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bio website linkedin.com/in/ryankdalton
location Whitefish, MT
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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.


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comment How to trigger a Python script from an ArcGIS Desktop “save” operation?
That's a good suggestion if there are no other options. But as @MichaelMiles-Stimson mentioned, the whole point is to provide a "pain free" experience that just happens behind the scenes.
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comment How to trigger a Python script from an ArcGIS Desktop “save” operation?
I am looking for something to work on save of MXD.
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reviewed No Action Needed Can't get Tiger Geocoder to work in PostGIS
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comment Creating drive time polygons using open source tools
Please share your experiences with HOW you did it, not just your product, or risk having your answer removed. See the site guidelines at: Avoid overt self-promotion and How to not be a spammer
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comment POI database of tourist attractions, or POI database with popularity index
Duplicate of (unanswered) question: Touristic poi-data (api or dump) with popularity measure
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