OSGeo Advocate

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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:

  • Login or create an OSGeo wiki account (See "login" link in top right of this page).
  • Add yourself to the OSGeo Members directory, by filling out the OSGeo Member Form, editing your User:<Username> page. More details about adding yourself to the Member Map can be found here.
  • Finally, add your User:<Username> page to the OSGeo Advocate Category, by including
    [[Category:OSGeo_Advocate]]
    at the bottom of the page (editing the wikitext).
  • You will then be listed under the OSGeo Advocates.

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.

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Advocates List

(Hans) Gregers Petersen

Name: (Hans) Gregers Petersen
Job Title: Partner, Senior Consultant
Company: Septima
Country: Danmark
City: Copenhagen
Local Chapter: Danmark
Social Media: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/hansgregerspetersen, https://twitter.com/GregersP, https://github.com/GregersP
Website: http://www.septima.dk/
Coordinate: 55° 41' 31", 12° 35' 55"
Languages: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

(Hans) Gregers Petersen

Greg is an open source and open data advocate. Though he started as a statistical consultant and developer (using FOSS like Debian, R, etc), he ended up in the geo business. Now he consults clients on several areas regarding geodata - mostly within the use of geodata and GIS at public admin clients. He has a strong belief in Open Data, and co-founded the company Septima in January 2013 to utilize the newly released national data. Greg is an avid speaker on the subject of Open Data.

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Agustín Diez Castillo

Name: Agustín Diez Castillo
Country: Spain
City: València
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Coordinate: 39° 40' 55", -0° 45' 55"


Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

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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Alex Mandel

Name: Alex Mandel
Job Title: Phd. Candidate
Company: Geography, University of California, Davis
Country: USA
State: CA
City: Davis
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Website: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/wildintellect
Coordinate: 38° 33' 3", -121° 44' 1"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Alex Mandel

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.

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Alexander Bruy

Name: Alexander Bruy
Country: Ukraine
City: Zaporizhzhya
Local Chapter: Ukraine
Coordinate: 47° 24' 59", 35° 55' 23"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Alexander Bruy

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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Alexander Salveson Nossum

Name: Alexander Salveson Nossum
Job Title: software developer
Company: Norkart
Country: Norway
City: Trondheim
Local Chapter: Norway
Social Media: http://twitter.com/alexanno, http://github.com/alexanno
Website: http://alexanno.net/
Coordinate: 63° 25' 50", 10° 23' 42"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo user.png

Alexander Salveson Nossum
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Alexandre Neto

Name: Alexandre Neto
Job Title: GIS Manager and Cartographer
Company: Cascais Ambiente
Address: Cascais, Portugal
Country: Portugal
Local Chapter: Portugal
Coordinate: 38° 41' 50", -9° 25' 18"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Alexandre Neto

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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Andrea Aime

Name: Andrea Aime
Job Title: Tech lead
Company: GeoSolutions
Address: Reggiolo, Reggio Emilia, Italia
Country: Italia
City: Reggiolo
Local Chapter: Italiano
Instant Messaging: Skype: aaime74
Social Media: http://twitter.com/geowolf
Website: http://geo-solutions.it/
Coordinate: 44° 55' 12", 10° 48' 35"
Languages: Italian, English, French

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

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Andrea Antonello

Name: Andrea Antonello
Job Title: Tech lead
Company: HydroloGIS
Address: Bolzano, Alto Adige, Italia
Country: Italia
City: Bolzano
Local Chapter: Italiano
Social Media: http://twitter.com/themoovida
Website: http://www.andreaantonello.com/
Coordinate: 46° 29' 51", 11° 20' 55"
Languages: Italian, German, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

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Andrea Ross

Name: Andrea Ross
Job Title: Director
Company: LocationTech
Country: Canada
State: Ontario
City: Ottawa
Local Chapter: Ottawa Chapter
Website: http://42aross.wordpress.com/
Coordinate: 45° 25' 16", -75° 41' 23"


Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Andrea Ross

Andrea Ross has worked with open technologies and open communities for most of the last 20 years. Her roles during that time involved developing healthcare, telecom, database, and geospatial systems. Currently, as Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, nurturing open communities is what she does for a living. Andrea is a founder and inaugural Director of LocationTech.

