Tyler is a geographer, open source enthusiast and the author of Web Mapping Illustrated. He has a degree in Geography from Lakehead University and works as a GIS Services Manager for Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants in British Columbia, Canada.
His foray into the open source world began while looking for alternatives to proprietary mapping products. He is an avid user of the popular web mapping program, MapServer, and other spatial data management tools including PostGIS, GDAL/OGR and QGIS. His work and interests include geospatial and tabular data management, analysis, manipulation and visualisation through maps.
You might catch him as speaking or leading workshops at various conferences or writing articles for several online news sources.