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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 activities to support identified public needs.  These tap into large financial transactions (or a great many small ones) to provide funding otherwise not available to worthy functions needing funding through …

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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 they allow us to collect, process, and understand a wide variety of data, in great quantity and accuracy, and learn important things to support our missions.  But let’s face it:  …

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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 it is Hurricane Dorian, a large powerful storm that is providing some frustration to professional and amateur storm predictors and mappers delight, as well as a great deal of damage …

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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 had predicted it might slam into the east coast of Florida, causing severe damage from high winds and flooding of various forms.  The most recent NOAA National Hurricane Center prediction …

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Darkness to Sunlight

Check out this recent website developed by Synthos, through it’s Website service: WebsiteDesinerSeattle.com Darkness to Sunlight is a fantastic autobiography by NBA great Zaid Abdul-Aziz (formerly Don Smith). : It takes the reader through the Author’s life, from the early days on the streets of Brooklyn, through an All-American basketball career at Iowa State and …

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Flooding in the US Midwest.

June 2019 Midwest Flooding: The news these days is “Flooded” (pardon the bad pun) with news of severe weather and massive flooding in America’s Midwest region.  Millions of acres are flooded, and millions of people in danger of injury, property loss, and even death due to severe storms, extreme rains, and flooding events. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/more-rain-in-next-week-could-push-river-levels-higher-expand-flooding-in-central-us/70008429 The …

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