Adventures in Geogeekery

I’ve been working on updating the food cart map lately, with the help of my fabulous assistant (and brother), Peter. He collected all the food cart lists I had, combined and cleaned up data, and created printable maps of three cart zones in the downtown area.

So now comes some field work: figuring out whether the dots on the map match where the carts really are. If you’d like to help with this, go to, grab a copy of any or all of the maps, and take it with you next time you go to one of the cart areas for lunch. Mark any changes, and either email it to me or just give me your annotated map at an upcoming event (like this weekend’s From Side Project to Startup).

Once that’s done, we’ll push the updates to the current map page, and work on providing a better interface for locating carts across Portland.

The other piece of my current geogeekery is organizing the upcoming WhereCamp PDX. We now have a date: Oct. 17th-19th, and a place: Souk in NW Portland. We’ll be having a kick-off party on the night of the 17th, sessions all day at Souk on the 18th, and a combination of more sessions and locative games out around town on the 19th. If you’d like to be involved in the planning process, join our mailing list: We’re also looking for sponsors. Contact me if you’re interested.

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