Tyler Mitchell

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Hi, welcome to my users page. I work for the Big Data analytics Actian, mostly helping with solution architecture and R&D into the latest application of Hadoop for solving SQL analytics problems.

Gary Sherman now owns and runs Locate Press, though we've partnered to produce another book Geospatial Power Tools which does a deep dive into using GDAL/OGR! Check out his other new books that are in the works.

A brief look at my OSGeo-related past... I was OSGeo's Executive Director (2006-2011) and continue to be interested in partnering with others to keep moving open source geospatial technology to the forefront. One way I'm doing this is 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 the company I'm building through Locate Press.


I'm planning to be at the following events. If you are there too, please look me up:

  • GISRUK - Lancaster University, April 2012 - Invited keynote. Helping with workshops and delivering talk.

Interviews, Articles & Presentations

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