Category Archives: Tools and Scripts

Mitch Hedberg and GIS

So, a recent post on Reddit highlighted a Mitch Hedberg joke. “La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.” Thinking about this, I realized we could use GIS to find the number of La Quintas that are next to Denny’s. … Continue reading

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Pulling data from OSM using XAPI, bringing it to ArcGIS

I was recently asked by a friend if I knew of an ArcGIS-friendly data set representing the highway interchanges within New Jersey. I knew the information was already available in OpenStreetMap, but how could I quickly pull just the highway … Continue reading

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Back to the New Normal

It’s been a while since I last posted to the ol’ Blog. After I returned from the DevSummit in March, my free time dwindled down to nothing. The end of the spring semester has been a whirlwind of activity; developing … Continue reading

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March Madness

Back in January, I had every intention of updating this weekly, but once the semester starts, all bets were off. It’s been a crazy few weeks, juggling several research projects, two classes and compiling everything needed for my recontracting at … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap

ESRI has just released an add-in for ArcGIS 10 allowing ArcGIS users to download data from and contribute to OpenStreetMap. Marten Hogeweg announced the tool and news spread pretty quickly. While I agree with the favorable reception the tool has … Continue reading

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