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For over a year now geteach.com has used, the now deprecated, Google Maps Engine (GME) to host kml, rasters, and other vector maps. Just finished moving the data and updating the load scripts. It will take a month or so to get some of the bugs out, but it works. On the upside, I was able to bring back "Historic Maps" from the first Google Earth API version of geteach.com. The map set is found by clicking "Select Map" --> "Human Geography"--> "Historic Maps". Click "Layers" and choose among 12 maps.
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With the pending storm I made a comparison chart highlighting the differences between estimated snow storm totals with historical storms of previous years. This one could definitely break some records. Almost 100 years since a snow storm this bad hit DC.
#Blizzard   #WinterStormJonas   #NoVa   #Blizzard2016   #WashDC  
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Mapping Attacks on Aid Workers
Despite their charitable purpose aid workers face increasing levels of threat when carrying out their work. IRIN and Humanitarian Outcomes have mapped global aid worker attacks from 2000 until the end of May 2015. In those 15 years, over 3,000 aid workers ...
Despite their charitable purpose aid workers face increasing levels of threat when carrying out their work. IRIN and Humanitarian Outcomes have mapped global aid worker attacks from 2000 until the end of May 2015. In those 15 years, over 3000 aid workers have been killed, injured or kidnapped.
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Apparently I've been playing the market wrong...literally!
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A perspective of boundaries based on equal population...
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Fake is the news real? Thanks +Adam Simmons​
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So I haven't been on social media much lately but thats because I've been engulfed into reading an awesome continuation of the Stargate series. That's right, Stargate! I found out about it a week ago. It an unofficial series that continues where the series left off, SGU excluded, and the story escalates things in an on the edge of your seat adventure including characters from SG1 and Atlantis. It's called Stargate: Return of the Ancients. Anyway...the author took a break and hasn't finished the whole thing yet but there is enough material there to keep you reading for awhile 1.5 seasons worth. Enjoy!
#Stargate   #StargateSG1   #StargateAtlantis  
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Awesome use of Legos...
As children, the first cities we build are often rendered in Lego. Artist Ben Hecht uses the material in a slightly different way—to recreate cities as giant Lego brick paintings inspired by satellite imagery taken from above.
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Awesome summary of the history of Star Wars games. I've played most of what's on this list with my favorites being the Space Combat sims, Empire at War series, and Battlefront (Not the latest). A few of these deserve a remake or another sequel. RIP Lucasarts!.
The light and dark sides of one of gaming’s great constants.
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Chromebooks and Chromeboxes have come along way in the last three years...
Acer is one of the companies who have really taken to Chrome OS and as a result of this high-level of adoption and investment, Acer is quickly establishing
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Innovator and Analytic Strategist
Employment
  • OpenWhere
    2015 - present
  • Chaotic Earth LLC
    Cofounder, 2013 - present
  • BAE Systems
    Analyst, 2014 - 2015
  • USAF - Reserves - PACOM JIOC
    Geospatial Analyst, 2012 - 2013
    I served part time as a Geospatial Analyst in the Air Force Reserves exploiting Satellite Imagery maintaining my knowledge of the Intelligence trade-craft for a year.
  • DigitalGlobe
    Business Analyst, 2013 - 2013
    As GeoEye merged with DigitalGlobe my role with the newly combined company had been remained the same. Between managing Outreach User Engagement alongside the USGIF to maintaining support with analytics expertise for multiple departments internally my job entailed ensuring the voice of the end user is heard and making sure products are evolving to improve the workflow of the customer while ensuring the products are profitable through usage.
  • GeoEye
    Business Analyst, 2012 - 2013
    After separating with the Air Force I landed a job at GeoEye. Building off my expertise from the Air Force by primary tasks were building Outreach Efforts to product users by working with the Government program office on outreach activities and the USGIF. This helped increase the adoption of the EnhancedView Web Hosting Service (EV WHS) within the defense/intelligence community. In addition I contribute to the evolving strategy for imagery dissemination through Google services such as Maps Engine and other commercial technologies. My outreach efforts are also internal as I worked with the embedded analyst teams within the GeoEye Analytics Department to ensure that they have access to imagery and other geospatial assets vital to satisfying their mission objectives with our customers.
  • USAF - Military - Pentagon
    Geospatial Analyst, 2010 - 2012
    At this point my in the Air Force I had the honor in transferring to the Pentagon working for Headquarters Air Force A2Z Office which is responsible for ISR Special Programs. While stationed here I acted as a AF liaison to National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in which I had the honor in presenting my work to Director of NRO, USAF Special Programs Director, and 2 USDI staff members. I then transitioned to being the AF liaison to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Geospatial Visualization Services (NGA GVS) spearheading user-engagement, training, and social media advertising on classified networks. I had already been working with the GVS team for 4 years at this point from building Google Earth best practices at Beale AFB. Another role I had was being the Geospatial SME for Air Force Crisis Action Team. It was a pleasure working at the Pentagon as I had the honor in working alongside Senior Executives in developing national level geospatial requirements and strategies involving interactions with members of multiple agencies and organization.
  • USAF - Military - Beale AFB
    Geospatial Tactician, 2007 - 2010
    As I still maintained my currency as an Imagery Analyst on the different Airborne platforms my role transitioned into improving the current mission operations by working in the Weapons and Tactics Office. My natural talent as an innovator combined with support from my leadership allowed me to revolutionize GEOINT tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for the DCGS weapons system. My work gave me direct interaction with other areas of Intelligence Operations including All Source Analysis and SIGINT broadening my overall expertise. By rapidly moving the DCGS Community into cloud based reporting and dissemination I seeded the curation of modern Intelligence Collaboration through the creation of a massive Sharepoint Network, The Joint Intelligence Google Earth Working Group user community, and significantly increased awareness in Analysts of programs across the intelligence community by using early Social Media best practices.
  • USAF - Military - Beale AFB
    Imagery Analyst, 2005 - 2007
    While stations at Beale AFB my first job started out primarily as an Imagery Analyst. My role involved analyzing, distributing, and reviewing imagery derived products from the Global Hawk, U-2, and Predator ISR platforms to the war fighter and strategic partners. I gained extensive foundation experience in EO, IR, RADAR, Multi-spectral, MASINT, FMV, and GMTI.
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Ashburn, Va
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Yuba City, Ca - Marysville, Ca - Beale AFB, Ca - Goodfellow AFB, Tx - Ashburn, Va - Chantilly, Va - Pensacola, Fl - Ft Meade, Md
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"Surfing the waves of the Digital Frontier"
Introduction
I have a passion for Geospatial technology. I love  engaging with users for engineers and designing strategies for the future of the geospatial community.     

