Who I am
My name is Alfred Sawatzky. I live in Boulder, Colorado, USA. I like maps.
What I do
I have worked in the GIS realm since graduating from BCIT in 1996. I currently work for a Smallworld implementor (iFactor Consulting) as a senior consultant on electric, gas and telecom utility projects.
In early 2010, I was working on a Smallworld plugin called Web Maps Connector that exposes various tile-based data sets in the Smallworld client. Someone suggested to me that I check out OpenStreetMap. I checked it out, implemented the connector and now I'm hooked on OSM :)
I also like to ride my bike around town and got a Garmin GPS about a year ago. So now I can survey and ride at the same time.
My areas of interest in OSM include improving the data in:
- My neighborhood
- Rural Colorado
- Unmapped places I have lived
I am also working on a Maperitive-rendered bicycling map of Boulder. I will post more on that later.
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