Gabriel has been a GIS and open source developer for over a decade, and is a core GeoServer, GeoWebCache, and GeoTools developer. He began in the GIS and Remote Sensing Department in the Instituto Politecnico Superior in Rosario, Argentina, and since then he has worked at various companies in Argentina and Spain on route finding, vehicle tracking, and web mapping, improving corporate GIS and SDI software components. Working with local governments, he often introduced them to GeoTools and GeoServer and helped to adopt them as core components of their GIS software infrastructure.
Gabriel lead the first migration from ESRI web mapping software to GeoServer, by building the ArcSDE datastore and WMS for GeoServer. When he joined the GeoTools community in 2003, he contributed the first ArcSDE data reader, which he still maintains. At OpenGeo, he rearchitected GeoTools' ArcSDE raster support to match ArcSDE’s capabilities and became a core GeoServer and GeoWebCache developer.
Working in professional open source is an incredible opportunity for continuous learning and improvement, both technically and as a human being. OpenPlans’ vision and mission provide Gabriel a platform for full ethical commitment to his technical work.
Gabriel graduated in computer science from Instituto Politecnico Superior, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, where he also studied architecture for two years, before dedicating himself fully to Open Source development.