DYLAN SCOTT

Activist / Urbanist / Environmentalist / Analyst


I am a self-taught full-stack GIS Developer, focuses on projects in city-design, climate change, and the growing socio-economic divide. My goal is to help organizations reach widers audiences by taking complex-scientific-narratives and distilling them into easy-to-digest infographics and maps. Those visuals enable a deeper connecting to the underlying science and hopefully can empower positive change

I am the founder of TucsonPathways.org - a bicycle advocacy organization, centered on data-analytics of city infrastructure. The Pathways web-app calculates and visualizes alternative bike-commutes optimized for safer, quieter, more scenic rides. The 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-educated in numerous programming languages and technical softwares - ArcGIS, QGIS, Spatial Analysis Toolsets, OpenStreetMap, iD, JOSM, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Node, git version control, VSCode, Vue.js, Mapbox-GL.js, Mapbox-Studio, Leaflet, Drone Mapping, Graphhopper, Netlify, Turf.js, Microsoft Office Suite, some Python, some Firebase, some D3.js, along with several others smaller 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, 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.