I’m Tom Fish, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based geospatial technologist.
I am a trailing spouse and stay-at-home dog dad. I spend most of my time working on GIS analysis and data visualizations for FishEye. When I am not writing, you can find me writing Wikipedia articles and playing Europa Universalis IV.
Finding the way once is luck. Finding the way twice takes a good map.
My work sits between those of a traditional GIS analyst, developer, researcher, blogger, and cartographer. Before my move to Denmark, I worked on the The DHS Program as a utility man on a small team of geospatial researchers. Currently, I am a content creator for FishEye and an independant consultant. If you team is in need of geospatial work, drop me a line. Over the past decade, I have worked in global health, environmental science, and law enforcement.
Our people are torn by infighting. Until the two sides reconcile, our laws can carry no meaning.
I volunteer with an idiosyncratic and ragtag group of people known as the Neoliberal Project (part of the Center for New Liberalism at Progressive Policy Institute). I was the inaugural Chair of the Steering Committee in 2021. We are a group of, mostly, millennials and zoomers who are interested in free markets, a robust social safety net, free trade, social justice, and pragmatic policies.
Knowledge itself is neither good nor evil. Just as the wrong book in the wrong hands could doom all existence, the same book in the right hands could save it.
I am an active volunteer on Wikipedia where I serve as an administrator, functionary, and Arbitration Committee Clerk. Between January 2015 and December 2016, I served a two-year term as a member of the Arbitration Committee. Since 2009, I have written 2 Featured Articles, 6 Featured Lists, 8 Good Articles, and 40 Did You Know? Articles and created 1 Featured Picture.
Other Work and Interests
I’ve been all over this world. I even remember some of those places.
- I like reading about law, particularly copyright law. I have never been to law school, I am not a lawyer, and nothing that I say should be seen as legal advice.
- I (poorly) play Magic: the Gathering competitively, and I am a fan of all sorts of tabletop games.
- I like men's fashion and clothes. Here are some lookbooks that I like; I call my style Heritage Techwear, and I am influenced by New England prep, workwear, technical outdoor clothing, and Americana.
- I'm a music nerd and have been tracking what I lisen to since 2007.
The content of my musings (either here, on Wikipedia, on my Substack, or on Twitter) are own, and do not speak for my employer(s), my school(s), or any other person, body, or organizations.