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Cultivating Open Geo-Data in the Real-World: A Guided Tour of Three Portland-based Projects

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Cultivating Open Geo-Data in the Real World Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Cultivating Open Geo-Data in the Real-World: A Guided Tour of Three Portland-based Projects Matt Blair OSCON, Portland, OR July 29, 2011
  • 2. Who’s working with Open Data?
  • 3. What’s the Scope?• National• State/Province/Canton/Prefecture• City• Neighborhood
  • 4. What’s beenchallenging?
  • 5. What’s been easy?
  • 6. Outline• Common project goals• The three projects, and their challenges• Solutions• Summary/Q&A
  • 7. Project Goals
  • 8. Free iOS AppsFor Education and Easy Participation
  • 9. Open Datasets
  • 10. Open Datasets• real-time geo-queryable• living/dynamic/well-maintained• available to other projects/platforms• relevant beyond lifecycle of initial apps
  • 11. Broader GoalsTo Promote:• Learning and exploring• Appreciation of place (Portland)• Participation in community projects• Walking and health
  • 12. The Projects
  • 13. Poetry Posts
  • 14. What’s a Poetry Box?
  • 15. “A poetry post...is a wooden pole, usually,mounted on private property, so that itfaces pedestrians. On top of the pole is abox, with a glass or clear face and a lid.Inside the box is a sheet of paper containinga poem...” – Laura O. Foster
  • 16. http://poetrybox.info
  • 17. Challenges
  • 18. Where are they?
  • 19. Where are they? No comprehensive list.
  • 20. Wait – what are they called?
  • 21. A Poetry Box
  • 22. Poetry Posts
  • 23. A Poetry Pole
  • 24. A Poetry “Tree”
  • 25. ?!?
  • 26. Divergent Requests
  • 27. PDX Trees
  • 28. (a side project)
  • 29. Civic AppsLots of great ideas – most without data
  • 30. Civic Apps Data
  • 31. Civic Apps Data
  • 32. What are Heritage Trees?"...a list of trees that – because of their age,size, type, historical association orhorticultural value – are of specialimportance to the City. Upon recommendation ofthe Urban Forestry Commission, the City Council maydesignate a tree as a Heritage Tree provided the treeshealth, aerial space, and open ground area for the rootsystem have been certified as sufficient."
  • 33. 283 Heritage Trees
  • 34. Challenges
  • 35. Thin Metadata
  • 36. A Verbose Specimen{ "address": "2403 WI/ SW JEFFERSON ST", "circumfere": "12.300000000000001", "common_nam": "Deodar cedar", "diameter": "47", "geometry": { "coordinates": [ -122.70463884770101, 45.521710633334202 ], "type": "Point" }, "gid": "103", "height": "73", "notes": "between SW Marconi Ave and SW Tichner Dr", "objectid": "103", "owner": "Right Of Way", "scientific": "Cedrus deodara", "spread": "73", "stateid": "1N1E32 100", "status": "Heritage", "treeid": "113", "year": "1996"}
  • 37. Visual Appeal?
  • 38. PDFs and Photos?
  • 39. PDFs and Photos (© All Rights Reserved)
  • 40. “...like PDX Trees, but with Public Art...
  • 41. Public Art PDX
  • 42. Rewind to May 2010...
  • 43. Before PDX Trees...
  • 44. Before Poetry Posts...
  • 45. Green Line (2009)
  • 46. Green Line Art on the Web
  • 47. Green Line Art Podcast
  • 48. Permission for re-use?
  • 49. Fast Forward toNovember 2010
  • 50. No longer an outsider?
  • 51. Challenges
  • 52. Multiple Organizations
  • 53. Multiple Data Formats
  • 54. Will they share data?
  • 55. Do they have data?!
  • 56. Inaccurate Geo-coding
  • 57. Intellectual Property
  • 58. Refactored List of Challenges• Building Data • Creating Visual Appeal• Lack of Consensus • Data Accuracy• Multiple Sources • IP Uncertainty• Multiple Data Formats • Teams and Roles
  • 59. Solutions
  • 60. Building Datasets
  • 61. Data IdeasThe Open Data Universe
  • 62. DataIdeas Work here. Option #1
  • 63. Option #2:Assemble your own data
  • 64. If it’s already digitized:• Screen-scrape• Repurpose feeds or reporting systems• Google Refine• Convince governments/stakeholders to release it
  • 65. If it’s not digitized?
