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Coffee Q&A: Steve Gallien – Custom User-Made Digital Maps Are Exploding

February 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Steve Gallien

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Steve Gallien
Mapping Applications
February 12, 10AM
Online via Zoom – Register for free below

We rely more on the internet than ever before for business, education, shopping and communication. Custom, user-made digital maps have exploded in the past 18 months, being used for everything from WiFi spots, helping tourists and truck drivers find resources in transit, and even for visualizing holiday lights this past December. Due to the advancements of technology, creating a custom map is easy and affordable.

Steve says:

I like to show things in maps. Hopefully useful or important things and hopefully in new ways and finding someone to buy it. This has been a pretty big part of my work over the years.

It started with some of the original “big data,” which in those days we just called “data.” I built a weather presentation system for CNN with data, some new technology and a rather intricate plan for presenting global forecasts and alerts geared for four world regions on TV and the Web.

At about the same time I had fun working with some guys who had a new technology to show global earth images and help them fill in a patchwork of data for a complete spherical view and get it in front of a worldwide audience. It became Google Earth.

Later—a new touch-screen interactive technology featuring live storm-chaser video for CNN’s magic wall.”

From there—projects including one in Thailand to show their first broadcast warnings for early warning of the floods that periodically devastate that country.

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Lately, I’m working with French-language broadcasters in Quebec on interactive maps focused on upcoming federal and provincial elections, and helping develop new combinations of location-specific demographic data geared for commercial realtors and property developers.

Online via Zoom – register for free below



February 12, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Zoom Virtual Meeting
MA United States