T. Jennings Anderson

Welcome to my node on the net. I'm currently a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.

I am a research assistant with Project EPIC (Empowering the Public with Information in Crisis), working with Professors Leysia Palen and Ken Anderson.

My research emphasis is in Crisis Informatics, where I study the use of social media and social computing platforms during disasters. Specifically, I look at the creation of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) during times of crisis, focusing on both OpenStreetMap and Twitter.

Recent Posts & Projects

  • Edits by OSMUS Census Respondents Edits by OSMUS Census Respondents

  • Where are roads named in OpenStreetMap? Many roads in OpenStreetMap do not have name attributes. As discussed here, perhaps not all roads need names. This visualization built with datamaps renders all of the roads in OpenStreetMap.

  • OSM Node Density Martin Raifer's osm-node-density scripts create beautiful visualizations of the density of nodes in the OpenStreetMap database. I used his scripts and re-implemented the visualization with mapbox tiles and mapbox-gl to allow for smoother zooming.

Selected Research