For starters, I work at a cool ass company in Bend, Oregon called G5. We provide digital experience management software and services to the self storage, senior living and multifamily housing industry. That means A LOT of local business (roughly 4000) locations, data, marketing and rad tools.
Dave; the VP of Digital Marketing Strategy put a few words in my ear before leaving work today... Scott, check out Google My Maps recent news.
Thinking very little of it I went back to my desk and searched for the news.
Google recently announced the revamping of their My Maps tool. You can check it out here and build your own map if you want https://www.google.com/maps/d
This article may help spark some creativity for you like it did for me - http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/09/the-best-ways-to-use-googles-new-my-maps-tool/
After some thinking I realized that an export from 360 would provide everything needed to build a map with all G5 locations on it. You can view my result here - https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zKansLeThpfU.keAmY-Wuud38
Yes! There are only 2000ish locations on the map. I am limited to 4 layers and 500 locations per map layer with the free version. Good news - $5 for paid version which will allow us to upload all locations.
Anyone have ideas on what we could use this for?
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Waterfalls in Central Oregon
There is something truly magnificent about a waterfall. I do not quite know what it is. Maybe the sheer power that such a mass of water puts out while crashing down massive cliffs. Maybe the unforced presence that just being near a fall brings to my mind. Maybe it is neither.
I do know that Central Oregon is not only my home, but also the home to many of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. Proxi Falls and Palina Creek Falls are two of them that I will visit many times over in my lifetime.
Proxi Falls is a few hundred foot beauty that seems to just flow out of the forest. During it’s decent the water crashes on trees, a mossy cliffside and creates a true sense of serenity. I am so grateful that Nicole and I get to enjoy places like this together.
Palina Peak Falls near Palina Lake is another one of my favorites. It is a short thirty minute drive from my home. I experienced this fall up close and personal for the first time with my friend Seth. As we were sitting beneath the falls enjoying lunch he asked: Have you ever stood under a waterfall? My response: Not until today! We then proceeded to walk under the falls. This experience provided my mind with a clear sense of presence. The presence that I think many of us long for.
If you are ever in Central Oregon during the summer time then make a point to checking out these waterfalls. There are many others, but these are two of my favorites.
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