Before the leaves actually change color, I should post some of the work I did over the summer with NYC Parks and BetaNYC.

The TreesCount! Data Jam brought together the civic tech community with TreesCount! volunteers– New Yorkers who’d gone out to collect the most accurate street tree census in our city’s history.

I teamed up with Annarita Macri, a GIS specialist and LaGuardia Community College professor, to lead a one day “Digging into TreesCount! Data” workshop. We introduced TreesCount volunteers to NYC Open Data, interesting fields in the data they’d helped to collect, and how to visualize that data in Google Sheets and CARTO.

Check out our slides and workbook (freely available!) here:


And to read more about the DataJam, organized by BetaNYC, click here.

Photo Credit: Noel Hidalgo (Flickr, CC BY 2.0)