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Introduction

OSGeo Advocates are authoritative OSGeo personalities who have volunteered to talk on behalf of the OSGeo foundation. Advocates should be able to speak well, even better if they are entertaining.

There are hundreds, if not thousands of conferences around the world which have an interest in seeing presentations from authoritative speakers, with deep insights into topics related to Open Source Geospatial Software. Luckily, OSGeo is fortunate to draw extensive membership from around the world, and has access to such authoritative figures within most countries.

Process for becoming an OSGeo Advocate

Anyone fitting one of the OSGeo Advocate categories, may put themselves forward as an OSGeo Advocate. To do so, you will need to:

  • Create an OSGeo wiki account, to edit this wiki (See "login" link in top right of this page).
  • Add a portrait photo of yourself using the Upload file link in left margin in each page.
  • Create a new wiki page http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:YourOSGeoWikiUserName, and populate as per User:Template, (copy and paste from the source so that you see comments in the template).
  • You can then add your profile on this wiki page, under your Region:Country, names ordered alphabetically by First name, using the following:
 {{User:<YourOSGeoWikiUserName>}}

Annual Refresh of Advocate list

  • The list of OSGeo Advocates will be refreshed annually, after the annual voting of OSGeo Charter Members. This will be achieved by removing lapsed Advocates, then moving all Current Advocates into the Past Advocate section. All Advocates will be invited to update their profile, and move their profile back into the current Advocates section.

Advocates

Advocate Map

Africa:Ghana

Henry Addo

Henry Addo

Software Developer, Ushahidi

Location: Accra, Ghana

Henry Addo is an open source software developer. He is an active contributor to the open source community and develops core features for the Ushahidi platform, a free and open source software for crowdsourcing information through multiple channels including SMS, the web, email and twitter and visualizing the information on a map. ...more.

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Contact
Email: henry@ushahidi.com
Phone: +233 26 2109717
Twitter: @eyedol
Languages spoken
English.
Profile last updated
05 July 2012

Africa:South Africa

Gavin Fleming

Gavin Fleming

Owner, AfriSpatial

Location: Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Gavin is passionate about Open Source Software, Open Data and other Open philosophies that lead to interoperability, empowerment of people and helping maximise returns on government spending. He started his GIS career in 1996 after completing an MSc in genetics. His GIS experience includes thirteen years with the full suite of ESRI software but he started the FOSS GIS habit around 2002. He is a registered GISc Technologist and the GISSA FOSS SIG chair. He worked at GIMS (now ESRI South Africa), CSIR, Mintek and SAEON before starting AfriSpatial.

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Contact
Email: gavin AT afrispatial DOT co DOT za
Spoken Language(s)
English, Spanish, Afrikaans
Profile last updated
3 Sept 2012

Frank Sokolic

GIS Specialist, GIS Solutions

Location: Cape Town / Durban, South Africa

Frank runs a GIS consultancy called GIS Solutions which offers GIS and spatial analysis services to a wide range of clients in South Africa and neighbouring countries. He has been actively promoting open source GIS software since 2009 via workshops and training courses. He also provides business solutions using open source GIS software.

You can read more about his company at gis-solutions.co.za.

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  • English translator for user documentation for the gvSIG project
Contact
Email: frank AT gis-solutions DOT co DOT za
Phone (work): +27-31-2615922
Spoken Language(s)
English, Afrikaans, some Spanish
Profile last updated
16 October 2012


Tim Sutton

Tim Sutton

Linfiniti Consulting CC.

Location: Swellendam, South Africa

Tim is a GIS practitioner, QGIS Developer and Free Software advocate. You can find out more about Tim at linfiniti.com

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  • QGIS Project Steering Committee member
  • OSGEO Charter Member
Contact

Email: tim (A T) linfiniti.com

Profile last updated: 05 July 2012

Asia:India

Ravi Kumar Vundavalli

Ravi Vundavalli

Location: Rajahmundry, India

Evangelist of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). FOSS GIS teacher. Trained more than a hundred Geologists of Geological Survey of India, as head of it's training division at Hyderabad, India. Currently developing FOSS GIS for transparent administration in India.

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  • Charter member since 2006, the first charter of OSGeo.
  • Served OSGeo Board from 2009 to 2011.
  • Authored FOSS GIS for Society
Contact
Email: ravivundavalliATyahooDOTcom
Skype:ravivundavalli
Spoken Language(s)
English,Telugu, Hindi,Oriya, Bengali
Profile last updated
09 July 2012

Chaitanya Kumar CH

Chaitanya Kumar CH

Developer

Location: Bhubaneswar, India

Chaitanya is an open source developer. Fell in with OSGeo-India while studying under Prof.K.S.Rajan at IIIT-H. Worked with the GDAL project for a few years. He was among the very few open source freelancers in India. Participated and talked in various conferences promoting FOSS4G. Currently working with OFSDP maintaining and developing a WebGIS portal and MobileGIS app.

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Contact
Email: chaitanya.ch@gmail.com
Phone (mobile): +91-949 444 7584
Skype: chaitanya.kumar.ch
Spoken Language(s)
English, Telugu, Hindi
Profile last updated
02 Aug 2014




Asia:Japan

Yoichi Kayama

Yoichi Kayama

Researcher and Programmer, Aero Asahi Corporation.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Yoichi Kayama is a software engineer and researcher who has conducted research and program development related to geographic information for more than 20 years. Since OSGeo.JP was formed, he has been supporting the Japanese FOSS4G event held annually in Tokyo and Osaka. He co-authored a FOSS4G handbook, he was engaged in the Japanese localization of QGIS, and he has taught how to use QGIS in a number of workshops.

LinkedIn profile Facebook twitter blog

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Contact
Email: yoichi.kayama AT gmail DOT com
Phone (work): +81-49-244-4874
Spoken Language(s)
Japanese, English
Profile last updated
06 July 2012

Daniel Kastl

Daniel Kastl

Owner, Georepublic Germany & Japan

Location(s): Osaka, Japan or Munich, Germany

Daniel is a geographer, software developer, founder of Georepublic and Free Software advocate.

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  • pgRouting Project Steering Committee member
  • Mentor for Google Summer of Code
  • OSGeo Charter Member
Contact
Email: daniel (A T) georepublic.co.jp
Phone: +49 (089) 4161 7698-1
LinkedIn and Twitter
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, Japanese
Profile last updated
15 March 2014

Toshikazu Seto

Toshikazu Seto

Project Assistant Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science at The University of Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Toshikazu Seto is a researcher who has conducted research and analysis related to "GIS and Society". Since OSGeo.JP was formed, he has been supporting the Japanese FOSS4G event held annually in Tokyo and Osaka. He is also interested in community-building for FOSS4G and attends a wide range of activities related to Volunteered Geographic Information and OpenGeoData.

Facebook twitter blog

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Contact
Email: tosseto AT gmail DOT com
Spoken Language(s)
Japanese, English
Profile last updated
26 July 2014

Nobusuke Iwasaki

Nobusuke Iwasaki

Senior Researcher, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences

Location: Tsukuba, Japan

Nobusuke Iwasaki is researcher of land use change and rural planning and extensively using FOSS4G. Also, he is one of the main organizers of FOSS4G-Japan event and proactively commits promotion and dissemination of FOSS4G, especially academic sector. He strongly contributes some academic project which aims utilization of satellite image and FOSS4G for beginners and non-specialist user. The major his product is Historical Agro-Environmental Browsing System (HABS), which is commended the first Cyber Japan Award.

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Contact
Email: wata909 AT gmail DOT com
Skype: wata909
Profile last updated
2013-07-11

Asia:Korea

Sanghee Shin

Sanghee Shin

C.E.O. and President, Gaia3D, Inc.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Sanghee Shin is a business man who is managing & running Gaia3D, Inc., a geospatial software company in Korea. He established OSGeo Korean Language Chapter in 2008 and he was elected as a Charter Member of OSGeo Foundation in 2011. He also organized KAOS-G(Korea Alliance of Open Source GeoSpatial), an alliance of commercial open source GIS companies in Korea and has served as a representative KAOS-G since 2013. He has actively promoted open source, open standard and open data in Korea and around Asia. He really enjoys giving a presentation about open source GIS and open source business. You can find more at his blog and Facebook

OSGeo Experience

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Contact
Email: endofcap AT gmail DOT com or shshin AT gaia3d DOT com
Phone (work): +82-2-3397-3475
Skype: endofcap
Spoken Language(s)
Korean, English
Profile last updated
22nd, July, 2013

Asia:Philippines

Emmanuel "Maning" Sambale

Location: Philippines

As an OSGeo member, Maning would like to Strengthen the OSGeo-PH Local Chapter and promote OSGeo in the Philippines through training and material development. His area of focus is Mindanao Island.

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Contact
Email: emmanuel.sambaleATgmail.com
Spoken Language(s)
English, Filipino
Profile last updated
07 25 2012

Asia:Malaysia

Tuong-Thuy Vu


Asia:Sri Lanka

Nimalika Fernando


Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nimalika

Nimalika has moved to Open source GIS in 2006 as a novice user and application developer in her research studies related to web-mapping. Since then she has been involved in adopting OSGeo tools in teaching, research and spreading the use of them (particularly QGIS, MapServer, PostgreSQL, OSM ) in Sri Lanka. She is interested in integrating open source GIS solutions in solving locally important problems and linking different organizations organizations with OSGeo products.


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Trainer of Open source GIS products

Initiated OSGeo Lab of SLIIT , Sri Lanka

Involved in organizing first FOSS4G Sri Lanka event

Presenter of OSGeo related topic in different forums


Contact

Email: nimalikaf AT gmail DOT com


Spoken Language(s)

Sinhala (mother tongue), English


Online

Academia.edu: [1]

LinkedIn: [2]


Profile last updated

25-07-2014

Australia

Cameron Shorter

Cameron Shorter

GeoSpatial Programs Manager, LISAsoft

Location: Sydney, Australia

Cameron has a breadth of practical experience with the numerous facets of Geospatial Open Source and OGC Standards. He has applied software and management processes from large military software systems to checklists for the OSGeo Incubation Committee; helped build a marketing pipeline for Open Source projects; and applied principles of OGC spatial standards development to building inter-operable software systems. ... more.

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Contact
Email: cameron shorter AT lisasoft DOT com
Phone (work): +61 2 8570 5050
Skype: cameronshorter
Profile last updated
10 July 2013

Nathan Woodrow

Nathan Woodrow

Technical Consultant/QGIS Specialist at Digital Mapping Solutions

Location: Warwick, Australia

Nathan is a active core developer and promoter of QGIS. He is an advocate of using open source solutions in local government, promoting its use to save money, add flexibility in workflows, and allow greater freedom from vendor lock in.

Nathan can be found at:

Twitter
Google+
LinkedIn
@NathanW on FreeNode IRC
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Contact
Email: woodrow.nathan AT gmail DOT com
Skype: madmanwoo
Profile last updated
11/07/2013

Jody Garnett

Jody Garnett

Sydney, Australia

Serves on the Project Steering Committee of GeoServer, GeoTools and uDig projects. Beyond the Java tribes Jody focuses on outreach to new projects as a member of both the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and LocationTech Industry Working Group. Professionally Jody works as a consultant bringing an enterprise computing / business intelligence background to GIS and standards work.

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Direct open source participation:

Activities outside the "Java Tribe":

Jody is available for speaking engagements, workshops and hands on training. He is comfortable presenting on a range topics including open source, open development, OGC standards and the opportunities available to your organisation.

