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David Garcia

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In the Philippines, I was working as a geographer and urban planner in cities and communities that were hit by disaster or war. At present, I am based in Aotearoa New Zealand. At this stage of my life, I am becoming a scholar of Geographic Information Science. My PhD project is an ethnography of crowdsourcing and mapping by working on OpenStreetMap in the Pacific region.

I love making maps about my home, the Pacific. The ocean is us. And we are the ocean.


Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping

The Humanitarian Mapping Community Working Group organized the webinar “Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping” to examine the influence of colonialism on how the...

15 June, 2021

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