Sending off the year 2015, we present to our readers the mapmakers who contributed their work to the 2015 GeoHipster calendar.
Q: Tell us about yourself.
A: I’m an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources in the Division of Integrated Regional Water Management’s North Central Region Office, in the Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section. I like helping people collaborate and work together better, GeoHipster, URISA, @womeningis, volunteer teaching deaf folks, upright bass, competitive strongman lifting, live music, coffee, and photography!
Q: Tell us the story behind your map (what inspired you to make it, what did you learn while making it, or any other aspects of the map or its creation you would like people to know).
A: I made this map years ago during my very first GIS class! This project taught me to be creative with my data sources. I found this data through an obscure place for people to upgrade their GPS unit data. It was fun to play with color and textures for this map!
Q: Tell us about the tools, data, etc., you used to make the map.
A: I used publicly available data and the latest ArcMap of that time (9.3).