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Hi, I'm the owner/publisher of [https://locatepress.com '''Locate Press'''] and author of [https://locatepress.com/book/gpt '''Geospatial Power Tools - GDAL/OGR Command Line Tools'''] (Locate Press) and Web Mapping Illustrated (O'Reilly, 2005). 
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I've worked for a variety of database and consulting companies over the years including [http://omnisci.com '''OmniSci (GPU analytics)'''] -  [http://www.couchbase.com '''Couchbase (NoSQL)'''] - [http://www.actian.com '''Actian/Ingres (big data analytics)''']). In these companies I worked in Product Marketing, Product Management, and Engineering Management. In my earlier GIS consulting work I've managed natural resource datasets for forestry, mining, and hydro companies across British Columbia.
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I'm proud to have launched [http://www.locatepress.com '''Locate Press'''] several years ago, as the first publication focused on open source geospatial topics!  Gary Sherman ran it for ten years and grew the book list to 15 titles. We continue to partner on projects. Check out the other dozen or so  [https://locatepress.com/books '''open source mapping and GIS data books'''].
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A brief look at my OSGeo-related past...  I originally proposed the idea of OSGeo back in 2004/2005. When Dave McIlhagga and Gary Lang put their support behind it, the effort really took off, bringing in dozens more open source geo project leaders and communities.  As OSGeo's [[Executive Director]] (2006-2011) I ran the day to day operations and together we all kept moving open source geospatial technology to the forefront.  Another way I was doing this was to get quality '''book/training material''' into the marketplace.  After [http://webmappingillustrated.com '''my book'''] (Web Mapping Illustrated) was published in 2005, the need for such '''support material''' has become even clearer - business, government and academia (as well as professionals in general) all need high quality material that is reliable in the '''long term'''.  Learn more about [http://locatepress.com '''Locate Press'''].
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Hi, welcome to Tyler Mitchell's user page.  I work as [[Executive Director]] at OSGeo and am always interested in learning about anything you are using open source geospatial software for.  If you would like to meet, my upcoming events list will tell you if I'll be near by.  Otherwise, please drop me an email and introduce yourself.    This page also follows some of my current tasks and thoughts.
 
 
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== Interviews ==
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== Interviews, Articles & Presentations ==
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* Article in [http://timreview.ca/issue/2011/august the Technology Innovation Management Review], [http://timreview.ca/article/462 ''Beyond Technology: Enabling Communities Through Social Interoperability''], August 2011
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* [http://uiwapmds01.nottingham.ac.uk/QCSPlace/ondemand/Events11/f69b474cf6b73c89970095e15a/run.htm Video presentation] at OSGIS Nottingham, June 2011 (slide animations failed in recording, but contact me if you want full quality source)
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* Article in Open Source Business Resource journal: [http://osbr.ca/ojs/index.php/osbr/article/view/851/820 Reassuring End Users Of Open Source: The OSGeo Example], Mar 2009
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* My interview with [http://georezo.net/blog/geolibre/2009/10/12/interview-tyler-mitchell-au-service-de-la-communaute-spatiale-open-source/ Yves Jacolin], Oct 2009
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* [http://www.gutsygeeks.com/audio/ GutsyGeeks radio] interview 8/15/2009 ([http://www.gutsygeeks.com/audio/listen.php?show_id=84&code=4b844fba&format=mp3 mp3])
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* Mentioned in GIS Professional UK magazine [http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis/OSGISArticle.pdf article] (0.2MB PDF)
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* Quoted in Japanese software development [http://gihyo.jp/admin/serial/01/pacific/2000904 gihyo.jp] article
 
* My interview with [http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/interview-tyler-mitchell-osgeo Linux Journal]
 
* My interview with [http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/interview-tyler-mitchell-osgeo Linux Journal]
 
* Directions Mag interview with Paul Ramsey and I about [http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2517&trv=1 FOSS4G 2007]
 
* Directions Mag interview with Paul Ramsey and I about [http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2517&trv=1 FOSS4G 2007]
 
* [http://osgeo.org/gvsig gvSIG] conference [http://osgeo.org/files/tyler/gvsig_interview_tyler.pdf interview] (1MB PDF)
 
* [http://osgeo.org/gvsig gvSIG] conference [http://osgeo.org/files/tyler/gvsig_interview_tyler.pdf interview] (1MB PDF)
 
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== Workload and Tasks ==
 
Recent and current items I'm working on (biggest time items highlighted)...
 
