Welcome to MycoGeo.com
("MycoGeo" is short for Mycological Geography)
If there's something in particular you're looking for, contact me at:
georgeriner 'at' mycogeo 'dot' com
For now, here are some links that may be interesting if you're looking
for more about me.
My page at LinkedInI do not do Facebook.
If you search Facebook for me, there appear to be a couple of people with
my name. Neither of them are me. When I receive an invitation to join Facebook or a link to someone's
Facebook page, I just ignore it.
I do have a Twitter account, but I do not tweet. (At least not since
March 2012, when I joined Twitter.)
I do have a Google+ account, but I rarely post.
In general, I am a very
light user of social networking technologies.
Some of my interests and activities:
I have a M.S. degree in
GIS from Salem
project was working with the Massachusetts Department of
Transportation to determine if it was to their advantage to account for
terrain when computing road lengths - as federal funds for road
maintenance are partly based on linear miles of roads. The answer, in
brief: not much, but any benefit that could be obtained would be
swamped out by correcting errors in the existing data; and accurately
computing this requires dealing with the special cases of bridges,
overpasses, tunnels, and roads that are very close to the coastline. This project was presented as a poster
at the 2007 AAG conference in San Francisco.
Since moving to Sonoma County, I worked at Sonoma State
on a remote sensing project to create annual land
cover maps from 2001 - 2010 for the areas of Mexico, Central America,
South America, and the Caribbean, using satellite imagery from the MODIS platform.
These maps were then used by various researchers to analyze
land cover change over the period. An example of such research is Land
change for all municipalities in Latin America and the Caribbean
. This work involved much programming in Python
, and R
, and some use of Linux to run some image calibration tools for Landsat data.
I also participate in GIS Day with the North
Bay GIS Users Group
Amateur mycology (mushrooming)
This is an offshoot of
Contra Dancing, which I was introduced to in Concord, MA.
I attended many contra
dances in the Bay Area after moving out here and have migrated to
Morris dancing with the Apple
Tree Morris group. I hope to be able to perform with the
group soon. In the meantime, practice!
organization I stumbled onto when I was looking for
began with Rigpa near Boston, MA. I now attend the San Francisco Rigpa
center. I have attended 5 retreats with Sogyal Rinpoche (as of the end
of 2012). In general, I find Tibetan Buddhism a positive force in my
I brew beer at home. Extract or partial-mash recipes.
I keep chickens.
I like to cook, although I am by no means a 'foodie
I post very occasionally
to a blog, here
And while I enjoy working in PC software and hardware - as perhaps a final note, it may be obvious from this web page that
I am not a web developer.