OpenStreetMap

ElliottPlack

Mapper since: March 12, 2009

I like to say that I’m a professional geographer–I work in the GIS Consulting industry. I’m from the Towson/Timonium area of Baltimore County, Maryland, USA and currently live in Baltimore City.

An avid cyclist, runner, and outdoorsman, my edits tend to focus around outdoor features that I spot along my activities. I especially enjoy adding green items to the map, e.g. parks, nature reserve, paths, playgrounds, and woods. I use a Garmin bike computer to navigate on the roads which is powered by OpenStreetMap, so I’m attentive to routing issues for bicycle and pedestrian navigation.

I joined the project in 2009 but started contributing more actively when fellow geography undergraduate PhilR8 and me decided to detail map our college campus, Towson University, around 2011. Since then, I’ve led several major building imports and an import of Maryland’s parks and protected lands.

My user stats are available here. Find me on the OSM US Slack user:elliottplack.