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In December 2016, after the Trump administration was elected, but before they took office, I helped start a group of volunteers working to protect climate data from deletion or tampering under the Trump Administration. While it seemed impossible to think they could delete the data at first, after learning about the destruction of data under

Flood Mitigation Potential Interface

I did all of the programming, GIS, and statistical modelling for a multi-phase National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to determine mitigation potential for flooding in small midwestern towns. The picture above is from a mockup of an interface we designed to allow town governments to use our tool to find suitable locations, out of

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This week, I needed to convert a number of polygon feature classes to raster. Some of these feature classes included large numbers of features that were small relative to the cell size of the raster. Because of this, they wouldn’t get captured at all in the conversion to raster using ArcGIS’ Polygon to Raster tool,

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Had a couple interesting problems to solve today that I thought I’d note here. One was with a Python library not getting loaded correctly, and the other with some bulk email for a client going to spam. These are as much notes for me as for anyone else, so no guarantees on my writing quality

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As part of a class where students gained extensive experience in the field, my colleague Sarah Yarnell led a team of researchers at the Center for Watershed Sciences that developed a virtual field trip as a pre-field trip teaching tool, and a way to expose the public to locations that they may not be able

Showercap website

As part of the organization I started, Environmental Consumer, I built an application to help individuals reduce their time in the shower as part of a hackathon in early 2014. Designed specifically for mobile devices, the application lets you start and stop a timer, accounts for time to dry off, and then gives you a

Vote Climate Change Screenshot

During the 2012 election cycle, I was a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute’s Pipeline program – as part of this fellowship, I built a web application to show electoral support for climate change action to show that climate is an “election issue”. The application allowed visitors to search for their candidate, and if the candidate

Sierra Meadows Code

For our Sierra Nevada Meadows Database project that catalogued more than 17,000 meadows in the Sierra Nevada, I built two pieces of software that extracted environmental parameters relevant to each meadow. The software: Determined the outlet point of each meadow Delineated a catchment for each meadow based on the outlet point Extracted data on relevant