Python for ArcGIS | Independent Study
Kristen Grady is a Cartographer and GIS Specialist currently working at the NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM). She has an MS-GISc from Lehman College, CUNY and a BA in Geography from Hunter College, CUNY. She has been enthusiastically designing maps “for fun” since the tender age of ten, but has been producing them for countless projects in both professional and academic environments for the past eight years. At OEM, Kristen is responsible for modernizing the agency’s map templates by improving their layout design, base map cartography, and branding.Before OEM, Kristen spent seven years in academia, publishing as both a student and a research employee. Her work has been in various academic journals, in a text book on geovisualization, and has been referenced in the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Atlantic Cities. Her personal cartographic interests are wide-ranging, but she is especially interested in emotion mapping, the practice of “seeing” good design, color, and using innovative methods to produce unique and interesting maps.