Baltimore hosted the 2023 Free + Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) North America conference, a geeky tech gathering focused on mapping technology and an even more eclectic community. While I have attended many FOSS4G events since the first in 2006 in Lausanne, Switzerland it’s been a few years. It was terrific to see so many delightful people […]
Most people across the U.S. lost an hour of sleep last weekend. While the reason is the simple “spring forward” to Daylight Saving Time (DST), there are also significant hidden costs to time changes which should make us all lose more sleep. DST is like a bad Product Manager In 1784, Benjamin Franklin suggested that […]
Esri recently hosted our annual Federal GIS conference. Experts from across National, Regional, and Local governments attend to learn and share their work using spatial analysis to evaluate and implement effective policies. This was our largest ever conference, a welcome reconnection with people after a few years of the pandemic. The conference kicks off with […]
In October 2022, Nick Sementelli shared a concept that he and Alex Baca had conceived for experimenting with city council committees. This was a follow-on from our previous project for exploring neighborhood representatives and their stances on various policies. We developed a “Fantasy Council” game. Anyone can design their own Committees, choosing a Chair, members […]
Interested in knowing who you can vote for in DC’s upcoming election? Check out the new GGWash election visualization and how it was built.
After 10 years at Esri, I’m excited about what I’ve accomplished. And I’m looking forward to many more years.
“What it’s like to be a bird” is an interesting and well-illustrated dive into the biomechanics of birds.
It was my pleasure to present at the Charlottesville Data Bootcamp this Friday. The town just recently launched their open data site and were eager to teach the community about what was available and hear feedback and ideas on what could be improved and extended. The event hosted about 70 people that varied across disciplines and experience. […]
I spoke at a panel at the 71st United Nations General Assembly, as part of the SDG Live event. SDG Media Zone: The Digital Transformation of Social Impact from GlobalGoalsUN on Vimeo.
No one cares about a neighborhood more than the people who live there. People spend their days and evenings along the street, raise children, foster connections with neighbors, build businesses, grow gardens, bike, walk, and live. A few choose to engage with their civil organizations, advocating for positive change, or against negative impacts; they participate […]