Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Home Town Locator

It's been another long day. That's right, I'm just now finishing my day. I had three proposals for our transit system routing and dispatching software that I had to review before tomorrow. I must say I wasn't very impressed with any of them. They all want to use national data instead of local data. Hmm.. I guess all I can do is give my comments and pick the best one. I also just scared the hell out of myself!! I don't think I mentioned it before, but I love to bike (both road and mountain). One reason I haven't mentioned it is because I have not had a chance to do much of it in the last year because I lived so far from work. Anyway, I went for a ride yesterday and of course I got a flat. I'm not the most handy of guys so I thought for the first time I would try to patch this one. So I put the patch on, get the tire back together and start pumping it up. It pops!!! It sounded like gunfire in my little apartment. My heart just now slowed to a normal pace. Whew!!!

"Home Town Locator has community profiles for 42,500 US cities, towns and ZIP codes with census, demographic and income data, parks, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, environmental conditions, local newspapers, media outlets, employment, maps, coordinates and aerial photos." It's a pretty cool resource if you are doing some data mining or just general research about a location. Check it out at www.hometownlocator.com.


Anonymous said...

what may have happened with your wheel... the tube snuck out between the tire and the rim as you blew it up... and BANG! to ensure that this doesn't happen again, watch the wheel on both sides as you blow it up.. and ensure that the tire is seated properly in the rim, and that no tube is sticking out anywhere.. cheers!

Geoblogger said...

Thanks for the tip, but I may not try it again. It never works out when I try to work on something unless it has something to do with GIS.

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