Hi and welcome to my website! Listed below are recent blog posts. I post about maps and map technology, photography, and some other things. Let me know what you think about this site, I would love to hear from you!

Beyond Fried Rice

We had Indian take out the other night and therefore leftover rice. Fried rice is one of my favorite things. The perfect leftover dish. I wanted to try it with some Beyond protein. Measurements are approximate, use your imagination. 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 Beyond burger, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 handful of frozenContinue reading “Beyond Fried Rice”


I am taking a Creative Nonfiction writing class. This is my work for one of the assignments.

Announcing MapRoulette Challenges for fixing up TIGER in Utah

I wrote a how-to recently on “Cleaning up” after the OpenStreetMap TIGER import. As a reminder, here’s what TIGER data used to look like when it was imported into OSM in 2008: Fortunately, the OpenStreetMap community has fixed most of the alignment and road classification issues connected to the TIGER import in the past 12Continue reading “Announcing MapRoulette Challenges for fixing up TIGER in Utah”

Create Your Own MapRoulette Challenge: Updating Deprecated Tagging

I am really proud of how far MapRoulette has come. It is now really easy to create Challenges mappers can work on together to improve OpenStreetMap. Many OSM groups already use MapRoulette to coordinate mapping activities—both volunteer communities as well as corporate mapping teams. Read for example this recent blog post by Monica Brandeis ofContinue reading “Create Your Own MapRoulette Challenge: Updating Deprecated Tagging”


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