Community Information Technology Initiative

Here is a new initiative I am working on with the Municipal Art Society. The Community Information Technology Initiative at http://www.myciti.org/ is an online mapping program being used by five pilot New York City Community Boards to aid in community planning, development and emergency management. I am having a great time with this project! In fact, in honor of GIS Day, I had the pleasure of attending a NYC Council hearing where they issued a proclamation recognizing the importance of Geographic Information Systems to the city and presented official copies to several organizations that I am affiliated with, including GISMO, a user group, the Municipal Art Society and NYPIRG’s C-MAP initiative.

The website that I am working on for the American Museum of Natural History is coming along well. There was a meeting on Friday that I couldn’t attend, but word was that the directors only had criticized the content, not the design. I did get a chance to sit down with the department head today and it seems to be on track. Yay!

By the way, I’m still waiting for that Turkish recipe. Maybe I’ll have to scout around Epicurious.com….