Logo of S.E.G. 2015 Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Geophysics Hackathon at 2015 S.E.G. Annual Meeting

Geophysics Hackathon at S.E.G. annual conference, 2015 October 17th – October 18th, 2015 – New OrleansOver the weekend, I took part in a Geophysics Hackathon run by Agile Geosciences before the 2015 Society of Exploration Geophysicists annual meeting. A hackathon is when people get together and try to create one or more instances of software,[…]

zoomed in screenshot of map of places Justin Gosses has done geology.

CartoDB & Online Mapping

Online Mapping:Recently, I’ve been improving my skills in both GIS, web development, and programming. As such, exploring online mapping services and methods, like leaflet, Mapbox and CartoDB, was on the “to do” list. Both CartoDB and Mapbox are sites that allow you to build maps on their webpage and then embed the maps in your webpage. Leaflet[…]

Screen shot of pythonista screen showing results of "Get Location" script.

“Get Current Address” python script on phone

“Get Current Address” A Pythonista Script running on iPhone:“Get Current Address” is a pythonista script I created based on some google research. I wanted to take advantage of the iphone’s geolocation and geocoding abilities.I was also attempting to fill a very small niche. Although google maps and apple maps are good at showing where you are[…]

Python Class Project – Excessive Pong

Excessive PongAnother project for the online python class was to build your own version of the home arcade game, pong. The project applied what we had previously learned about user interface, use of time functions, lists, dictionaries, etc.The project instructions stipulated that the ball speed should include a certain percentage each time it hit a[…]

Map of Houston Paddling Experiences: Post 1

One of the maps I am currently building is an attempt at a different style of map for kayaking and canoeing in the greater Houston – Galveston area.  Instead of focusing on getting to the put-in location and where to start and stop on the water, I wanted to convey more information about what type[…]

Python Class Project – “Astroids” game

Building an arcade game for class:As part of a series of classes I’ve been taking through Coursera / Rice University, I’ve built a few clones of old school arcade games. The idea is building games is fun (because you can play them) and therefore students will be more motivated to learn and finish projects. Rice[…]

Earliest Coding Experiences

Early Code Experience Working for BPI first started getting into coding while I was working at BP as a geologist. Although most of my time was spent on purpose built software, sometimes I’ve needed to do things that don’t quite fit into standard software models or are annoyingly time intensive without writing a little bit[…]