the event but all attendees are responsible for creating a safe and secure event. Some general guidelines are as follows:

  • Do not share your Zoom link on social media. This will help curtail those who would intentionally attempt to disrupt your Zoom call.
  • Screen sharing will be disabled for everyone apart from the presenter. If someone else needs to share their screen, this can be enabled on the fly by your host or co-host.


The host or co-host are there to manage the technical and communications aspects of the sessions, and process, and to allow presenters to focus on their content – both presenters and attendees should channel issues and questions through them to help the sessions run smoothly.

The meeting host or co-host reserves the right to place bad actors or trolls ‘on hold’ and they will not be able to participate in the call until the hold is removed.

If there are further instances of inappropriate behaviour the participant will be removed from the event permanently.

The meeting host or co-host reserves the right to ‘lock the meeting’ completely, which prevents any new attendees accessing the event. They also have the right to end the event completely if there are continued episodes of contravention of the Code of Conduct by multiple individuals.

Escalating and/Reporting a Problem

Issues that cannot be handled by the presentation host and co-host should be escalated to the event host.

Meeting recordings

Presentations will be recorded made available for public viewing. This is done on an opt-out basis. If you do not wish for your presentation to be recorded, or after the presentation don’t wish for the recording to be uploaded to YouTube, then you must explicitly contact the event host.

Presentations where a code of conduct violation is known to have occurred will be treated separately and a joint decision between the presenter and host will be made as to whether the recording should be made available.

Guidelines for Attendees

Please don’t share any event links you receive with anyone else – bad karma! They are for registered attendees only.

All delegates will be muted when they enter a room and the host or co-host will have the choice to unmute and mute depending on the numbers in the room.

Asking Questions

You can ask a question during a presentation by using the Zoom chat facility (it will only allow you to send a message to the host or co-host), the host will select a few questions at the end of the talk and will ask them on your behalf.

We have disabled the facility to chat with other attendees in the zoom app because it can get too noisy in big sessions. Alternative arrangements have been made to continue the discussions.


We will be recording video of all sessions, your image could appear in some of the video (or in screenshots that we may post to Twitter). If you do not want your image to appear you can switch off the video in your zoom client, you will still be able to watch and hear the presenters.

Be Nice

I hope I have thought of everything and that the day runs smoothly. But if stuff goes wrong, please be patient, I will get problems fixed as fast as possible.

Confirmed so far!

Over the Christmas period I was busy reading through the abstract submissions and workshop proposals that had come in during November and December. There is a brilliant diversity of topics ranging from computer science and web development through to environmental monitoring and sensor calibration, sent in from a variety of organisations.

In this post I can confirm that we have speakers attending from:

as well as a series of workshops and demonstrations confirmed from:

  • University of Southampton
  • Geo DB
  • University of Oxford

I’m waiting on a few more confirmations, but once they come through then I’ll post them online, so keep an eye on the meeting website (rastersrevealed.net) and on Twitter (#rastersrev) for more information, and also for the draft agenda which will be made available soon!

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.

Why Rasters Revealed?

Rasters Revealed is being hosted by Geoger Ltd in Oxford on 21st Feb 2017. Geoger Ltd is a small consultancy comprised of me, Alastair Graham  (the director and currently the sole employee). I’ve been asked by a few people why I am organising this meeting.

The primary drive for organising Rasters Revealed is to put on a meeting that I would want to go to.

I’ve  noticed that a lot of the meetings that I attend are usually themed around specific market sectors, and whilst there’s no problem with this the presentations do tend to coalesce around the same topics. But as a scientist and consultant, I need to understand (and am interested in) a variety of skills and techniques and use-cases around the data that I use. As someone with an environmental data and remote sensing back ground I have mainly focussed on raster data.

As many of you will know, this is a hugely diverse topic. I agree!

However, I think that a greater sharing of data generation, data management, data dissemination and data processing methods is needed across all of the market sectors and commercial and academic disciplines. The plan is to attract speakers from a range of backgrounds and to get people talking about how they currently handle raster data and what could be done differently.

This meeting is for you if you: develop software for processing raster data; or store and manage TB of raster data; or have issues moving these data across networks; or use raster data on a daily basis; or are looking to start using raster data; are a proprietary data or software provider; or are a proponent and supplier of open raster data and associated software; or use rasters in terrestrial environments; or are interested in elevation; or use marine-based or atmospheric raster data; or do a myriad other things linked to rasters.

The point is, this meeting will be a way of highlighting and sharing your experiences, as well as learning from other that might help you use raster data more effectively.  Come and learn about new methods and techniques, and make new contacts. I hope to see you in Oxford very soon!



Accommodation options

Although Rasters Revealed is a one-day meeting, you might want to make more of your trip to this historic city and stay for a couple of days. To help you do this, here are a few options for places you might want to try for overnight accommodation. 

There are two hostels close to the railway and centre of town:

Failing that, you here’s a list of some more options:

Hope you find something!