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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.


Apr
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answered Renaming a variable input to replace spaces with underscores to be used in an output's name
Mar
21
answered How to plot geoJSON using Python?
Mar
19
asked How to add a floating “crosshairs” icon above leaflet map?
Mar
19
answered Where can I get the location of all Universities and Colleges in North America?
Feb
14
answered Export to PDF in python with parameters
Feb
4
answered Delete Turned Off (Unchecked) Layers from Arcmap with Python
Jan
28
answered In ARCGIS 10.2 can I create a 2 page map document that prints an image on the back side of the page?
Jan
24
answered How can change management be used for GIS operations?
Jan
20
answered How to set ArcGIS for Desktop license to lower level for testing whether Python script still runs?
Jan
14
asked Python libraries for correlating Photo to GPX file?
Dec
17
answered Create new layer by selection within ModelBuilder in ArcMap 10?
Dec
9
answered What spatially-aware GUI administration softwares exist for PostgreSQL/PostGIS (free or paid)?
Dec
5
asked Is there an ArcGIS to PostGIS function cross-reference table?
Dec
3
answered Paper Size and Symbol Size in ArcMap
Dec
2
wiki created cursor description
Nov
28
answered Why does import arcview/arceditor give gp.setProduct() RuntimeError: ERROR 999999: Error executing?
Nov
26
answered Developing a GIS viewer
Nov
26
answered Copy single feature into another feature class
Nov
22
answered Opening many shape at the same time
Nov
21
answered How to start a local GIS Users Group