Xochitl Soto Gueta – Independent Geospatial Analyst
In Episode 17 of the Everyday Geo podcast, we have another opportunity to learn more about a geospatial user. Xochitil Soto is a Mexican national living in San Francisco with her husband while he does software engineering for a cloud service company. She is a geographer who has done work using geospatial technologies for companies like TomTom Mexico, Thales Mexico and other contract work with various Mexican government agencies. She has also been doing various programing and front-end work using technology from Esri as well as Open Layers and other open source programs. While not currently working in the US while her husband is, she is looking for a nice GIS job or a certificate program(s) to help her on her path of becoming a GIS developer.
We met through LinkedIn when I queried folks about coming on the podcast and telling all of us more about themselves and why they got into the geospatial world. I learned that her name, Xochitil, comes from the Nahuatl, or Uto-Aztecan, language and that it means “Flower”. However,… my southern English managed to butcher the pronunciation of her name, so apologies to her on that. But with the combination of her name ‘Flower’ and that of a geographer it is only fitting she likes the outdoors and does a lot of hiking and she is planning on some nice hikes (Yosemite, etc.) while here in the US.
I hope you all enjoy learning more about Xochitil as I did and I hope many of you will take the opportunity to share you story on Everyday Geo!
Check out her Open Layer map site:
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