Many people made predictions about this year’s primary, and many of these predictions turned out to be wrong. I don’t need to retread all of this information here, but suffice to say many people underestimated Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
This post will show you how to create a feature in OSX where you right click on a file, and it opens a Terminal in the containing folder. After some searching, I found out that you can do this with Automator. I found instructions here but they were out of date and some of the relevant pieces of Automator have changed. So I wrote an updated version.
I’ve spent a few weeks using Pandas and I’m starting to appreciate just how powerful it is. I recently used it with geographic data for the first time, and that’s the topic of this post.
My goal is to locate people on the AT, so the first thing I need is a good map of the AT. Fortunately, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) maintains GIS data describing the path of the AT and makes it available on its website. I was hoping to get started by downloading the GIS data, and then converting it to a format that I can use more easily. However, I found out that that wasn’t going to be straight forward.