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!

30 minutes

It hasn’t been that long since we moved to this town, this new country. You are from here, know things I do not, move about this uncharted space with its unfamiliar and unwritten rule-set, and I follow you, mimic you, create my map. I speak the language—people comment on my accent, where are you from,Continue reading “30 minutes”

My Position Statement for the 2020 OpenStreetMap US Chapter Board Elections

I am running for a seat on the OSM US board and I hope you will consider voting for me! OSM US is a large, influential and forward-thinking community. Now that we have Maggie Cawley as Executive Director, we are uniquely positioned and qualified to lead with ideas and actions to keep moving OSM forwardContinue reading “My Position Statement for the 2020 OpenStreetMap US Chapter Board Elections”

25 E 1700 S

25 E 1700 S

This structure was demolished days after I took this photo. Town homes are being constructed at this location now. This follows recent town home development at 1700 S and Richard street only a couple of years ago. This area sure is undergoing a lot of change.

Photography Full Circle

When I first started taking photos, the results would be unpredictable and, on top of that, immutable after releasing the shutter. The entire process after that capture moment being a black box: take the film out of the camera, bring it to the camera store, where they develop the film and make prints, exposing themContinue reading “Photography Full Circle”

Zions Hotel on State Street, Salt Lake City

Zions Motel, 1892 S State Street

Zions Motel is one of a string of budget motels lining State Street that fill a gap left by a lack of affordable housing in the city. City Weekly did an extensive article on them in 2016.

255 State

State Street between 2nd and 3rd South. East side. Site of 255 State Apartments, it’s going to be two towers of 14 and 7 stories, total 200 units.