You have found the WebLog for Rick Marshall. Rick is a follower of Christ, husband, father, and geospatial technology advocate. Rick is President of VerticalGeo, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business specializing in geographic information systems, satellite imagery, LiDAR, and aerial and architectural photography solutions. You can always contact Rick at verticalgeo@gmail.com.

Rick has a PhD from Saint Louis University where he developed his interest in studying and analyzing the cultural, or built,  landscape.  You can read his posts on the lessons we learn from the cultural landscape on his CultureScapes website.  Rick’s PhD work was based on an analysis of the landscapes John Steinbeck created as a setting for the novel The Grapes of Wrath.  If you would like to read Rick’s PhD Dissertation titled, “The Grapes of Wrath: John Steinbeck’s Cognitive Landscapes as Commentary on 1930s Industrialization” you can get a copy by clicking here.  Link.



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