Tyler Mitchell

Tyler Mitchell

Product manager, entrepreneur, author

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Tyler Mitchell is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated - a book focused on teaching how to use popular Open Source Geospatial Toolkits. He works as a Senior Product Manager for Couchbase. Previously he served as Engineering Director for Actian.com and Executive Director of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

He has nearly two decades of data management experience in big data, databases, industrial geospatial and GIS experience. He came to open source to find tools that he could use throughout his career as a data analyst and geospatial professional. What he found were tools that could dramatically improve enterprise, corporate-wide, geospatial data management and communication.

He is an avid proponent 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 visualization through maps.

Areas of Expertise:

  • open source
  • geography
  • GIS
  • spatial
  • big data
  • analytics
  • databases
  • geospatial
  • maps
  • mapping
  • linux
  • ingres
  • osgeo
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training



“I did enjoy the book although I think it will be a tough read for those without a background in client server systems, or programming.”
— David J. Chato, GRApple, Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2011