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Andy Anderson

Name: Andy Anderson
Job Title: Academic Technology Specialist
Company: Amherst College
Address: Amherst College, Academic Technology Services
Country: USA
State: Massachusetts
City: Amherst
Local Chapter: North America
Social Media: https://twitter.com/GeoObservatory
Website: https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/aanderson
Email: aanderson@amherst.edu
Coordinate: 42° 22' 16", -72° 31' 1"
Languages: English, Spanish

Experience: OSGeo user.png

I have been using open-source software since the early 1980s, and specifically FOSS4G since 2007. I currently teach occasional classes with FOSS4G and write documentation for using FOSS4G in my position as Academic Technology Specialist for Mathematical and Spatial Data Analysis at Amherst College, and my role as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts. I am also serving on the Boston Local Organizing Committee for FOSS4G 2017. I have been programming since the mid-1970s, primarily for scientific applications but also including open-source software, beginning with Fortran and C and continuing most recently with JavaScript, Python, R, and SQL.

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Angelos Tzotsos

Name: Angelos Tzotsos
Job Title: Geospatial Software Developer, Remote Sensing Consultant, Senior Researcher
Company: Freelancer, NTUA, Athena RC
Country: Greece
City: Athens
Local Chapter: Greek
Social Media: https://twitter.com/tzotsos
Website: http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos
Email: tzotsos@gmail.com
Phone: +30-693-2149344
Coordinate: 37° 58' 43", 23° 46' 2"
Languages: Greek, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png OSGeo Committer.png

Angelos Tzotsos

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, geospatial data catalogues and metadata. His research involves remote sensing, machine learning, computer vision and object-based image analysis. He is an active advocate of OSGeo in Greece at related conferences. He is also an individual OGC member. His recent activity involved implementation of data.gov catalog service and implementation of the Greek national open data portal geodata.gov.gr

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Anita Graser

Name: Anita Graser
Job Title: GIS expert
Company: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Country: Austria
City: Vieanna
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Instant Messaging: https://twitter.com/#!/underdarkGIS
Website: http://anitagraser.com/
Coordinate: 48° 16' 2", 16° 25' 29"
Languages: German, English

Experience: OSGeo board.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

QGIS PSC member and author of 'Learning QGIS'.

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Anna Petrasova

Name: Anna Petrasova
Job Title: PhD studen
Company: North Carolina State University
Country: USA
State: NC
City: Raleigh
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 35° 46' 48", -78° 38' 20"
Languages: Czech, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Anna Petrasova

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.

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Anne Ghisla

Name: Anne Ghisla
Country: Deutschland
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Coordinate: 52° 31' 0", 13° 23' 20"
Languages: Italian, French, English, German

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo exboard.png OSGeo user.png

Anne Ghisla

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 doesn't code much anymore, as she is now focused in connecting people and communities of different software projects.

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Argyros Argyridis

Name: Argyros Argyridis
Job Title: PhD Student
Company: Remote Sensing Laboratory, NTUA
Country: Greece
City: Athens
Local Chapter: Greek
Website: http://users.ntua.gr/arargyr
Coordinate: 37° 58' 41", 23° 46' 50"
Languages: Greek, English, French

Experience: OSGeo user.png

Argyros Argyridis

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.

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Ari Jolma

Name: Ari Jolma
Company: Finnish Environment Institute
Country: Finland
City: Vantaa
Local Chapter: Finland
Website: http://arijolma.org
Coordinate: 60° 16' 0", 24° 47' 5"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo exboard.png OSGeo user.png OSGeo Committer.png

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Ariel Nuñez

Name: Ariel Nuñez
Job Title: Consultant
Company: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank
Country: Colombia
City: Barranquilla
Local Chapter: Sudamerica
Coordinate: 11° 0' 0", -74° 0' 0"
Languages: Spanish, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo user.png

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.

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Arnulf Christl

Name: Arnulf Christl
Job Title: Director
Company: metaspatial
Country: Germany
City: Bonn
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Website: http://www.metaspatial.net/
Phone: +49-172-2958-004
Coordinate: 50° 44' 10", 7° 5' 16"
Languages: German, English, Spanish

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo exboard.png OSGeo user.png OSGeo SolKatz.png

Arnulf Christl
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Asger Sigurd Skovbo Petersen

Name: Asger Sigurd Skovbo Petersen
Job Title: Partner
Company: Septima
Country: Danmark
City: Copenhagen
Local Chapter: Danmark
Instant Messaging: Skype: asgerskovbopetersen
Social Media: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/asgerskovbopetersen, https://twitter.com/asgerpetersen, https://github.com/AsgerPetersen
Website: http://www.septima.dk/
Phone: +45-91-32-69-44
Coordinate: 55° 41' 34", 12° 35' 57"
Languages: English, German, Scandinavian

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Asger Sigurd Skovbo Petersen

Asger is an open source and open data advocate. Open source geospatial software has played a central role in his professional life since 2000, where he does development, consulting and training on open source geospatial software. Asger co-founded the company Septima in 2013 with the aim to help Danish clients to utilize newly released open governmental geodata using open source software.

