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I work as an applications analyst in a municipal information technology department, have a strong background in geographic information systems, and have been a webmaster since the early 1990's. Sometimes I wish we'd just stuck with Gopher :)


Aug
13
comment Top unsung business benefits for GIS
removed gis tag; it's "meta" for this site: blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags
Aug
13
revised Top unsung business benefits for GIS
edited tags
Aug
13
revised GIS scholarship sources
removed gis tag; it's "meta" for this site: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/
Aug
13
comment Organization in a GIS Shop
removed gis tag; it's "meta" for this site: blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags
Aug
13
revised Organization in a GIS Shop
edited tags
Aug
13
comment IFieldChecker problem
I don't think we should be using tags for specific interfaces... that would get messy real quick.
Aug
13
awarded  Investor
Aug
13
revised IFieldChecker problem
edited tags
Aug
13
comment List of desktop GIS FOSS case studies
I think it's acceptable to edit the original question, but it's probably better to have a single canonical answer below the question so the question shows as answered
Aug
9
revised What are some best practices for managing large amounts of geospatial data?
edited tags
Aug
9
revised Great GIS, maps & cartography quotes
Reducing tag-confetti
Aug
9
answered What tools are available for uploading gis data to a database?
Aug
9
comment What tools are available for uploading gis data to a database?
I would suggest making this question Community Wiki, since it's "List of X" with no one right answer.
Aug
9
revised What tools are available for uploading gis data to a database?
edited tags
Aug
9
revised How stable is MapWindow on a 64 bit machine
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Aug
9
comment Is it possible to define a No SQL model for spatial data?
if there is a question which appears to be a duplicate, you can vote to close it; keeps things cleaner. Also, since we have few users over 500, may need a mod flag to get it actually closed.
Aug
7
comment Which tools and methods can be used to create isochrones?
This kind of "List of X" question should be set as community wiki.
Aug
7
comment Best open source operating system for open source GIS?
I'd recommend at least making this kind of question with no "right" response Community Wiki. Often, subjective questions (ones asking for "best", which can turn into religious wars) will see close votes on other stack exchanges; don't think we've gelled any kind of practice here yet though.
Aug
6
comment How can I implement ESRI REST API?
not yet, but would love to chat about it. We've over-thought it several times already :) BTW, if include my @username, I get notifications of response :)
Aug
4
comment GIS in medical geography
lol. Love your music credits :)