DYLAN SCOTT

Activist / Urbanist / Environmentalist / Analyst


I am a self-taught GIS Developer using my knowledge of web-development, geospatial-analysis, and design to visualize maps in cool meaningful ways. Those visuals become narratives, and those narratives (hopefully in a small way) empower positive change.

I am the founder of TucsonPathways.org - a bicycle advocacy organization, centered on data-analytics of city infrastructure. Our Pathways web-app calculates and visualizes alternative bike-commutes optimized for safer, quieter, more scenic rides. Our goal is to promote commuting for potential-riders who feel intimidated to ride on traditional bike-lanes alongside high-stress vehicle traffic.

I graduated with distinction in Applied Mathematics & Environmental Hydrology from the University of Arizona in the Spring of 2013, working odd-jobs and internships throughout to pay my way through college.

I am a self-learner in a wide array of technical softwares - ArcGIS, QGIS, Spatial Analysis Toolsets, OpenStreetMap, iD, JOSM, HTML5, CSS, Javascript ES6, git, VSCode, Mapbox-GL, Leaflet, Node, Aerial Drone Mapping, Graphhopper, SQL, Python, Vue.js, D3.js, Database Management, Microsoft Office Suite, along with several others supplementary programs.

I am a published technical writer with the United States Geological Survey for my work in using GIS methods to improve estimates of agricultural water-use. I have been formally acknowledged in a publication by the World Resources Institute for my GIS contributions to the Forest Conservation Natural Infrastructure Program.

Through years past I've worked as a bike mechanic, warehouse laborer, bartender, GIS analyst, hydrological technican, waste collector, research analyst, community-farm laborer, and freelance movie critic. I've bike-toured across the country, competed in the Ultimate Frisbee College National Championships, and volunteered as youth rock-climbing instructor.