Contact
Email: jody.garnett@how2map.com
Profile last updated
July 2013

Canada

Daniel Morissette

Daniel Morissette

President, Mapgears

Location: Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

Daniel Morissette is a software engineer by trade, business man by experience, OSGeo advocate by the way and beer aficionado by accident, with a focus on Web Mapping using MapServer and related OSGeo technologies. He is president of Mapgears, has been actively involved in MapServer since 2000 and in several OSGeo projects and committees since the early days of the Foundation, including as a board director since 2010.

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  • OSGeo Board Director since 2010 and Treasurer since 2011
  • Developer and member of the MapServer PSC
  • Developer and member of the GDAL/OGR PSC
  • Member of the Incubation Committee
  • Co-founder and chair of the Quebec Local Chapter
  • Involved directly or indirectly in several other OSGeo projects
  • Recipient of OSGeo's 2009 Sol Katz Award
Other relevant experience
Contact
Email: dmorissette AT mapgears DOT com
Twitter: @dmorissette
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dmorissette
Blog: http://dmorissette.blogspot.com/
Spoken Languages
English, French
Profile last updated
20 July 2013
Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross

Director of Ecosystems, Eclipse Foundation

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Andrew Ross is Director of Ecosystems at the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting a large community of more than 270 open source projects. He is also one of the founders of the LocationTech working group, a network of business and technology partners focusing on open source location technologies. Andrew is an award winning software architect and technology leader with 20 years experience.

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  • Led team to develop Ingres' OGC compliant geospatial support in the core DBMS which included contributions to multiple OSGeo projects
  • Also led team to add support for Ingres geospatial in Mapserver, Geoserver, GDAL/OGR, ESRI's ArcGIS, and other software
  • Conference Chair for Geocamp 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Recorded and hosted videos from FOSS4G 2009, FOSS4G 2011, Rendez-Vous OSGeo Quebec
  • Long time active member in the Ottawa Chapter Local Chapter
Other relevant experience
Contact
Email: andrew DOT ross AT eclipse DOT org
Twitter: @42aross
LinkedIn: aross
Blog: 42aross
Spoken Languages
English
Profile last updated
31 July 2012

Geoff Zeiss

Director Utility Industry Program, Autodesk

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Geoff Zeiss

Geoff has more than 20 years experience in the geospatial software industry and 15 years experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries. His particular interests include streamlining the infrastructure management workflow, open source geospatial, and converged BIM/CAD/GIS/3D solutions.

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  • Spoken at a number of events about open source geospatial and OSGEO including URISA, Location Intelligence, FOSS4Gs, GITA and military open source software conferences.
  • In 2005, worked with others including DMSolutions to help initiate the formation of OSGEO.
  • A Charter Member and served on the OSGEO Board of Directors for two years.
Contact
Email: geoff.zeiss@autodesk.com
Phone (work): 613 755 5070
Skype: geoffzeiss
Profile last updated
12 June 2012

Martin Davis

Martin Davis

Software Developer, OpenGeo

Location: Victoria, Canada

Martin Davis has been an open source geospatial developer for over 10 years, primarily in Java. He has a particular interest in geometric algorithms, and is the maintainer of the widely-used JTS Topology Suite as well as assisting with the GEOS port. His other interest is in making spatial processing more accessible. He is is the designer or lead developer for the JUMP, JCS Conflation Suite, Proj4J and JEQL software projects.

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Contact
Email: mtnclimb AT gmail DOT com
Skype: mdavis111
Profile last updated
21 Sept 2012

Paul Ramsey

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Paul Ramsey

Paul Ramsey is a senior developer and architect at OpenGeo, a commercial open source company. He is a founder and core developer of the PostGIS spatial database. Paul regularly keynotes at geo-spatial conferences, including most recently FOSS4G 2011, FOSS4G NA 2012, ILGISA 2012, and ASPRS.

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Contact
Email: pramsey AT cleverelephant DOT ca
Twitter: @pwramsey
LinkedIn: [3]
Blog: [4]
Spoken Languages
English
Profile last updated
September 1, 2012

Simon Mercier

Simon Mercier

VP at Mapgears Solutions

Location: Quebec city, Canada

Simon is the co-founder of Mapgears Solutions and is responsible for all operations in the Quebec city office. Passionate about maps, he actively follows the latest in geomatic technologies and also has great interest in Open Data. In his career, Simon has been promoting the use of OSGeo software (Ministère de la Sécurité Publique du Québec, Spatialytics, MGeospatial, Mapgears).

OSGeo Experience

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I sit on the OSGeo-Québec Local Chapter board since 2010. I have also been on the steering committees of several events in Quebec to promote OSGeo foundation (Rendez-vous OSGeo-qc 2010, 2012, 2013 Geomatics ) and an the Quebec GeoHack co-founder (2013,2014)

Contact
Email: smercier AT mapgears DOT com
Blog: http://simonmercier.net
Lionkedin: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/simonmercier/
Twitter: @simonmercier
Skype: simonomercier
Spoken Language(s)

English, French

Profile last updated

23 july 2014

Europe:Belgium

Dirk Frigne

Dirk
  • OSGeo Charter member 2013
  • Member of the INSPIRE comité since 2013

  • Founder and spiritual father of geomajas ([5] 2008 - today)
  • Geomajas is an enterprise-ready open source GIS framework for the web. It has client-server integration for displaying and editing of geographic data.

    Geomajas has integrated security and is endlessly scalable. It is compliant with OGC standards such as WMS, WFS, etc and also supports spatial databases.

    It integrates with your system and provides out-of-the-box functionality through plug-ins. By leveraging GWT on the client, development is all-Java making it easier and more efficient for your team.

    The project became an OSGEO project in december 2010. Reference applications and developer documentation on the geomajas website.


  • Founder and spiritual father of geGIS ([6] 2006 - 2008)
  • This project originated in 2006 and is for the moment only interesting from a historical perspective. geGIS stands for generic GIS ans is a thin client RIA environment for generating and exploiting GIS electronic services. Started as an governmental Dutch project (Flanders - Belgium). The project was the prototype project to start the Geomajas project.

  • Founder of DFC Software Engineering ([7] 1994- today)
  • DFC software engineering is a project oriented company, working on eGov an GIS project for governmental agencies, communities, regions. The combination of ICT experts and a good understanding of the GIS needs results in a curriculum of interesting project references. The OSGeo project geomajas originated from DFC Software Engineering who took the lead in establishing and shaping the project. In 2008 a new spinnout Geosparc was created to focus on a product development strategy, using the open source community geomajas as one of the basic assets.


  • Founder of Geosparc ([8] 2008 - today)
  • The aim of Geosparc is to professionally support Geomajas, the open source GIS application development software, coupling the innovation of open source with the reliability of a true enterprise-class platform. Geomajas was built with today's Internet and cloud architectures in mind. This truly differentiates Geomajas from other GIS software.

    When integration, security and scalability are important keywords as part of your environment, you should certainly consider geomajas as the base of your application or solution.

    Geosparc guarantees different product offerings based on the Geomajas platform. Geosparc delivers service level agreements and eventually can provide our clients with an alternative licensing model than the open source AGPL licence, which gives our clients huge opportunities to use the positive and strong points of an open source platform, together with the interesting points of commercial licensing offerings.



Johan Van de Wauw

Johan Van de Wauw

GIS Consultant, RealDolmen Ghent, Belgium


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Johan is working as a Senior GIS Consultant @ RealDolmen. Recent projects include implementing web and mobile gis systems and their backends, mostly based on open source components.

He is a contributor to SAGA GIS, Debian and Ubuntu GIS and the OSGEO live dvd and blogs infrequently at http://blog.gisky.be

Johan is a fan of open source GIS software and has given different presentations about it:

At Fosdem 2013 I was also present at the OSGEO booth.

Languages Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German

Contact johan DOT vandewauw AT gmail DOT com +32486025381 http://be.linkedin.com/in/johanvdw/

Profile last updated: 2/8/2014

Pieter De Graef

Pieter De Graef

Software Engineer, Geosparc

Location: Gent, Belgium

Pieter De Graef is a software engineer at Geosparc. He is the PSC chair and core engineer of Geomajas. Pieter is a frequent user and contributor of various OSGeo projects.

OSGeo Experience

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  • User, advocate and contributor of/to (geospatial) open source software
  • Speaker at FOSS4G (Cape Town, Sydney, Barcelona, Denver, Nottingham), OSGeo Gent and FOSSDEM conferences
  • Maintainer of Geomajas on the OSGeo LiveDVD


Contact
Email: pieter DØT degraef ÅT geosparc DØT com
Spoken Language(s)
Dutch, English, Java (lots of it)
Profile last updated
24 July 2014

Europe:Czech Republic

Jáchym Čepický

Jachym Cepicky

Employed at Help Service - Remote Sensing

Location: Czech Republic

Jáchym is active in various Open Source GIS projects as a user and developer. He was member of GRASS GIS. He is author of PyWPS and HSLayers. He is helping a little with development of OWSLib and OpenLayers and he was chair of the program committee at FOSS4G-CEE 2012 in Prague.

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Contributed to:
Contact
jachym.cepicky AT gmail DOT com
Skype: jachymc
blog: http://les-ejk.cz
Spoken Language(s)
Czech, German, English
Profile last updated
02 July 2012

Karel Charvat

Karel Charvat

Chair of Czech Center for Science and Sociaty

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Karel is former president of EFITA, currently a member of Board of Seniors of EFITA, Chair of Czech Centre of Science and Society (CCSS), actively participating on various EU projects and geospatial communities. His current field of activities is OpenData (combination of OpenStreetMap with public administration data), finding business strategies for Open Source software and promotion of Open GIS solutions, such as Geoportal4everybody.

Karel was chair of first FOSSG4-CEE event in Prague 2012.

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Contact
Email: charvat AT ccss DOT cz
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=73516853
Spoken Language(s)
Czech, Russian, English
Profile last updated
02 July 2012

Martin Landa

Martin Landa

Employed at Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

Location: Czech Republic

Martin contributes to various Open Source GIS projects as a user and mainly as a developer. He is member of GRASS PSC and GRASS development team. Beside the GRASS project he also contributes to GDAL and QGIS.

OSGeo Experience
  • Member of GRASS Development Team since 2006
  • Member of GRASS PSC since 2012
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Contributed to:
Contact
landa.martin AT gmail DOT com
web: http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/gwiki/Landa
Spoken Language(s)
Czech, English
Profile last updated
31 July 2014

Europe:France

Gérald Fenoy

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Founder and CEO of GeoLabs SARL.

Location: Lattes, France.

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  • OSGeo Board member
  • ZOO-Project Developper and PSC Chair,
  • Creator of the original french web site for PostGIS,
  • Provide training, use and develop (WEB-)GIS applications based on OSGeo Libraries / Applications,
  • Active in the OSGeo Senegal Local chapter,
  • Provide Gentoo packaging and patches for proj, geos, postgis, pgRouting, mapserver and gpsbabel,
  • Active at all FOSS4G international events since 2006.
Contacts
Phone: +33670082539
Skype: gfenoy
Mail: gerald DOT fenoy AT geolabs DOT fr
IRC: djay

Jean-Roc Morreale

Jean-Roc Morreale

Informations System Administrator Departmental Center of Archeology, Conseil Général du Pas de Calais

Location : Arras, France

Jean-Roc is an archaeologist specialized in the long-term conservation and exploitation of field data, this task is made much easier when using open data formats and free software. For this reason, he started to localize Quantum GIS and participate as board member of the french OSGeo chapter to the promotion and the diffusion of free and open GIS tools into the labs but also into the public administration.

