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 Acres. Eric'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.