Alumni Spotlight: Matt Forrest, B.A.'10

Matt ForrestMatt Forrest (Geography ’10) is the co-founder of a Minnesota-based company Carticulate LLC, a mapping business he started with fellow UW-Madison undergraduate alumni Kate Chanba (Journalism, 10). Matt and Kate met in Geography 575 – Interactive Webmapping, where together they created The Chernobyl Disaster Map for Friends of Chernobyl Centers, U.S. (FOCCUS), a non-profit support organization. The map won the 2010 NACIS Web Mapping Competition.

Matt’s G572 (Advanced Cartographic Design) map Re-envisioning Election Mapping took 3rd Place in the 2010 National Geographic Mapping Competition and was featured on several prominent political blogs.

His company recently moved its operations to New York City. You can find them there, at or follow them on Twitter at @carticulate.

UPDATE: Matt and Kate were featured in the 2012-13 UW-Madison Letters & Science Annual Report.


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