August 2005

OK – lets drag up some old memories that are a bit cloudy. Lets flash back to 2005. Back in 2005 I was working for the Feds. I think at that point I was toying with leaving and doing something else: consulting, working for another company, etc. Really I was in...

Nothing is Bullet Proof.

So way back in the day when I actually went to church, about the only thing that ever stuck was “You aren’t promised tomorrow”. I always like that one idea that it might all just blow up today and that’s it. Lends a bit of excitement to it all....

Missing data and a KMZ file

Data is quite fascinating. Mainly because there is so much of it….and it never seems to do what you want. The email came from Atanas Entchev. He had recorded some bike routes and exported out a kmz file from a phone app. The app recorded tracks and points. By...

USGS Ortho Quads and Google

It’s one of the things I always end up falling back to are the USGS 7.5 Minute quad sheet. My forestry clients live and die by them even though they are now getting severely out of date – some as much as 30 years. I stumbled on this the other day –...

Maps and Signs

As we all do, I spend a ton of time with maps. A few months ago I was standing at the corner of Mesple (Mess Plea) and Guavaberry on St Croix. Something wasn’t quite right so I went back to my digital data and double checked it. I was standing at the corner of a...

Waze to for Google 1.3 Billion

I love Waze. There are very few apps I like – waze being one of those few. You can navigate around your favorite city and if you have enough users you start getting “live” routing. If traffic slows down you know it – if it stops, and the app...