The Future Maps of Cities in Today's Data Revolution

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CIC Boston

50 Milk St · Boston, MA

How to find us

Check in with security (government ID is helpful) and then come up to the 5th floor! We will be in the Meridian room.

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As new services come available in the city, we are currently in a revolution of data, allowing for all kinds of new analysis and insights to gain. The days of strictly car-centered data is quickly transitioning to account for new modes of transportation and a cataloging of infrastructure. We'll walk through some of the new datasets that have become widespread and even cover some new/theoretical datasets propelling cities and its citizens to the future.

We're pleased to have Ben Thornton present on this for our June Maptime! Ben is an Analyst at the Boston Consulting Group on the GAMMA Geoanalytics team. With a background in Urban Planning, Programming, and Geography he has a passion for cities and using data and technology to solve spatial problems.

Thanks to CIC for sponsoring and providing the space for this meetup! See you at CIC Boston in the Meridian Room (5th floor)!

🍕Food will be provided courtesy of Axis Maps. Please get in touch if you or your organization is interested in sponsoring food for future events.


Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.

This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.

Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, or just hang out and socialize or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning, so why not do it together?

Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop!