The MapStory Foundation
- 1 Mission
- 2 Blog
- 3 Governance
- 4 Reports, White Papers and Presentations
- 5 Contact
- 6 Press Releases
The MapStory Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to expanding knowledge about our world and its history by maintaining the mapstory.org platform as a free and open educational resource for learners of all ages. We want to live in a world where every person is engaged with their communities, local and global, and has an appreciation for where we've come from, where we are now, and where we might be going as a people and a planet.
Check out the latest news from the Foundation on our Blog, or read up on any staff members' Journal entries at mapstory.org.
The MapStory Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization based in the United States. A community of staff, Trustees, partners, volunteers and registered MapStorytellers make our work possible.
Project Director, Jonathan Marino
Creative Director, Rey Dizon
Education Director, Deborah Berry
Data Director, Nitin Gadia
> Check out Nitin's MapStory Blog: http://mapstoryblog.thenittygritty.org/
The MapStory Foundation works with a growing community of open source developers to maintain and continuously improve the mapstory.org platform. For a full list of contributors to the MapStory codebase, check out our Github page. Currently the following six developers are working full-time on the mapstory.org platform:
Clarence Davis, Boundless Geo
Clarence is the current MapStory system architect, overseeing all server an build environments for the platform. He is also a Senior Systems Architect at Boundless Geo, one of the world's leading open source geospatial software companies.
Jeremiah Cooper, Prominent Edge
Jeremiah runs the MapStory DevOps process. This involves monitoring daily platform performance and translating user feedback into technical tickets assigned to developers in bi-weekly sprints. He also works as a staff developer at Prominent Edge, a leading open source software development company that specializes in core tools that MapStory utilizes, such as GeoGig and MapLoom.
Emily Ashley, Boundless Geo
Emily is a team developer focused on overall platform usability. She is also on staff at Boundless Geo and also helps run MapTime, the global network of open learning environments focused on mapping and cartography.
Darin Acosta, Boundless Geo
Darin is a team developer focused on back-end components including MapLoom and GeoGig. He is also on staff at Boundless Geo.
Tyler Battle, Boundless
Tyler is a team developer focused on back-end components including GeoGig, as well as our overall deployment environment.
Jose Llausas, Prominent Edge
Jose is a developer focused on mobile. He is currently helping improve the overall test coverage of the MapStory codebase, but soon plans to switch gears to architect and improve the mobile experience for MapStory users, from editing StoryLayers to finding and playing MapStories.
We also want to thank all the developers that have contributed to MapStory in big and small ways over the past few years. They include:
- Chris Holmes, Planet Labs
- Ian Schneider, Planet Labs
- Travis Brundage, Boundless Geo
- Tyler Garner, Prominent Edge
- Bart van den Eljden, Boundless Geo
- Alyssa Wright, Mapzen
- Jeff Johnson, Terranodo
- Syrus Mesdaghi Prominent E
- Dave Bitner, dbSatial
- Ariel Nunez, Terranodo
- Mila Frerichs, Terranodo
- Simone Dalmasso, Terranodo
Academic Advisory Council
The MapStory Academic Advisory Council provides continuous advice to staff on how to ensure the design and functionality of mapstory.org supports deeper, interpretative storytelling than a pure data commons on its own would allow. Members of the Advisory Council include:
- Dr. Scott Nesbit, Co-Chair, (University of Georgia)
- Dr. Adam Arenson, Co-Chair (Manhattan College)
- Dr. Jan Reiff (UCLA)
- Dr. Ryan Cordell (Northeastern)
- Dr. Jo Guldi (Brown)
- Dr. Joni Seager (Bentley)
Starting in Summer 2013, the MapStory Foundation has worked with a team of college-level Fellows who pursue their own MapStory projects while supporting the larger community.
2013 Summer Fellows
- Betsy Emmons
- Daniel Dufour
- Sean Emerson
- Reynaldo Dizon, Jr.
2014 Summer Fellows
- Dan Tueriello
- Betsy Emmons
- John Vincent
- Jeremiah Siochi
2015 Summer Fellows
- Deborah Berry
- Dagmawit Betru
- Jahwon Corbett
- Esmeraldo Lovos
- Aliaih Peterson
- Zachary Greene
- Tyrome Williams
- Eric Osei-Ampedu
- Joseph Kahoe
- Tamfor Dulin
2016 Summer Fellows
- Tyrome Williams
- Tiana Robinson
- Ronnie Buggs
- Joseph Kahoe
- David Hounyo
- Esmeralda Lovos
- Chris Chase
Reports, White Papers and Presentations
Contact the Foundation team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 8, 2013 MapStory announces 2013 Teaching Fellows
February 14, 2013 First ever FedGeoDay announces schedule, MapStory to cosponsor
January 29, 2013 MapStory is announced a finalist for the SXSW LaunchEDU competition