OSGeo Experience :

  • member of the french chapter OSGeo-fr
  • OSGeo-fr's board member 2010-2012
  • promotion of the use of free gis software in state departments and communities
  • translation of QGIS' UI and documentation
  • helped organise the QGIS User Meeting in Paris in 2011 and the QGIS Hackfest in Lyon in 2012

Contact : jrmorreale (a) osgeo.asso.fr

Spoken Languages : French, English (with ze french touch)

Manuel Grizonnet

Manuel Grizonnet

Location : Toulouse, France

Manuel works at CNES (French Space Agency) and is involved in the Open Source library for remote sensing image processing Orfeo ToolBox.

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  • Part of the developers team of the ORFEO ToolBox library
  • Contributor to the OSGeo Live project
Contact
Email: manuel.grizonnet AT gmail DOT com
Spoken Language(s)
French, English.

Nicolas Bozon

Nick at Abikocho station

Principle, Cartogenic.

Nicolas Bozon is an open source enthusiast and specializes in designing user interfaces and experiences for mapping and web applications. Nicolas runs Cartogenic, a geospatial consutling company located in Lyon, France. He is also a researcher in geomatics and environmental sciences, and currently pursues a post-doctoral fellowship in Osaka, Japan.

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Academics
  • Post-doc fellowship (JP, 2011/2013)
  • PhD Maths/GIS (FR, 2006/2009)
  • Master GIS (FR, 2005)
  • Undergraduate Env Sc (QC, 2002/2004)
  • Undergraduate Geo (FR, 2000/2002)
Contact
Email: nicolas dot bozon at gmail dot com
Linkedin profile
Skype: nicboz1
IRC: nbozon

Victor Olaya

Victor Olaya

Developer, Universidad de Extremadura, UNEX

Location: Auch, France

Victor is the creator and main developer of the SEXTANTE library, a spatial data analysis library currently used by several open source GIS such as gvSIG or QGIS. He is also the main author of the Spanish Free GIS Book, a free (CC BY) book on the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. ... more.

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  • Editor and main author of the Spanish Free GIS Book
  • Creator and main developer of the SEXTANTE library
Contact
Email: volayaf AT gmail DOT com
Skype: volaya1978
Spoken Language(s)
Spanish, English, French, Russian.

Europe:Germany

Anne Ghisla

Anne Ghisla

Location: Berlin, Germany

Anne is a natural scientist who got interested in GIS and open source programming during university. She started with GRASS GIS and QGIS, first met the OSGeo community by helping on documentation. Then she started programming in 2008 thanks to Google Summer of Code, and became mentor and administrator for OSGeo in following years. She is interested in spreading the word about open source and GIS among students and researchers, and her main objective is to connect people and communities of different software projects.

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Contact
Email: a DOT ghisla AT gmail DOT com
IRC: aghisla on freenode (#osgeo, #grass, #qgis, #opticks...)
Spoken Language(s)
Italian and French (mother tongues), English (fluent), German (basic)
Profile last updated
3-8-2014

Arnulf Christl

Arnulf Christl at the Asia Geospatial Forum in 2011

Director, metaspatial

Location: Heerstr. 162, 53111 Bonn, Germany (show on OpenStreetMap)

Arnulf Christl is Geospatial Systems Architect, founding and Charter Member of OSGeo, served on the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012 and was OSGeo president from 2008 to 2012. He contributes to the Incubation Committee, SAC and the Conference Committee. Arnulf is a versed speaker and keynoter at conferences, gives workshops and moderates panels. He is knowledgeable in OSGeo technology, agile development, Open Source methodology, data licensing and OpenStreetMap. Read more....

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Contact
Email: arnulf(æ)osgeo.org. For business inquiries please contact arnulf.christl(æ)metaspatial.net
Phone: +49 172 2958 004
IRC: seven
Spoken Languages
German (Muttersprache), English (fluent), Spanish (suficiente)
Profile last updated
2013-09-25

Astrid Emde

Astrid Emde

GIS-Consultant at WhereGroup in Bonn

Location: Cologne, Germany

Astrid Emde is part of the Mapbender Developer Team. She is an active member of OSGeo and especially the German local chapter FOSSGIS e.V. She lead several workshops and presentations on Mapbender, MapServer, GeoServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS and OWS, for example at FOSS4G, FOSSGIS or AGIT. She co-authored the german edition of Tyler Mitchell's book Web Mapping Illustrated.

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Contact
Email: astrid_emde AT osgeo DOT org
Phone: +0049 9090398 19
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, basics in French and Spanish
Profile last updated
26 August 2013

Christian Mayer

Christian Mayer

Geomatic Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Surveyor

Location: Palatinate, Germany

Chris is involved in the development of several OpenSource Projects. He is one of the co-founders of the GeoExt Mobile (GXM) and SHOGun projects and a committer for GeoExt and GeoExt 2. Furthermore he blogs about tech and is a frequent speaker at international and German conferences (where he shares his love for OpenSource).

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  • Core Developer GeoExt & GeoExt Mobile
  • PSC member SHOGun
  • Speaker at FOSS4G & FOSSGIS conferences
  • German blog [9]
Contact
Email: chris #AT# meggsimum #DOT# de
Spoken Language(s)
German, English
Profile last updated
16-08-2014

Dimitar Misev

Dimitar Misev

PhD student, Jacobs University Bremen

Location: Bremen, Germany

Dimitar Misev is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, with focus on scientific databases and Big Data. He is actively contributing to the development of rasdaman, a world-leading database engine for multi-dimensional raster data of unlimited extent.

LinkedIn profile

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  • Core developer of the rasdaman project
  • User support on the rasdaman mailing lists and maintenance of the wiki pages
Contact
Email: misev AT rasdaman DOT com
Skype: dimitarmisev
Spoken Language(s)
English, Macedonian
Profile last updated
07 July 2012

Oliver Tonnhofer

Oliver Tonnhofer

Software Engineer, Omniscale

Location: Oldenburg, Germany

Oliver Tonnhofer is a software engineer at Omniscale. He is the core-developer of MapProxy and Imposm, user and contributor of various OSGeo projects.

OSGeo Experience

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  • Speaker at FOSS4G, FOSSGIS and FOSS4GE conferences
  • Maintainer of MapProxy on the OSGeo LiveDVD
  • User, advocate and contributor of/to (geospatial) open source software


Contact
Email: olt ÅT bogosoft DØT com
Spoken Language(s)
English, German
Profile last updated
22 July 2014

Peter Baumann

Peter Baumann

Professor of Computer Science, Jacobs University Founder and CEO, rasdaman GmbH

Location: Bremen, Germany

Peter Baumann is Professor of Computer Science at Jacobs University where he is leading the Large-Scale Scientific Information Systems research group. His main areas of interest are large-scale multi-dimensional array databases, generally on "Big Data in Science". His group develops and maintains the rasdaman Big Data Analytics engine which is in OSGeo incubation. The spinoff, rasdaman GmbH, he has founded specifically to add industry support for the rasdaman technology next to the academic research part.

LinkedIn profile

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Contact
Email: user name baumann followed by @ followed by rasdaman . com
Skype: pefrabau
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, Spanish
Profile last updated
20 July 2013

Stefan Tzeggai

Stefan Tzeggai

CTO, wikisquare

Location: Tübingen, Germany

Steve is a Java developer. Since 2007 he has run wikisquare, a company specialized on free Java software, GIS, and statistics. Since 2008 he has been the main developer of the AtlasStyler SLD editor. In 2011 he participated in the foundation of empirica systeme GmbH, a company specialized in observing and mapping the German real estate market.

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  • Code developer of AtlasStyler, an OGC Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) / SE 1.1 editor based on Swing and Geotools.
  • Core developer of Geopublisher is an atlas authoring system which simplifies the creation of multimedia atlases for online and offline use.
  • Minimal development but power-user of Geotools and Geoserver.
Contact
Business contact mailto:tzeggai(æ)wikisquare.de
Jabber: stefan.tzeggai(æ)wikisquare.de
XING: https://www.xing.com/profile/StefanAlfons_Tzeggai
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanalfonskrueger
Twitter for AtlasStyler and Geopublisher: http://twitter.com/geopublishing
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, Spanish
Profile last updated
03 October 2013

Thomas Baschetti

Thomas Baschetti

Location: Osnabrück, Germany

Thomas is a freelancer doing all kind of GIS and database stuff, especially helping people to migrate from proprietary to free software, connecting different systems and getting things to work.

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  • Member of the Mapbender Team
  • Involved in the translation of OSGeo-Live Project.
  • active member of local Osgeo chapter in Germany FOSSGIS e.V.
  • User: Mapbender, MapServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, QGIS
Contact
Email: info AT thomas-baschetti.de
Phone: +49 541 259190
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, very basic Italian
Profile last updated
09 July 2012

Europe:Greece

Angelos Tzotsos

Angelos Tzotsos

Researcher, Remote Sensing Laboratory, NTUA

Location: Athens, Greece

Angelos is a remote sensing expert with background in surveying engineering and software development. He is involved in numerous activities around free and open source software and has great experience in geospatial applications. His research involves object-based image analysis, machine learning, computer vision and remote sensing. He is an active advocate of OSGeo in Greece at related conferences.... more.

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Contact
Email: tzotsos AT gmail DOT com
Email: gcpp.kalxas AT gmail DOT com
Phone (mobile): +30 693 2149344
Spoken Language(s)
Greek, English
Profile last updated
13 February 2014

Argyros Argyridis

Argyros Argyridis

PhD Student, Remote Sensing Laboratory, NTUA

Location: Athens, Greece

Argyros finished his master thesis on Rural and Surveying Engineering at NTUA. His research is regarding the development and investigation of computer vision techniques and artificial inteligence methods for remote sensing applications. ...more.

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  • Using applications such as Grass, QGis, Pogresql/postgis etc.
Contact
Email: arargyridis at gmail dot com
Spoken Language(s)
Greek, English, French
Profile last updated
27 June 2012

Dimitris Kotzinos

Dimitris Kotzinos

Faculty member at the Department of Computer Science of University of Cergy Pontoise.

Location: Serres, Greece

Dimitris's interests are in the areas of Web Information Systems, Semantic Web, Open Linked Data, Social Networks, etc. Dimitris is a frequent speaker at GI Conferences both national and international and also an organizer of events or special sessions dedicated to Open Geospatial Software/Data/Protocols. More information on Dimitris here.

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  • Uses and teaches applications such as Geoserver, Mapserver, Mapbender, GeoTools, gvSIG, QGis, Pogresql/postgis etc.
  • Founder of the OSGeo Greek Local Chapter
  • Section Editor of the OSGeo Journal (at times) and here's A_proposal_for_the_OSGeo_Journal!
Contact
Email: kotzino at csd dot uoc dot gr
Spoken Language(s)
Greek, English
Profile last updated
04 August 2014

Nikos Alexandris

Trikala, Thessaly, Greece (21.785236, 39.552966)

Nikos Alexandris


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Contact

- e-mail nik at nikosalexandris dot net | skype nikos.alexandris

- infrequently expressing thoughts via identi.ca/twitter

- slowly building up a personal webspace nikosalexandris.net/xpress (diverse content in Greek, German and English)


OSGeo Related Activities

(May 2014)

- Talks in FOSSCOMM 2014, in Greek, about "Προ-Επεξεργασία Δορυφορικών Εικόνων Υψηλής Ανάλυσης με το GRASS-GIS, Παράδειγμα Χρησιμοποιώντας Εικόνες QuickBird2", Lamia, Greece

(Feb - Mar. 2014)

- Talks about GRASS-GIS in TERI University, Delhi, India

- Talks about GRASS-GIS in Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India

- Held a workshop titled "Processing High Resolution Satellite Imagery with GRASS-GIS, An Example Using QuickBird2 Imagery" in Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India


Short CV

- Willing to participate in GFOSS-related projects

- Currently working on publications concerning non-centered PCA-based burned area mapping.

