My name is Bruce Dodson. I'm a senior GIS consultant with
ESRI Canada Limited. I maintain this site in my spare time;
it is not funded by my employer, nor is it related directly
to my work.
I've been with ESRI Canada since 1995. As a part of their
consulting services group, I develop applications, conduct
workshops, and coordinate small teams to develop custom solutions
(software, data, processes) which help my clients get the most out
of their geographic information. For the past several years my
focus has been split between two important technology areas:
Object-relational database technology (exemplified in ESRI's product
line by the Geodatabase); and Internet-enabled mapping and data
distribution (e.g. ArcIMS).
In terms of business sectors, I have done a lot of work with
electrical utilities in recent years. There has been a surge of
interest in support of asset management and outage management
systems for electric distribution networks. It just happens that
GIS makes a great support infrastructure for these kinds of systems.