Thursday, 23 January 2014

Geospatial Data Analyst posting at Boundless

(HT: Paul Ramsey)
I'm pretty much joined to the hip with the ESRI product line and to my hometown of Vancouver, but if I was a young turk again with no family and aspirations for bigger things, I would have totally applied for this. Nice little sweet spot between being the map production guy and the hard-core geodeveloper.

Seriously kids, if you are in the Open Source Geo World, it looks like a great opportunity. Amazing what changes are going on in the geospatial industry right now.

(and if Homeland is any indication, Maryland, VA seems like a nice suburb of Washington DC. NYC might kill you on the daily expenses, but heck, it's NYC, so there's no shortage of stuff to take in, right?)

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

My Map, Deconstructed


I'm working on a new template where I've been reducing down the roads and parks as background layers. Here I've got the watercourses in south surrey as the main focus, colored with our standard symbology for fish habitat. Trying to find a green for parks that is fairly neutral is tough when one of your line symbols is a bright green.

(But will the print colors match? Sigh, don't even get me started....)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Prepping for a job interview this week...

.... and trying to plan my wife's birthday plans for the weekend too....

panicking cat

(HT Mashable)

#panic #nopanic

UPDATE (Jan 28): Well, everything pretty much went like this:
Charlie Brown misses football


Nothing to do except....

Thursday, 9 January 2014

New Years Resolutions

Aiming to be a little better with this blog than years previous, or at least document my attempts to get more "professional".

The Lift app helps. Will try to blog once a week and post some semi-permanent GIS activities that I think you'll find interesting. 2014 will be a year of python programming. If that's for you too (and it should be in your toolkit if you call yourself a modern-day cartographer/GIS analyst), get yourself to PyCon 2014 in Montreal! 

Cheers y'all.

PS. 2013 blog of the year, IMHO? Drunken Geographer
PPS. In all seriousness, you should be following Planet Geospatial. It's your source to all good geospatial  blogs.
PPPS. Because sometimes you'll just find golden gems like this from Tobin Bradley's blog, Fuzzy Tolerance: What's in My Toolbox 2014. Will have to do one myself, maybe the next one. His, though, will be substantially be better. ;)