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Astrid Emde

Name: Astrid Emde
Job Title: GIS-Consultant
Company: WhereGroup
Country: Germany
City: Cologne
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/#!/astroidex
Phone: +049-9090398-19
Coordinate: 50° 56' 26", 6° 58' 7"
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Experience: OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png OSGeo Committer.png

Astrid Emde
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Barend Köbben

Name: Barend Köbben
Company: University of Twente – Faculty of Geo–Information Science and Earth Observation
Country: The Netherlands
City: Enschede
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Instant Messaging: Skype: barendkobben
Social Media: https://twitter.com/barendkobben
Website: http://barendkobben.com/
Email: b.j.kobben@utwente.nl
Coordinate: 52° 13' 24", 6° 53' 8"
Languages: English, Dutch, German, French

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Barend Köbben
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Bogdan Grama

Name: Bogdan Grama
Job Title: GIS Analyst
Address: Bucharest, Romania
Country: Romania
City: Bucharest
Local Chapter: Romanian
Website: https://ro.linkedin.com/in/bogdan-grama-56a2a99
Coordinate: 44° 25' 5", 26° 8' 32"


Experience: OSGeo user.png

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Brent Wood

Name: Brent Wood
Job Title: Programme Leader for Environmental Information Delivery
Company: NIWA
Country: New Zealand
City: Wellington
Local Chapter: Aust-NZ
Instant Messaging: Skype: pcreso
Coordinate: -41° 16' 54", 174° 58' 8"
Languages: English

Experience: OSGeo user.png

Brent Wood

Brent Wood has worked in fisheries/marine/environmental research for 40 years, and for almost half of this time he used Open Source tools for spatial data management, analysis and visualisation. He has been a NZ Open Source Society Council member for several years, as well as an active Wellington Linux User Group member and Installfest organiser. He has been a regular presenter at FOSS4G since 2009, and was a finalist in the 2010 NZOSA awards for a web mapping portal using Silverstripe, Postgis. mapserver and Geonetwork which provided public access to research data and reports.

Brent manages the NIWA QGIS Users Group, which is currently acting as the NZ QGIS User Group, and is an active participant in the Wellington Postgres Users Group (with a focus on Postgis). He is also interested in the use of R as a GIS/spatial analysis & mapping tool. His platform of choice is Linix, and has several years experience is setting up and using Linux based GIS workstations.

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Brian M Hamlin

Name: Brian M Hamlin
Country: USA
State: CA
City: Berkeley
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Website: http://blog.light42.com
Coordinate: 37° 52' 2", -122° 18' 2"
Languages: English, basic German

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Brian M Hamlin
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Byeong-Hyeok Yu

Name: Byeong-Hyeok Yu
Job Title: GIS/RS analyst (GISP)
Company: Korea National Park Service
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Local Chapter: Korea
Social Media: http://www.facebook.com/ybh0616
Website: http://blog.daum.net/geoscience
Email: bhyu@knps.or.kr
Phone: +82-2-721-9655
Coordinate: 37° 31' 32", 126° 58' 46"
Languages: Korean, English

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Byeong-Hyeok Yu
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Celia Vriginia Vergara Castillo

Name: Celia Vriginia Vergara Castillo
Country: México
City: Mexico city
Local Chapter: Mexico
Email: vicky@georepublic.jp
Coordinate: 19° 25' 56", -99° 8' 0"


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Celia Vriginia Vergara Castillo

Vicky is an Economist and Computer Scientist, pgRouting fan and developer, Free Software advocate.

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Chaitanya Kumar CH

Name: Chaitanya Kumar CH
Job Title: Developer
Country: India
City: Bengaluru
Local Chapter: India
Instant Messaging: Skype: chaitanya.kumar.ch
Social Media: https://in.linkedin.com/in/chaitanyakumarch
Email: chaitanya.ch@gmail.com
Phone: +91-949-444-7584
Coordinate: 13° 2' 12", 77° 31' 52"
Languages: English, Telugu, Hindi

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo user.png

Chaitanya Kumar CH

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 Egis Geoplan, India.