- Remote Sensing Analyses & Mapping for the project "Monitoring Mangroves Restoration from Space" for the Climate Change Adaptation at UNEP --- April 2013 to December 2013 (9 months)

- Supported the implementation of a remote sensing methodology for the ArcFuel project, Consultant for Epsilon International SA, Marousi, Athens, Greece --- November 2012 – March 2013 (5 months)

- Defended doctoral thesis, dealing with PCA-based burned area mapping using public data and GFOSS, on June 29th, 2011. Thesis published at freidok.uni-freiburg.de on December 15th, 2011.

- Awarded the Sofia Chlorou Bequest scholarship [10] [11] from the National Metsovian Polytechnic University (NTUA, Athens, Greece), in order to complete the doctoral studies --- October 2005 to October 2009.

- Participates as an end-user in various GFOSS projects and received a certificate for significant contribution to the Student Consortium Newsletter --- (since) 2008.

- As an intern visited UNEP/DEWA/GRID (Geneva, Switzerland) working on burned area mapping with free & open source geospatial applications --- October 2007 to February 2008.

- Joined Infoterra GmbH (Friedrichshafen, Germany) working as a Remote Sensing & GIS analyst in European projects -- geoland, GSE-Land, CORINE change detection --- March 2005 to September 2006.

- Enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the Department of Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems (FeLIS), Albert-Ludwig University (Freiburg i. Br., Germany) --- October 2005.

- Graduated from the faculty Forest & Natural Environment in the Aristotle University (AUTh, Thessaloniki, Greece), showing strong interest for GIS-supported tasks --- October 1999 to July 2004.


Contributions


Various

Christos 'Chiossif' Iosifidis

Chiossif

Remote Sensing Tutor, NTUA, GR

Location: ATH, GR

Christos Iosifidis is a Dipl.Rural & Surveying Eng. teaching at Remote Sensing Lab.[12] at NTUA[13]. He is known in the digital world as chiossif, an ardent promoter of free software and scholar of ancient codes in Fortran 77 and K&R's C. Moreover specializes in geoinformatics and generally in geo-art, in photo-topografy and photographic techniques, in geo-motion and generally dance on earth. Inappropriate for solving simple problems, because he always composes more complex ones and famed for his profuse rhetoric which in case of digital recording produces huge files due to the increased duration and complexity in composition. The contact with him gives new dimensions to understanding concepts like co-mmunication and co-operation, while "teaching" (as he describes his patter) for freedom, love and peace on earth is beyond any physical or logical limit. ( himself 2010 )

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  • Instructor, user and coder of geo-Free as in Freedom-ware
  • Translator in Greek for OSGeoDVD
Contact
Email: chiossif AT gmail DOT com
Phone (work): +30 210 772 2606
Skype: chiossif
Spoken Language(s)
Greek, English
Profile last updated
27 July 2014

Europe:Hungary

Zoltan Siki

Zoltan Siki

Teacher at the Budapset University of Technology.

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Zoltan Siki graduated in Surveying and Geoinformatics MSc. He gained his dr univ in Traffic simulation and modelling in GIS.

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QGIS Hungarian translator
Hungarian tutorials (QGIS, GRASS, OpenLayers, PostGIS, MapServer, GDAL/OGR) http://www.agt.bme.hu/gis
Organizer of Hungarian OSGeo meetings http://www.agt.bme.hu/gis/workshop, http://www.agt.bme.hu/gis/workshop2
teaching QGIS, GRASS, PostGIS
maintener of open source based GIS sytems at local municipalities (MapServer, p.mapper, OpenLayers)
main developer of Ulyxes open source project http://www.agt.bme.hu/ulyxes


Spoken languages

English; Hungarian.

Contacts

Europe:Italy

Margherita Di Leo

Margherita Di Leo

Scientific / technical project officer at European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), Action: FORESTMOD.

Location: Ispra (VA), Italy

Margherita Di Leo graduated in Environmental and Territorial Engineering with a specialization natural risks management. She gained her PhD in Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Physics (DIFA) at the University of Basilicata, with a concentration in Hydrology.

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  • Since November 2011, she has been an OSGeo Charter Member.
  • Former board member of GFOSS.it (Associazione Italiana per il Software Geografico Libero), the Italian OSGeo local chapter.
  • Member of GRASS GIS community.
  • Since November 2012, she has been member of GRASS PSC.
Spoken languages

English; Italian; Spanish.

Contacts

Luca Delucchi

Luca Delucchi

GIS Technician at GIS & Remote Sensing Unit, Fondazione Edmund Mach

Location: San Michele all'Adige (Tn), Italy

Luca graduated in Geography applied to the environment, landscape and tourism from University of Genoa (Italy) in 2008. During studies he knew GIS software and he start to use GRASS GIS and helping with translation. Later he started to work with other free and open source GIS software like PostGIS, OpenLayers, MapServer. From four years he work at Fondazione Edmund Mach, a research centre near Trento, in the GIS & Remote Sensing unit. I'm interest in all features about GIS: desktop, web, geodatabase and developing.

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  • GRASS GIS: italian translator and developer
  • QGIS: I develop and maintain some plugin (OGR2Layers, qgis2kml, QuickMultiAttributeEdit)
  • ZOO-project: beta tester and documentation
  • pyModis: library to download and works with MODIS data
  • Since February 2012, he has been a board member of GFOSS.it (Associazione Italiana per il Software Geografico Libero), the Italian OSGeo local chapter.
  • Actively participating in OpenStreetMap and promoting OpenStreetMap in Italy organizing a lot of events
  • Since 2011, he has been an OSGeo Charter Member.
  • OSGeo-Live, helping in documentation and Italian Translation
Contact
Email: lucadeluge AT gmail DOT com
Phone (work): +39 0461615570
Skype: lucadelu
Spoken Language(s)

Italian (mother tongue), English, a little bit of French

Profile last updated

2012 July 11th

Andrea Aime

Andrea Aime

Tech lead, GeoSolutions

Location: Reggiolo, Reggio Emilia, Italia

Andrea is a developer and tech lead at GeoSolutions. Currently in charge of several customer projects centered around GeoTools and GeoServer, including training, optimizing large clustered installations, integration into the customer's infrastructure, building verticals on top of GeoTools/GeoServer, and feeding changes back to the community as the opportunity arises.

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  • Charter memeber (since 2012)
  • Core developer and PMC member of the GeoTools project (since 2002)
  • Core developer and PSC member of the GeoServer project (since 2005)
  • User support on the GeoServer and GeoTools mailing lists, as well as on StackExchange
  • Both professinal and spare time bug fixing and new feature coding
  • Regular FOSS4G presenter
Contact
Email: andrea DOT aime AT geo-solutions DOT it
Skype: aaime74
Twitter: geowolf
Spoken Language(s)
Italian, English (and a little bit of French)
Profile last updated
02 July 2012


Massimiliano Cannata

Massimiliano Cannata

Professor in geomatics, SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland)

Location: Canobbio, Switzerland

Massimiliano received his PhD in Gedoesy and Geomatics after his master degree in environmental engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. He's currently the head of the geomatic division within the Institute of Earth Sciences (www.ist.supsi.ch) in Switzerland. He's member of the project steering committee (PSC) of the projects GIS GRASS (http://grass.osgeo.org) and ZOO (www.zoo-project.org). He's group developed the istSOS (http://istgeo.ist.supsi.ch/software/istsos/) and Geoshield (https://sites.google.com/site/geoshieldproject/) project. His interest is mainly in (i) natural hazards, (ii) GIS embedded environmental modeling, (iii) geospatial Web services developement.

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  • GRASS PSC member
  • ZOO PSC member
  • Italian OSGeo Chapter founder
  • Italian OSGeo liason officer (up to 2008)
Contact
Email: massimiliano.cannata AT supsi DOT ch
Phone (work): +41 (0)58 666 62 14
Skype:
Spoken Language(s)
English, Italian
Profile last updated
22 March 2013


| Massimo Di Stefano

Massimo Di Stefano

Massimo Di Stefano is a Software Engineer on staff at the Tetherless World Constellation. He will be working from Woods Hole, MA with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on the ECO-OP (Employing Cyber Infrastructure Data Technologies to Facilitate Integrated Ecosystem Approach for Climate Impacts in North East & California Large Marine Ecosystems) project with Professor Peter Fox and collaborators from WHOI. He has spent more than five years developing Geographical Free and Open Source Software, with current development activities in GRASS, OSSIM, QGIS and OSGeo Live projects.

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Contact

epiesasha@me.com
IRC : epifanio
Skype : epifaniox


Andrea Antonello

Andrea Antonello

Tech lead, HydroloGIS

Location: Bolzano, Alto Adige, Italia

I'm an environmental engineer addicted to GIS development playing in the field of hydrologic and geomorphologic modelling with uDig and JGrasstools.

Since 2005 I'm cofounder of HydroloGIS, were we mainly develop around and make advanced use of uDig, JGrasstools and Geopaparazzi.

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  • core developer and PSC of uDig.
  • core developer of the JGrasstools project.
  • core developer of the Geopaparazzi project.
  • core developer of the BeeGIS project.
  • loves (and goes regularly to) FOSS4G conferences and code sprints
  • does training courses on a regular basis
Contact
Personal page: http://www.andreaantonello.com
Email: andrea DOT antonello AT gmail DOT com
Twitter: themoovida
Spoken Language(s)
Italian, German, English
Profile last updated
11 July 2012


Markus Neteler

Markus Neteler

Head of the GIS and Remote Sensing unit at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Edmund Mach Foundation.

Location: Trento, Italy

Markus Neteler's research focus is remote sensing for environmental risk assessment, epidemiological GIS modelling and Free Software GIS development. He is principal GIS analyst for FEM in several European and national projects related to vector-borne diseases and biodiversity. He is author/co-author of two books on GRASS and various papers on GIS applications. He is founding-member of the OSGeo Foundation and served on its board between 2006-2011.

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Contact
Email: neteler DOT osgeo dot org
Homepage
GFOSS blog
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, Italian
Profile last updated
31 Aug 2014


Contact Markus Neteler or 'neteler*osgeo.org'

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Europe:The Netherlands

Just van den Broecke

Just van den Broecke

Open Source Geospatial Professional at Just Objects B.V. and the Dutch OpenGeoGroep

Location: Amstelveen, the Netherlands

Just van den Broecke is a software consultant/architect with ample experience in various projects and products involving and integrating OSGeo and other Open Source software. Since 2011 Just is heavily involved in the OSGeo Dutch Language Local Chapter, first as initiator/trailblazer, currently as secretary of the board of the OSGeo.nl Foundation. He is a regular speaker at various OSGeo-related conferences on OSGeo-subjects ranging from highly technical like the OSGeo Live DVD and specific software/standards to Open Source and Open Data in general. He became OSGeo Charter Member in 2013.

Read more details on his homepage/blog and LinkedIn profile.

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Contact
Email: just AT justobjects DOT nl
Skype: justb4
Twitter: justb4
Spoken Language(s)
Dutch (1st), English (2nd), German, French (modeste)
Profile last updated
June 30, 2014

Bart van den Eijnden

Front-end software engineer, OSGIS/OpenGeo

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Bart is passionate about open source and open standards. He is a contributor to several front-end libraries such as OpenLayers and GeoExt. He is also a power user of server packages such as MapServer and GeoServer. In 2005 Bart started his own consultancy focussing on open source geospatial in The Netherlands, working mainly as a contractor to the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. In 2011 Bart joined OpenGeo. See also [15].

