a blog about GIS from a urban geogeek living at the countryside
I am a GIS fanatic living in the north of Italy. I have been glued (without hope of freedom) to a computer since the early 80's when I have been developing some Zork-like adventure games on my Commodore Vic20/64/Amiga 1000. I landed in GIS in the late 90's, writing some (now museum-worthy) AML code for ARC/INFO and then migrating to ArcObjects and finally to Open Source GIS.
I am an environmental engineer and I work since 1998 in the GIS field. I am currently working for the JRC, Institute for Environment and Sustainability at the Forest Data and Information Systems unit, and I am actually spending my whole time on great open source techs like Python, Django, GeoDjango, PostGis, MapServer, GDAL and QGIS. I am interested as well in integrating those open source frameworks with proprietary tools (Esri ArcGIS Desktop, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, Oracle, SQL Server), making them interoperable.
This web site is deployed using the Blogofile Python platform, and cannot be hacked, it is extremely fast and has inexpensive host as it is just plain html rendered from reStructured Text sources. If you want to know why I have opted for this solution instead than using Wordpress like almost everyone on the earth, here you will find a short explanation.Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.