We’re happy to welcome Max Grossman to our team! Max creates meaningful analysis with maps for humanitarian organizations, and has a knack for making readable disaster response maps. With his depth of knowledge about Open Street Map, Max is working on aggregating and displaying country-level statistics for the Missing Maps project. He’s also helping us model disaster risk susceptibility.

Max values community, particularly the open mapping community. An avid OSM contributor, he has built tools like who-validates, a tool that seeks to understand why people map, and how to tailor the experience for them. As a student, he hosted student mapathons and used the Humanitarian Open Street Map leaderboard to encourage newcomers to participate. When he’s not mapping, he’s helping create green space in DC as a peace gardener.

Welcome to Development Seed, Max!