My name is Josh Ryan and I am an interactive cartographer with Axis Maps. I focus on programming the interactive elements of our maps, from back-end to front-end, though I dabble in the design from time to time.
Prior to working with Axis Maps, I spent seven years in Asia consulting for Earth Mission. I provided consulting in various fields such as GIS, programming, and IT. I worked in many situations requiring cross-cultural communication and have extensive experience acquiring data for use in data for use in maps and data analysis, primarily in the war-zones of Burma/Myanmar.
I have a Master’s of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) from Penn State. My professional interests are mainly focused (at the moment) on interactive online mapping and how it can enhance understanding in crisis situations. I love Leaflet. I also contribute to OSM as a part of the HOT (Humanitarian OSM Team).
From 2007-2011 I worked with the Free Burma Rangers. They work in the war zones of Burma. One of the ethnic groups that they work most with is the Karen. The Karen working with the Free Burma Rangers have a tradition of giving friends an animal name. Mine was the Kingfisher.Finished reading