Chris began his work in open source geospatial software when he joined OpenPlans as the lead developer of GeoServer in 2002. He served in this role until 2005, when he chose to pursue a Fulbright Scholarship in Zambia to examine the potential for Open Source Geospatial software to implement Spatial Data Infrastructures in developing countries.
In 2006 he returned to OpenPlans as its Managing Director. Managing GeoServer development and nurturing the project's sustainability, he grew the geospatial division of OpenPlans into OpenGeo.
Chris has served on the Project Management Committee of GeoTools, the most advanced Open Source Java toolkit, and is now the chair of the Project Steering Committee of GeoServer. Chris was additionally a founding board member to the Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo) Foundation, which is giving diverse spatially oriented projects a common banner. He currently sits on the boards of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) and Brave New Software.
Honors, Fellowships, Awards
Selected Speaking Engagements
Open Source Projects
- GeoServer: Project Steering Committee Chair, Founding PSC Member, Committer
- GeoTools: Project Management Committee 2002-2007, Committer
- Open Source Geospatial Foundation: Founding Board Member, served to 2008