Mappers Seek Solutions to Baltimore-Area Transit Problems
Payal Patnaik, 24, is just one of the region’s mappers who believes that maps can be used for social improvements like connecting people to healthy food and assessing successful police strategies. She is helping spearhead a mapping project that aims to help riders make better use of Baltimore’s transit options.
Patnaik is the project developer for MRLN (pronounced “Merlin”), a single digital map of transit systems in the region that integrates routes from the light rail, MTA buses, MARC trains and the subway system to let users be as efficient as possible when routing their trips.
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