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Matthew T. Perry

I work at Mapbox, creating software and web services to help you build great maps. I'm on the Satellite team where I spend my days building a distributed imagery processing pipeline to merge a variety of remotely-sensed data (satellite, aerial and drone imagery) into our global imagery product.

I'm passionate about good software design, robust systems, and the fundamental hope that information can lead to better decisions and better outcomes for our world. I accomplish this by:

  • Building and improving core open source spatial libraries and applications.
  • Integrating knowledge from the GIS, Software, IT, Statistics and Data Science communities.
  • Applying that technology to working systems with a focus on long-term reliabilty, scaling and cost-effectiveness.
  • Scaling my skills through teaching, writing and mentoring.

Hopefully the resources on help you realize the potential of your data, integrate it with other datasets and tools that can provide new insights, and to communicate those insights via the web.

I live in Fort Collins, Colorado. When I'm not computering or hanging out with my family, you'll find me on the trails with tires, shoes or skis beneath my feat.