After spending 7 years in the Air Force I am excited to see what the world has to offer on the civilian side. I am very enthusiastic about technology especially with focus on the Geospatial Industry.

I have begun my own Google+ HangoutsOnAir series called Project Geo. Check it out the page here and watch the our show. 

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  • GEOINT
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Proposed to my Fiancee at GEOINT 2012!
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Education
  • University of Phoenix
    2009 - present
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Community College of the Air Force
    Intelligence, 2005 - 2011
  • Imagery Analyst Technical School
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Birthday
September 6
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  • Rescue Lander
  • Strike the Planets!
  • Star Trek Trexels
  • Chaotic Earth
  • Star Wars Uprising
  • Star Trek Timelines
  • Star Wars: Commander
  • Lunar lander relaunched
  • Fallout Shelter
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Chaotic Earth - Android Apps on Google Play
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The Chaotic Earth app is designed to alert you when your loves ones, friends, contacts, or places of interest could be in danger of a disast

Batch Geocode
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Batch geocode addresses to latitude and longitude coordinates for free.

Daily Use of Antacids May Up the Risk of Heart Attack: Study - NDTV Food
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Antacids, which are a popular cure for heartburn are not as harmless as it seems. They can up your risk of heart attack by 16 to 21 percent.

CBS News Features Sperling’s Natural Hazards Ranking « Bert Sperling
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On Tuesday, June 18th, CBS Morning News will be doing a feature based on our rankings of all 379 U.S. metros areas for their risk from natur

The Interview
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In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tablo

Google Camera
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Google Camera captures quick and easy photos and videos, and takes advantage of your Android device's computing power with image enhancing f

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NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various chann

Inbox by Gmail
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Inbox by Gmail requires an invite. Email inbox@google.com to request one. Your email inbox should help you live and work better, but instead

Chaotic Earth
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Peace of mind through awareness.

