Christopher Schmidt: GIS and Web Hacker
I am a professional web application developer, and have spent the past several years developing server and client side tools for the creation of web applications, especially applications which relate to mapping. Some of my most visible work over the past year is in the OpenLayers/TileCache/FeatureServer stack, a collection of open source tools designed to help users build mapping applications.
I currently work for HERE (a Nokia business) on their Local Search platform.
Older Open Source Projects
- WPServer - RESTful Geodata Processing Server
- FeatureServer - Online Vector feature storage. Sponsored by MetaCarta.
- TileCache - Map tile caching tool. Sponsored by MetaCarta.
- OpenLayers - Open Soure AJAX Mapping interface. Sponsored by MetaCarta.
You may have stumbled into me because of seeing some of my photography. I'm an amateur photographer, and most of my photos can be found online via my Flickr Account. Note that any public photos are released under a CC-By-SA license. This means that you can use them in any way you wish, so long as you allow others to do the same, and give credit to me.
I do ask that if you use my photography, you drop me a note to let me know when and where you're using it - I do love to see people getting use out of my work.
I'm a married stepfather of two, living in Cambridge, MA. In general, my more personal observations on life take place in my LiveJournal. (LiveJournal is an online journalling site -- specifically for me, it's the online journalling site where I met my wife.)
My Flickr photos show snapshots of life.
- Symbian Hacking - Hacking via Python for my mobile phone.
- Semantic Web Hacking - Various code and projects I've worked on under the guise of the Semantic Web
- SDLRoads - Project written in combination with roommate and a friend, an SDL+OpenGL clone of the DOS game, Skyroads.
- Dashboard - Integration of data sources from running applications and outputting useful information taken from clues. Project backend and engine in C#, frontends in whatever language the application supports.
- FOAF - Friend of a Friend information, patches, etc. Friend of a Friend is an RDF based machine readable format of information about who you are. FOAF-Project for more.
- Povray - Ray Tracing program, with links to other competitions plus my own creations.