Cities are just messy piles of data begging to be organized, cataloged and cartograph-ed. They compel us to look closer at urban forms and make them into points, polygons, and lines – so we might turn them into something even more meaningful.
These three speakers tonight are doing the hard work of sorting through that mess of data and making it easier for us to find that meaning. Each documents, remixes or catalogs NYC (and beyond) in a unique way, and we are excited to hear them all tell their stories. We hope you'll join us.
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Janine Yoong // Mapillary @janineyoong, @mapillary // Janine Yoong works at Mapillary, a street-level imagery platform powered by computer vision. Janine will be presenting NYC in maps as seen through the eyes of a machine and a mom (same thing, most days).
Lou Huang // Independent @saikofish, @streetmix // Lou Huang, a former employee of Mapzen, TransitScreen, Engagement Game Lab, and Code for America, is the “Benevolent Dictator” of Streetmix, a collaborative platform bringing urban planners and communities together to design streets. Lou will start with a brief introduction of why Streetmix exists and what it's used for, and then explore the future of how geodata can help improve quality of life in the built environment.
NYC Planning Labs // Department of City Planning @nycplanninglabs The progressive open source dev team at NYC Planning Labs (Chris Whong @chris_whong, Andy Cochran @andycochran, and Matt Gardner @wmattgardner) will present their philosophy and approach to building impactful digital tools in the public sector. They will demo their web mapping projects and review the components of their open source spatial stack.
6:30 // Networking, pizza, beer and soda
7:00 // Intro and Speakers
8:45 // After Hours > TBD
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