We aggregated, organized, and digitized over a decade's worth of abandoned mine surveys and transformed a mile high stack of paper into a 21st century database management system: Survey 123 for collection, and Operations Dashboard for visualization and analysis.
Climate change may not exist (coughbaloneycough), but here is a dataset of fifty years’ worth of stream temperature readings in Western Montana that can be subjectively analyzed.
We thought we had the best job ever...nope. These guys do. At least we got to visualize ourselves out there on a boat and live vicariously through their incredible work while we mapped their data.
The beauty and the curse of digital map making: we were able to create this map while sitting in an office on the mainland watching it snow. We didn't even have to set foot on that tropical paradise of an island...someday maybe we'll go groundtruth it.
A couple of modern day Huck Finns combine social engagement and education with their passion for paddling as they wend their way through the entirety of the Colorado River - from the mountains of Wyoming down to the Sea of Cortez.