Tag Archive: efficient

Aug 06 2012

A Few Good Reads (8/6/12): Lack of Urgency in Bridge Safety and Extreme Drought

This week: The 5 year anniversary of the I35 collapse, extreme drought in the U.S. continues, more flooding in China, the Corps testing levee armor, and taking “I don’t have time” out of your vocabulary. Bridge safety still lacks urgency (StarTribune) Billions in federal, state and local dollars continue to pour into the maintenance of …

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Jul 21 2011

It Slices, It Dices, It…

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I have often heard it called the Swiss Army Knife of GIS. I am more of a multi tool fan myself, but whatever analogy you prefer, Global Mapper (GM) packs some useful tools. I stumbled onto GM about a decade ago.  I had to download digital line graph (dlv) data from the USGS to help create …

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Jul 19 2011

Can’t Do Without

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Software is such an integral part of my job.  I use somewhere between 10 and 15 different software applications on any given day.  That doesn’t include any of the applications I use on the internet which is becoming more important to my work flow as it becomes more of a tool than just a place …

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