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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.


Aug
28
comment where styles from QGIS are saved in PostgreSQl
@bable, Since you answered your own question, please provide an "Answer" below and then mark it as accepted. If you could also add a bit more detail about what you found, such as which table you found the styles saved in, and what format it was saved, and any other additional information that would be helpful to future readers. Thanks!
Aug
28
comment Unicode Decode Error for shapefile in Python
Great you were able to answer your own question. It usually takes 2 days on GIS.SE be allowed to accept your own answer, but please do so when available to close the thread. Thanks!
Aug
28
revised Fast Offline OSM Routing Library to Replace MoNav (.NET)
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Aug
27
revised Is there a universal map/ layer format?
added link to shapefile technical specifications
Aug
26
revised FWTools Python ImportError: DLL load failed:parameter is incorrect
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Aug
26
revised Is there a way to add an autoincrementing primary key field to an existing spatialite table/layer?
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Aug
26
revised Find the closest line vertex from the linestring using PostGIS
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Aug
25
revised GIS files for US Special Districts?
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Aug
22
answered Statewide (and more) Address Point data source
Aug
22
comment Making Map with Color Ramp Using SQL Database Intergration?
What are your data sources? Is it a shapefile, personal or file geodatabase that you are trying to join to MSSQL Server tabular data? If both the spatial and tabular data are both contained within the SQL Server database, you should consider applying the join within the database. it will be much faster and eliminate a lot of the headaches that will follow.
Aug
22
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
21
revised How to merge Shapefiles from multiple folders into Geodatabase Featureclass?
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Aug
20
revised Automated search of misplaced points with Python or Model Builder
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Aug
20
answered Automated search of misplaced points with Python or Model Builder
Aug
20
comment Where can I find “QGIS Training Manual” data?
Moderators: this question & the one linked by @GISKid should be merged with Where can I download the exercise data for The Free Quantum GIS Training Manual?
Aug
20
comment Where can I find “QGIS Training Manual” data?
Did the link in the 1.2. Preparing Exercise Data not provide you with what you need?
Aug
20
revised Where can I find “QGIS Training Manual” data?
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Aug
20
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
19
comment What is a simple python code to practice with in arcgis?
It's ok, there are lots of duplicate questions asked here, so you are not alone. Just try to do your research by searching for logical keywords in the search bar. For example [python] [arcpy] and then sort by "Votes". Welcome to GIS.SE!
Aug
19
comment What is a simple python code to practice with in arcgis?
Duplicate of What are some resources for learning ArcPy? and What are the best resources for learning GIS programming with Python?