Dr Mike J Smith

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BT Openzone
The folks over at PCPro gave a good tip off in this months magazine concerning wifi access through BT Openzone....

posted on: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

KAP: Loch Lomond
I've just returned from two days field work in the small village of Duncryne, just south of Loch Lomond. This was a two-fold trip designed to further test our kite-based remote sensing platform as well as acquire some imagery of an esker deposited during the Younger Dryas. As you can see from the photo the system was working well and managed to combine my second interest, that of Land Rovers. This one is a rather luxurious Discovery TD5; much more comfortable than the old Series 3. This trip involved some more surveying and we took with us an aged, but faithful and reliable, Kern theodolite/EDM. So some 600 photos and many control points later we had finished the job.

posted on: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 | path: /remote_sensing/UAV | permanent link to this entry

Perception of Google Earth
I was down at my local 4x4 garage this week and happened to mention that I had generated a Google Earth KML file of the off-roading tracks in the area....

posted on: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Initial review of cadcorp SIS
I had a training session on cadcorp (SIS) this week from one of their technical analysts (thanks Campbell!)...

posted on: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Ravens Ait - a haven on the Thames?
I had a day at Ravens Ait this week which is located on an island in the Thames between Hampton Court Palace and Kingston upon Thames....

posted on: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 | path: /meetings | permanent link to this entry

Virgin Mother
I irregularly have meetings at the Geological Society in Picadilly (London). Burlington House also contains the Royal Academy of Arts and whilst I've never actually been in, there is usually something interesting to look at in the courtyard. Last week I was confronted with the accompanying image. A strangely disturbing sculpture that is quite fixating (and somewhat reminds me of old school biology books!). Not surprising then, that I have subsequently discovered it was produced by Damien Hurst. By the way, the accompanying image was taken by LondonRubbish over at Flickr.

posted on: Sun, 04 Jun 2006 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry