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Ben Lewis
Senior GIS Specialist, Harvard University

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Ben Lewis is currently with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Before that, Ben was a project manager with Advanced Technology Solutions of Pennsylvania, where he lead the company in adopting platform independent approaches to GIS system development. Ben studied Chinese at the University of Wisconsin and has a Masters in Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. After Penn, Ben worked at the U.C Berkeley GIS Lab, managed the GIS group for the transportation engineering firm McCormick Taylor, and coordinated the Land Acquisition Mapping System for the South Florida Water Management District. Ben is especially interested in technologies that lower the barrier to GIS access.

Sessions

Mapping
Location: Ballroom III Level: Novice
Ben Lewis (Harvard University)
The colonial powers have been mapping Africa and the rest of the world for hundreds of years, but this valuable public spatial material is not accessible. Meanwhile our favorite Web 2.0 mapping tools lack historical depth. We will present the AfricaMap project as a start toward a solution and will describe a plan to enable map collections around the world to inexpensively publish spatially. Read more.