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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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answered Is there GIS Video “that Mom can understand”?
Apr
16
asked How to remove a feature from a layer created with “Make Layer From Selected Features”?
Apr
7
answered Is it possible to perform automatic snapping of polygons in QGIS or ArcGIS?
Mar
4
asked How to trigger a Python script from an ArcGIS Desktop “save” operation?
Jan
3
answered Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file
Oct
10
answered Installing TIGER geocoder
Oct
3
answered How do I download all features with a particular tag?
Aug
22
answered Statewide (and more) Address Point data source
Aug
20
answered Automated search of misplaced points with Python or Model Builder
Aug
19
answered Creating shapefile from selection - remove from map
Aug
12
answered What is the most efficient way to search a geodatabase for NULL-like records?
Aug
12
answered Unable to save to in Geojson format with the correct projection
Aug
4
answered Geographical media coverage map - USA
Aug
4
answered How to create a model which executes a SQL stored procedure with user-provided parameters?
Aug
1
answered Python script to export .csv tables from GDB
Jul
22
answered Take parallel lines and automatically move them apart
Jun
30
answered Millions of polygons: displaying layers in Leaflet based on location being viewed?
Apr
29
answered How to create a plain boundary from a large parcels shapefile
Apr
25
answered Naming your Output feature class?
Apr
22
answered Why doesn't CartoDB display my data?