Hi, I'm Will!

I'm a geospatial software developer currently working at Wherobots. You can follow me on Twitter at @lyonwj , connect on LinkedIn, or subscribe to my newsletter for periodic updates. Here you can find mostly my blog posts, videos, and other projects.

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Latest Posts

Finding The Perfect Christmas Tree With USFS Motor Vehicle User Map Data, QGIS, & SedonaDB

December 04, 2023 • 10 min read

Using aerial imagery and Spatial SQL to explore Forest Service road networks

Apache Sedona

Why I Joined Wherobots Plus A Look At Apache Sedona

October 18, 2023 • 20 min read

My take on the exciting world of spatial database technology plus a look at getting started with Apache Sedona.

Apache Sedona

Importing Overture Maps Data Into Neo4j

September 25, 2023 • 13 min read

A look at loading points of interest from the Overture Maps public dataset into the Neo4j graph database, plus writing Spatial SQL queries with AWS Athena.


Introducing The Spatial Cypher Cheat Sheet

June 22, 2023 • 13 min read

A resource for working with geospatial data in Neo4j.


Spatial Search Functionality With Neo4j

January 03, 2023 • 11 min read

Radius Distance, Bounding Box, and Point in Polygon Search With Graphs


Livestream Projects

Recently I've been experimenting with livestreaming. Here are a few projects I've been working on as live streams.


Building a podcast application using GRANDstack

Fullstack GraphQL Book Club

Working through each chapter of my book Fullstack GraphQL Applications With GRANDstack

Central Perk

Building a travel guide of Central Park in New York City using Gatsby.js, Neo4j, and GraphQL

Willow GRANDstack

Building a real estate search application using GRANDstack: GraphQL, React, Apollo, Neo4j Database