* Helping coordinate marketing material and presence at [http://foss4g2008.org FOSS4G].  Material for programme, brochures, banners, etc.
 
* Continued support for [http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs conference planning tools] for FOSS4G
 
* Completed the [http://osgeo.org/journal/volume4 Annual Report] (hooray!).  I've got some printed for sponsors and others who would like to share them.
 
* Discussing conference website hosting tools and issues
 
* Printing some new T-shirts and banners
 
* Finalising 501c3 application process.  The lawyer helping us is taking forever to send it.
 
* Reviewing vision and effectiveness of organisation with [http://community.osgeo.net/survey/effectiveness_2008 this survey]
 
* Completed 2007 [http://osgeo.org/files/finance/reports.html Financial Reports]
 
* Reviewing marketing communication strategy document and reading up on long term planning processes.
 
* '''Also been handling finances''' for invoicing, expenses and general bookkeeping and reporting.
 
* Reviewing Journal system for preparation of next issue.
 
* '''General ongoing communication.'''
 
* Reviewing US Export rules direction and issues from community projects.
 
 
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My [http://osgeo.org/tyler OSGeo Blog] and [http://spatialguru.com personal site] and my book: [http://webmappingillustrated.com Web Mapping Illustrated (O'Reilly)]
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'''Contact:''' tylermitchell -at- shaw ca<br>
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'''Blog:''' [https://blog.locatepress.com blog.locatepress.com]<br>
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'''Blog:''' [http://spatialguru.com spatialguru.com]<br>
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'''Blog:''' [http://makedatauseful.com '''http://makedatauseful.com''']<br>
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'''Book:''' [http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596008659.do Web Mapping Illustrated]<br>
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'''Book:''' [https://locatepress.com/book/gpt GDAL Geospatial Power Tools]<br>
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'''Old OSGeo Blog:''' [http://osgeo.org/tyler osgeo.org/tyler]<br>
  
'''Events I'll Be At:'''
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* [http://regard.crg.ulaval.ca/2008/ Mobile Augmented Reality and Geospatial] - Quebec City, Aug. 28
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* [http://foss4g2008.org FOSS4G 2008] - Cape Town, Sep. 29
 
* [http://www.opensourceworldconference.com/ Open Source World Conf] - Málaga, Oct. 22
 
 
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'''Contact:''' tmitchell@osgeo.org <br>
 
Phone: +1-250-303-1831
 
 
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'''Fun & Games:''' [http://www.shelfari.com/o1517239428/shelf '''Book shelf'''] -- [http://www.bzflag.org BZFlag], [http://vegastrike.sf.net/ Vegastrike] -- '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INFP Personality: INFP ''']
 
 
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== Discussion and Debate ==
 
Here are a few items that have come up for consideration or debate and that can use some further discussion:
 
* Organisation Direction - developing a vision for 2008/2009, including expanded programmes, budgets, performance metrics, etc.
 
* Conference Committee
 
** developing policy for 3rd Party delivered, OSGeo-branded events (e.g. "Teach-in")
 
** making more decisions about, and supporting, the system to be used by FOSS4G events
 
** Committee has been pretty quiet, does it need a boost or more volunteers?
 
* Marketing
 
** develop promotional material for use at events.  Pre-printing and maybe some professional polish needed.  Next steps being discussed on marketing list.
 
** new logo is almost ready and to be slowly rolled out.  Some recommendations against this change, though some strong support for it too.
 
