Thank you

And that’s a wrap on Rasters Revealed 2021 Online. Thank you to all the speakers and presenters, moderators, OSGeo:UK and attendees. There’s a more comprehensive review on the day at the following link:

Updated Agenda

Just to let you know that there is now an updated provisional agenda available for Rasters Revealed 2021 Online. You can access it here

Registrations are also still open for the event on the 15th January.

Agenda

The agenda is nearly finalised and will soon be on its way to registered delegates! A summary of the sessions and speakers can be seen here.

Data Applications

In a session on applications, we have speakers Andy Tatem from the University of Southampton, and Rebecca Bennett from Pushing the Sensors who will be talking about population grids and elevation data for archaeology, respectively.

Andy is a professor of spatial demography and epidemiology and is the Director of WorldPop and Flowminder, so given the year that was 2020 I can imagine that there will be loads of relevant content – not just for Rasters Revealed but for understanding the wider world around us too.

Rebecca is an archaeologist specialising in aerial and ground-based landscape studies and the application of airborne remote sensing. Understanding elevation data and the other forms of raster data that are used in archaeological studies is critical for making informed decisions about what may have happened at a site.

Keep an eye on the #rastersrev website (https://rastersrevealed.net/) for all and any updates to do with the day, and remember to register and get ready for using Discord for interacting with speakers and fellow attendees.

Dealing with data

A further session will look at how you can visualise and process different types of raster data. This looks like a fascinating series of talks. Khalid from Sensat will be discussing land cover prediction using deep learning methods, Jakub from the Adam Mickiewicz University will be explaining patterns in categorical data and Ivan will be introducing WebGL to us all.

Being able to understand, process and visualise the data that we deal with is a key component of the way that raster datasets are utilised, and this session promises

I’m really looking forward to hearing all about this, and if this sounds like the sort of thing you’d be interested in too then I hope to see you at the session on 15th January 2021.

Keep an eye on the #rastersrev website (https://rastersrevealed.net/) for all and any updates to do with the day, and remember to register and get ready for using Discord for interacting with speakers and fellow attendees.

The Data Workflow

The Data Workflow session in Rasters Revealed 2021 Online will involve presentations from, and discussions between, representatives from the following organisations:

The concept behind this session is to take the attendee on a journey from the construction of a data capture platform, through data storage and dissemination, to data visualisation and analysis. Alba Orbital constructs small satellites and currently captures night-light imagery; Amazon has a whole host of EO data related services but the most relevant are likely to be the AWS Ground Station and Open Data Registry offerings; and the University of Geneva is involved in constructing the Swiss Data Cube, a great example of how fine resolution data can be combined in the data cube model.

I’m really looking forward to hearing all about this, and if this sounds like the sort of thing you’d be interested in too then I hope to see you at the session on 15th January 2021.

Keep an eye on the #rastersrev website (https://rastersrevealed.net/) for all and any updates to do with the day, and remember to register and get ready for using Discord for interacting with speakers and fellow attendees.

The State of EO

I’m really excited by some of the sessions that are scheduled for Rasters Revealed 2021 Online (well, planned – I still need to finalise the agenda 😀 ) and over the next few days I’ll give you a flavour of the types of sessions to expect.

First up, I can announce that we are going to have what promises to be a lively and informative panel session on the State of Earth Observation with three key influencers from the world of modern remote sensing:

I think that this will be a great discussion between three noted members of the sector, all of whom have fascinating views and opinions on how the sector is operating at the moment.

Keep an eye on the #rastersrev website (https://rastersrevealed.net/) for all and any updates to do with the day, and remember to register and get ready for using Discord for interacting with speakers and fellow attendees.