  • 66. Web Forms?
  • 67. Most data arrives like this:
  • 68. Tough to Automate
  • 69. Poetry Posts Dozens and dozens of emailsin and outside of a Google Group
  • 70. Don’t underestimate data collection.
  • 71. Lack of Consensus
  • 72. What’s this called?
  • 73. “You should add social features...”
  • 74. “You should add social features...” Comments, Photo Uploads, Likes, Friends, Flags
  • 75. “You know, make it like Facebook!”
  • 76. Scope Creep
  • 77. Who’s the client?
  • 78. Who decides? How?
  • 79. Build the leastfunctional version
  • 80. Rapid Feedback Cycles
  • 81. Just Pick Something.
  • 82. Just Pick Something. (Benevolent Dictator For This Release?)
  • 83. Multiple Sources
  • 84. • Who gathered it?• To what end?• Are they maintaining it?• Do they want to share?
  • 85. PDX TreesOne list, managed by one department
  • 86. Public Art Data in Portland
  • 87. Data Sources (Nov 2010) • PDX API: 279 works of art • Civic Apps CSV file: 366 works of art • BTS: 300ish works of art (no direct access) • RACC.org: 1800+ works or art
  • 88. PDXAPI RACC.org Civic Apps BTS?How do they fit together?
  • 89. RACC.org Civic Apps PDXAPINested subsets?
  • 90. But they didn’t match...
  • 91. RACC.org Permanent Collection
  • 92. Text = Available Data
  • 93. Text = Available Data As of November 2010: ~ 370 works of art
  • 94. RACC.org
  • 95. RACC.org (City of Portland)(Multnomah County)
  • 96. Done?
  • 97. Not quite...
  • 98. (Caveat: Not To Scale) Accuracy Not Guaranteed
  • 99. RACC.org Public Art
  • 100. RACC.org Murals Public Art
  • 101. RACC.org Murals TriMet Public Art
  • 102. RACC.org Murals TriMet Convention Center? Public Art
  • 103. RACC.org Murals TriMet Metro? Convention Center? Public Art
  • 104. RACC.org Murals Port of TriMetPortland Metro Convention Center Public Art
  • 105. Fountains RACC.org Murals Port of TriMetPortland Metro Convention Center Public Art
  • 106. Fountains RACC.org MuralsParks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Metro Convention Center Public Art
  • 107. Fountains RACC.org MuralsParks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Beaverton? Metro Convention Center Public Art
  • 108. Fountains RACC.org MuralsParks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Convention Center Public Art
  • 109. Fountains RACC.org MuralsParks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Public Art
  • 110. Fountains RACC.org MuralsParks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Performance Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Public Art
  • 111. Fountains RACC.org MuralsParks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Performance Temporary Installations Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Public Art
  • 112. Fountains Street RACC.org Murals Art?Parks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Performance Temporary Installations Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Public Art
  • 113. (aka Graffiti)
  • 114. “Of course not!”
  • 115. “But what if it’s Banksy?”
  • 116. Fountains Street RACC.org Murals Art?Parks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Performance Temporary Installations Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Community? Public Art
  • 117. Community Collection
  • 118. Where’s Paul?
  • 119. photo by Cacophony (via Wikipedia)
  • 120. Intersection Repairphoto by City Repair (via Flickr)
  • 121. Julian Voss- Andrae’s Alpha Helix(at the Linus Pauling House) photo via julianvossandrae.com
  • 122. Fountains Street RACC.org Murals Art?Parks& Rec Port of TriMetPortland Performance Temporary Installations Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Community? Public Art
  • 123. Fountains Street RACC.org Murals Art?Parks& Rec Available Port of Data TriMetPortland Performance Temporary Installations Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Community? Public Art
  • 124. A Community-wide DatabaseBuild an inter-agency superset of public art
  • 125. Yes, it’s complicated.
  • 126. Yes, it’s complicated. Yet Portland has some of the best public art data in the country.
