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Jason Birch
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Father, husband, newbie drummer (Dec 2011).

IT professional with strong geographic information systems background.

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What better gift for the geogeek on your list than the 2015 #GeoHipster wall calendar? While you're at it, order one for yourself, too.
The 2015 GeoHipster Calendar is available for purchase from CafePress
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I have found my next calendar!
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"A few minutes later, the only thing on his mind was brains." <- Someone was having fun with this... :-)
 
Get ready kids, this blog is really, really scary! You won't want to miss the extra-spooky movie with Count Dale.
It's Halloween, and an extra-special, extra-scary edition of the blog. Monster Spatial Horror Theatre with Count Dale starts now. Read it... if you dare.
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The triangle on the forehead. Classic Lutz! Thanks for sharing, +Jason Birch 
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Coke :-)

/via +Kristin Milton
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Pepsi!
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I find it more than slightly odd that our prime minister is announcing this, but cool nonetheless...
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Apparently he has a personal interest in it. Sounds like the Arctic Branch of DFO is about to have a  windfall. 
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How did I miss that KML support in Maps was going away? Guess the death knell for popular KML support has been ringing for some time.

Too bad... was easy way to provide information to users in context of the full Maps functionality. In our case, we'll just be removing this from our apps rather than re-implement.


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I'm way late to the party on Tumblr, my mom had an account there two years before me :-)

Any suggestions for folks that post great stuff there (like this) would be appreciated!

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zeplum: “ Spatial distribution of NHL players hometowns/birthplaces…because they’re not actually all from Canada. Okay, so 52% percent of them are but the US has a reasonable showing! 23% which is...
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Yes, cartographic vibe is now firmly ensconced in my professional lexicon...

... and my mom is way less conservative than me, so it's to be expected ;-) 
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Can anyone help Bill with a better way to share vacation route maps and photos in the same interface? I've struggled with this as well...

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Our Grand Circle road trip through the US Southwest was thoroughly enjoyable... and really was only a taste of the potential places we want to explore further (not to mention the places we missed).  

I highly recommend travel to this area - the National and State Parks are spectacular.

The pictures in the album are (sort-of) geotagged, so should be able to give you an idea of where they were shot.  I was looking for a simple way to capture the route, label stops and incorporate pictures.  I either am missing a link or an app, but this was not easily accomplished.  Suggestions appreciated.
Main highways and highlights of our Colorado River basin road trip<br>
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I'd be amazed if there aren't already a few dozen apps out there for this kind of thing.

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Hmm...

http://what3words.com == http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/

???

What3Words is actually very well done, but some of the combos are awkward.  For instance, I work at urgings.glimpsing.stepdad

:-/
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Looks like just another gimmick.
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The view from the training I was taking this weekend... good thing we had engaging speakers :-)
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I believe in geo-overkill :-)

+Raghavendran S - leadership development training. I manage the City's IT department now; don't get to do cool technical stuff at work any more :-)
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The curation features on the new Google Maps Views are a total mess. I don't care that Google has added all of my public geocoded photos to Maps, but the steps required to remove photos from my Views profile are brutal. I have to either turn off location sharing on entire albums, or delete photos entirely and re-import them elsewhere.

This is like LinkedIn adding my first job as a gas jockey without asking me, then making me fax them a copy of my Madonna fan club card to have it removed.

Or something like that. ;-) 
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Oh, good.  I was going to go off about my Duran Duran FC membership....
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Warmer than it looks...

This outcrop is at the southern end of Long Beach, Pacific Rim Park, BC. Easily accessed from the federal campground if you're lucky enough to get a spot. Reservations for this campsite typically fill up for the entire year within a few hours.
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Nicely captured!  It's been too long since I've seen this beach....
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