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  • OSGeo Board member (as of September 7th 2013)
  • Member of the GeoExt PSC
  • Contributor to OpenLayers
  • Charter member since 2006
  • Technical reviewer of Web Mapping Illustrated by Tyler Mitchell

Contact:

Email: bartvde AT osgis DOT nl
Phone +31 6 42233115
Skype: bartvde

Spoken Language(s): Dutch, English, German

Profile last updated: 7 September 2013

Paul van Genuchten

Paul van Genuchten

Software Engineer at GeoCat BV

Location: Bennekom, the Netherlands

Paul van Genuchten is a software engineer focussed on creating easy-to-use sensible spatial applications based on standards. Besides (mostly web) development you'll find him at events spreading the word on ease of use of SDI software and use of standards like WMS, WMC, CSW, SOS.

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  • Developer on GeoNetwork Opensource
  • Workshops at OSGIS 2012 Nottingham, Int Mapwindow Conf 2012 Velp
  • Implementation of Inspire services using OSGeo Stacks
Contact
Email: paul AT geocat DOT net
Skype: pvgenuchten
Twitter: pvangenuchten
Spoken Language(s)
English, Dutch, German, French
Profile last updated
10 sept 2012

Barend Köbben

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University of Twente – Faculty of Geo–Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

Department of Geo–information Processing

Hengelosestraat 99, PO Box 217, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands

http://barendkobben.com/

52° 13′ 24.675″ N, 6° 53″ 7.641′ E (52.223521,6.885456) – OpenStreetMap | Google Maps

Barend Köbben holds a MSc in Geography, specialising in Cartography. He is at present Senior Lecturer in GIS and cartographic visualisation. His teaching subjects include Cartographic Theory, WebCartography and WebGIS, Geo-webservices, web application building and 3D visualisation.

He participates in the research activities of the Research Theme STAMP (Spatio–Temporal Analytics, Maps and Processing). His main research interests are automated mapping in a services environment, animated vector map services, and VaaS (Visualisation as a Service). He was involved in various consultancy projects in The Netherlands, India, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Zambia. He is Map Editor and member of the Editorial Board of Geografie (Journal of the Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, ISSN 0926-3837).

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Contact
Email: b.j.kobben@utwente.nl
Phone (work): +31-(0)53 4874 253
Skype: barendkobben
Twitter: @barendkobben
Spoken Language(s)
English, Dutch, German, limited French.
Profile last updated
10 August 2013

Milo van der Linden

Milo van der Linden

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Participated in writing a proposal to host the FOSS4G conference in The Netherlands in 2007
  • Actively following what's going on in the OSGeo Community
  • Actively participating in OpenLayers, Geoserver, Mapserver and PostGIS communities
  • Actively participating in OpenStreetMap and promoting OpenStreetMap in the Netherlands
Contact
Email: mailto:milo@dogodigi.net
Phone (work): +31(0)616598808
Spoken Language(s)
Dutch and English, prefers presenting in Dutch

Paul Meems

Paul Meems

Product manager Open-Source GIS and Sr. GIS Consultant at TopX Geo-ICT and active member of the MapWindow Open Source GIS community

Location: Hoogezand, The Netherlands

Intro: Paul Meems is a software consultant/developer with a lot of experience in various projects and products involving Open Source and proprietary software. Since 2004 Paul is involved in MapWindow Open Source GIS project. First as a user, later as a translator and forum manager. Currently Paul is the team manager of the development of MapWindow v5. In his team are developers from countries on different continents.


Read more details on his LinkedIn profile.

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  • Presenter at the MapWindow Open Source GIS Users & Developers conference 2010, Orlando (USA)
  • Keynote speaker at the MapWindow Open Source GIS Users & Developers conference 2011, San Diego (USA)
  • Release and configuration manager of the MapWindow GIS project
  • Organized and chaired the MapWindow Open Source GIS Users & Developers conference 2012, Velp (The Netherlands)
  • Presenter at the Hungarian GIS Conference 2013, Debrecen (Hungary)
  • Organized and chaired the MapWindow Open Source GIS Users & Developers conference 2014, Debrecen (Hungary)
  • Committer for MapWindow Open Source GIS v4
  • Committer for MapWinGIS ActiveX Control
  • Initiator and core developer for MapWindow Open Source GIS v5
  • Used and is using several OSGeo products, like OpenLayers, PostGIS, Geoserver in custom applications
Contact
Email: p.meems AT topx-group DOT nl
Twitter: mapwindow_nl
Spoken languages
Dutch (1st), English (2nd)
Profile last updated
July 28, 2014


Jeroen Ticheler

Jeroen Ticheler

Director, GeoCat BV

Location: Bennekom, The Netherlands

Jeroen Ticheler is founder of the GeoNetwork opensource project and director of GeoCat BV, a company delivering services around open source geospatial software with a focus on geospatial metadata catalogues and Spatial Data Infrastructures. He is a big fan, supporter and promotor of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation with strong connections throughout the OSGeo community.

Read more details on his LinkedIn profile.

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Contact
Email: Jeroen.Ticheler@GeoCat.net
Phone (work): +31681286572
Spoken Language(s)
Dutch, English, modest Italian and French
Profile last updated
10 July 2013

Europe:Portugal

Giovanni Manghi

Giovanni Manghi

GIS/WebGIS Teacher, tester and developer. Associate at Faunalia

Location: Évora, Portugal

Giovanni is conservation biologist with 10+ years of GIS experience, Italian but lives and work in Portugal. Is a GFOSS enthusiast and a active member of both the international and Portuguese OSGeo communities, in particular the Quantum GIS one. He co-founded the Portuguese branch of a company called Faunalia, one of the most active ones regarding the development of the Quantum GIS software. You can find more informations at the following page http://www.faunalia.eu/en/intro.html


OSGeo Experience

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  • OSGeo Charter Member 2011
  • OSGeo Portugal (OSGeo local chapter) board member
  • Quantum GIS user, translator and tester
  • 2nd SASIG organizer, Évora 2009 (Portuguese Congress about free and open source GIS Software)
  • 1st Portuguese Quantum GIS Day organizer, Lisbon 2011
Contact
Email: giovanni.manghi AT faunalia DOT pt
Phone (work): +351967058216
IRC: gioman on freenode (#qgis, #grass, ...)
Skype: toirao
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/faunaliagis
Twitter: https://twitter.com/faunaliagis
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/faunalia
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/faunalia
Spoken Language(s)
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Profile last updated
02 August 2012

Alexandre Neto

Alexandre Neto

GIS Manager and Cartographer, Cascais Ambiente

Location: Cascais, Portugal

Alexandre Neto is a IT and GIS enthusiast working at a local government environment agency as GIS Manager and Cartographer. Since 2009 he is being using OSGeo software in his projects. To repay is debts to OSGeo, he has been an active member of Portuguese local chapter events and mailing list, has been translating QGIS GUI and Documentation to Portuguese, is one of the founders of the Portuguese QGIS User Group, and since 2013 has been writing a blog with Portuguese and English articles about the use o OSGeo software.

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  • QGIS Portuguese (pt_PT) Translator;
  • Portuguese QGIS User group[16] founder;
  • Organizer of the 2nd Portuguese QGIS User meeting;
  • Writer of an OSGeo dedicated Blog called "GIS Unchained" [17];
  • OSGeo Charter member (2014)
Contact
Email: senhor.neto AT gmail DOT com
Twitter
Google+
LinkedIn
Spoken Language(s)
English, Portuguese


Profile last updated
10 August 2014

José Santos

José Santos

GIS Analyst

Location: Cascais, Portugal

José Santos is a user and supporter of Open Source Software, namely GIS and WebGIS applications. He worked for two years at the European Space Agency as a GIS Consultant where he used and promoted the use of OSGeo software. Currently, he is developing is own startup company based in the use of Open Source software. He is an active member in the OSGeo mailing lists, OSGeo-Live and member of the OSGeo Portugal.

LinkedIn Profile: [18]

OSGeo Experience

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  • OSGeo Portugal member
  • OSGeo-Live Translator
  • QGIS User and Tester
  • GIS ILWIS software tester and developer
Contact
Email: zpsantos1 AT hotmail DOT com
LinkedIn: [19]
Skype: JP_Santos83
Spoken Language(s)
Portuguese (Mother Tongue) English and Italian
Profile last updated
05 August 2014




Europe:Romania

Vasile Crăciunescu

Vasile Crăciunescu

Researcher, Romanian National Meteorological Administration

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Vasile is a researcher at Romanian National Meteorological Administration, working in the RS & GIS Laboratory. Currently is in charge of the activities related to rapid mapping, air quality data integration, SDI and webmapping. Vasile is a FOSS4G promoter and use his free time to further develop geo-spatial.org, a collaborative effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of geospatial knowledge and free geographic datasets. ... more.

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Contact
Email: vasile AT geo-spatial DOT org
Skype: vasile.craciunescu
Twiter: vcraciunescu
Spoken Language(s)
Romanian, English
Profile last updated
22 March 2012



Florin Iosub

GIS Specialist at TeamNet Solutions International

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Florin is currently employed as a GIS Specialist at TeamNet Solutions International, a company specialized in software development and GIS and geo-information projects development and implementation. He is an executive board member of geo-spatial.org community and one of the founding members of the geo-spatial.org Association (OSGeo local chapter), an organization that promotes free access to geo-spatial data and open source software given the world wide trend in this respect. He has been involved in some events which promotes the benefits of the open source solutions such as:Member in the Organizing Committee for the FOSS4G Central and Eastern Europe 2013 conference, member in the Organizing Committee and speaker since 2011 for the open source events organized by geo-spatial.org in Romania. ... more

Contact
Email: florin AT geo-spatial DOT org
Spoken Language(s)
Romanian, English, Italian





Europe:Spain

Lluís Vicens

Lluís Vicens

Location: Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Lluís is a GIS Analyst at SIGTE, the GIS and Remote Sensing Center of the University of Girona. Lluís is tutor of several modules at UNIGIS Msc. since 2003 and he is been involved in the creation and preparation of teaching materials for UNIGIS, courses and summer schools, centered on the use of open source technologies. Scientific coordinator of the International Summer School aimed to build Open Source Opportunities in Geographic Information Systems.

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Contact
Email: lluis AT sigte DOT udg DOT edu
Twiter: lluisvicens
Twitter: siglibregirona
Spoken Language(s)
Catalan (mother tongue) and Spanish, English (mostly fluent)
Profile last updated
10-07-2013

Pedro-Juan Ferrer

Pedro-Juan Ferrer

Project Manager at Omnium Inteligencia Estratégica · linkedin

Location: Valencia, Spain

Pedro-Juan is part a Project Manager, part a Geospatial Analyst. He is Charter Member of OSGeo the Liaison Officer of the Spanish Language Local Chapter, member of the Chapter Board of Directors and one of the Local Chapter Charter Members. He participates actively on OSGeo-ES initiatives and Geoinquietos Valencia (a little local group part of a broader network of microchapters). Further details at Pedro-Juan's complete profile page .

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OSGeo Charter Member
Spanish Language Local Chapter Liaison Officer
Spanish Language Local Chapter Board Member
Spanish Language Local Chapter Charter Member
Member of Spanish translation of the OSGeo Live documentation group
Contact
pferrrer@osgeo.org, pj.ferrer.matoses@gmail.com
IRC: vehrka
Skype: geovehrka
Profile last updated
2013-07-11
Micho Garcia

Micho Garcia

GIS Developer at geomati.co

Location: Vigo, Galicia, Spain

Micho is GIS Developer at Freelance Network geomati.co. Is tutor since 2013 of the module "Sharing geographical information in the web" at UNIGIS Master. Is a dynamic member at Xeoinquedos, the geogeeks group at Galicia. He has been trainer in several initiatives always teaching and evangelizing about free software. He is too one of the organizers of geocamp.es, a GEO unconference.