  • 127. Data Source Tips• Start small• Find allies and implement an example• Don’t wait for the perfect dataset• Plan for chaos• But be ambitious in the long-term!
  • 128. Multiple Data Formats
  • 129. Each source has its own:• metadata• schema• volatility• level of accuracy and currency• messes to clean up
  • 130. A dynamic mix of...• noisy data• shifting standards• unexpected restrictions• adapting to community requests• addressing data provider concerns• ambiguities of project ownership
  • 131. Less about architecture than improvisation...
  • 132. Metadata Flexibility Let early adopters set the standards
  • 133. NoSQL
  • 134. Document Databases
  • 135. CouchDB
  • 136. Eventual Schema
  • 137. “There is alwaysschema somewhere.”
  • 138. “There is alwaysschema somewhere.” If it’s not in your software, you’re forcing your audience to build it in their heads.
  • 139. Delay Schema Decisions Push them up to presentation/client layer
  • 140. But what about MVC?
  • 141. But what about MVC? My model is in my view?!
  • 142. More nimble thanrelational database Especially during development
  • 143. YKmMV
  • 144. Creating Visual Appeal
  • 145. Heritage Trees{ "address": "2403 WI/ SW JEFFERSON ST", "circumfere": "12.300000000000001", "common_nam": "Deodar cedar", "diameter": "47", "geometry": { "coordinates": [ -122.70463884770101, 45.521710633334202 ], "type": "Point" }, "gid": "103", "height": "73", "notes": "between SW Marconi Ave and SW Tichner Dr", "objectid": "103", "owner": "Right Of Way", "scientific": "Cedrus deodara", "spread": "73", "stateid": "1N1E32 100", "status": "Heritage", "treeid": "113", "year": "1996"}
  • 146. Public Art{ "docs": [{ "addrCity": "", "addrState": " ", "addrStreet": "", "addrZip": "", "artists": "Dan Corson", "date": "2009", "dateModified": "2011-04-18 00:00:00", "description": "Mercurial Sky is an ever-changing array of light played on LEDtubes integrated into the Director Park Canopy. The digital video only emits from thelighted bars, and provides a sense of movement through an abstract tapestry of lightand color. If you stand farther away, or look in nearby reflections, the images arecompressed and give a clearer view of the video. nn"I filmed images and patterns ofnatural phenomena like waves, clouds, fire, earthworms, and jellyfish to bring themovement and randomness of nature into this mostly hardscaped park."", "detailPageURL": "http://racc.org/public-art/search/?recid=2909.101", "dimensions": "duration: 1:23:10", "discipline": "video", "fundingSource": "Percent for Art - City of Portland", "thumbnailURL": "http://data.racc.org/pa_inventory/1844/1844thumb.jpg", "location": "Director Park Canopy", "mappableDiscipline": "other", "medium": "Digital video on DVD", "recordID": "2909", "title": "Mercurial Sky", "dataSource": "RACC", "collection": "None", "photoCredit": "RACC", "artCopyright": "TBD", "locationVerified": "YES", "geometry": { "coordinates": [ -122.681124, 45.518759 ], "type": "Point" }}
  • 147. Public Art{ "docs": [{ "addrCity": "", "addrState": " ", "addrStreet": "", "addrZip": "", "artists": "Dan Corson", "date": "2009", "dateModified": "2011-04-18 00:00:00", "description": "Mercurial Sky is an ever-changing array of light played on LEDtubes integrated into the Director Park Canopy. The digital video only emits from thelighted bars, and provides a sense of movement through an abstract tapestry of lightand color. If you stand farther away, or look in nearby reflections, the images arecompressed and give a clearer view of the video. nn"I filmed images and patterns ofnatural phenomena like waves, clouds, fire, earthworms, and jellyfish to bring themovement and randomness of nature into this mostly hardscaped park."", "detailPageURL": "http://racc.org/public-art/search/?recid=2909.101", "dimensions": "duration: 1:23:10", "discipline": "video", "fundingSource": "Percent for Art - City of Portland", "thumbnailURL": "http://data.racc.org/pa_inventory/1844/1844thumb.jpg", "location": "Director Park Canopy", "mappableDiscipline": "other", "medium": "Digital video on DVD", "recordID": "2909", "title": "Mercurial Sky", "dataSource": "RACC", "collection": "None", "photoCredit": "RACC", "artCopyright": "TBD", "locationVerified": "YES", "geometry": { "coordinates": [ -122.681124, 45.518759 ], "type": "Point" }}
