Maps & Other Work by Kerry Gathers
This map uses data from the American Offshore Whaling Voyages Database to show the economic impact of whaling in American ports during the industry's 19th century "Golden Age."
Winner of the 2018 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition
Featured at whalinghistory.orgView Project
This website, designed with and for NYC City Planning staff, organizes the agency's most important data, analytical tools, and reference materials, improving accessibility and facilitating better intra-agency collaboration. Currently available to City Planning staff only.
In the summer of 2018, we spent two weeks traveling in Namibia and South Africa. See the stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife, and great friends that made this trip so memorable in this photo album map.View Project
Tracing unemployment rates across the US from recession to boom to recession, this map illustrates the volatility of the US economy from 2001 to 2015. Beneath the high-level trends, the map exposes regional and local stories, like stability amid national crisis, or crisis amid national recovery.View Project
While inequality in New York City is typically discussed in terms of income, it shows up in myriad other social conditions. This map explores educational attainment levels in a city where neighborhoods in which 8 in 10 adults have finished college are a short train ride from areas where over a quarter of adults have less than a 9th grade education.View Project
In spite of intensifying global climate change, 63% of the electricity produced in the U.S. in 2017 was generated by burning fossil fuels. This map shows fossil fuel power plants and their megawatt capacities according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Form 923.View Project
Working with the historic preservation team in the Prince George's County (MD) Planning Department, I built this interactive map to make data on historic sites and districts both more accessible and more compelling.View Project
When prospective homebuyers evaluate a neighborhood, they have a lot to consider. This application maps three community assets of interest to a particular homebuyer in Denver: food stores, after school programs, and fire stations. A click on the map highlights assets within 1 km of the click.View Project
I'm Kerry Gathers. I'm an analyst with the New York City Department of City Planning, where I leverage the agency's data and expertise to help planners work more effectively and empower other city stakeholders to participate in the planning process. Before coming to NYC, I spent four years leading GIS projects in the Countywide Planning Division of the Prince George's County (MD) Planning Department.
I have a BA in sociology and MA in geography from the University of Georgia, and a graduate certificate in web mapping from the University of Kentucky's New Maps Plus program.
I live in Brooklyn, NY, and have a very good dog named