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Three take on the legible city

On the second Monday of the month, we gather in an open, friendly, educational salon of geospatial ideas and projects.


David Figueroa (...sorry notyet@) is a cartographer and geographer who works with making cities and urban spaces more livable and legible through designed map information. He is focused on cartographic strategies designed for inter-modal urban mobility, primarily supporting pedestrian wayfinding systems and public transit information.  David works for T-Kartor, and has led development of their cartographic database projects for both London and New York City.  His talk will discuss the mapping element of the New York City Wayfinding System and some of the concepts behind sustainable data-driven mapping.

Eric Brelsford (@ebrelsford) is a programmer who is interested in community-driven spaces and dabbles in map-making. Lately his work has revolved around using municipal datasets to understand and map vacant land in cities with 596 AcresEric's talk will be about the data and software behind vacant land maps in New York and Philadelphia and the real-world interfaces that exist between the maps and the land to which they refer.

Tom Swanson (@mrsp105) of Esri has many years of experience working with NYC geospatial data including those available on NYC OpenData.  He'll spend a few minutes showing 5 cool ways he likes using NYC data including some with interesting names like MapPLUTO, LION, and Geosupport.

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  • eric

    This was a fun time--thanks to the organizers for making it happen!

    Here are the slides from my 596 Acres talk:

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't say enough about this meetup. A top notch event. Always an upbeat, friendly vibe with pertinent, focused and information rich presentations. I always leave inspired. The meeting location and space are both great. One suggestion: if presenters are ok with it, it would be great to have access to presentations on Slidehare, or similar. Thanks for organizing this meetup.

    2 · September 10, 2013

  • JD G.

    Sorry to have missed out tonight y'all! I got slammed at work and couldn't get away. :(

    September 9, 2013

    • JD G.

      Hope everyone had a great time!!

      September 9, 2013

  • Yangbo D.

    Unfortunately no longer able attend due to a conflict -- hope to see you again next month.

    September 9, 2013

  • Nick S

    This will be awesome.

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward.

    August 21, 2013

  • Nick J.

    Looking forward to this!

    August 19, 2013

  • Antonio P.

    I am enthusiast to be part of this group and I am looking forward to participate at the next meeting at the Open Technology Institute in NY City.

    August 7, 2013

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