DYLAN SCOTT

Activist / Urbanist / Environmentalist / Analyst


I am a self-taught full-stack GIS Developer meaning I analyze and visualize spatial datasets - often with a focus on city-design, climate change, and the growing socio-economic divide. My goal is to help organizations translate complex research topics into easy-to-digest visual narratives in order to reach wide audiences.

I am the founder of TucsonPathways.org - a bicycle advocacy organization, centered on data-analytics of city infrastructure. The Pathways web-app calculates alternative bike-commutes optimized for safer, quieter, more scenic rides. My goal is two fold: promote less stressful bike-commuting for potential-riders, raise our collective literacy of daily CO2 use.

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 languages, libraries, softwares, and dev-principles - Mapbox-Studio, QGIS, ArcGIS, Spatial Analysis Toolsets, OpenStreetMap, Command-line Toolsets, HTML, CSS, JS, Vue Framework, State-management, OOP vs. Functional Programming, Backend-Dev (Node, Express, MongoDB) Git Version Control, NPM, Mapbox-gl, Mapkit, Turf, Leaflet, Graphhopper, Netlify/Heroku Deployment, Microsoft Office Suite, Ubuntu OS, 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.

Most recently I work as a software developer for Kagi.com - a privacy focused search-engine startup. Spearheading our map platform, I focuses on UX/UI, geospatial data integration, and feature design. In my spare time, I am working to scale TucsonPathways across national coverage.

Through years past I've worked as a bike mechanic, warehouse laborer, bartender, hydrological technican, research analyst, community-farm worker, movie critic, and volunteer through the Covid-19 vaccine effort. In spare time, I love bike-touring, playing competitive ultimate frisbee, and volunteering as a youth rock-climbing instructor.