It was a pretty normal week, with a bit of a sluggish start, for me. It was the fall holiday, so Y was at home from school, and various colleagues were away leaving my inbox relatively silent. Coming week will be busy (doing 5 sessions at a 3 day conference), so it also felt a bit like waiting for the storm.

This week I

  • prepared and gave my presentation for FOSS4G-NL
  • picked up my new bicycle
  • enjoyed the FOSS4G-NL conference and visiting Enschede for it. The event made me want to do some community meet-ups in our offices again. I also offered our office space in Utrecht for meet-ups of the Dutch Q-GIS user group
  • started the bookkeeping to be done for the Q3 VAT returns, and my company’s 2020 tax returns by the end of next week
  • met payroll for our team
  • translated the EU legal framework for data into potential building blocks for the Dutch national reference architecture for digital twins w.r.t. the physical living environment / public space.
  • with E cleared out stuff from our top floor / attic space to make it more usable again
  • went to the cinema with E and Y, for Y to see the Paw Patrol Movie. She liked it although she also found bits of it scary. Afterward we enjoyed coffee, a stroll, and an Italian lunch in town. It was a beautiful sunny and chilly day.
  • Made pizza for dinner, for the first time using our new electric pizza oven (it goes to 400C) that I bought last July. We need some more experience on making the dough and quickly turning it into pizze, but otherwise this first experiment went ok.


Having lunch at Riposo, looking out on sunny Hof square

2 reactions on “Week Notes 21#42

  1. Hi Ton,

    thank you very much for your thoughts and notes you publish here! I have a question concerning this bullet point: „translated the EU legal framework for data into potential building blocks for the Dutch national reference architecture for digital twins w.r.t. the physical living environment / public space.“ Could you point me towards public information about the Dutch national reference architecture for digital twins? To my knowledge such a document does not currently exist in Germany, though the topic of digital twins is of course on the rise here as well.

    Best,

    Jens

    • Hi Jens, gut von dir zu hören! A reference architecture like that currently doesn’t exist for the Netherlands either. I am part of a group at Geonovum who are doing a first iteration to define it. My role in that group is to ensure alignment with the planned EU legislation w.r.t. the digital and data strategies. (Hab’ dich soeben auch ‘ne Mail geschickt)

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