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Thoughts

GPS2K? GPS Week Rollover April 6th 2019

Does not quite have the same significance as 31 December 1999, but I’m sure someone in the mainstream press will soon draw the parallels with Y2K with stories of Airliners getting lost or Trading systems failing due to timing errors, April 6th 2019 is the date when GPS systems reset ! Actually for the second […]

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Aviation

photos.edparsons.com

Take a look at my portfolio of aviation pictures if you are interested – it”s the summer so I will be spending some of my free time with fellow avgeeks who have all spent large sums of money on long lenses ! photos.edparsons.com It’s harder than you might imagine, I’m doing well if I get […]

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Technology Thoughts

Never have so many people understood so little about so much…

What inspired you as a child ? A child today hopefully seeing the exploits of Elon Musk and Space-X launching and recovering rockets with showmanship seldom demonstrated by serious rocket scientists may have their interest  sparked in science and technology? Personally my love of technology came yes from rocket science, but also crucially from growing […]

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The Romance of Airport Codes

LHR – JFK don’t those six letters cause some excitement to even the most seasoned traveller, there is still just a little romance left in air travel. Romance here is the “feeling of mystery, excitement and remoteness from everyday life” as opposed to love ! For me part of the romance comes from the Airport […]

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Google Earth

Earth Engine Workshop – London

Register here to attend a free workshop on Google Earth Engine at  Google’s London Office on the 15th November. Earth Engine is Google’s cloud-based platform for planetary-scale geospatial analysis that brings Google’s computational capabilities to bear on a variety of high-impact societal issues such as deforestation, drought, disaster, disease, food security, water management, climate monitoring […]