User:Lxbarth

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Hey fellow mapper, I am Alex Barth with MapBox and Development Seed. I am also board member of the US Chapter of OpenStreetMap. You can find me on Twitter or contact me through my OSM contact page.

I am data lead at MapBox, we create open source mapping tools like TileMill and provide an OpenStreetMap-based map of the world. Among others, we helped Foursquare switch to OSM this year. Right now I am busy working with our team and the OpenStreetMap community on OpenStreetMap improvements funded by the Knight Foundation.

My background is in open source and open data as developer and strategist. I contributed 5+ years to the Drupal open source project and have switched a while ago to the fun world of Javascript, node.js and site generators. I help our partners build apps like InfoAmazonia or the Global Adaptation Index and have been a key advisor on open data strategies to organizations like the World Bank, leading up both the build and launch of data.worldbank.org in 2010 and helping scale this to cover 20 times that much data in the following years. In what almost seems another life now, I have built robots and other machines with Time’s up, set up wireless networks in Nicaragua and organized an exhibition about export processing zones in Nicaragua. Also, I LOVE photography, cycling and Schnitzel. I was born in Austria where I lived until 2004, I've spent over a year in Nicaragua and since 2006 I'm living now in Washington DC.

Some of my recent OpenStreetMap related activities include:

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