Hurricane Irma Clean-Up To all those with time and willingness to come down to Florida but wondering, as I did, how to be part of the solution rather than the problem, I thought it might be useful to write a few words. I watched the weather avidly as I was flying into the northern US Continue Reading »
J.P Roberts I found out today that John Roberts died. He left us last Thursday. Driving through Downtown Washington D.C. in the baking heat, I had just finished bartering a second-hand folding bike for my hand-restored boat. I know how to fix this broken bike. I had the confidence to learn how to fix the Continue Reading »
My dad, beautifully reading a poignant tale of visionary humanity and excruciating humility, a few years before he died. Written by one of his old lecturers at Cambridge University, J.R.R.Tolkien. I still have his lecture notes, and some from C.S. Lewis and F.R.Leavis, too!
Here is a link to some twitter feeds about the event…
I gave a talk about West Africa Motorcycle Mapping (WAMM2017), and our activities in Sierra Leone, building a map and creating postcodes by which to deliver and direct medical and humanitarian relief in a resource-poor post-Ebola crisis environment.
‘Local People, Local Technology, Just Add Knowledge’
I am getting very excited about revisiting the Diamond Country of Sierra Leone next week. Last year, the Missing Maps community in this area managed to map hundreds of communities’ vulnerabilities as part of a Red Cross/MSF collaborative project in the wake of Ebola. In Kono District, updating the map by hand: a geo-located photo. Continue Reading »