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bio website linkedin.com/in/ryankdalton
location Whitefish, MT
age 41
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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.


Jul
15
revised Spatial ETL Tools won't run “AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute, etc.”
edited tags
Jul
10
revised File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?
added clarification on how to get to the OpenFileGDB option.
Jun
30
revised Do you know of any sites where I could find some cool recreational shapefiles?
Removed link to SimpleGeo Places
Jun
24
revised How to draw a polyline in Leaflet?
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Jun
5
revised How to create labeling similar to this map?
Edited text for clarity and easier to follow the storyline
Jun
2
revised How to upload a list of 5-digit zip codes to CartoDB?
changed title for clarity
May
27
revised OpenLayers Plugin with on-thy-fly-transformation causes wrong coordinates
edited tags
May
20
revised ArcGIS 10.2.1 Table To Table tool in Python script gives ExecuteError: ERROR 001156?
converted code from blockquote to code sample
May
14
revised Data Driven Pages and Attribute tables
edited tags
Apr
29
revised Generating Interactive Tiles using Nodejs, Mapnik, and PostGIS for Leaflet
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Apr
25
revised PostGIS: Assign ID of point in layer A to closest point in Layer B
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Apr
23
revised How to do Manhattan Voronoi on QGIS?
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Apr
22
revised Why doesn't CartoDB display my data?
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Apr
22
revised Why doesn't CartoDB display my data?
Added additional possibilities
Apr
22
revised Why doesn't CartoDB display my data?
edited title
Apr
16
revised Seeking Shapefiles of Restaurants in South Florida?
edited tags
Apr
9
revised How to add a polygon from PostGIS ST_AsGeoJSON into Leaflet?
edited title
Apr
9
revised How do i create a flow line map for my data?
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Apr
7
revised Renaming a variable input to replace spaces with underscores to be used in an output's name
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Apr
7
revised Leaflet marker cluster by Administrative boundary
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