Michael has over 20 years working experience specific to the internet, project management, and mapping. After studying abroad in Australia, and working in Paris, Edinburgh, and San Francisco, Michael returned to Louisville, KY.
He started working with civic tech in 2005, launching a Louisville Crime Map based around Google Maps and open records data. This expanded to Metro Mapper in 2006 with restaurant ratings, homes for sale, traffic cams and speed, and historic sites. In 2009 this became national with YourMapper, and included an API for civic data like property values, building permits, car accidents, pollution, and property values.
In 2010, Michael helped Louisville launch its first open data portal (with online maps), and founded the local CfA brigade in 2012. Now his focus is on open data, policy, connecting people, and building civic tools that the community can use.
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