* FOSS4G 2008
 
** Various event planning to be started soon: OSGeo booth, [[AGM 2007|AGM]], Board meeting, ED face-to-face, OSGeo presentations and more
 
* Journal
 
** could use an associate editor to help run the system/process
 
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== Past Events ==
 
== Past Events ==
Here are the events that I spoke at or represented OSGeo at since it started:
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Here are some of the events that I spoke at or represented OSGeo at since it started:
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* [http://2011.foss4g.org FOSS4G 2011], Denver, Sept 12-16, 2011
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* [http://rendez-vous-osgeo-qc.org/2010/english/ Rendez-vous OSGeo Quebec], Chicoutimi, Canada, June 14-15
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* OSGIS, Nottingham, UK, June 21-23, 2011
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* FOSS4G 2010, Barcelona, Spain, September 6-9, 2010
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* OSGIS, Nottingham, UK, June 21-23, 2010
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* OSGeo Rendezvous Quebec - by video
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* <s>WAURISA, Tacoma, Washington, April 19-21, 2010</s>
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* <s>GIS In Action, Portland, Oregon, April 14-17, 2010</s>
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* [http://2009.foss4g.org/ FOSS4G 2009] - Sydney, Australia - October 20-23, 2009
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* [http://wherecamp5280.org WhereCamp5280] - Denver, USA - August 14-15, 2009
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* [http://mil-oss.org Mil-OSS 2009] - Atlanta, USA - August 12-13, 2009
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* [http://www.opensourcegis.org.uk/ First Open Source GIS UK Conference] - Nottingham, UK - June 22nd, 2009
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* For personal reasons I had to cancel attendance at a few events in 2008...
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** <s>[http://foss4g2008.org FOSS4G 2008] - Cape Town, Sep. 29</s> - unable to attend
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** <s> [http://www.opensourceworldconference.com/ Open Source World Conf]</s> - Málaga, Oct. 22 - unable to attend
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** <s> [http://regard.crg.ulaval.ca/2008/ Mobile Augmented Reality and Geospatial] - Quebec City, Canada, August 28-29, 2008</s> - unable to attend
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** <s> [http://osbootcamp.org/index.php?page=osbc6 OSBootcamp / Geocamp] - Ottawa, Canada, June 2-3, 2008</s> - unable to atend
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** <s>GeoTec Event - Ottawa, Canada, June 2-3, 2008</s> - unable to attend
 
* University of Edinburgh lecture - Edinburgh, May 4, 2008
 
* University of Edinburgh lecture - Edinburgh, May 4, 2008
 
* [http://www.1spatial.com/conference 1Spatial Conference] and [[OSGeo UK Meetup May 2008]] - London/Stansted, April 29-May 1, 2008
 
* [http://www.1spatial.com/conference 1Spatial Conference] and [[OSGeo UK Meetup May 2008]] - London/Stansted, April 29-May 1, 2008
 
* [http://www.sigte.udg.es/jornadassiglibre/ II Jornadas de SIG Libre], Girona, Spain, March 3-5, 2008 (invited keynote, [http://www.sigte.udg.es/jornadassiglibre/blog/?p=94 video recorded])
 
* [http://www.sigte.udg.es/jornadassiglibre/ II Jornadas de SIG Libre], Girona, Spain, March 3-5, 2008 (invited keynote, [http://www.sigte.udg.es/jornadassiglibre/blog/?p=94 video recorded])
** Including pre/post-event meetings with Local Chapter, gvSIG team, FreeGIS book team and others in Madrid and Valencia
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** Including [http://kokogiko.net/m/archives/002082.html pre/post-event meetings] with Local Chapter, gvSIG team, FreeGIS book team and others in Madrid and Valencia
* Kansai Open Forum, Osaka, Japan, 9 November, 2007
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* [http://blog.goo.ne.jp/jg2tkh/e/a955a4634a21d7e665c18e86472376eb Kansai Open Forum], Osaka, Japan, 9 November, 2007
 
** Including follow-up repeat of presentations in Tokyo, Japan, 12 November, 2007
 
** Including follow-up repeat of presentations in Tokyo, Japan, 12 November, 2007
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** I was even able to sign a few books [http://www.oreilly.co.jp/editors/archives/000147.html at the O'Reilly.jp office]
 
* III Encontro Nacional de Usuários MapServer (site offline), May 9-11, Brasilia, Brazil, 2007 (invited keynote)
 
* III Encontro Nacional de Usuários MapServer (site offline), May 9-11, Brasilia, Brazil, 2007 (invited keynote)
 
** Various pre/post-event meetings as well
 
** Various pre/post-event meetings as well
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Hi, I'm the owner/publisher of Locate Press and author of Geospatial Power Tools - GDAL/OGR Command Line Tools (Locate Press) and Web Mapping Illustrated (O'Reilly, 2005).

