Dr Mike J Smith

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U3 Program Launcher
I've been looking for a program menu to go with my external USB hard drive for a while now. I've blogged before about running portable (U3) apps from an external device....

posted on: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Converting IDRISI IMG Files
I had a stack of old IDRISI IMG files that I wanted to look back at a short while ago. I fired up ERDAS Imagine and found that it didn't have a convertor for IDRISI....

posted on: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

I was speaking in the Solutions Centre at the AGI Exhibition in the British Design Centre (BDC) today....

posted on: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

An interesting interview in Geoconnexion this month with the Chairman and MD of Infoterra, the commercial operating arm (from a public-private consortium) of TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X. With launch scheduled for 2009, TanDEM-X is of interest to me as it takes the technology flown as part of the shuttle SIR-C and SRTM missions and develops them further, deploying them as part of a dual-platform. TanDEM-X will deliver a DEM product that has a claimed vertical accuracy of ~2 m and spatial resolution of 12 m. Whilst this is impressive, as TanDEM-X will be a polar orbiting satellite, the entire landmass of the Earth will be imaged within 3 years (i.e. a global DEM).

posted on: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

New Mobile!
Well I have to eat a little bit of humble pie and say I have actually bought a new mobile phone. Shock, horror! Whilst I was away in China a borrowed a Nokia 1101 and liked it so much that I bought one. Whilst it doesn't do anything more than the old T180 could (texting and phone), I have to say that not only is it much smaller andlighter, but it also is much more refined. And of course at 20 it stays within my remit of cheap and functional!

posted on: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry