Before you travel, you have to do lots of prep. work.

Like map the buildings from aerial imagery into so there's some base for you to work with when you do the on-the-ground survey šŸ˜…

Anyway, as soon as the call for content is open, they're gonna get a flood of stuff.

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Me at a work conference: This stuff is for babies, where are all the advanced topics?
Conference organizer: Keep in mind that the presenters are all members of [Organization]. If there's content you'd like to see here, consider being a presenter next time!
Me: šŸ˜‘

Inkscape 1.2 is available! Learn more about this major release and get the download link at Donā€™t forget to spread the news to friends and share gratitude to the supporters and contributors who have made this powerful software available to all. Draw Freely! :inkscape: šŸ’“

In a pre-coffee haze, I grabbed the wrong jar out of the spice cabinet. Turns out, curry powder tastes pretty good on bananas on toast! Just don't go into it expecting cinnamon.

It took until Book 6, but I *finally* had a dream set in the fictional world portrayed in Martha Wells' series. Thank you, subconscious, please send more.

That said, the nostalgic value of the boot sequence is helping balance the scales.

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Ugh, setting up WIndows 98 is super annoying. I guess my neighbors were throwing this thing away for a reason...

Starting my first foray into sashiko embroidery. Hopefully I can finish something in time for the wife's birthday (< 1 month).

My son fished an old Gateway PC out of someone's trash and wants to install Windows 98 on it. I'm having serious flashbacks to me at the same age (except for the garbage-picking part).


If your "tool" has a set of validation rules, but can also automatically identify features that are exceptions to said rules... Maybe you need to re-write the rules?


Go out there and plant some cool shrubs on corporate property. Who's gonna stop you, the cops? They're too busy shooting dogs and Deaf people and the homeless and the Disabled and their caregivers and black people andā€”

#greenanarchism #fuckcops #ACAB

niche bureaucracy rant 

Oh, and Exhibit D:

There are, at minimum, 7 required data layers from every single data provider (roughly one for each county in IL). We are all to be submitting our layers separately, while also communicating with our neighbors to ensure that our data aligns perfectly.

It's hard, knowing that you aren't in the best timeline. could do everything is trying to do, but so, so much better.

Welp. Back to ArcMap. šŸ˜–

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And sure, you've got a human dispatcher who can review and adjust on the fly, but if fixing problems in your data model are both possible and exceedingly simple to implement, I'd say you have no excuse not to.

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niche bureaucracy rant 

Exhibit B: There is NO WAY to distinguish a legitimate "no outlet" street from a "dangle" error, because we don't have any kind of nodes in the street network.

Exhibit C: Dual carriageways (streets with medians or concrete dividers) are maintained as SINGLE CENTERLINES.

There's just all kinds of implicit connectivity in the data which does not exist in the real world.

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I'm working on getting my county's data ready for Next Gen 911. It's definitely a positive move for dispatching generally, but I am continually dumbfounded at how seemingly basic elements of a road network / address locator dataset have just been overlooked or omitted.

Exhibit A: There is currently NO WAY to indicate that two roads may cross in two-dimensional space without actually intersecting. Is it an intersection or an overpass? WE DON'T KNOW.

Trying to get neighboring counties and municipalities to agree upon where their boundaries *are*. šŸ˜­

Funny people don't want Musk owning Twitter but they don't mind Blackrock and Vanguard being two of the five biggest share holders.

Thanks, Aldi! It was very considerate of you to throw away the avocadoes, tomatoes, limes, and red onions all at once, none of which having any problems with them. Guacamole is good. Free guacamole is *great*.

One of the benefits of working in local gov't is being able to communicate directly with other agencies and individuals. I think I've got one of the IDOT GIS Coordinators very interested in OSM...

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