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Maptime Boston: Mapping for Civic Activism

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main location) - Cloud City, 14th floor 101 Main Street Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States (map)

Maptime Boston: Mapping for Civic Activism

For their first Maptime of the new year, Kent Johnson will teach guests about mapping for civic activism.

Cambridge, Somerville and Boston all maintain open data portals with a wealth of information about each municipality. Since the launch of the Cambridge Open Data Portal in 2015, Kent has explored the Cambridge portal, using open-source tools to create maps that inform civic engagement. In this talk, he will show maps and associated analyses based on available Cambridge data and talk about the challenges of using City data.

Kent Johnson is a lifetime software developer who loves maps and data. In collaboration with other residents, he uses open data to answer topical questions about civic life. He feels lucky that he has found a way to use his hobby interest and programming skills to influence public policy.

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