April 19, 2014
I am a GIS Professional and have a 20 year hands on career with mapping and geospatial technologies. I am most proficient in desktop GIS, especially MapInfo Pro which I have sold, used, and taught for what seems like forever. But also ArcGIS which I have also used and taught a lot...and more recently QGIS. I have made piles and piles of maps and map data sets. I have done a lot of field GPS data collection projects as well. All of that mapping is growing rusty now that NBT is working mostly on web development projects and I am managing software design and development more than mapping these days. But the software is geo focused and I have learned a whole new landscape of open source technology and the power of crowdsourcing through the Open Street Map project. And I love it all!
I met Jaques in Washington, DC at the 'State of the Map US 2014' conference. I was excited to hear about Maptime meetups and learned about them there via Stamen design and some outreach they were doing...then I found MaptimeME on twitter, met Jaques on twitter, and put the two together for a great surprise!
Hi there. I own and run an open source-focused web mapping application development company in Portland, NBT Solutions.