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bio website linkedin.com/in/ryankdalton
location Whitefish, MT
age 41
visits member for 4 years
seen 21 hours ago

I am particularly interested in location analytics, blending Business Intelligence with spatial analysis. Examples include retail/real estate site selection, trade area analysis, customer research, and marketing through demographic analysis.

I use Python for process and workflow automation, database reporting & manipulation, and developing new spatial tools.

I've been a GIS professional for 15+ years, most of which using ESRI tools (since Arc/Info 7.x). More recently I find myself using more open-source tools (QGIS, PostGIS, GDAL/OGR, web-based tools) and ultimately choosing "the right tool for the job" rather than being tied to a single vendor or toolset.


Mar
19
accepted How to add a floating “crosshairs” icon above leaflet map?
Jan
28
accepted How to specify fields to export from QGIS?
Jan
28
accepted Are FOSS4G conference presentations available online?
Jan
20
accepted Is there a way to show a layers feature count in the TOC?
Oct
28
accepted ArcPy method to determine ArcMap document version
Oct
2
accepted Can QGIS read an ODBC connection?
Sep
12
accepted How to improve poor performance times for PostGIS 2.1 Tiger Geocoder?
Aug
24
accepted How to upgrade PostGIS 2.0 to 2.1 on Windows 7?
Aug
1
accepted How to programatically identify the “Joined Field” in ArcMap?
Jul
26
accepted How to arcpy.Describe() a layer when script is run from outside of ArcMap?
Jul
17
accepted How to move / offset point locations using ModelBuilder or ArcPy
Jul
11
accepted How to convert a Visio diagram to a GIS layer
Apr
18
accepted How to convert geometry to WKT using ArcPy?
Feb
20
accepted Automating batch load of multiple GPX files into PostGIS
Dec
17
accepted Sort layers in QGIS table of contents?
Dec
4
accepted Are there QGIS tools that will allow users to get tabular statistics from their table?
Nov
21
accepted Using ArcGIS ModelBuilder with a “While” Iterator
Nov
19
accepted Assign symbology to multiple layers in one operation?
Nov
6
accepted How to upgrade PostGIS in OSGEO-Live Xubuntu virtual machine?
Aug
24
accepted ArcGIS NEAR returns -1