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Charles Schweik

Name: Charles Schweik
Job Title: Associate Professor
Company: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Country: USA
State: Massachusetts
City: Amherst
Local Chapter: North America
Website: http://people.umass.edu/cschweik
Coordinate: 42° 23' 19", -72° 31' 42"


Experience: OSGeo charter.png

Charles Schweik

Charlie Schweik is a social scientist who studies commons-based peer production efforts generally, and teaches GIS in his university's Environmental Conservation and Public Policy and Administration programs. He is interested in building OSGeo and the GeoForAll effort toward true global collaboration in open source geospatial related research and education.

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Christian Mayer

Name: Christian Mayer
Job Title: CEO and Software Engineer
Company: meggsimum
Country: Germany
State: Palatinate
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/geofootballer
Website: http://www.meggsimum.de/
Coordinate: 49° 26' 5", 7° 46' 34"
Languages: German, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Christian Mayer

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, GeoExt 2 and GeoExt 3. 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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Christian Willmes

Name: Christian Willmes
Job Title: Researcher
Company: University of Cologne
Country: Germany
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
City: Köln
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Website: http://cwillmes.de
Email: mail@cwillmes.de
Phone: +49-221-470-6234
Coordinate: 50° 55' 59", 6° 55' 42"
Languages: German, English

Experience: OSGeo user.png

Christian Willmes

Christian Willmes is a researcher in GIScience & Geography at the University of Cologne. He applies several OSGeo software packages for research and teaching.

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Christos 'Chiossif' Iosifidis

Name: Christos 'Chiossif' Iosifidis
Job Title: Remote Sensing Tutor
Company: NTUA
Country: Greece
City: Athens
Local Chapter: Greek
Instant Messaging: Skype: chiossif
Website: http://users.ntua.gr/chiossif/index-en.html
Phone: +30-210-772-2606
Coordinate: 37° 58' 39", 23° 47' 4"
Languages: Greek, English

Experience: OSGeo user.png

Christos 'Chiossif' Iosifidis
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Daniel Kastl

Name: Daniel Kastl
Company: Georepublic
Country: Japan
State: Hyogo
City: Nishinomiya
Local Chapter: Japan
Website: https://georepublic.info
Coordinate: 34° 44' 49", 135° 21' 26"
Languages: German, English, Japanese

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

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Daniel Morissette

Name: Daniel Morissette
Job Title: President
Company: Mapgears
Address: Chicoutimi, QC, Canada
Country: Canada
State: QC
City: Chicoutimi
Local Chapter: Québec Chapter
Social Media: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dmorissette
Website: http://dmorissette.blogspot.com/
Coordinate: 48° 24' 13", -71° 3' 40"
Languages: English, French

Experience: OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo exboard.png OSGeo SolKatz.png

Daniel Morissette
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Daria Svidzinska

Name: Daria Svidzinska
Job Title: Associate Professor
Company: Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Geography, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK), Ukraine
Country: Ukraine
City: Kyiv
Local Chapter: Ukraine
Coordinate: 50° 27' 0", 30° 30' 0"


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Daria Svidzinska
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David Bitner

Name: David Bitner
Job Title: Owner/Consultant
Company: dbSpatial LLC
Country: USA
State: MN
City: Minneapolis
Local Chapter: Twin Cities
Social Media: http://@bitnerd, http://@dbspatial
Website: http://dbspatial.com/
Email: bitner@dbspatial.com
Coordinate: 44° 58' 37", -93° 15' 55"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

David Bitner

David Bitner is the founder of dbSpatial and a consultant specializing in open source geospatial application and database development. David is an OSGeo Charter Member and a member of the Sahana Software Foundation Board of Directors. David has served on several conference committees and was the chair of the 2013 FOSS4GNA event in Minneapolis.

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Dimitar Misev

Name: Dimitar Misev
Job Title: PhD student
Company: Jacobs University Bremen
Country: Germany
City: Bremen
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Instant Messaging: Skype: dimitarmisev
Social Media: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dimitarmisev
Website: http://dimitarmisev.com/
Coordinate: 53° 9' 59", 8° 39' 0"
Languages: English, Macedonian

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo user.png

Dimitar Misev
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Dimitris Kotzinos

Name: Dimitris Kotzinos
Job Title: Faculty member
Company: Department of Computer Science of University of Cergy Pontoise
Country: Francophone
City: Cergy Pontoise
Local Chapter: Greek
Website: http://www.kotzinos.eu
Coordinate: 49° 2' 18", 2° 4' 29"
Languages: Greek, English

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Dimitris Kotzinos

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.

