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Where to apply AERSURFACE?

Where to apply AERSURFACE?

My nephew (he’s four years old) often asks me “who decided that…” certain things are the way they are. Most of the time, I have no clue, so I respond “I don’t know. Go ask your dad.” But once in a while, I do know the answer and it has to do with some obscure…

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Which Is It? Urban or Rural?

Which Is It? Urban or Rural?

Several years ago, I was waiting at a traffic light. While I was waiting started counting the traffic signs at the intersection. By the time the traffic light turned green and I had to shift my attention to driving, I counted 50, and that wasn’t all of them. I guess somebody in government has a…

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New NK Tools Online

New NK Tools Online

Most of you have heard of Ring, the wifi-enabled digital video camera and doorbell home security system. When the company was starting out and showing signs of growth, the founder and CEO made a pitch to potential investors on the TV show Shark Tank. The purpose of the pitch was to take the 6-figure company…

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NK Tools for Model Results

NK Tools for Model Results

Have you ever wondered why some things are the way they are? Why do cars have four wheels? Why are the letters of a keyboard laid out the way they are? Why do men’s shirts and women’s blouses button on different sides? There is an actual explanation for each of these, but, in general, it…

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NK Tools for Data Visualization

NK Tools for Data Visualization

Everyone would agree that maps are a very useful tool. Tons of information in a very compact and intuitive format. With the onset of digital maps, GPS, and smartphones, we all carry the means to know exactly where we are, know what is around us, and potentially navigate to anywhere in the world. Do realize…

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NK Tools for Model Input

NK Tools for Model Input

A while back, I posted the article Connect Your Modeling Database to Your GIS, preaching the benefits of using a database-centric approach to dispersion modeling. The main point of the article was one thing (a database) is easier to manage than dozens or hundreds of free-floating files. If you are reviewing someone else’s modeling project,…

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