Ryan Lothian

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forest preserves web map

design, web development, project management

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The idea came from a simple question—how can we expect people to visit the Forest Preserves of Cook County if they don’t have the tools to discover opportunities near them? I sold leadership on using open source software as a starting point and creatively funded the project through a grant, plus an in-kind donation from Smart Chicago.

I built a team using one of Smart Chicago’s consultants and two members of the Forest Preserves' internal mapping team. I managed the project from a one-page outline to finished product, taking in feedback from team members, Forest Preserves staff and actual visitors along the way. Launch the map or explore the project's GitHub page.

What I did: project management, front-end development, UI/UX design, user testing, data collection/QA

Development work and consulting by Josh Kalov.

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