Maps That Move You.

Ian Bachman-Sanders

Ian Bachman-Sanders. Likes bikes. Makes maps.

Where I'm Coming From

My career and life goals orbit around this creed: to travel is to grow. I endeavor to get outside and explore every day. I have always walked, biked, run, or taken some form of public transportation to move between home, work, and community events, and I want to get as many people as possible to do the same. I am drawn to design thinking to enable and reward people for getting outside. I aspire to understand how people move through spaces and why, and how these choices affect other aspects of their lives. I see potential in the communal spatial data being collected around the world. I use geospatial technology to encourage a culture of travel that is better for the environment and ourselves.

What I Can Do

Mapping Technologies

ArcGIS 10.X, ArcGIS Server 10.x, Google Earth, Open source GIS (QGIS, GDAL, OGR)

Server-Side and Web Development

Python, SQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap

Mapping API Development

Mapbox, Google Maps

Graphic Design

Adobe Creative Suite

Work I've Done

Alta Bicycle Share

2011 - 2013

Content and Production Manager (July 2012 – May 2013)

  • Designed and coordinated production of creative field material across multiple cities
  • Designed and implemented digital and physical marketing materials
  • Oversaw design and production of all maps, decals, marketing material, and digital advertising

Marketing Specialist and Administrative Manager (July 2011 – July 2012)

  • Assisted in website maintenance
  • Managed Console software to service system members

Boston Bikes


Youth Community Program Coordinator

  • Coordinated and ran programs for students K-12 on bicycle safety, skills, and maintenance
  • Developed curriculum for each class based on age, environment, and skill level
  • Collected geospatial data for various Boston Bikes initiatives

Breck School

2014 – 2016

2015- 5th and 8th Grade History, Science, and English Teacher

2014- 5th and 8th Grade English and History Teacher, After-School Coordinator

  • Taught 8th grade History on modern global issues, focusing on the geography of conflict and privilege
  • Taught 8th grade Earth Science, focusing on cartography, climate change, and water
  • Taught 5th grade English/History: survey of ancient civilizations, introduction to geography, and a literacy and writing focus
  • Oversaw after-school homework and sports programs for 15-30 students a day, 5th - 8th grade

The Brearley School

2013 – 2014

Grade Four Associate Teacher

  • Co-taught fourth grade English, History, and Writing for a class of 25
  • Developed and implemented English and History curriculum, led weekly Math enrichment classes

Middlebury College GIS Lab

2009 - 2010

Tutor and Lab Assistant

  • Aided professors during lab sessions and GIS students during lab hours
  • Specialized in the different applications of ESRI and IDRISI programs

Biology, Ecology and Evolution

2006 – 2007

Teacher’s Assistant, Professor Matthew Landis

  • Assisted with lab organization and execution
  • Provided aid and explanation on various biology labs for students during class and help sessions

Middlebury Environmental Affairs Office


Research Assistant, Jack Byrne, Director of Sustainability Integration

  • Compiled the Middlebury Greenhouse Gas inventory for the 2006 – 2007 academic year
  • Organized and initiated carbon footprint-oriented events for the 2007 – 2008 academic year

Curriculum Vitae

University of Wisconsin, Madison

2016 - 2017

Professional Master of Science: Geographic Information Systems and Web Map Programming

Courses: Geocomputing, GIS and Spatial Analysis, Graphic Design in Cartography, Spatial Web and Mobile Programming, Spatial Database, Interactive Cartography and Geovisualization

Interests: transportation networks, mobile-navigation, route optimization and heuristics, cycling infrastructure design, user-interface user-experience

Middlebury College

2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Arts, Geography and Environmental Studies

Thesis: “After the Private Car: Retrofitting Communities for Bicycles in the 21st Century”

Honors: College Scholar, Magna Cum Laude