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Garden Mapping with GIS: “Time for Spring Mapping?

Well friends, Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and for many of us that means spending more time outside hiking, camping, boating, swimming, and...

Can Using GPS Get You Into Trouble?

In our modern, tech heavy world we often rely on our semi-magical tech devices as if they are fool proof.  Today’s Smart phones combine dozens...
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Catholic schools use gis to expand opportunities to under served communities.

Private School Market Analysis:  Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools:While it might seem unlikely that schools would seek out the services of a GIS Consultant, this...
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The Case for a generalist gis consultant

A few months ago I read an excellent article by Angie Wang of Omnitek Consulting. In Generalist vs. Specialist,  Ms. Wang explored the relative strengths,...
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Synthos Partner Profile: Caird-Sextant

From the Poles to the Tropics - and Everywhere in Between At Synthos, our business relies to a significant degree on partnerships with other companies...
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Happy New Year From Synthos, LLC!!!

As the 2020’s dawn, we at Synthos look forward to more exciting developments in the use of GIS and related technologies, as location and data...
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Tribute to Steve Pool, and Mentoring.

Today I am re-posting a blog honoring much beloved Seattle TV personality and respected weather forecaster Steve Pool. The blog is written by Professor Cliff...
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Special Purpose Districts: Volume 1.

Special Purpose Districts (or SPDs) are unique geographic areas used, among other uses, to provide a means for taxes to be levied on certain commercial...
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The GIS Project Life Cycle

GIS projects are often complex animals, involving varied sources of data, project needs and requirements, tools, reports, people, perspectives, and budgets.  They typically involve several...
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“Sometimes it’s the little things” >> The Duct Tape Solution.

As Geo-Spatial professionals, many of us relish the opportunity to make use of high-tech, sophisticated equipment, powerful software, and complicated algorithms and models.  Why?  Because...