My fascination with location analytics started in 1993 when I was an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina majoring in Geology. I attended an interpretation of aerial photos class, that I loved, and it was in that class that I discovered Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I had already changed majors several times so at this point I decided that I would get a cognate in Geography. At the time a cognate was almost like a second major, and this would allow me to fit in some GIS classes while still graduating almost on time. My geology professor Dr. John Shervais also allowed me to do an independent study using Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) ArcInfo GIS software to create a geologic map. Only problem with ...

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