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Assessing the quality of volunteered weather observations

Weather observations are typically collected by professional devices siting in open spaces. These weather stations provide very precise …

Explaining My PhD Research

Well, another PhD journey comes to an end. These have been fruitful and intense years of research and fast-paced learning. The PhD …

Modelling Tick Bite Risk

The fourth paper is currently under review for PLOS ONE, but you can read the pre-print in bioRxiv. In this work we basically take all …

Sharing research data in DANS

Sometimes serendipity knocks at your door in a very unusual way. Here in the Netherlands, getting your PhD degree requires uploading …

Mapping Human Exposure to Ticks

The third paper associated with this research was published in Scientific Reports in 2018. Let’s first recap the two previous …

Modelling Daily Tick Activity

The second paper of my research was published in 2017 in the International Journal of Health Geographics. In this article we explain …

Extracting Frequent Patterns From a Volunteered Tick Bites Collection

The first paper was published in 2016 in a special issue of Transactions in GIS on the Role of Volunteered Geographic Information in …

Developing a Drought Monitor Prototype for the Netherlands Technicalities

If you reached here by chance, just be sure of reading the first part of the post first, in which we explain why a Drought Monitor is …

Developing a Drought Monitor Prototype for the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a country in a constant battle with increasing water levels, especially since the 14th century. Canals, dykes, and …

Getting Elevation Data From the Dutch SDI With Python

I am working in a project in which I am using the weather observations produced by the WOW-NL network of citizen weather stations …