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 ( 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!