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!
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”
I am running for the OpenStreetMap US Board this year. I previously occupied a seat on this board from 2011 to 2016, then stepped down to focus on the OpenStreetMap Foundation board to which I had been elected. I served on the OSMF board for three years, but decided to step down in late 2018.Continue reading “OpenStreetMap US 2020 Board Election — My Answers to Community Questions”
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”
I’ve been working on a new version of the TIGER Battlegrid, but haven’t had a lot of time to make progress lately, so in the mean time I’ve been thinking about quick ways to help mappers clean up after TIGER. I have a couple of ideas. One involves MapRoulette that will require a little bitContinue reading “OpenStreetMap How-To: Clean Up After Tiger”
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.
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”
Some photography from a recent trip to Las Vegas and Hoover Dam.
A step-by-step technical guide explaining how I created the “Tesla Parking Lots” MapRoulette Challenge.
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.
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.
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