William B. Davis | @willy_maps
William is an information designer based in Toronto and co-founder of mapto.ca. He has a background in GIS and journalism and is currently working at Sun Life Financial.
This template is for data journalists and digital storytellers of any kind. No coding experience is required. If you are planning to include some custom map layers, you will need some familiarity with Mapbox Studio.
To configure and publish a story, you will need:
• A Mapbox access token. Sign up for a free account at mapbox.com to get one.
• A text editor. Atom, Sublime Text, and Visual Studio Code are all fine choices.
Jonathan Critchley | @Afrikanadese
Jonathan is a software developer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a background in Urban Planning and GIS. He currently works for RATIO.CITY, a Toronto based technology company that helps city builders make data-driven decisions for land acquisition using maps to source, analyze and validate sites.
This interactive web map was created for Lightsavers using NASA World at Night map tiles and the Carto service.
The map displays projects across Canada where LED streetlight conversions and streetlight control systems have been completed, are being installed or have been approved for installation.
Users can click on a city to learn more about how many streetlights are LED, the energy and maintenance savings and potential greenhouse gas reductions, and if adaptive controls have been integrated.
The project required the design and creation of custom popups including icons.
I am Technical Manager of the Algorithms Research group within the Computing Systems Principles department of Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent. Our group performs fundamental research in theoretical computer science, particularly algorithms. We also engage in practical algorithmic work relevant to Alcatel-Lucent’s technical problems.
Much of my past research has been in computational geometry, particularly robustness of geometric algorithms. For several years I worked on the WISE project, which uses geometric algorithms to predict radio propagation in indoor and outdoor environments. Other work includes a particularly efficient algorithm for approximating the roots of ill-conditioned, high-degree polynomials. More recent work includes the algorithmic innards of design tools for state-of-the-art optical networks.
I am associate editor of SIAM Journal on Computing and International Journal of Computational Geometry with Applications (and previously ACM Transactions on Graphics).
- Voronoi: Very old, but fast and lightweight C program to compute 2d Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations. voronoi.tar (Others have fixed memory leaks and improved the code, for example Derek Bradley and Shane O’Sullivan). For more modern programs, see the CGAL web page or the Directory of Computational Geometry Software .
- Eigensolve: Fast approximation of roots of a univariate polynomial.
Patricio Gonzalez Vivo (1982, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a New York based artist and developer. He explores interstitial spaces between organic and synthetic, analog and digital, individual and collective. In his work he uses code as an expressive language with the intention of developing a better together.
Patricio studied and practiced psychotherapy and expressive art therapy. He holds an MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons The New School, where he now teaches. Currently he works as a Graphic Engineer at Mapzen making openSource mapping tools.
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Jen Lowe is an independent data scientist and data communicator at Datatelling where she brings together people + numbers + words. She teaches in SVA’s Design for Social Innovation program, cofounded the School for Poetic Computation, taught Math for Artists at NYU ITP, researched at the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University, and contributed ideas at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She’s spoken at SXSW and Eyeo. Her work has been covered by The New York Times and Fast Company. Her research, writing, and speaking explore the promises and implications of data and technology in society. She has a B.S. in Applied Math and a Master’s in Information Science. Often oppositional, she’s always on the side of love.