Introduction

Ian Turton

July 2015

Ian Turton

is a freelance computational geographer. He believes in the betterment of mankind through the application of computing and open source software to large geographic data sets to solve hard problems in geography and wider society.

I'm a programmer.

I like to fix broken things so proprietary software annoys me.

I also make tools to help others solve geographic problems mostly making use of the GeoTools toolkit.

Often these tools are the result of questions I am answering for new users.

Education

  1. MSc in Human Geography, Application of Pattern Recognition to Concept Discovery, University of Leeds.
  2. PhD in Temporal and Spatial Variations of the Geomagnetic Field, up to a Timescale of 105 Years, University of Edinburgh.
  3. BSc 2.1(Hons) Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of Newcastle.

Work History

  1. Freelance Computational Geographer (2015- )
  2. Senior Software Engineer, Envitia Ltd. (2011-2015)
  3. Post-doctoral Research Fellow, GeoVISTA Center, Pennsylvania State University. (2005-2011)
  4. Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Computational Geography, University of Leeds. (1992-2005)

Programming Languages

that I have known and loved:

  • FORTRAN
  • C
  • Java
  • C++
  • Python
  • Ruby

Machines

t3d Pi

Past Projects

  • Zone Design
  • Spatial Interaction Models
  • Public Participation GIS
  • NLP & Mapping Routes
  • Health GeoJunction (mapping Bird Flu articles)
  • Scottish Rural Payments

Current Projects

Recent Fun

Projections

Death to Mercator! (unless you are a pirate)

  • also wanted to build automated graticule layer for GeoServer
Robinson
Robinson
Van Grinten
Van Grinten
Mollweide
Mollweide

ColorBrewer

Death to rainbow colour schemes!

  • Shapefile Viewer and Styler
  • nearly finished (just needs export).
ShapefileViewer
ShapefileViewer

Other projects

  • always a good plan to leave the keyboard sometimes
baking
baking
gardening
gardening

Future Plans

  • Finish book
  • Talks at FOSS4GE & FOSS4G
  • Workshop at FOSS4G
  • Learn Javascript
    • Leaflet
    • Turf.js
    • D3.js

Ian Turton

  • ian@ianturton.com
  • @ijturton
  • +IanTurton
  • github.com/ijturton
  • gitlab.com/ijturton
  • www.ianturton.com
  • blog.ianturton.com