Tyler Mitchell

Tyler Mitchell is the author of Geospatial Power Tools (Locate Press, 2014) and editor of The Geospatial Desktop - Open Source GIS & Mapping - A perfect book for cross-training between desktop GIS and database technologies. He also authored the classic work Web Mapping Illustrated (O'Reilly, 2005), which guides users through building a simple web-based mapping product on freely available technology. As Sr Software Engineer in Actian Corporation's Innovation Lab he researches the latest big data management tools. He also helped launch and ran the organization OSGeo as Executive Director.

Articles by Tyler Mitchell

Careers & GIS and Geomatics

Grow or Die – 3 Key GIS Career Needs

The premise of a liberal arts or science degree is to get a wide range of exposure across several disciplines. …

Open Gov/Data Needs Collaborative Common Spaces

If you want to learn about your customers, you gotta leave the office.. regularly. It’s no different for government who…

The Geospatial Desktop: Open Source Tools

Interest in mapping is on the rise, as evidenced by services such as Google Earth, Virtual Earth, MapQuest, and any…