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The Sublime Alpine

Most people are familiar with the expression, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” I would best be described in the reverse, “Can’t see the trees for the forest.” I’m very good at thinking in terms of the general, the overview, the big picture. Not that I’m especially lacking in attention to detail, but I typically find the sum much more interesting than its parts. Thus, my first thesis research question went something like, “What is special about landscapes where people are willing to expend huge effort in order to experience something meaningful?” The unanimous response I received after every enthusiastic delivery of this clearly exciting idea was, “So, ... what are you actually going to map?”

Closing the Gap Between GIS Professional and Our Clients

How do we as GIS professionals start to bridge the gap of knowledge that exist between our technology and processes and our clients and their perception of our work and abilities? It is a question that I found myself wondering quite a few times throughout the process of my co-op with the SGRC.