About the Author
This site is maintained by Bruce Dodson, a senior GIS consultant with
ESRI Canada Limited. Most of the tools on this package were written by
the site maintainer, although Tomcat and SciTE are merely packaged by
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.
To find out about some of my interests other than GIS, you might want
to visit my personal