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Interesting article about Geography and the economists perspective on Real-estate in Palo Alto, Ca.
Justin Holman brings up some excellent points using the science of Geography, or in this case the commons sense, as he makes his case against economist Thomas Sowell relating to the real-estate market of the Palo Alto area.
#realestate   #Economy   #SanFrancisco   #PaloAlto   #Geography   #GIS   #Geo   #Geospatial   #Maps  
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Fascinating map on counties where the sale of alcohol is still illegal 80 years after prohibition.
This map surprised me: 81 years after prohibition was repealed, sale of alcohol is still illegal in many US counties. In fact, it's illegal in nearly half of Mississippi. There is also appears to be a close correlation between counties that are "dry" and those which have the "least expensive housing wage" according to the 2010 Census. 

The red counties are where the ban is county-wide, the yellow counties are where some restrictions may apply.
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My county shows as yellow.  Back in the day it was illegal to sell booze on Sunday.  This has changed, but as a concession to the God-fearing folk, liquor sales aren't allowed to start until noon on Sundays (guess the theory is to keep them sober until they've sat through a sermon).  Not really much of a limitation, though.  
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It wouldn't be #Earthday without recognizing that our planet is constantly threatened by Asteroids.
A Visualization Showing Where Asteroids Have Hit The Earth Since 2001

"A new visualization produced by the B612 foundations reveals 26 significant explosive events recorded from 2001 to 2013 that were not the result of nuclear detonations — but rather asteroids hitting the Earth. That's a surprise, to say the least."

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Awesome photo project by +TIME. I will definitely try to participate in this. 
Just found out about this thing on Google+ with +TIME - looks like a fun event for a new hashtag tomorrow for #MyBeautifulEarth  — Just post a photo from your part of the planet and put that tag on it! :)  

Well I guess it is actually April 22 already here in New Zealand, so I'll be posting a new photo today!  There is a cool page they set up to at that shows some of the latest photos and stuff.

If you do it, drop me a link in the comments to your post so everyone can see that way too! :)
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Times like this makes me want to switch to Sprint. Sigh, wish unlimited really meant unlimited. #TMobile #Sprint #Data #Dataplan #MobileData
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Tethering is separate. You don't pay for that unless you choose to add more. My main reason for leaving AT&T was the shared data. My family had 20 GB which was expensive and still went over, which was expensive! My bill is cut in half, plus unlimited data with hotspot feature. But I understand where you are coming from. +Adam Simmons
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Thoughts on GIS mobile apps...
GIS on Mobile can mean many different things. Here is a brief opinion piece exploring a few Geo applications on Android. Let us know what you think with your comments below. #GIS   #Geospatial   #Geo   #Android  
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I always seem to get the best photos from Spring time. I took this one with the new Lens Blur feature from the latest Android Camera upgrade. I think it came out well and additionally a great submission for #mybeautifulearth . What do you think?  
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Nice shot. Another couple of weeks at my latitude before we start seeing blossoms :( 
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Very cool Squadron posters in the theme of the 40's era. 
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I'll probably be updating this as I keep thinking of more I should mention about the Symposium but here is a good start to my summary about #GEOINT2013  
Be sure to check out our review of #GEOINT2013 *. Also tell us what you thought about this years symposium in the comments. #GIS   #Geospatial   #Geo   #geointsymposium   #USGIF  
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  • Chaotic Earth LLC
    Cofounder, 2013 - present
  • 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
Yuba City, Ca - Marysville, Ca - Beale AFB, Ca - Goodfellow AFB, Tx - Ashburn, Va - Chantilly, Va - Pensacola, Fl - Ft Meade, Md
"Surfing the waves of the Digital Frontier"
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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  • University of Phoenix
    2009 - present
  • Northern Virginia Community College
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    Intelligence, 2005 - 2011
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I haven't had great service here. Although the staff are great, the management didn't seem to treat customers very well.
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By Far the Best Mongolian BBQ I've ever had. Sauce is unique but stick to Kung Pao and the House Special sauce you won't be disappointed. Prices are great. Think I paid around $7 for all you can eat. When you go into the establishment the decor seems a bit outdated and typical for an Asian restaurant but don't let that fool you. Service and food is amazing here. My advice, load up on the sauce, A lot get's lost on the grill. It will really matter depending on how much flavor your looking for.
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What can I say? It's a GameStop. Happy with the service when I come in. Employees are attentive and gamers themselves so I can occasionally enjoy a good conversation with them when I come in which is a nice motivator.
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Love the burgers here and they have an insane assortment of Shakes to choose from. I highly recommend this place if your in the mood for some classic American food.
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My favorite Dish is the Mandarin Kung Pao and I usually ask them to specialize by putting it in a bowl rather than a place. Trust me, makes it easier to eat. Meals are pretty good on the portion size too. It's a chain and a subsidiary of PF Changs but don't let that discourage you. I don't think I've ever been disappointed with a meal here. Bad part, calories will catchup fast.
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Not just a regular bowling alley. They have a VIP Area and will bring food out to you. I'm not too impressed with the food and it was a little pricey for the experience but if your like me and bowl every few months its a good place to go for something to do with a meal on the side.
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Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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