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RSVP for this month's meetup will close 4 days before the event on Thursday 2/6!

This month we are going to bring together graduate and undergraduate students from around the city to talk about their geo and mapping projects. This is an exciting opportunity to see and hear from the next wave of talented geo-thinkers. If you are in need of your next graduate student, intern, collaborator, or inspiration this is the place to start! We have a growing list of talented students already representing the New School, CUNY, Columbia, and Pratt.

Presentation style will be different from usual, with short (5 min) presentations from each student plus 1 or 2 questions from the audience.

Doors will not be open before 6:50pm and the only doors you will be able to enter through are those on 42nd Street (see map ( From there, head to the South Court Auditorium (see floor map (


Toby Salinger [twitter (]- Toby has worked on a number of interesting maps you may have seen over the past year. Including Rich Playground/Poor Playground ( and maps of Bushwick Crime Watchers ( At GeoNYC, he will present his work to map the impact of Vito Lopez in Brooklyn (

Caroline Massa [twitter (]- Caroline created a Shareabouts website titled, Natural Resource Recovery Status ( The site collects user contributed information related to Sandy impact and recovery efforts. It is intended to help decision makers at FEMA and other organizations identify and prioritize recovery needs.

Victoria Vele [linkedin (] - Victoria was a student intern at the Health Department where she looked into how different pedestrian areas were effected by air pollution. Here work uses some interesting datasets, including census data and NYC air quality data. The result of here work is being included in a paper titled, Spatial Variation in Pedestrian Density and Outdoor Levels of Air Pollution in New York City.

Laura Guzman [twitter (], Jesse Mae Metts [twitter (], Caitlin Charlet [twitter (] - This team used maps as part of an interactive tool that allows users visually investigate complex government information. The project is available online and is called, Creating Sustainable Urban Ecosystems: Smart and Inclusive [the multi-angled story about the new Urban Industrial in New York] (

Troy Andrew Hallisey [website (] - Troy and his team worked to visualize the ever-shifting housing strain that results from speculation and redevelopment in the city's neighborhoods. The project looks at census tracts and creates a ranking system, which ultimately is meant to show areas of the city that are at the front lines of the crisis.

Ross Condon [website (] - Ross has been working on a project that tries to locate possible locations of residential buildings which could benefit from solar remodeling projects using tax lot information from the Pluto data set, building footprint outlines, the Brooklyn tree census, and street network. Check out some images from his project, Potential solar remodeling in Dyker Heights (

Dare Brawley [linkedin (] - Dare worked on a project called, Pieces of the Housing Puzzle: Making Tangible the Intangible, that examines the housing landscape of New York City. Using 3D printing and laser cutting it translates data made available by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, the American Community Survey, and MapPLUTO into a physical object. The project prototypes new methods of conveying information and also makes an argument about the obstacles to housing access in this neighborhood.

Chris Henrick [twitter (] - Chris will discuss the evolution of cartography and in particular how the problems of bias and intentionality are relevant to maps in the digital era. He will demonstrate the points with a series of works he created to highlight and explore the concepts.