About While I am willing and able to work with anything, a lot of my web presence is devoted to open-source spatial. I am on the GeoTools, GeoServer and uDig steering committees. I also volunteer with the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, and LocationTech
As for motivation - it is all about communication. I love working in decision support and communicating vast quantities of information in a form that can be understood and acted upon. Since the world is where we live, one of the best tools for communication is the use of a map. On a technical front GIS represents a great challenge (along with Big Data and Business Intelli..