OSGeo Experience

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* OSGeo Charter Member
* Spanish Language Local Chapter Board Member
* Spanish Language Local Chapter Charter Member
Contact
Email: micho AT michogarcia DOT org / mgarcia AT osgeo DOT org
Phone (work): 0034 651 884 365
Hangout: michogar AT gmail DOT com
Twitter: Twitter
Linkedin: Linkedin
Spoken Language(s)
English, B1
French, B1
Spanish, Native
Portuguese, A1
Profile last updated
23 August 2013


Maria Arias de Reyna

María Arias de Reyna

GIS Team member of GeoCat

Location: Sevilla, Spain

María (aka Délawen) is specialized in Metadata and Routing. Currently focusing on her work around GeoNetwork at GeoCat. She participates actively in OSGeo-ES initiatives and Geoinquietos Sevilla (a little local group part of a broader network of microchapters). Also, she never misses the Girona's Sig Libre Conference. Read more!


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  • Current member of Spanish Chapter Board (2012, 2013)
  • GeoNetwork user, developer and translator
  • gvSIG user and third party plugins developer
  • OpenLS / GoFleet developer
  • OpenStreetMap evangelizer. Open Data believer.
  • FOSS Evangelizer, in general. Debian fan.
  • OpenLayers and PostGIS user
Contact
Email: delawen AT gmail DOT com
Skype: delawen_
Spoken Language(s)
Spanish, English
Profile last updated
12 July 2013

Agustín Diez Castillo

Location: València, Spain

Agustín is a GIS specialits at the University of Valencia, Spain. Agustín teaches Geographic Information Systems in the Master program of the Departament de Prehistòria i Aruqeologia.

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Contact
Email: adiez AT uv DOT edu
Twiter: agustindiez
Spoken Language(s)
Spanish (native speaker), English, French and Catalan

Jorge Sanz

Geospatial Analyst at Prodevelop

Location: Valencia, Spain

Jorge Sanz

Jorge is part of the gvSIG Technical Steering Committee and Charter Member of OSGeo and the Spanish Language Local Chapter (OSGeo-ES). He helps on some OSGeo.org systems, participates actively on OSGeo-ES initiatives and Geoinquietos Valencia (a little local group part of a broader network of microchapters). Further details at his OSGeo wiki complete profile page or at linkedin.

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Past experience
  • OSGeo-es Board of Directors Member (2008-2012)
  • gvSIG TSC coordinator (2009-2012)
  • Incubation Committee member (as gvSIG contact) (2008-2012)
  • Translator of OSGeo.org website into Spanish (2007-2008)
Contact
mail: jsanz [AT] osgeo.org
IRC: jsanz
Skype: xurxosanz
Spoken Languages
English, Spanish, Catalan
Profile last updated
July 2013



Europe:Switzerland

Massimiliano Cannata

Massimiliano Cannata

Professor in geomatics, SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland)

Location: Canobbio, Switzerland

Massimiliano received his PhD in Gedoesy and Geomatics after his master degree in environmental engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. He's currently the head of the geomatic division within the Institute of Earth Sciences (www.ist.supsi.ch) in Switzerland. He's member of the project steering committee (PSC) of the projects GIS GRASS (http://grass.osgeo.org) and ZOO (www.zoo-project.org). He's group developed the istSOS (http://istgeo.ist.supsi.ch/software/istsos/) and Geoshield (https://sites.google.com/site/geoshieldproject/) project. His interest is mainly in (i) natural hazards, (ii) GIS embedded environmental modeling, (iii) geospatial Web services developement.

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  • GRASS PSC member
  • ZOO PSC member
  • Italian OSGeo Chapter founder
  • Italian OSGeo liason officer (up to 2008)
Contact
Email: massimiliano.cannata AT supsi DOT ch
Phone (work): +41 (0)58 666 62 14
Skype:
Spoken Language(s)
English, Italian
Profile last updated
22 March 2013

Marco Bernasocchi

Marco Bernasocchi

founder, opengis.ch

Location: Sagogn, Switzerland


Marco is a GIS practitioner, QGIS Developer and Free Software advocate. You can find out more about Marco at opengis.ch/about

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  • QGIS Android maintainer
  • QGIS Plugins developer


Contact
Email: marco (A T) opengis.ch
Spoken Language(s)
Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Profile last updated: 11 December 2013

Pirmin Kalberer

Pirmin Kalberer

Co-founder and Managing director, Sourcepole

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Pirmin is an active Geospatial Open Source community member since 2002. He works for Sourcepole, a Swiss based commercial Open Source company.

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  • QGIS committer: 3D Globe, OpenLayers plugin, Mapserver plugin (Plugins)
  • GDAL/OGR committer: Maintainer Interlis driver, multi-schema support for Postgis driver
  • Mapfish committer: Ruby server implementation
  • Code contributions to UMN Mapserver, TinyOWS and other OSGeo software
  • Creator of the first OSS GIS Live CD (GIS-Knoppix) and several FOSSGIS projects
  • OSGeo-Live contributions (QGIS Server, TinyOWS, osgEarth and QGIS additions) and UbuntuGIS packaging
  • Presenter and co-organzier at numerous conferences (FOSS4G, FOSSGIS, QGIS User conferences)
  • OSGeo Charter member
Contact
Email: pka AT sourcepole DOT ch
Twitter: @PirminKalberer
Phone (work): +41 44 440 77 11
Spoken Languages
German, English
Profile last updated
6 August 2014


Europe:Ukraine

Alexander Bruy

Alexander Bruy

GIS developer, tester and teacher

Location: Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine

Alexander is a microelectronics engineer who got interested in GIS and open source programming during university. He started with OSGeo4W and QGIS, first met the OSGeo community by helping on translation. Then he became QGIS contributor, later — core developer and translation team lead. Is a GFOSS enthusiast and a active member of both the international and Ukrainian OSGeo communities, in particular the QGIS one.


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  • OSGeo Charter Member (2014)
  • QGIS core developer
  • QGIS plugins developer
  • QGIS GUI/Website/Documentation translation team lead (Ukrainian/Russian)
  • OSGeo4W installer translator and package maintainer
  • GDAL tester and contributor
  • Co-founder of Ukrainian QGIS User Group
  • Co-founder of ICA-OSGeo Lab in Ukraine (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)
  • OSGeo Google Summer of Code mentor in 2012, 2013 and 2014 (QGIS project)
Contact
Email: alexander DOT bruy AT gmail DOT com
IRC: alexbruy on freenode (#qgis, #gdal, ...)
Spoken Language(s)
English, Ukrainian, Russian
Profile last updated
09 August 2014

Europe:United Kingdom

Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards

Senior Software Engineer (GIS), Met Office

Location: Exeter, United Kingdom

Ian's GIS career has spanned academia, business and government, including research positions at the universities of Cambridge and Exeter, director of a GIS company and more recently working for the UK government in his current post as a senior software engineer at the Met Office. Ian is an honorary fellow of the University of Exeter, and continues to be a regular speaker at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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  • Chair OSGeo UK, 2012-13
Contact
Email: ian.edwards (#) metoffice.gov.uk
Phone (work): +44 1392 88 4078
Profile last updated
17 August 2013

Jo Cook

Jo Cook

Geospatial Consultant, Astun Technology Limited

Location: UK

Consultant for Astun Technology - who provide internet mapping products based the OSGeo technology stack. From 2011 to 2012, a Board Member for OSGeo, and also Charter Member, and founder and official representative of the UK local chapter (from 2006 to 2012). Available for seminars, workshops, and presentations about OSGeo or about open source GIS, with a focus on spreading the word to new users, both personal and enterprise. Quelling myths about proprietary vs open source are a speciality. Creator of Portable GIS- Open Source GIS on a USB stick for windows. Find out more at Archaeogeek or LinkedIn.

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  • Board Member (2011-2012)
  • Charter Member (2010-present)
  • UK Local Chapter Founder and Representative (2006-2012)
  • Deputy-chair of FOSS4G 2013 Local Organising Committee
  • Marketing Committee Member
Contact
Email: jocook AT astuntechnology.com
Twitter
Profile last updated
9th September 2013

Ian Turton

Ian Turton

Senior Software Engineer, Envitia Ltd

Location: W. Sussex, United Kingdom

Ian is currently a software developer for Envitia Ltd. He spent the previous 20 years doing geospatial research at the University of Leeds and Pennsylvania State University, during this period he founded the GeoTools project with James Macgill.

Find out more about Ian at GIS.stackexchange and LinkedIn.

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  • Co-founder and developer of Geotools project
  • Developed and taught a webmapping course based upon open source software at Penn State University
Contact
email: ijturton@gmail.com
twitter: @ijturton

Steven Feldman

Thx to FF

Principal, KnowWhere Consulting

Location: London, UK

Steven Feldman was Managing Director of GDC, a UK local government specialist and subsequently of MapInfo UK. He now mentors startups and advises businesses in the location space while focussing his spare time on Open Data and Open Source projects including the OSM-GB project at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and Taarifa.

Steven is currently an External Lecturer at Nottingham University, a strategic advisor to Astun Technology, chairman of geo.me Solutions and Exprodat Consulting and a board advisor at OpenCage Data.

Steven was the Chair of the LOC for FOSS4G 2013.

Steven is a regular presenter on geo and open topics, some slide decks are here. He tends to tweet too much as @stevenfeldman


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Contact
Email: via KnowWhere
Skype: stevenfeldman2638
Spoken Language
English
Profile last updated
12th August, 2014

Suchith Anand

Suchith Anand

Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham

Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Suchith Anand is a Charter Member of OSGeo and actively involved in OSGeo Education initiatives. He is the chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and is leading open source research at the University of Nottingham. He is also working for establishing Open Source Geospatial Labs/Research Centres in key universities worldwide as part of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation- ICA MoU ...more.

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  • Established Open Source Geospatial Labs/Research Centres in key universities worldwide as part of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation- ICA MoU
  • Charter member of OSGeo Foundation
  • Active member of OSGeo Edu
  • Develop and promote OSGeo Educational initiatives (ELOGeo)
  • Founder and Chair of OSGIS conference series
  • Invited speaker and presenter at conferences and events
  • Program Committee of many geospatial conferences
  • Building synergies between OSGeo and ICA
  • One of the founding members of the Open Source GIS Summer School initiative and the Geospatial Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data e-learning initiative.
Contact
Email: Suchith.Anand@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone (work): 44 (0)115 84 32750
Profile last updated
4th July, 2012

Latin America:Argentina

Mauricio Miranda

Mauricio Miranda

Geospatial Software Architect, Independent Consultant and FOSS4G Preacher

Location: Mendoza, Argentina

Mauricio has been a Board Member of the Spanish Local Chapter since 2011, and is very active inside the community, leading and pushing the community in Argentina and Latin America, among others. He organizes and manages meetings and events in Latin America with the aim to spread the word with newcomers and privative software users. ...more.

