Hi! I'm Juan Francisco Saldarriaga. I am a researcher at the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University and an adjunct assistant professor of urban planning and architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).
I do research at the intersection of data, GIS, urbanism, architecture and the humanities and I teach graduate level seminars on mapping, advanced GIS and data visualization. In the past I've worked as a research scholar at the Spatial Information Design Lab, an architectural designer for Carlos Zapata Studio and D.G.T. Architects, and as the GIS project coordinator for the Catholic Charities. You can also find me on Twitter @juanfrans and on Github at github.com/juanfrans. Or email me here.
These are some of my projects. In time, more will be added.
Based on a survey of GSAPP's alumni, this interactive visualization provides insights into the school's professions and helps record the different paths its graduates have taken.
An interactive map of climate change showing multiple El Niño related events around the world and throughout history. This map illustrates the global reach of El Niño.
A short animation that visualizes public activity around Science City. Based on wifi access data, it charts the increasing number of people moving and working in downtown Vegas.
These minimal vignettes describe the activity around each station in the Bay Area Bike Share system and beautifully illustrate the diversity of the system.
A visual exploration of New York City's Citibike usage patterns, specially centered on its rebalancing issues.
A series of video animations based on taxi activity in New York City. Through them we can see the pulse of the city and the imbalances between origins and destinations.