Mapper since: November 18, 2007 | Contributor terms: Accepted about 4 years ago
I was born in Switzerland and lived (and travel) in different countries. I speak German (Swiss German), English, French and Spanish fluently. Mapping and open data is a key to open real and digital doors to the world.
Areas of special interest
1. Public Transportation & GTFS
I was involved creating the first bus map of Managua, Nicaragua (approx. 2 million people) rutas.mapanica.net. Creating public transportation network based on open data is a key to improve live in emerging countries.
2. Parks and Recreation
Moving from NYC to Locust Valley on Long Island, I realized that most public parks are hardly mapped. I think OSM has great tools to provide good maps about parks and historical sites.
Mapillary collects street-view photos and helps to improve OSM. The Mapillary app proved to be very useful with a 360 degree spherical camera. Unfortunately the high resolution cameras are still very expensive, but this will change in the coming months.
4. Central America
I lived from 2012-2015 in Nicaragua. Since then, I'm always interested in mapping projects improving the economic and political situation for people living in these countries.