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“The UK Government Digital Service is dead”

N.B. This blog post has turned into an archive for post-GDS analyses. I’ll add more articles as I encounter them on the web. David Eaves describes on Medium how and why the British Government Digital Service met its (in practical terms) demise. GDS represented a centralization of IT control, and the departments — for whom GDS frequently found savings […]



tourism=yes

tl;dr I made a map that shows all Bulgarian OpenStreetMap buildings that sit within Bulgarian nature areas. Bulgaria is a beautiful country brimful with amazing nature: it has great mountains to hike, expansive plains with cute villages and cosy towns to visit and a beautiful Black Sea coast fit for relaxing in the sun. I’ve […]



Surveying the river Geul

On the 11th and 12th of September I helped students from the Sint-Oelbert Gymnasium to measure a meander of the river Geul in the vicinity of Epen. The project is part of the school’s scientific week in which the students are introduced to the scientific method. Throughout the week students participate in projects that revolve […]



Voedseltribunaal I

This is the first part of a series of posts about a debate I visited some while ago about urban food production. The debate’s guiding question was: how do we go about feeding our ever growing cities in, preferably, sustainable manner? The purpose of these posts is to synthesize the presented ideas and the discussion […]



Open 3D urban data – CityGML

tl;dr I made a map of the buildings contained in Rotterdam’s 3D open urban data model. Open Urban Data The recent Dutch push for open data lead by Hack de Overheid (HdO) has brought many interesting data sets out in the open. Over the last couple of years HdO successfully promoted the open data idea […]



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