12,423 reputation
239105
bio website linkedin.com/in/ryankdalton
location Whitefish, MT
age 41
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen 11 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.


Nov
2
revised How to get Listfields from Autocad DWG?
edited tags; edited title
Oct
16
revised Generating Heat Maps with GeoHash
added 2 characters in body
Oct
16
revised What is the recommended workflow for using TileMill and OSM?
added tags
Oct
10
revised Installing TIGER geocoder
added 10 characters in body
Oct
10
revised What units are shape_length in?
edited title
Oct
10
revised Installing TIGER geocoder
edited body
Oct
9
revised Fast Offline OSM Routing Library to Replace MoNav (.NET)
added hyperlink
Oct
3
revised Does uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop delete all user data as well?
deleted 5 characters in body
Oct
3
revised Does uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop delete all user data as well?
added 138 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Oct
2
revised Adding dynamic text to ArcGIS map documents
edited title
Oct
1
revised Appending feature classes from one geodatabase to another geodatabase for python
added 16 characters in body
Sep
24
revised Looping through list of shapefiles to rename them using ArcPy?
deleted 72 characters in body
Sep
22
revised Leaflet change color dynamically
added bullet points to improve readability
Sep
18
revised Are FOSS4G conference presentations available online?
merged content from another answer regarding the 2013 conference with this one.
Sep
3
revised Word cloud labels in QGIS from database
added 30 characters in body
Sep
3
revised Most Up-To-Date Source for US Zip Code Boundaries
added 25 characters in body
Sep
3
revised Definition Query / SQL problem in ArcGIS
Updated formatting
Sep
2
revised Pause ArcPy script until feature class lock goes away
added time.sleep function to pause
Aug
29
revised openlayers leaflet and popup
edited tags
Aug
28
revised Fast Offline OSM Routing Library to Replace MoNav (.NET)
added 90 characters in body