GeoHipster 6-month anniversary recap

GeoHipster launched six months ago. At the time we didn’t know what to expect, and where it was going. But the response has been encouraging, and we’ll keep forging full speed ahead.

First of all, I want to thank Glenn Letham for encouraging me to launch GeoHipster, and GISUser for the initial financial support. Next, I want to thank all interviewees who graciously agreed to answer my (sometimes silly) questions. I will be remiss if I didn’t specifically mention Renee Sieber, our first interviewee, who came up with the idea for the interview format. Thank you, Renee! Last but not least, a huge thank you goes out to all readers, commenters, tweeters, etc.

A growing number of volunteers are helping make GeoHipster ever more interesting. We have more great interviews coming up, as well as articles and other surprises. Any and all comments, suggestions, and critiques are welcome — just email me at

Finally, a few announcements. Firstly, we are planning to publish a 2015 GeoHipster wall calendar. We invite you to submit your GeoHipstery maps or other images for the calendar (email to We will credit the authors, obviously.

Secondly, we have a new logo (like the new design?), and have GeoHipster t-shirts for sale to help offset our costs. Show your support and GeoHipster pride in style.

GeoHipster t-shirt
GeoHipster t-shirt

5 thoughts on “GeoHipster 6-month anniversary recap

  1. Your schwag increases recognition, diminishes the ironic uniqueness of the concept and imperils the underlying kewlness of the meme. We don’ need no steenkin’ shirts…

    1. First off, thank you for the comment. Always appreciated. Secondly, this wasn’t an easy decision, but we had to do something to raise money. Thirdly, we think the shirts are cool and mos def not mainstream. And finally, I understand that your comment is probably made tongue-in-cheek.

  2. Don’t mind the Ts, retro is in after all, but I do mind the logo… perso taste however n as the French say “la critique est aisee, mais l’art est difficile” (critique comes easier than creation) and it is a free country (as in bike helmets LOL)

    1. Thank you for the comment and the feedback — truly appreciated. The logo is fait accompli, so we’re not gonna change it. But I would very much like to hear what it is that you don’t like about it.

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