About me

I've been fascinated with putting maps on the internet since first doing this at McGill University, which has led me to some wonderful and remote corners of the world. In the private sector, working with SparkGeo Consulting in Northern British Columbia 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 is what got me to start this site. Currently with the World Food Programme, I'm keeping this project active as a way to continue collaboration with all the people I've been in touch with in the past.

Acknowledgements

None of this would be possible without support from the following organizations, who have been instrumental in sharing data and giving countless hours of help over Skype:

  • 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