DYLAN SCOTT

Activist / Urbanist / Environmentalist / Analyst


I am a self-taught full-stack GIS Developer which means I inventory, analyze, and visualize spatial data - with topics often focusing on city-design, climate change, and the growing socio-economic divide. The goal is communicate using technology. And doing so by translating complex research narratives into easy-to-digest web-maps and apps in order to engage wider audiences.

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 (1) raise literacy of daily CO2 use, and (2) promote bike-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, Vue.js, Mapbox-GL.js, Mapbox-Studio, Leaflet.js, Drone Mapping, Graphhopper, Netlify, Turf.js, 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.

Through years past I've worked as a bike mechanic, warehouse laborer, bartender, hydrological technican, waste collector, research analyst, community-farm laborer, freelance movie critic, and currently volunteer on weekends as an observational assistant for the Covid-19 vaccine effort. In my spare time, I love bicycle-touring, playing competitive ultimate frisbee, and volunteering as a youth rock-climbing instructor.