As Patrick already wrote, I’m now officially part of mappable.info and excited about the things lying ahead. My name is Achim Tack and my professional background is quite similar to Patrick's: just like him I’m an urban planner. I’m currently working for a small Hamburg based consulting company. I spend most of my time on research projects, especially focusing on technical and social infrastructure systems in the context of demographic change.
To me it`s all about data - ways to acquire, clean and structure it and finally draw conclusions from it. Today data is generated everywhere - from mobile phones to sensor systems for traffic control or environmental monitoring - and a lot of it is mappable. This is why I’m joining this blog.
As well as complex, long-term projects, I enjoy working on spontaneous ideas and mini projects for fun (some of them can be found on my personal website) and from today on I will publish some of them here.