About me

I've been fascinated with putting maps on the internet since first doing this at university, which has led me to some wonderful and remote corners of the world. In the private sector, working with SparkGeo Consulting in northern Canada on web app development and geospatial analytics. In the humanitarian sector, with REACH Initiative on missions in Jordan, South Sudan, and Nigeria. In these field missions, I started getting involved with information management in multiple clusters and working groups. In particular, creating common operational datasets with OCHA had me realize how valuable this kind of core infrastructure is by the people who rely on them. I'm contributing to this project in my personal time as a way to continue collaboration with all the people I've been in touch with in the past. If you want to talk about any of the content on here, you can reach me at: fieldmaps(at)maxmalynowsky.com


None of this would be possible without the generous support from the following organizations, who's members have been instrumental in sharing data and giving countless hours of help online:

  • William & Mary Geospatial Evaluation and Observation Lab
  • Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
  • UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • UN World Food Programme (WFP)
  • The Centre for Humanitarian Data
  • University of Georgia, Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS)
  • REACH Initiative
  • MapAction
  • CartONG