Archive for October, 2012

The First Post

Posted: October 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So to start of this blog dedicated to GIS and Geography, I thought I would toss out a few quotes I stumbled across while sauntering around the Internet.

“Everything has to do with geography.” – Judy Martz

“Geography is important, because it opens our eyes; a landscape is no longer a static feature, but a complex battleground of physical and human interactions. Local is no longer local, but a collision point for the interaction of many ‘locals’ drawn from a global stage. With technology increasingly drawing the world closer together, it is important that the role of Geography in helping the public in understanding this complex and unpredictable world is championed!” – Tony Cassidy

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.” – Robert Byrne

“If geography is prose, maps are iconography.” – Lennart Meri

Ok, that’s enough for now. I plan on posting about projects I work on, modified versions of assignments for classes, stuff I do for fun, and any other geographic and GIS items that come across my desktop. Some of it will be informational, so whimsical, and some tutorial. If you want to know more, check out the About Got GIS? And Jeffrey Ashby page for more.

I am currently looking for a job in the GIS field, so would appreciate your help in finding one. Preferably in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, or Central Indiana, or the United Kingdom, or Sweden, any of those areas are good.

I am a member of the Association of American Geographers and Golden Key International Honour Society. While most of what I do and show will be using programs like ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine or Exelis ENVI, I may also delve into some of the open source programs like QGIS and Multispec.

Geography is fascinating to me, the where of it all, but with the tools available today we can use a combination of GIS and Remote Sensing to understand our world far better than at any other time. From knowing how well the crops are doing in the fields (and what is being grown there) with space based imaging systems, to knowing who will be affected if a dam should break. It is an exciting time and I can only see it getting better.

Did I say check out the About page? Get over there and look at some of the cool things I have done, then drop me a note at jlashby@iupui.edu.

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