Naticus Maximus Cartographica, comes from the practice of scientists of the day creating a latinized version of their name that contains their first name and a last name referring to their trade. For example, Gerhard Mercator, the father of modern map making (ca 1500), takes a last name that refers to his trade as a "seller of crafts." He is known for the Mercator Projection, which is a common projection for many maps (terrestrial/stellar). Mine comes from the love of maps and geography.
Check out my highlights and Open Source Links for information on Unbutu Linux and Open Source GIS information. The Wiki is informative and concise and has many links to various Open Source GIS info for those of you who are interested in Open Source and GIS. Many of the software packages are fairly well developed and have been around for awhile. They cover the gamut from GIS to Image Processing to Web-based and relational geodatabases.
My latest endeavor from the JenningsPlanet is to help a Solid Waste Supervisor re-route Garbage, Recycling, Greenwaste, and Street Sweeping trucks throughout Sacramento for a possible 4 day/10 hr work day.
Using RouteSmart ($50,000) - sits on top of ArcGIS
9 days of training with RouteSmart - a definite necessity
Correcting some of our Customer data records and Geocoding so I can get the correct street segment for routing.
Many runs testing various parameters of RouteSmart to reduce routes, increase workload, and save the City of Sacramento some money.