News of the stranded cargo ship Evergreen filled the front pages of newspapers and web portals last month. In our company we also observed the situation via Copernicus satellites. In the color images of the Sentinel 2 satellite, you can see the stranded ship in Suez Canal, and in the black and white images of the Sentinel 1 radar satellite, you can see ships waiting in the Red Sea in the northern part of the Gulf of Suez.
We have added a new layer to the VodaKje.si portal, which shows the presence of water in the entire territory of Slovenia in 2020. The layer shows the sum of all areas in which water was detected. Dark blue shades show areas with a frequent presence of water, and light blue with a lower frequency. We have had such maps since 2015. Above you can see some more interesting examples (Cerknica and Planinsko polje, Pomurje, Sečovlje Salina and Zelenci).
The application has been upgraded since the end of last year with information on water levels and flows from nearby hydrological stations. The data were obtained from publicly available sources of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia. Data from hydrological stations are shown in a graph, where all detected water events within individual areas are recorded. Areas can be defined by each user as desired.
In case you are interested in more about the VodaKje.si portal, please contact us.
VodaKje.si (where is water portal) data was used for the Master Thesis “Water dynamics analysis using Sentinel-1 satellite image time series” by student Jana Breznik. It was found that with a proper review of the data, it can be used in research work and spatial planning. Data verification was performed on the karst (Ljubljanica river basin) and fluvial relief (lover course of the Krka river). Animations of flooding on Cerknica polje, Planina polje, and Ljubljana marshes were made as part of it.
Other authors: Prof. Krištof Oštir, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. Gašper Rak, Ph.D., Matjaž Ivačič, M.Sc.
5. – 6. October 2020
Pre-Expo Space Week was an online event for Expo 2020 (postponed to 2021) in Dubai. Slovenia participated at the event with an article about space technologies in which the company Geocodis was also presented.
The full article can be viewed online: Expo Space Week – Day 2 from 4:26:38 onwards.
17. September 2020, Točka preloma, RTV
GeoCodis presented its work with satellite images on the broadcast Točka preloma. The topic of broadcast was Slovenia in the Space. You can watch the entire programme on the RTV website.
MLEO (Machine Learning for Earth Observation) is a web tool for analysing satellite images using machine learning technology. We invite you to watch a short presentation video.
20. – 24. October 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria
In October we attended DevReach, one of the leading development conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. Lectures were about Web, Mobile, Smarter Apps, Processes, Design / UX, Tools / Frameworks and Career Skills. The conference presents guidelines for development of new technologies that we want to follow and use in the development of our solutions. It is also an opportunity to establish new professional contacts and opportunities.
30. September – 3. October 2019, Slovenia and Croatia
At the beginning of autumn, we organized an international meeting with our business partners with whom we are already cooperating or we intend to cooperate in the future. In addition to business talks, we also did some sightseeing of Slovenia and Croatia.
9. – 13. September 2019, ESA – ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy
The European Space Agency (ESA) organized a Phi Week at ESRIN (Frascati) in September. The event was focused on EO Open Science and FutureEO – to review the latest developments in Open Science trends.
We attended this event and also participated in the final presentation of the CEOIS (Customized Earth Observertion-based Information Services) project, where we, together with our partners, presented the project to interested experts at ESA.
2. – 7. June 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
In beginning of June Geocodis visited Nairobi to train Ministry of Water and Sanitation staff. A training plan, together with corresponding manuals was prepared for further sustainable maintenance of the water sector reforms portal, information management system and website.
11. April 2019, Kranj, Slovenia
Business meeting and the 5th anniversary of GeoCodi began with presentations of the company’s novelties and achievements and it ended with breakfast, debating and socializing.
25. – 29. March 2019, Washington DC, USA
In March, we participated in the Land and Poverty Conference: Catalysing Innovation, organized by the World Bank in Washington DC. Together with ZRC SAZU, we presented the CEOIS project funded by the European Space Agency. The purpose of the project is to accelerate the use of Earth Observation services in African projects, financed by the World Bank.
