About

Hi there! My name is Joel Masselink.

Joel Masselink

I am a GIS developer at Vulcan Technology in Seattle, Washington where I work on geospatial data and tools for cutting-edge conservation technology projects.

I am a proud member of OpenStreetMap US and Society for Conservation GIS. I enjoy working on Humanitarian OpenStreetMap projects, open source GIS, and Python programming.

Up to this point in my career, my work relates to geospatial data collection, management, and visualization. I’ve worked in the defense, environmental remediation, international development, and conservation sectors. Here is my resume for more details about my career as a GIS professional.

In my spare time, I am a volunteer board member for Tusubira, a nonprofit which supports education and women’s empowerment in eastern Uganda.

Outside of work, I like to travel, catsit, birdwatch, read, exercise, and watch sports.

Lately, I’ve enjoyed working on OpenStreetMap and contributing my geographic knowledge to the OSM platform - a free, editable, and usable map of the world.

-> my username on OpenStreetMap: mbela

-> here’s my How did you contribute to OpenStreetMap? user profile courtesy of Pascal Neis

Here are a few Leaflet maps that I’m working on:

this site written in Markdown for simplicity