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Contact:

Email: mmiranda AT osgeo DOT org
Phone (mobile): +54 9 2615052948
Skype: maurimiranda
IRC: mmiranda
Jabber: maurimiranda AT gmail DOT com

Spoken languages:

Spanish, English

Profile last updated:

Oct 1, 2012

Latin America:Brazil

Felipe Costa

Felipe Costa

Programming Analyst, Fiocruz

Location: Manaus, Brazil

Felipe Costa works with FOSSGIS software since 2005. He has worked with webmapping using both Mapserver and Geoserver and has experience with I3Geo and Openlayers. He is also interested in geospatial metadata and has worked mainly with Geonetwork. Nowadays works at Fiocruz Amazônia after a time in Rio de Janeiro studying Geomatics at UERJ where he wrote his thesis was about Spatial Data Infrastructures and OGC Webservices.

...more.

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  • He has experience as user with the following softwares: Mapserver, Geoserver, Geonetwork, Postgis, Qgis and GvSig.
  • He has some experience teaching and participating at conferences talking about Postgis, Qgis and Geoserver. He also contributes to the Brazilian FOSSGIS magazine.
Contact
Email: fsc7mail AT gmail DOT com
Skype: fsc0307
Spoken Language(s)
Portuguese, English.
Profile last updated
25 July 2012

Latin America:Chile

Stefan Steiniger

Stefan Steiniger

formerly a GIS/c Researcher with the University of Calgary, Canada, freelance GIS Programmer

Locations: Santiago de Chile, Chile & Calgary, Canada

Stefan has been project (co-)leader of the OpenJUMP GIS project from 2005 to 2010 and is still a contributor. He has been writing 2-3 journal articles about FOSS4G to a scientific audience, to spread the word there (on desktop GIS, Landscape Ecology tools, SDI software, and FOSS4G for teaching). Currently he is relocating to Chile and trying to figure out what the status of FOSS4G is there.

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  • Used applications such as JTS Topology Suite, OpenJUMP, Sextante, QGIS, tiny bits of PostGIS, etc. (and still learning...)
  • Thinks he has generally a good overview of the FOSS4G software map (well.. just click the link)
Contact
Email: ssteinig AT ucalgary DOT ca
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, Spanish
Profile last updated
7 July 2012

Latin America:Colombia

Ariel Nuñez

Consultant, , Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank

Location: Barranquilla, Colombia

Ariel is an electronic engineer with experience in sensor networks and software development. He has contributed to many open source software projects centered around web development and GIS. His work in disaster risk reduction centers around the use of open source geospatial tools to improve resilience to natural hazards. He is doing a masters degree on Electronic Engineering and his research involves finding abnormal patterns using computer vision and machine learning.

Contact
Email: ingenieroariel AT gmail DOT com
Skype : ingenieroariel
Twitter : ingenieroariel
Spoken Language(s)
Spanish, English
Profile last updated
22 July 2014

Latin America:Ecuador

Edwin Alberto Amado Barón

Edwin Amado

Researcher, Independent. http://www.wikisquare.de/UeberUns

Location: Quito, Ecuador

I was graduated in civil engineering in 2006 at the UPTC. On the university I saw the GIS world, into an optative matter at the end of the career. Just after receiving my title, I worked in a project supported by the European Community in 2007, with the goal of protect natural resources in my region using geomatics. In that project I learnt the power of GIS in the management of natural resources. Then, I decided continue my academical preparation in a selflearning way, studying French and GIS.

My first autonomous experience after my graduation it was to translate from French to Castilian, the documentation of SavGIS, a GIS software developped by the IRD (Institute de Recherche pour le Developpement), a scientific institution for international cooperation of the French Government.

At the beginning of 2009 I discovered the world of GNU/Linux systems and since that time I am a totally satisfied user and advocate of Libre Software. I've had the chance of use operative systems like Venenux, OSGeoLive, all the Ubuntu's family and SLAX, among others, but for me Trisquel is the best option, because it only uses Libre Software and let me work with all Libre GIS Software I need, like GRASS, QuantumGIS (QGIS), gvSIG and Kosmo, OpenJUMP, Viking, GPSPrune, Marble among many others.

At the end of 2010 I had the opportunity of travel to Caracas (Venezuela) to the 2nd Latin American and Caribean Users Journey of gvSIG and to the 1st Peruvian Simposium on Remote Sensing and GIS in Lima (Perú) to expose two works related with FOSS GIS.

At the end of 2011 I found Geopublisher (GP) and AtlasStyler (AS). I translated its interface to Castilian, guided by Stefan Alfons Tzeggai, developer of those two programs. Besides, I wrote a 130 pages handbook and I made some video tutorials about the use of GP. Due to my experience translating and documenting GP, I became an expert making digital multimedia atlases and I begun to work searching for its application in the resolution of social problems in my country.

In may 2012 I was invited by Stefan Tzeggai to form part of Wikisquare, the team that offers professional support for GP. In september 2012 I traveled to Mérida (Venezuela) to expose two works in the 2nd Congreso Venezolano de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, COVESIG, and I lived in that city for two months.

At the end of 2013 I decided begin to travel for the north of South America in order to spread my experience and knowledge in geomatics by means of libre software. In october 2013 I participated in the 4th Congreso Internacional Itinerante de Software Libre in Ibarra, Guaranda and Quito. After that, I went to Tumbes (Perú) between january and march 2013 and then I came back to Ecuador. In abril 2014 I participated in the FLISOL 2014 with a conference and a workshop in the Universidad Nacional del Chimborazo, at the Riobamba city.

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  • Colaboration in translating QGIS context help to castilian.
Contact
Email: contacto DOT eaab AT opmbx DOT org



Spoken Language(s)
Spanish (mother language), English (writinig, reading), French (reading), Portuguese (reading).
Profile last updated
07 07 2014



Latin America:Mexico

Alejandro Rivero Borrell

Alejandro Rivero Borrell

System Admimistrator, State Transit Dept.

Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

Alejandro works on several software developer projects and implements GIS systems with OSGeo tools for transit applications, mostly using the OSGeo Live DVD as a small Linux server.

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  • Teacher of Linux Server Management course at Instituto de Computacion de Occidente.
  • Contributor to Cidetec Transit Project at Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Campus Zapopan.
  • Server Security with Linux, Unisite University, Guadalajara
Contact
Email: borrellalex@gmail.com
Phone: +52 33 38192412
Languages spoken
Spanish, English.
Profile last updated
25 June 2012

United States

Eli Adam

Location: Newport, Oregon (USA)

Since 2007, Eli has been using FOSS4G technologies, first in archaeological settings then in local government. Webmapping with MapGuide Open Source and MapServer led to data management with GDAL/OGR (FWTools 0.94) and eventually leading to many other OSGeo Projects covering the full software stack.

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  • OSGeo Journal Team and Copyeditor since Volume 7 (2010)
  • GeoMoose involvement since 2010 as a user, contributor, and PSC member. Helped with OSGeo Incubation.
  • PDX-OSGeo member and liaison to the Board, helped formalize the Chapter's status as an official OSGeo Chapter.
  • Presented GDAL/OGR tutorials at Conferences, Workshops, User Groups, Unconferences, and other venues. Also touching on MapServer, PostGIS, GeoMoose, and other OSGeo Projects.
  • OSGeo Charter member (2013)
Contact
Email: eadam A T co DOT lincoln DOT or DOT us
IRC: EliL on Freenode
Profile last updated
13 August 2013



Alex Mandel

Alex

Phd. Candidate, Geography, University of California, Davis

Location: Davis, CA USA

Alex is a geographer with a background in natural resource sciences. He studies geospatial software development and applications working with many government agencies and other small organizations to implement geospatial solutions. He is an active advocate of OSGeo in the Western US at related academic conferences and local un-conferences. Additional Information

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Contact
Email: tech AT wildintellect DOT com
IRC: wildint(ellect)
Profile last updated
21 June 2012

Anna Petrasova

Anna Petrasova

PhD student at North Carolina State University

Location: Raleigh, NC, USA

Previous location: Prague, Czech Republic

Anna is an active GRASS GIS developer since 2011. As a PhD student, she promotes free and open source geospatial software for research and education among other students and colleagues and supports its users both in person and on mailing lists.

OSGeo Experience

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Contact
Email: kratochanna AT gmail DOT com
Spoken Language(s)
Czech, English
Profile last updated
August 2, 2014

Brian Hamlin

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Location: Berkeley, CA USA

"The time is now to accelerate geo data and geo software. I will use my best abilities as an investigator, coder and communicator to further the development and deployment of Open Source Geospatial Software."

By fate or by fluke, Brian served as steering committee member for the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth in 2007. link As liason to speakers and distinguished guests, network administrator and conference strategist, Brian built on experience with un-conferences and an unusual collection of resources to make the five day, one hundred and twenty presentation international event a critical success. Subsequently Brian dove headlong into the vast arcana of geo-software, beginning with GDAL and moving on to C-Tribe projects and web software. The OSGeo Live DVD is a fundamental piece of the puzzle, in a rapidly changing and perhaps urgent context of the relationship of civilization and Gaia current: PostGIS maintainer on the Live; brought Marble, NaturalEarth, netCDF data to the Live; SciPy stack maintainer

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Contact
Email: maplabs AT light42 DOT com
IRC: darkblue_b dbb
Profile last updated
04 July 2012

Doug Newcomb

Doug Newcomb

Cartographer

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Doug Newcomb has a BS and MA in Geography and is an advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in general and geospatial software specifically. Doug has used Linux (Red Hat, CentOS,Debian,Ubuntu) since 1996. Employed at various government environmental agencies since 1990. Specializes in use of GRASS with incomplete LiDAR data to derive landscape scale (statewide) forest canopy structure data.

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  • Charter member since 2012.

Contact:

Email: gistinkerATgmail.com
Phone: 336-639-9545
Spoken Language(s)
English
Profile last updated
9 September 2012

Feng Amy Gao

Feng Amy Gao

President, Spatial Front Inc.

Location: Potomac, Maryland, US

Amy is the President of Spatial Front Inc, a fast-growing IT consulting company. She has extensive experience with the design and development of enterprise geospatial information systems. She has worked for all levels of US governments (federal, state, and local), companies from IBM to start-ups, and as Adjunct Professor in college. One of her latest projects - National Broadband Map, a high-profile project funded by Recovery Act - was built on an open source stack. She is enthusiastic about open source geospatial technologies and interested in using more and helping people learn more about them.

OSGeo Experience

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  • Used technologies such as GeoServer, PostGIS, and Layers in multiple projects.
  • Translated OSGeo-Live document from English to Chinese.
Contact
Email: amy AT spatialfront DOT com
Spoken Language(s)
English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Profile last updated
08 July 2012

Frank Warmerdam

Frank Warmerdam

Employment: Google

Location: Mountain View, California, USA

Frank Warmerdam is a C++, Java and Python geospatial software developer, primarily known for founding the GDAL/OGR multi format geospatial data access and translation project. He is also active on the PROJ.4, libtiff, and libgeotiff projects, was a founding director of OSGeo, and is a Primary Administrator on the OSGeo System Administration Committee.

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Contact
Email: warmerdam@pobox.com
Web: http://pobox.com/~warmerdam/
Phone: +1 (650) 701-7823
Spoken Language(s)
English
Profile last updated
17 August 2012
Helena Mitasova

Helena Mitasova

Professor at the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Helena has participated in the GRASS GIS development since 1991 and co-authored the first book on GRASS. She is a member of editorial boards for Geomorphology, Computers and Geosciences and Transactions in GIS and has published over 80 publications demonstrating applications of GRASS GIS. She has researched methods for terrain analysis, geospatial modeling and visualization. She received her PhD from the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

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Contact
hmitaso@ncsu.edu
Spoken Languages
English, Slovak
Profile last updated
16 August 2014

Kate Chapman

Kate Chapman

Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Location: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Kate is Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Her most recent projects have included working in Indonesia leading a team to train disaster managers in using open-source software to better plan for disasters and relaunching of the OpenAerialMap project. Kate has spoken about the benefits of open-source and open data for disaster response and risk reduction all over the world, including giving keynotes at Linux Conf Australia and FOSS4G in 2013.