MyGlass
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MyGlass allows you to configure and manage your Glass device.If you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry a

Osmos HD
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“Named as Game of the Year for a reason, Osmos is a fantastic game. A combination of physics, survival and classic eat em up” — WeDoCodeEnte

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Veterans United
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Proudly serving those who serve

The Matrix Revolutions
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Provocative Futuristic Action Thriller. The Matrix Revolutions marks the final explosive chapter in the Matrix trilogy. MPAA Rating: R (c) 2

The Matrix
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"The Most Eye-Popping & Imaginative Movie of the Year." - Gannett. Breaking box office records as the biggest Easter opening ever, this spec

Star Trek Into Darkness
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When a ruthless mastermind, Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch,) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary

Star Trek I: The Motion Picture
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The U.S.S. Enterprise proudly soars again in this newly restored, Director's Edition of the original Star Trek movie classic. When an uniden

I've been here several times since it first opened but sometime in the last year or so they changed ownership. Although they still advertise a healthy stir fry the menu has gone to a traditional American Chinese which is disappointing. They used to have a modernized menu that even had a kids menu. This place had the appeal of Pei Wei but nowadays it's definitely taken a turn for the worse for food. Before this place did out, now it's just like every other local Chinese place. Today I ordered Generals chicken. It used to be very lightly breaded with a light touch of sauce to reflect a healthy version but now it's layered on.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I usually go here because its the closest yogurt shop to where I live. With that said, their yogurt is okay. When you go in its easy too easy to not pay attention and mix the Gelato selection with the yogurt. Wish there was more of a divider between these types. The store itself is often messy around the ingredients, sometimes cross pollination. I understand that gets hard during huge traffic periods but at least try. Another item to note is if you like Waffle Cones like I do they have them there but I have two issues with their cones. 1st ensure you have a cone that isn't stale. They only cover them loosely with plastic wrap and keep them out for likely two days. Even kept out after making the same day the cones can get a little stale without really insulating them. Its very hit or miss there. Another item to note about the cones is that they poorly put them together. Most of them have a gaping hole at the bottom leaving tons of room for yogurt to melt through. That kind of defeats the purpose of a cone! On a positive note it is family friendly and lots of space to find seats.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I've only been here twice so far and definitely plan to go back. The food is amazing, especially the Texas short ribs. Its too bad they open at 3pm on weekdays as I'm sure they could be big at lunch too. They have a market style setup meaning you get up and go to the counter to pick-out and get your food. I often find this place is packed. I didn't need reservations the first time I went but its so packed apparently they heavily encourage it now. The atmosphere is comfortable and many of the tables are similar to large picnic benches giving the establishment a unique look and feel. The second time I went I just went to their bar area had a few beers along with a small bar menu. I can't recall the exact item on the bar menu but they were tiny ribs of some sort. I didn't care for them much. I observed someone get the Nachos who looked amazing, I regret not trying those. If I can change the bar menu I would include more variety of BBQ plates and a wider selection of local beers. They have a descent amount on the menu but being in Ashburn we have a huge local brewery presence I like seeing support for by local establishments. Smokehouse Live has very little local representation there. In summary, this place is a little pricey but excellent food in the main restaurant area. The bar leaves some room for improvement but the establishment is a welcome addition as we have few BBQ places in the area to include Urban BBQ, Carolina Brothers and American Steakhouse.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Good sandwiches, glad we came while there was no rush. Kids eat free on Wednesdays too.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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You usually know what you are getting when you go to a Chick-fil-a. The name speaks for itself. At this particular Chickfilla the staff are friendly and its normally a good experience but some of the kids working there are such in a rush that they sometimes forget about the customer experience. Keep in mind the owner of this one is also the owner of the one near the Dulles Mall (Not in it) by Walmart. They also share employees sometimes between locations too. Important to note if you are comparing Chick-fil-a service in the area. I will say one negative is that this location tends to not cook the fries all the way through. There is usually a set time to keep them in the frier and it is clear they pull them out way too early. Frequently I leave with the appearance of cooked fries but they are either frozen in the in the center when biting down or just aren't cooked enough that they remain in a greasy soggy state. Easy fix, don't take them out of fryer before the prescribed cook time even in a dining rush. Also I frequent Chickfilla and have been given one of their VIP cards, basically their rewards program. I frequently forget to swipe or use it. It would be nice to be asked at the register if I have one just like other establishments with rewards programs. In addition the rewards program is not linked to the Chick-fil-a app in any way. The whole program is a little confusing on how it is supposed to work. Those are my only negatives and beyond this menu is good, the chicken is like a drug I can't get off of, and the dipping sauces are something they should consider selling in stores, especially the Honey-Roasted BBQ packets which I wish they would convert to dipping sauce packets instead of their current format.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great quick cafe if you are visiting businesses within a few office buildings for breakfast or lunch.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago