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Melissa Hall
Works at Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Attended Washington University in St. Louis


Melissa Hall

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This is very annoying, my new Nexus 7 2 will not connect to my verizion FiOS router, it says it has an authentication problem. It worked fine before the system update.  I am going to try a factory reset but I am very annoy monkey right now.  It will connect to my phone's hotspot so it isn't all wireless just my homes
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Mine magically started working before I resorted to the factory reset, but it did take like 5 to ten minutes before my computer displayed the files on the Nexus. I also suspect the upgrade from 4.2 to 4.3 as some of my applications that were working before the upgrade no longer work. Super lame and annoying.
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Melissa Hall

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In case anyone is interested in getting some exposure to distributed mapping and the ushahidi platform, this exercise with the SBTF could be really interesting.
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Relief maps with relief!
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I saw these before!  Aren't they gorgeous?

My mum loves decoupage (this kind of thing with paper instead of wood) I wonder if she'd make me a map?
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Anyone playing ingress?
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Ahh.... ok! I was wondering if any of the people in the chat were in this community.
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Two mapping approaches from the Moore, Ok torandos


This sort of highlights the split.  The esri map is more what GIS people are used to, the Google map is probably easier for public use and allows for easier data download, but the integration is hard unless you understand the API.

Both options have their supporters and until recently I had a dog in this fight.  Now that I don't I want to ask, which do you prefer and why?  

If you are likely to build on data which is easier for you to work with and what would you build?
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I am moving soon and that means eating all the things I will miss, I figured I would share the list in hopes others would share their list

Hopkins Eatery- Veggie Primo on Swirled bread and Chicken Tettrizini Salad.

Bagelheads- Glorious Morning muffin

Momos- Mega White

Lofty- Chocolate Sundae

Monks/Wells Bros- Gator Hater

Rays- Homemade Chips

Bada Bean- The Bodyguard

Canopy Roads- Montray Omelette

Angelina's- Steak and Eggs

Bella Bella- Bubble Bread
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+Rich Mariner I think I teared up while I was eating it. It's THAT good.
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Marjorie Courtenay Latimer was not formally trained, but she brought an important species to the attention of the scientific world when she was sorting though fishermen's bycatch looking for interesting things to put in a museum and saw a coelacanth,a type of fish that was until then known to the scientific community only through fossils.

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NY time Obit

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Pictures from the arcade on First Friday Free play

Sorry I am terrible with a camera
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Pithy is not my thing.
Bragging rights
I have largely managed to avoid specializing.
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Florida State University
    Geography / Enviromental Studies
  • Tallahassee Community College
    General Tranfer - Nursing
  • Amos P Godby High School
    High School
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
    Floodplain Program Data Collector, 2013 - present
  • Florida Division of Emergancy Management
    GIS Tech, 2009 - 2013
    Activations: North Florida Flooding, H1N1, Tropical Events, Haitian Earthquake, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Tropical Storm Debby, Republican National Convention/Tropical Storm Isaac
  • Florida Department of Community Affiars
    Planner / Attorney, 2007 - 2009
  • Washington University in Saint Louis
    Student Assistant, 2003 - 2006
  • Food Lion
    Site Selection Analyst, 2001 - 2003
  • Patterson and Dewar
    GIS Analyst, 2000 - 2001
  • US Infrastructure
    GIS Tech, 1999 - 2000
  • Florida Resources and Enviromental Analysis Center
    Student Assistant, 1994 - 1999
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