Last week, I shared our work at Esri adding generative AI to ArcGIS. Over the past year, I’ve been leading a new ArcGIS Hub AI Assistant in close collaboration with the city of Washington, DC to support easy access and understanding of open data about the city. This work builds from my talk at the […]
I spoke at the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on the rapid emergence of “GeoAI” and the potential future of mapping. In particular, I focused on “Resiliency through Accessibility” Video Link My primary premise is that AI is not New – but that AI has become a lot easier to use. It […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the National Academy of Sciences was formed to ‘investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science’ for the nation, congress and federal agencies. Considering this was the middle of the tumultuous US Civil War government saw the imperative for scientific research and collaboration. The period was […]
The wristwatch was an invention of convenience for extreme conditions. Previously the pocket watch provided an elegant and portable mechanism for discerning the current time. However increasing complexity of military maneuvers in the 19th century and more civilly and popularly with the advent of planes, pilots wanted precise time measurements without getting in the way. So ingeniously they strapped […]
Modern technology has dramatically increased the pace of software application development. Within hours a single person can now conceive, create and distribute an app to millions of people. Thanks to the global internet, access and updating of these apps occurs automatically and constantly. Products can be prototyped, measured, improved and updated many times a day. […]