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Catholic schools use gis to expand opportunities to under served communities.

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...
The Case for a generalist gis consultant

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...
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You Too Can Map Hurricanes! (and other weather events).

Well, it’s Hurricane Season, and as usual, all eyes are on the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the southeastern coast of the US.  This week...
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Hurricane Dorian: Still a flood risk, no matter where it goes.

Leading up to this Labor Day holiday weekend, there has been much discussion and concern over the location of landfall of Hurricane Dorian.  Early models...