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Justin Houk
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Attended Western Oregon State University
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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“Oftentimes the world of women cartographers seems to be hidden, much like the so-called dark side of the moon,” says Will C. Van Den Hoonaard in Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography, newly published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. As it turns, a woman—the Russian-born cartographer Kira Shingareva—was one of the first mapmakers…
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Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more..
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Does anyone ever wonder if they are transitioning from their Gandalf the Grey to their Gandalf the White period?
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Tis the season when media feels obligated to publish Top 10 lists ranking the years cultural moments.It is also, apparently, a chance for the science press to take one more kick at Portland for that
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This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence.
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Urban Exploration Photography - Urbex
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The [Google Crisis Response team](http://google.org/crisisresponse) builds open source and open standards-based products and services to support those...
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Oregon won the Alamo Bowl but didn't do much to dispel doubts about their calibre as a team.
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Great editing tools directly drive contributions to OpenStreetMap. It has been exciting to watch how OpenStreetMap's new iD editor has encouraged more people to do more editing of the map....
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By Justin Houk | A constant flow of topics and stories that interest Justin C. Houk. Photography, photos, geography, technology, government, gaming...
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GIS Specialist
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  • Metro
    GIS Specialist, present
  • Summit County, Ohio
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Portland, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon - Akron, Ohio
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I have always been someone that has had a hard time staying within any particular box.  When I was a kid I wanted to do what interested me instead of the teacher.  I can still hear my sixth grad geography teacher at the overhead projector telling us to copy down a passage describing the Aztec culture. I could never figure out the value of just copying what someone else had come up with. I wanted to understand more. So I started drawing what I thought the Aztecs might do in their cities. I made underground tunnels between pyramids for when the high priest wanted to go unseen or impress the common man. 

My Keywords: Portland, Oregon, PDX, GEOpdx, GIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing, Image Classification, Python, Geography, Maps, twitter, Facebook, Linkdin, Google, iGoogle, ArcGIS, ESRI, Feature Analyst, Overwatch, Landcover, FME, Metro, RLISlite, blog, RSS, Readwriteweb, programmableweb   
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  • Western Oregon State University
  • The Univestiy of Akron
  • Bend Senior High School
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