Technical

The Story of Cully Park

Posted on December 10, 2019

Special thanks to DEQ, ESA, and Verde, whose text was adapted for this blog; additional thanks for included photos.  Portland’s Cully Park has been open to the public for over a year now, giving the neighborhood (once Portland’s most park-deprived) a place to gather and play. We’re so proud to be a part of the […]

Preserving Scotty’s Castle

Posted on November 18, 2019

Scotty’s Castle is a well-known Death Valley oddity. The beautiful Mission-Revival styled buildings, formerly known as “Death Valley Ranch,” rise from the desert like a mirage. Since the 1970s, when the National Park Service purchased the site, visitors have flocked to this castle in the middle of nowhere. It’s also a GeoDesign project site! To […]

Categories: Awards, Projects, Technical

ArcPy for Beginners

Posted on June 17, 2019

Interested in learning how to use ArcPy to improve your ArcGIS experience? Read on. a quick Q&A What is ArcPy? ArcPy is a Python (programming language) module that interacts with the tools already included in ArcMap (like Project, Create Feature Class, etc.). It lets you to create your own custom tools. Why use ArcPy? It […]

Categories: Blog, Technical

Field Spotlight: John Hook

Posted on April 3, 2019

We’re featuring some of our field staff in this new series. Up next is John Hook, Staff Geologist. John works out of our Wilsonville location.  What does a typical working day at GeoDesign look like for you? Explorations and more explorations. Generally, 70% field/30% office (or less in the office if we are busy). Office […]

Field Spotlight: Aubrey Hodgins

Posted on March 27, 2019

We’re featuring some of our field staff in this new series. Up first is Aubrey Hodgins, Engineering Staff 1. Aubrey works out of our Seattle location.  What does a typical working day at GeoDesign look like for you? A typical work day for me usually starts with picking up the nuke gauge and driving to […]

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