ESRI International Users Conference: Day 2


One of San Diego’s best traits is the dog community. Dogs are great; their owners vary in disposition as much as dogs vary in size, weight, color, temperament, and breath odor. Walking down the sidewalk in San Diego, one may pass all sorts of dogs breeds as well as associated human breeds. Pass a dog…

ESRI Education Users Conference: Day 1


San Diego is a city I’ve come to hate to love. San Diego represents the best of urban life and the worst of urban settlement patterns. San Diego is a city wrestling every day with contrasts; wonderful climate, multimodal transportation, eminently walkable, family-friendly, dog-friendly, bike-friendly, LGBT-friendly, yet not environmentally friendly. Not really, but they do…

ESRI International Users Conference, Day 4


My 2nd ESRI conference was the last ESRI conference held in Palm Springs, California. We flew from Nashville, to Atlanta, then to LAX. From LAX we boarded an 18 passenger puddle-jumper, stopping first at Orange County Airport, then finally Palm Springs. I highly recommend that special flight leg. The flight is rough as the route…

Southwest to San Diego


San Diego is as close to urban paradise as I can imagine. Specifically, the Gaslamp District is a fantastic downtown experience. I’m not a fan of traveling outside of San Diego, and I’ve not actually traveled outside San Diego, thus I cannot really be a fan of something I’ve no experience with. San Diego has…