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Welcome to my ramblings about things I love or do!.

  • FOSS4G, OpenStreetMap, QGIS, OSGeo, Open Data, Communities of Pratice and more.

Switch Default Browser on i3wm

i3wm is by far my most used Window Manager (WM), who cares about Desktop Environments (DEs) :). On DEs such as XFCE, KDE, GNOME, LXDE, etc it is always by a click at a button. It’s not the job of a WM do same since it’s not a DE. Hence after a few web searches. The solution below worked for me. Since I manage my login, WM and DE choice with ....

May 24, 2020

Software Freedom Day 2019 in Bolgatanga

Travelling by road is fun and sometime not depending on the distance, time and comfort. On September 19, I left Accra heading towards Bolgatanga for the second time in my life, the first time was through our mappy and adenterous trip across Ghana. Sitting in a bus for 14 good hours on bumpy and smooth roads for the love of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and spreading it. Myself and Nii Okai represented Linux Accra in Bolga; supporting and helping bring the celebration of FOSS to Bolga and the Northern part of Ghana for the first time....

December 31, 2019

Pycon Africa 2019 in Ghana

First edition of Pycon Africa took place in Accra in August 2019. I had the opportunity to talk about Python and GIS Development with my talk titled “Geo+Python: A Shallow Dive into GIS Development”. This basically a quick introduction to GIS for Python developers and also highlighting Open Source Geospatial tools and packages that can be used by PyDevs in their projects. The presention consisted mostly: Introduction to GIS; Data types, projections, etc OSGeo: QGIS, GDAL, GeoNode, etc OpenStreetMap; the free and colloborative map of the world Some geospatial libraries Find my slides here

August 23, 2019

Celebrate SFD with us on September 21, 2019!

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The goal is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business - in short, everywhere! – Software Freedom Day. SFD celebrations in Accra, Ghana over the past 15 years have been organized by Linux Accra. AITI-KACE and ISOC Ghana Chapter are supporting this year to bring SFD to Bolgatanga and Sunyani too....

August 22, 2019

Traveling and Mapping Ghana the Open Source Way

In June 2019, five of us; Mawtor, Joe, Enock, Angela and Yvonne travelled across Ghana, in all to: capture street-level images and make them accessible to all - we got featured by Mapillary collect POIs into OpenStreetMap lead capacity building in Larabanga - detailed post for another day see other parts of Ghana document the state of the famous Eastern Corridor Road have fun! This twitter thread will tell you all:...

July 30, 2019