Spotlight on Tom Kralidis
Name: Tom Kralidis
OSGeo.org ID: tomkralidis
Tom Kralidis is a participant at OSGeo.org and an employee of Environment Canada. Tom is primarily a user of MapServer (and underlying packages) and mapbuilder and also supports OGC specifications for open source projects. Read on for more of the Tom Kralidis Developer Spotlight.
Open Source Projects: MapServer (http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/), mapbuilder (http://communitymapbuilder.org/), chameleon (http://www.maptools.org/chameleon/ )
Company: Environment Canada
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself (what you do, experience, hobbies, family, interesting things about you).
A: travelling, reading, home renovation projects
Q: How long have you been working in the geospatial domain and why?
A: Since 1997. I've always been fascinated by maps and location and factors causing them, and caused by them. "Everything is somewhere, and everything happens somewhere".
Q: What are you using geospatial software and what software are you using to get the job done?
A: Mainly for publishing Web Services using OGC implementation specifications.
Q: What attracted you to the projects you are using/participating in?
A: Support of OGC specifications, rapid turnaround of feature implementations / bug fixes.
Q: What open source projects are you contributing to as a developer?
A: I primarily serve as tech and standards advisory to the MapServer and mapbuilder projects, as well as other open source projects which require this type of advice.
Q: What open source projects do you consider yourself a user and why are you using them?
A: MapServer (and underlying packages) and mapbuilder.
Q: Is your company using code from these projects?
A: yes, we are using MapServer for our OGC Web Services.
Q: What operating systems are you using?
A: Linux for development.
Q: What programming languages do you use (scripting and compiled)?
A: Perl, C, Java
Q: What spoken/written languages are you fluent in?
A: English, Greek, some French