Welcome to my humble home page. I'm Mele Sax-Barnett, and I manage the Customer Engineering team at Urban Airship. I also like to play with geographic data. I formerly worked as a GIS Technician at TriMet, where I assisted in the creation of the Map Trip Planner, an open source multi-modal trip planner built with OpenTripPlanner.
I also served on the OpenStreetMap US Board in 2014. You can generally find me fighting (metaphorical) fires at work, learning something new about programming, editing OpenStreetMap, making web maps for fun and (non)profit(s), doing yoga, swimming, or riding one of my bikes around Portland, OR.
If you use my side projects or presentations, please consider donating on Gratipay to encourage me keep it up!
- An updated version of my CivicApps-award-winning Portland Bike to Transit Map, now with live bus positions.
- A mobile-friendly simple PDX bike map viewer powered by OpenStreetMap data and MapBox. Find out how to make your own by checking out the README here. It uses some bike route vector tiles I've put together.
- An unofficial map for Pedalpalooza 2014! What is Pedalpalooza, you ask? More info about it and the map here.
- See more of what I've been working on by checking out my GitHub user page.
Stuff I heart
- MaptimePDX: all the maps are belong to you
- PDX OSGEO: the Portland open source geospatial software user group
- OR URISA Young Professionals
- OpenStreetMap: the freely-accessible, community-produced worldwide map
- QGIS: an increasingly awesome open-source alternative to ArcGIS
- MapBox: making it easier to make cool web maps with open data all the time
- PostgreSQL with PostGIS: spatially enabled database system that can also do many spatial analysis + data processing tasks quickly and easily
- CartoDB: PostGIS in the cloud that you can access and control with web apps
- Boundless (formerly OpenGeo): the origin of PostGIS, OpenLayers, GeoServer, and other great stuff