  • 148. Public Art{ "docs": [{ "addrCity": "", "addrState": " ", "addrStreet": "", "addrZip": "", "artists": "Dan Corson", "date": "2009", "dateModified": "2011-04-18 00:00:00", "description": "Mercurial Sky is an ever-changing array of light played on LEDtubes integrated into the Director Park Canopy. The digital video only emits from thelighted bars, and provides a sense of movement through an abstract tapestry of lightand color. If you stand farther away, or look in nearby reflections, the images arecompressed and give a clearer view of the video. nn"I filmed images and patterns ofnatural phenomena like waves, clouds, fire, earthworms, and jellyfish to bring themovement and randomness of nature into this mostly hardscaped park."", "detailPageURL": "http://racc.org/public-art/search/?recid=2909.101", "dimensions": "duration: 1:23:10", "discipline": "video", "fundingSource": "Percent for Art - City of Portland", "thumbnailURL": "http://data.racc.org/pa_inventory/1844/1844thumb.jpg", "location": "Director Park Canopy", "mappableDiscipline": "other", "medium": "Digital video on DVD", "recordID": "2909", "title": "Mercurial Sky", "dataSource": "RACC", "collection": "None", "photoCredit": "RACC", "artCopyright": "TBD", "locationVerified": "YES", "geometry": { "coordinates": [ -122.681124, 45.518759 ], "type": "Point" }}
  • 149. PDX Trees{ "address": "2403 WI/ SW JEFFERSON ST", "circumfere": "12.300000000000001", "common_nam": "Deodar cedar", "diameter": "47", "geometry": { + ? "coordinates": [ -122.70463884770101, 45.521710633334202 ], "type": "Point" }, "gid": "103", "height": "73", "notes": "between Marconi Ave and SW Tichner Dr", "objectid": "103", "owner": "Right Of Way", "scientific": "Cedrus deodara", "spread": "73", "stateid": "1N1E32 100", "status": "Heritage", "treeid": "113", "year": "1996"}
  • 150. PDX Trees{ "address": "2403 WI/ SW JEFFERSON ST", "circumfere": "12.300000000000001", "common_nam": "Deodar cedar", "diameter": "47", "geometry": { + "coordinates": [ -122.70463884770101, 45.521710633334202 ], "type": "Point" }, "gid": "103", "height": "73", "notes": "between Marconi...", "objectid": "103", "owner": "Right Of Way", "scientific": "Cedrus deodara", "spread": "73", "stateid": "1N1E32 100", "status": "Heritage", "treeid": "113", "year": "1996"}
  • 151. PDX Trees{ "address": "2403 WI/ SW JEFFERSON ST", "circumfere": "12.300000000000001", "common_nam": "Deodar cedar", "diameter": "47", "geometry": { + ?? "coordinates": [ -122.70463884770101, 45.521710633334202 ], "type": "Point" }, "gid": "103", "height": "73", "notes": "between Marconi Ave and SW Tichner Dr", "objectid": "103", "owner": "Right Of Way", "scientific": "Cedrus deodara", "spread": "73", "stateid": "1N1E32 100", "status": "Heritage", "treeid": "113", "year": "1996"}
  • 152. Poetry Posts1991 SW Mill St Terrace
  • 153. Poetry Posts1991 SW Mill St Terrace
  • 154. PDX Trees{ "address": "2403 WI/ SW JEFFERSON ST", "circumfere": "12.300000000000001", "common_nam": "Deodar cedar", "diameter": "47", "geometry": { + "coordinates": [ -122.70463884770101, 45.521710633334202 ], "type": "Point" }, "gid": "103", "height": "73", "notes": "between Marconi...", "objectid": "103", "owner": "Right Of Way", "scientific": "Cedrus deodara", "spread": "73", "stateid": "1N1E32 100", "status": "Heritage", "treeid": "113", "year": "1996"}
  • 155. Sunny October Day?
