Mapper since: January 19, 2016

Hello, I’m Gary from Colorado!

About Me

I am a GIS Technician with the Kaart editing team.

I live in beautiful Montrose, CO. I am and always have been passionate about maps! I was one of those kids who would spend hours just staring at the globe. I love to be outdoors in any way that I can and the travel opportunities I have while improving the map are among the richest blessings I have been given in this life. I love to write and mostly I love being a dad! I occasionally like to journal my experiences and philosophies on life through my blog, Happily Alive. I’m doing my best to live life intentionally and with purpose each and every day! I contribute to OSM almost daily. I source all of my edits from ground visitation and verification. Most of my edits are only made when I can physically see the feature that I am editing.


Kaart team edits can be found using the #Kaart changeset comment. You may easily track my personal edits and activity with HDYC or see my contributions heat map.


Our team of editors believes that open communication between all editors in the OSM community is essential to improving OSM data. Please feel free to contact me or any other member of the Kaart team should you have any questions or concerns regarding my edits or what we do as an organization.