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A Review of Apps and Maps

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We downloaded several apps for our Very Spatial Road Trip that were recommended by friends, online reviews, and VerySpatial podcasts. Since she was acting as navigator, Barbara insisted on stopping at AAA and picking up a stack of paper maps for back up.  We found that there is no better crucible for  road testing a […]

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A Very Spatial Road Trip: Day 5

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Sorry for the long delay between the post for day 4 and day 5.  Like most travelogues, not everything goes as smoothly as anticipated and documentation gets overridden by circumstances. Then, we got distracted by the ESRI User’s Conference and then by all the stuff we didn’t get done back home because of the Road […]

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A Very Spatial Road Trip: Day 4

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One of the really interesting things about driving across the US is that distances seem to get longer when you go West.  They’re not any longer, obviously, but there does seem to be more ‘openness’ between places.  As a colleague of Frank’s said, “After Kansas City, there’s a whole lot of nothin”.  Luckily, we found that axiom […]

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A VerySpatial Road Trip: Day 3

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Day 3 we started in St. Louis.  The night before we found this great restaurant called Annie Gun’s through Yelp, a smart phone app that can find great food and accommodations along your way .  Yelp can really knock it out of the park and has so far on this trip, not least is the example of Annie Gun’s. […]

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A VerySpatial Road Trip: Day 1

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We started off the day bright and early leaving Morgantown at 7am on our route south toward Bluefield, WV.  We loaded down our car with lots of good treats, some spare undies, and lots of VerySpatial swag to hand out along the way.  We gave our cats some last minute pats on the head, made […]

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A VerySpatial Road Trip: A Brief Update

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We’re here in lovely St. Louis in the middle of day 2 of our VerySpatial Road trip.  Barb and I have been fortunate enough to have clear roads and (mostly) clear skies on the trip so far.  We’ve traveled from Morgantown WV to the New River Gorge, down to Bluefield WV, and back up to […]

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A VerySpatial Road Trip: Our Own Oregon Trail

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We’re getting all the bits and pieces together for our VerySpatial Road Trip out west.  We’ll be taking a direct (ish) route out, stopping in the great states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and finally to California.  Ok, so not Oregon and hopefully no dysentery 🙂  If you want to see the route, check […]