OSGeo Experience
  • Keynote FOSS4G 2013
  • Workshop FOSS4G 2013 "Impact Modelling with OpenStreetMap and InaSAFE"
  • Participation in development of Curriculum on InaSAFE.org on using InaSAFE/QGIS/OpenStreetMap for Disaster Planning
  • Planning Volunteer FOSS4G North American 2013
  • Workshop FOSS4G 2011 "Using OpenStreetMap for Disaster Response and Planning"
  • OSGEO Booth Volunteer American Association of Geographers Annual Conference
Contact
Email: kate.chapman AT hotosm DOT org
Phone (mobile): +1 703 673 8834
Skype: kateachapman

Spoken Language(s): English, Indonesian (intermediate speaker)

Profile last updated
23 07 2014

Landon Blake (AKA - The Sunburned Surveyor)

Landon Blake

Owner, Redefined Horizons

Location: Stockton, California, United States of America

Landon Blake is a land surveyor and GIS programmer with a focus on OpenJUMP and CAD customization. He serves as the Vice President of the California Land Surveyors Association Central Valley Chapter, is a member of the California Land Surveyors Association GIS Committee, and also serves as a member of the California Geodetic Control Working Group.

OSGeo Experience
  • Volunteer Editor of the OSGeo Journal
  • Board Representative for the OSGeo California Chapter
Contact
Email: sunburned dot surveyor at gmail dot com
Phone (work): (209) 571-1765
Phone (cell): (209) 298-7521
Phone (home): (209) 464-2612
Skype:
Profile last updated
08 13 2014

GIS Data Models

Mark Lucas

Mark Lucas

Principal Scientist, RadiantBlue Technologies Inc.

Location:Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA

Mark Lucas has pioneered efforts in Open Source Software Development in remote sensing, image processing and geographical information systems. Mark established ossim.org and has led several government funded studies and development efforts since 1996. ... more.

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OSGeo experience
  • Original founder of the OSSIM remote sensing project
  • On the original organizing committee for the OSGeo, a founding member and board member.
  • Recently returned to serve on the current Board of Directors
Contact
Email: mlucas17 AT mac DOT com
Phone (work): 321 266 1475 (USA)
Spoken Language(s)
English, Spanish
Profile last updated
07 JULY 2012
Mike Smith & Jeff McKenna collaborating on WMS Benchmarking

Michael Smith

Physical Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers Location: Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Michael Smith is a Physical Scientist with the Remote Sensing GIS Center of Expertise at the Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory of the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has been working as a GIS Specialist for 25 years with the last 13 years very involved with Open Source Geospatial.


OSGeo Experience

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  • Charter member since 2012
  • Member of the MapServer Project Steering Committee
  • Member of WMS Benchmarking Group
  • Member of PDAL Project Steering Committee
irc
mdsmith
email
michael.smith[at]usace.army.mil
Spoken Language(s)
English
Profile last updated
16 Aug 2013

Michael P. Gerlek (mpg)

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Location: Eagle, Idaho, USA (43.70N,116.34E)

Michael P. Gerlek (mpg) has been involved with OSGeo since its inception and serves on its board of directors. He has been in the geospatial industry for almost fifteen year, and currently runs the product development team for OneOcean, a marine GIS startup in Seattle.

OSGeo Experience

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  • involved with OSGeo since initial Chicago meeting in February of 2006
  • the original OSGeo T-shirts guy
  • led the Visibility Committee (VisCom) for ~1 year
  • occasional speaker, workshop presenter, etc
  • co-founder of CUGOS, the Seattle-area chapter of OSGeo
  • author or editor of many articles on open source
Contact
Email: mpg AT flaxen DOT com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mpgerlek
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/mpgerlek
Profile last updated
11 July 2012

Peter Batty

Peter Batty

Co-founder and CTO of Geospatial Division, Ubisense

Location: Denver, CO, United States (originally from the United Kingdom)

Peter has worked in the geospatial industry for 25 years and has served as CTO for two of the world's top 200 software companies, Intergraph and Smallworld (now part of GE Energy). In recent years he has worked extensively with open source systems and new generation web mapping applications such as Google Maps. More details at LinkedIn.

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  • Chaired the FOSS4G conference in Denver in 2011. It was the largest FOSS4G to date with over 900 attendees from 42 countries
  • Has spoken at many conferences around the world on trends in the geospatial industry, including open source geospatial
  • Was elected to the OSGeo board in 2011
  • Has developed applications using a variety of OSGeo software, including PostGIS, MapFish and OpenLayers
  • Is a member of the OSGeo Conference Committee
  • Is the OSGeo Board Liaison for the FOSS4G 2013 conference in Nottingham, UK
  • Write a Blog
Contact
Email: peter AT ebatty DOT com
Skype: pmbatty
twitter @pmbatty
Spoken Language(s)
English
Profile last updated
5 July 2012

Ragi Yaser Burhum

Ragi Yaser Burhum

CTO, AmigoCloud Inc

Location: San Francisco, California, USA Born: Lima, Perú

Ragi has worked for over 10+years at various companies in the GIS space (ESRI, Microsoft, etc) where he was responsible for designing and architecting geospatial solutions for governments, non-profit and private institutions. During his career, Ragi has created several hybrid (closed source + OS) GIS solutions that have ranged from huge servers, to mobile phones and embedded chipsets. He is a big proponent of OS geospatial technologies and usually does presentations on the topic.

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Contact
Contact information
Spoken Language(s)
Spanish (fluent), English(fluent), German, French(basic)
Profile last updated
17 July 2012



Steve Lime

Steve Lime

Data & Applications Manager, Minnesota DNR

Location: St. Paul, MN USA

Steve is one of the principle developers for MapServer and does a fair amount of web application development using MapServer/MapScript, PostGIS, GDAL, GEOS and OpenLayers.

OSGeo Experience

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  • Founder MapServer project, PSC chair
  • Participated OSGeo Foundation initiation meeting
  • Conference chair MapServer User Group (MUM) meetings in 2001 and 2003
  • Recipient of OSGeo's 2007 Sol Katz Award
  • Member of OSGeo incubation committee, past member of OSGeo conference committee
  • Instructor at University of Minnesota (Geography Dept) in Web-based GIS
  • Frequent presenter (papers/workshops) at local and international conferences (although not as much any more)
Contact
Email: steve.lime AT state DOT mn DOT us or sdlime AT comcast DOT net
Phone (work): 1-651-259-5473
Skype:
Profile last updated
04 Oct 2012

Stephen Woodbridge

Stephen Woodbridge

Owner, iMaptools.com

Location: North Chelmsford, MA, USA

Stephen works with Mapserver, pgRouting, PAGC Geocoder, GDAL/OGR, OpenLayers as well as other open source products. Stephen can be found at iMapTools.com where he provides geospatial products, consulting and advocates OSGeo and OpenSource products to his clients. Resume. LinkedIn Profile.

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  • Mapserver PSC member and user. Stephen constructs mapfiles and manages client production environments that collectively serve billions map of draws per year.
  • pgRouting PSC member, user and developer. Stephen prepares client data for use with pgRouting, has developed driving directions module, and has mentored Google of Summer Code students developing pgRouting.
  • PAGC (Postal Address Geocoder) PSC member and user, tester and developer.
  • A knowledgeable user of GDAL/OGR and OpenLayers as well as other Open Source projects.
Contact
Email: woodbri AT swoodbridge DOT com
Phone (work): 1-978-251-4502
Skype: stephen.woodbridge
Spoken Language(s)
English
Profile last updated
28 JUNE 2012

Vivien Deparday

Open Data and Geospatial Technology Specialist, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the World Bank

Location: Washinton, DC, United States

Vivien Deparday

Vivien started to use and contribute to open source GIS in 2006 while working for GIS consulting company in France and then focused his master research on using open source tools for geovisualization. He is currently working at the World Bank promoting and spreading the use of open source software internally at the World Bank and in many countries around the world through the work of the Open Data for Resilience Initiative


OSGeo Experience

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  • FOSS4G user and contributor since 2006 participating and presenting in code sprints, conferences, and user meetings
  • GeoNode. Core developer.
  • QGIS Plugin: InaSAFE. Developer, technical working group member
Contact
Email: vivien.deparday AT gmail DOT com
Skype : vivien.deparday
Twitter : vdeparday
Github profile
Personal page
Spoken Language(s)
French, English
Profile last updated
12 August 2014


Landon Blake (AKA - The Sunburned Surveyor)

Landon Blake

Owner, Redefined Horizons

Location: Stockton, California, United States of America

Landon Blake is a land surveyor and GIS programmer with a focus on OpenJUMP and CAD customization.

OSGeo Experience
  • Volunteer Editor of the OSGeo Journal
  • Board Representative for the OSGeo California Chapter
Contact
Email: sunburned dot surveyor at gmail dot com
Phone (Home): 209-464-2612
Phone (Cell): 209-298-7521
Skype:
Profile last updated
07 14 2013

Past OSGeo Advocates

This section lists prior listed Advocates who have not recently updated their profiles.

Understanding OSGeo roles

Below is an explanation of roles which Advocates might have been involved in as part of OSGeo:

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We only have 9 active OSGeo board members in the world, which have been peer selected based upon their outstanding leadership in the greater OSGeo community.

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Charter membership is obtained through a strongly contested selection process. Members tend to be developers and leaders in one or more OSGeo projects, and/or OSGeo business leaders, and have a deep understanding in many of the OSGeo projects and principles of Open Source.

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Every year, OSGeo presents the prestigious Sol Katz Award to one individual who has demonstrated leadership and contributed significantly to advance open source ideals in the geospatial realm.

OSGeo chair.png OSGeo psc.png Voted position in an OSGeo community

These people hold a position of responsibility within one of the OSGeo sub-communities. This may be a chair of an OSGeo committee or board member of a Regional Chapter, or a member of a project's Project Steering Committee (PSC).

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This is where the real work gets done developing and coordinating development of OSGeo Software.

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These people are actively involved in one or more OSGeo communities, acting as practitioners, users, promoters or supporters of OSGeo software. These people tend to have a practical understanding about how OSGeo software works.

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These people have translated documentation for OSGeo-Live, and/or OSGeo projects. They usually have an established understanding of OSGeo topics and can present them in local languages.

Expenses

This OSGeo Advocate list has been designed to help event organisors find local authoritative speakers. Events wishing to import keynote speakers should anticipate covering expenses of these speakers. Note that OSGeo is a volunteer driven organisation without paid positions of authority and OSGeo doesn't budget to cover travel expenses. Note also that unlike proprietary companies, a company promoting Open Source software don't earn license fees when a delegate is convinced to start using the free software.

When budgeting for keynote speakers expect to cover the following expenses:

  • Travel, typically including:
    • airfare
    • visa
    • travel insurance (including overseas medical, trip disruption, lost luggage, etc)
    • meals during travel
    • transit costs to local and host airports
  • Accommodation
    • standard 3 or 4 star hotel within walking distance of the event
    • high speed internet
  • Per diem costs
    • 3 meals a day
  • Speakers fee
    • typically $US 1000 per day. (Note that OSGeo volunteer speakers usually have a full time job and will be loosing wages for the duration of the event)

For a rough guide of travel costs refer to the US Department of State costs

Individual speakers may waive any of these costs if attracted to the event for other reasons, and final costs are to be negotiated with the selected speaker.

Other Resources

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