I think it's helpful to offer some background on myself in order to provide context for my edits, establish authority on certain topics, and acknowledge potential biases.
I'm currently finishing up a PhD in urban planning at the University of Toronto, with a focus on GIS and quantitative methods in transport geography. Most of my work deals with non-automotive forms of transport such as bicycles and public transit. I've also published in cartography and worked professionally in that area.
I have a master's degree in geography (quantitative, human geography) from the University of Cincinnati, and my bachelor's is in urban planning, from the same university but a more design-oriented college (DAAP). During my undergrad I worked briefly at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the USDOT in DC.
Informal and Hobbies
I contribute regularly to OpenStreetMap under the same username.
My partner works in medical illustration / taxidermy / anatomy, and I sometimes upload some of his work to Wikimedia Commons.
- Ledsham, Trudy; Farber, Steven; Wessel, Nate. "Dwelling Type Matters: Untangling the Paradox of Intensification and Bicycle Mode Choice". Transportation research Record. 2662. doi:https://doi.org/10.3141/2662-08 Check
- Wessel, Nate; Allen, Jeff; Farber, Steven (2017-06-01). "Constructing a routable retrospective transit timetable from a real-time vehicle location feed and GTFS". Journal of Transport Geography. 62: 92–97. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.04.012. ISSN 0966-6923.
- Wessel, Nate; Widener, Michael (2017-01-01). "Discovering the space–time dimensions of schedule padding and delay from GTFS and real-time transit data". Journal of Geographical Systems. 19 (1): 93–107. doi:10.1007/s10109-016-0244-8. ISSN 1435-5949.
- Wessel, Nate; Widener, Michael (2015-04-11). "Rethinking the Urban Bike Map for the 21st Century". Cartographic Perspectives. 0 (81): 6–22. doi:10.14714/CP81.1243. ISSN 1048-9053.