Professors Andrew King (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth) ,
Michael Lenox (Fuqua School of Business), and Michael Toffel
(Harvard Business School ) conceptualized MapEcos to support
their academic research and to provide a public service to a
variety of stakeholders: managers of the facilities depicted on
MapEcos, members of the communities where these facilities are
located, environmental regulators, and the general public.
is powered by the
MapMundi Mapping Platform, created by the inspired
(principally Evan Tice, Chris Hughes, Loren Sands-Ramshaw, and
Jason Reeves). Their abilities and vision helped inspire the
project as a whole. Without their amazing talents, the project
would never have happened. MapEcos is the first site to use the
MapMundi platform, and was also developed by the MapMundi team.
Business School’s Research Computing Services (principally Toni
Wegner, John Galvin, and John Sheridan) provided immense support
and insight. They created the survey system that enables
companies to add data to MapEcos, and provided useful and
timely input on important design decisions. Their efforts
improved the project enormously.
Wallace, Richard Brittain, and the rest of the Research
Computing group at Dartmouth provided their valuable knowledge
and time, not to mention the hardware which powers our site. We
greatly appreciate their generosity, kindness, and
understanding. Thank you.
gratefully acknowledge several sources of financial support for
MapEcos, including Duke University’s Corporate
Sustainability Initiative and Social Science Research
Initiative, the Charlie Crane Research Fellowship (within the Allwin Initiative) at Dartmouth College, the good graces of the
Tuck School at Dartmouth’s Dean Robert Hanson (thanks Bob!), and
Harvard Business School’s Division of Research and Faculty
Support. Andrew King also provided substantial support to the
project from personal funds (thanks Andy for going through
midlife crisis at just the right time).