Nick Doiron is a developer focusing on web maps, interactive media, and environmental sensors. As a 2012 Code for America fellow, Nick partnered with the City of Macon, Georgia to open data to city employees, neighborhood groups, and university programs.
Before joining Code for America, Nick developed and taught open source programs with One Laptop per Child in Uganda, Uruguay, and Haiti. Working with open data, he has produced innovative maps for Esri’s Applications Prototype Lab, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Port-au-Prince, the Cherokee Nation, the City of Pittsburgh, an environmental research group at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Mongolian offroad travel agency.
Collaboration with Macon
- HomeStatus, Macon’s node.js+MySQL port of BlightStatus.
- GridMapper, a tool for the Emergency Management Agency to fill in their rapid response grid and receive Census tract information on each grid square
- Transit2Me, a transit API and scripts converting GPS tracking data into timetables for the team’s interactive bus map
- GeoData Checkout, an easy way for citizens to see a map and timeline of housing citations in their neighborhood.
- A drag-and-drop community maps editor based on a building footprints shapefile and CartoDB
- Imports into OpenStreetMap from multiple city and county departments
- Several features of Blockee.org, a project to dress up Google StreetView with improvements such as trees, benches, and bike racks.
Labs Friday Projects
- OpenBlockOakland – a first prize winner of the 2012 Civic Data Challenge
- CrowdBot – a platform to program robots using drag and drop blocks. You then send programs to the robot and watch live video and data streams as they run your program
- PlanVsPlan – create a contest between two parks, two cities, or two city planners, or make a fun competition. Lets site visitors add images to support either side.