I've worked for a variety of database and consulting companies over the years including OmniSci (GPU analytics) - Couchbase (NoSQL) - Actian/Ingres (big data analytics)). In these companies I worked in Product Marketing, Product Management, and Engineering Management. In my earlier GIS consulting work I've managed natural resource datasets for forestry, mining, and hydro companies across British Columbia.

I'm proud to have launched Locate Press several years ago, as the first publication focused on open source geospatial topics! Gary Sherman ran it for ten years and grew the book list to 15 titles. We continue to partner on projects. Check out the other dozen or so open source mapping and GIS data books.


A brief look at my OSGeo-related past... I originally proposed the idea of OSGeo back in 2004/2005. When Dave McIlhagga and Gary Lang put their support behind it, the effort really took off, bringing in dozens more open source geo project leaders and communities. As OSGeo's Executive Director (2006-2011) I ran the day to day operations and together we all kept moving open source geospatial technology to the forefront. Another way I was doing this was to get quality book/training material into the marketplace. After my book (Web Mapping Illustrated) was published in 2005, the need for such support material has become even clearer - business, government and academia (as well as professionals in general) all need high quality material that is reliable in the long term. Learn more about Locate Press.


Interviews, Articles & Presentations

Contact: tylermitchell -at- shaw ca
Blog: blog.locatepress.com
Blog: spatialguru.com
Blog: http://makedatauseful.com
Book: Web Mapping Illustrated
Book: GDAL Geospatial Power Tools
Old OSGeo Blog: osgeo.org/tyler

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Past Events

Here are some of the events that I spoke at or represented OSGeo at since it started:

  • FOSS4G 2011, Denver, Sept 12-16, 2011
  • Rendez-vous OSGeo Quebec, Chicoutimi, Canada, June 14-15
  • OSGIS, Nottingham, UK, June 21-23, 2011
  • FOSS4G 2010, Barcelona, Spain, September 6-9, 2010
  • OSGIS, Nottingham, UK, June 21-23, 2010
  • OSGeo Rendezvous Quebec - by video
  • WAURISA, Tacoma, Washington, April 19-21, 2010
  • GIS In Action, Portland, Oregon, April 14-17, 2010
  • FOSS4G 2009 - Sydney, Australia - October 20-23, 2009
  • WhereCamp5280 - Denver, USA - August 14-15, 2009
  • Mil-OSS 2009 - Atlanta, USA - August 12-13, 2009
  • First Open Source GIS UK Conference - Nottingham, UK - June 22nd, 2009
  • For personal reasons I had to cancel attendance at a few events in 2008...
  • University of Edinburgh lecture - Edinburgh, May 4, 2008
  • 1Spatial Conference and OSGeo UK Meetup May 2008 - London/Stansted, April 29-May 1, 2008
  • II Jornadas de SIG Libre, Girona, Spain, March 3-5, 2008 (invited keynote, video recorded)
    • Including pre/post-event meetings with Local Chapter, gvSIG team, FreeGIS book team and others in Madrid and Valencia
  • Kansai Open Forum, Osaka, Japan, 9 November, 2007
    • Including follow-up repeat of presentations in Tokyo, Japan, 12 November, 2007
    • I was even able to sign a few books at the O'Reilly.jp office
  • III Encontro Nacional de Usuários MapServer (site offline), May 9-11, Brasilia, Brazil, 2007 (invited keynote)
    • Various pre/post-event meetings as well
  • FOSS4G 2007, Victoria, Canada, 24-27 September, 2007 (keynote, organiser, BOF, AGM)
  • Location Intelligence, San Francisco, USA, 17-18 April, 2007 (booth, presentation in OSGeo session)
  • Autodesk University conference, Las Vegas, USA, 27-30 November, 2006 (booth, BOF)
  • FOSS4G 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland (booth, BOFs)
  • Where 2.0 2006, San Francisco, USA (booth, BOFs)

For other events that had or will have some OSGeo representation (presenters, attendees, workshops, etc.) events see this wiki page, this wiki category and the upcoming events list here on OSGeo.org