  • 156. Sunny October Day? No one will believe it.
  • 157. More Realistic
  • 158. In Rarer Weather, too...
  • 159. But there are 283 Trees!
  • 160. But there are 283 Trees! I need help.
  • 161. Create acrowd-sourced,longitudinal,season-sortablecollection oftree photos...
  • 162. Will anyone send photos?
  • 163. by Brad B
  • 164. by kateinoregon
  • 165. “KeepPortlandGreen!”by Dan Flynn
  • 166. (and I still add some...)
  • 167. 350+ Photos Sent In
  • 168. Submitted underCreative Commons
  • 169. Photos (and data)available for re-use
  • 170. Data Accuracy
  • 171. What’s Missingor Incorrect?
  • 172. What’s Missingor Incorrect? Errors and omissions arean opportunity for participation.
  • 173. > 1 mile
  • 174. Artifact of Geo-Coding Address != Location
  • 175. CapacityWho has the time to manually verify all these locations?
  • 176. Crowd-Correction
  • 177. IP Uncertainty
  • 178. I thought this was “open” data?
  • 179. Restrictions inTerms of Use
  • 180. Linked Media
  • 181. Public Art{ "docs": [{ "addrCity": "", "addrState": " ", "addrStreet": "", "addrZip": "", "artists": "Dan Corson", "date": "2009", "dateModified": "2011-04-18 00:00:00", "description": "Mercurial Sky is an ever-changing array of light played on LEDtubes integrated into the Director Park Canopy. The digital video only emits from thelighted bars, and provides a sense of movement through an abstract tapestry of lightand color. If you stand farther away, or look in nearby reflections, the images arecompressed and give a clearer view of the video. nn"I filmed images and patterns ofnatural phenomena like waves, clouds, fire, earthworms, and jellyfish to bring themovement and randomness of nature into this mostly hardscaped park."", "detailPageURL": "http://racc.org/public-art/search/?recid=2909.101", "dimensions": "duration: 1:23:10", "discipline": "video", "fundingSource": "Percent for Art - City of Portland", "thumbnailURL": "http://data.racc.org/pa_inventory/1844/1844thumb.jpg", "location": "Director Park Canopy", "mappableDiscipline": "other", "medium": "Digital video on DVD", "recordID": "2909", "title": "Mercurial Sky", "dataSource": "RACC", "collection": "None", "photoCredit": "RACC", "artCopyright": "TBD", "locationVerified": "YES", "geometry": { "coordinates": [ -122.681124, 45.518759 ], "type": "Point" }}
  • 182. Public Art{ "docs": [{ "addrCity": "", "addrState": " ", "addrStreet": "", "addrZip": "", "artists": "Dan Corson", "date": "2009", "dateModified": "2011-04-18 00:00:00", "description": "Mercurial Sky is an ever-changing array of light played on LEDtubes integrated into the Director Park Canopy. The digital video only emits from thelighted bars, and provides a sense of movement through an abstract tapestry of lightand color. If you stand farther away, or look in nearby reflections, the images arecompressed and give a clearer view of the video. nn"I filmed images and patterns ofnatural phenomena like waves, clouds, fire, earthworms, and jellyfish to bring themovement and randomness of nature into this mostly hardscaped park."", "detailPageURL": "http://racc.org/public-art/search/?recid=2909.101", "dimensions": "duration: 1:23:10", "discipline": "video", "fundingSource": "Percent for Art - City of Portland", "thumbnailURL": "http://data.racc.org/pa_inventory/1844/1844thumb.jpg", "location": "Director Park Canopy", "mappableDiscipline": "other", "medium": "Digital video on DVD", "recordID": "2909", "title": "Mercurial Sky", "dataSource": "RACC", "collection": "None", "photoCredit": "RACC", "artCopyright": "TBD", "locationVerified": "YES", "geometry": { "coordinates": [ -122.681124, 45.518759 ], "type": "Point" }}
  • 183. Linked Media Who took that photo? Who owns it? Who can license it?
  • 184. Teams and Roles
  • 185. Who do you need?
