Tracey P. Lauriault Carleton University, NUI MaynoothTracey P. Lauriault is a Programmable City project postdoctoral researcher focussing on how digital data are generated and processed about cities and their citizens. She is actively engaged in research on open data, big data, indicators, and spatial data infrastructures and she has just become a Silicon Republic top 100 women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. She is a member of the international Research Data Alliance Legal (RDA) Interoperability Working Group, the Canadian Roundtable on Geomatics Legal and Policy Interest Group, and the advisory board of the Dublin City Council Homelessness Data Task Force.
At the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, in Canada, she investigated data, infrastructures and geographical imaginations, the preservation of and access geomatics data; legal and policy issues associated with geospatial, administrative and civil society data; olfactory cartography; and cybercartography. She was the managing editor of Cybercartography: Theory and Practice, and co-editor of Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography. With the International Research on Permanent Authentic 8 Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES 2 Project) based at the University of British Columbia she investigated issues pertaining to the accuracy, reliability and authenticity of scientific data, data portals, and led the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica Case Study. As a consultant she advises the Federal Government of Canada on topics pertaining to the long term preservation of geospatial data. She has also helped numerous non-profit organizations build indicator projects, develop community based data consortia, community mapping and open data strategies.