26. – 29. November 2018, Akra, Ghana
In November 2018, we participated in the business forum Slovenia – Ghana, held in Akra. We have joined the economic and state delegation. There were Slovene companies and more than 60 Ghanaian companies and institutions. GeoCodis introduced its solutions, which are successfully implemented in East African countries. It was a way to gain experience, contacts and start long-term cooperation with more countries in Africa.
29. – 31. October 2018, Kigali, Rwanda
Last day in October 2018 GeoCodis and it partners presented final version of WatSan MIS software to all stakeholders. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Infrastructure in Kigali, Rwanda. Our next step now is to integrate some final comments into final solution and prepare everything for users training that will take place in Kigali in three weeks.
27. – 29. October 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
GeoCodis visited Nairobi for the second time in a few months to be present at the meeting at the Ministry for Water and Sanitation. Successful project needs also closer and personal contacts with all participants that cannot be replaces with remote communication. Our Kenya project is continuing.
18. – 21. September 2018, Samara, Russia
In September 2018, a Russian Slovenian business forum was held in Samara and Togliatti, Russia. It was organized by the Spirit Slovenia agency together with the government of the Samara region and the Slovenian-Russian business club. During the visit, GeoCodis presented its activities in the field of remote sensing, spatial analysis and international activities in Africa. The future will show if we have also made the first step in cooperation with Russian companies.
19. – 25. August 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
In August 2018 GeoCodis team visited Nairobi where a new challenge is open under larger project for supporting water sector reforms communication and staff inductions at Ministry for water and sanitation. Our tasks are to develop interactive web base information portal and staff management system.
14. and 15. May 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
At the International Africa Day 2018 conference we presented our work to representatives of delegations from several African countries and got acquainted with the new possibilities of mutual cooperation. We got to know some projects that other Slovenian companies have on this continent. And we also participated in the organization of a professional excursion, attended by more than 30 guests from Africa.
24. April 2018, Kranj, Slovenia
On Tuesday 24.4.2018 we successfully carried out a business event entitled GeoCodis – Spatial Data Analysis between Slovenia and Africa. Together with our partners, we presented various activities in the field of satellite landing, cooperation with the European Space Agency and presentation of some of the projects that we are running in Slovenia and Africa. We also enjoyed the tasting of some African dishes.
22. – 25. January 2018, Kampala, Uganda
We also used business trip to the equator to overview progress and potential continuation of UPMIS, Utility Performance Monitoring and Information System. We are pleased to see progress, which was partly done with our help.
13. – 19. January 2018, Kigali, Rwanda
In January GeoCodis started with development of Management information system for water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector in Rwanda. First of all we had to become familiar with situation among different stakeholders and on the field.
November 22 – 24, 2017, Noordwijk, Netherlands
At the end of November 2017 GeoCodis participated on a training course for business cooperation with European Space Agency (ESA). We visited the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) where is ESA’s main technology development and test centre for spacecraft and space technology. It is situated in Noordwijk, South Holland, in the western Netherlands.
November 13 – 14, 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria
November 3 -5, 2017, Poland
We were among more than 1100 developers from Central Europe who in the start of November attended phpCE conference in Poland. The speakers, among them were the likes of Sebastian Bergmann (PHPUnit) and Derick Rethans (MongoDB, Xdebug), were mainly focused on topics such as (automated) testing, software architecture and general tips & tricks for keeping the codebase in healthy, maintainable state. We’re looking forward to incorporate some of the new knowledge into our ongoing and future projects.
September 25 – 28, 2017, Frascati (Rome), Italy
At the end of September GeoCodis team was attending the European Space Agency OE Open Science 2017 Conference at ERSIN, which is ESA centre for Earth Observation located in Frascati near Rome, Italy. Last year we presented our project of a portal for detection of water bodies named WhereIsWater.at. This year conference was great opportunity for technical discussions and preparations for our first ESA founded project. Of course we also established a lot of new contacts and gained information about remote sensing activities in Europe and worldwide.
September 26 – 28 , 2017, Berlin, Germany
From 26th until 28th of September, there was in Berlin a big yearly exhibition and conference called InterGeo with the leading phrase: “Together Stronger”. That was a unique opportunity for us to overview progress made in measurement technologies and solutions used on field, but also in the space. Events like this makes us ascertained that our company’s goal follows a good direction but also helps us to calibrate our future orientation on the market.