  • 186. Standard Roles• Project Management • Software Engineering• Graphic Design • Testing• Information Architecture • Maintenance• Metadata Design • Coordination• Data Entry/Import • Marketing• UI Design • Communication
  • 187. Roles That Deserve Special Attention
  • 188. Data Collection
  • 189. Fountains Street RACC.org Murals Art?Parks& Rec Available Port of Data TriMetPortland Performance Temporary Installations Beaverton? Hillsboro? Metro Clark Convention County? Center Community? Public Art
  • 190. Data Scrubbing Probably Need Tech Skills
  • 191. Research & Verification Not necessarily a technical person
  • 192. CurationWhat’s in, what’s out and why
  • 193. Authority(not required, but it helps)
  • 194. Advocacy Why are we doing this?Why should you release this data?
  • 195. PDX Trees
  • 196. PDX Trees‘Mostly’ a solo project
  • 197. There are no‘solo’ projects.
  • 198. PDX Trees Collaborators • Urban Forestry Commission • City Council • City of Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services • Max Ogden’s de-shapefile-ification • Everyone who has contributed photos
  • 199. Public Art PDX 1.0Essential Collaborators• Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC)• The Office of Mayor Sam Adams• City of Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services• City Attorney (and pro bono attorneys)• Former Mayor Bud Clark! (see video)
  • 200. Public Art PDX 1.0Collaborators Provided:• Graphic Design • Communication• Metadata Design • Data Collection• Data Entry/Import • Data Scrubbing• Testing • Authority• Marketing • Advocacy
  • 201. Beyond 1.x: Community CollectionDifferent Phases, Different Roles, New Participants
  • 202. Expanding Roles for theCommunity Collection• Metadata Design • Curation• Data Entry/Import • Photography• Research and Verification • Communication
  • 203. Two More Things
  • 204. Data Has Stories
  • 205. “While the map makes class and racedifferences all the more evident, its great tolearn about the few murals where I live andI look forward to using this app on a walkingtour downtown soon.” – Marshal Kirkpatrick, Read Write Web
  • 206. Why?
  • 207. Incomplete Data
  • 208. No Recent PublicBuilding Projects
  • 209. Less Economic Activity
  • 210. Voice andRepresentation
  • 211. Share Open Data:Interpretations Emerge
  • 212. A Tool for Advocacy?
  • 213. The Paces of Change
  • 214. – From How Buildings Learn: What Happens After Theyre Built by Stewart Brand, p13 Scan source: CC by-nc-sa via http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewcoulterenright/15663020/
  • 215. The Pace of Each Layer http://www.ecobuildtrends.com/2011/02/designing-in-layers.html
  • 216. "A design imperative emerges: An adaptive building hasto allow slippage between the differently-paced systems ofSite, Structure, Skin, Services, Space plan, and Stuff.Otherwise the slow systems block the flow of thequick ones, and the quick ones tear up the slow oneswith their constant change. Embedding the systemstogether may look efficient at first, but over time it isthe opposite and destructive as well."– From How Buildings Learn: What Happens After Theyre Built by Stewart Brand, p20
  • 217. Websites =Presentation
  • 218. Apps = Presentation
  • 219. “Can I get that icon in cornflower blue?”
  • 220. Presentation Layers are Ephemeral
  • 221. Presentation Layers are Ephemeral They come and go, like fashion
  • 222. This year’s attire
  • 223. What costumes willyour data wear in five years’ time?
  • 224. Who knows.
  • 225. Data is the Substrate
  • 226. Data is theSite and Structure
  • 227. Design for Different Paces
  • 228. A particular appis a short-term goal
  • 229. Like Furniture
  • 230. A Shearing LayersModel of Open Data?
  • 231. Hmm...
  • 232. Hmm...(Need More Input)
  • 233. De-couple Data and Presentation
  • 234. A Design Philosophy:Data is the generative source of the entire ecosystem.
  • 235. Project Websites• http://poetrybox.info• http://pdxtrees.org• http://publicartpdx.com
  • 236. Thank You• http://mattblair.net• Email: elsewisemedia@gmail.com• Blog: http://elsewisestrategic.com• github.com/mattblair