FORA.tv Speaker - Sarah Van Wart

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Biography

Sarah Van Wart is a software application developer at UC Berkeley's Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), specializing in making GIS data accessible and understandable to a broad variety of users. She is also one of the creators of Local Ground, a tool kit to help communities document their local, geospatial knowledge using bar-coded paper maps and a variety of open source and publicly available web APIs. Over the past year she has worked with the Center for Cities and Schools, local high school youth, local governments, and local NGOs in order to learn how GIS and participatory digital tools might be extended to foster even richer data collection and communication.

Sarah has a decade of experience writing web-based GIS software to support various of public sector programs in the U.S. in agriculture, transportation, environmental management, and community development, and has just completed her Master's Degree at the UC Berkeley School of Information.

1 Program

Advancing the New Machine: Mapping and Geospatial Tools

04.26.11 | 01:22:52 min | 2 comments