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Dirk Frigne

Name: Dirk Frigne
Job Title: Founder
Company: Geosparc
Country: Belgium
City: Gent
Local Chapter: Belgium
Social Media: https://twitter.com/DFrigne, https://be.linkedin.com/in/frigne
Website: http://www.frigne.be/
Coordinate: 51° 4' 47", 3° 40' 12"


Experience: OSGeo board.png OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Dirk Frigne
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Doug Newcomb

Name: Doug Newcomb
Job Title: Cartographer
Country: USA
State: NC
City: Raleigh
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 35° 26' 52", -82° 9' 49"


Experience: OSGeo charter.png

Doug Newcomb

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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Eli L Adam

Name: Eli L Adam
Address: Newport, Oregon
Country: USA
State: Oregon
City: Newport
Local Chapter: PDX-OSGEO
Coordinate: 44° 40' 33", -124° 4' 30"


Experience: OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

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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Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska

Name: Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska
Country: Poland
City: Warsaw
Local Chapter: Poland
Instant Messaging: Skype username: sterniczka
Social Media: http://www.twitter.com/ElaWolo, http://pl.linkedin.com/in/elzbietawoloszynskawisniewska
Coordinate: 52° 15' 32", 21° 1' 12"
Languages: Polish, English, Russian, German

Experience: OSGeo user.png

Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska
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Emmanuel "Maning" Sambale

Name: Emmanuel "Maning" Sambale
Country: Philippines
City: Manila
Local Chapter: Phillipines
Website: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
Coordinate: 14° 38' 20", 121° 5' 10"
Languages: English, Filipino

Experience: OSGeo charter.png

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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Erik Meerburg

Name: Erik Meerburg
Job Title: Initiator & educator
Company: Geo Academie
Address: Pieterstraat 23
Country: Nederlands
City: Delft
Local Chapter: Nederland
Social Media: http://twitter.com/geogoeroe
Website: http://www.geo-academie.nl/
Email: erik@geo-academie.nl
Phone: +31628167631
Coordinate: 52° 0' 34", 4° 21' 42"
Languages: Dutch, English

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Erik Meerburg

Founded the Geo Academie, based a strong belief that education in geo-information is more than ‘knowing which buttons to push’. Sees developments like open source software, neographers and crowdsourcing as the most promising in years and recognizes the challenge that it provides to traditional geo-information science.

Organizer of the (only?) Maptime Summercamp @GeoFort. Doing voluntary work for MissingMaps. Rotarian. Husband, father, cat owner. Guitar and bass player. Quite forgetful.

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Etienne DELAY

Name: Etienne DELAY
Job Title: Postdoctoral fellow
Company: GEOLAB
Country: Francophone
City: Limoges
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Website: http://geolab.univ-bpclermont.fr/spip.php?article184
Coordinate: 45° 50' 5", 1° 15' 46"
Languages: French, English, Italian

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Etienne DELAY
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Felipe Costa

Name: Felipe Costa
Job Title: Programming Analyst
Company: Massmedia OÜ
Address: Tartu
Country: Estonia
State: Tartumaa
City: Manaus
Local Chapter: Brasil
Website: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3609044175401060
Coordinate: 58° 22' 59", 26° 42' 59"
Languages: Portuguese, English

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Felipe Costa
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Feng Amy Gao

Name: Feng Amy Gao
Job Title: President
Company: Spatial Front Inc.
Country: USA
State: Maryland
City: Potomac
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 39° 1' 5", -77° 12' 33"
Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)

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Feng Amy Gao

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.

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Florin Iosub

Name: Florin Iosub
Address: Bucharest, Romania
Country: Romania
Local Chapter: Romanian
Coordinate: 44° 26' 9", 26° 2' 17"


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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 various events which promote 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.

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Frank Sokolic

Name: Frank Sokolic
Job Title: GIS Specialist
Company: GIS Solutions
Country: South Africa
City: Durban
Local Chapter: Africa Local Chapter
Website: http://gis-solutions.co.za/
Phone: +27-31-2615922
Coordinate: -29° 55' 23", 30° 59' 37"
Languages: English, Afrikaans, some Spanish

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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.

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Frank Warmerdam

Name: Frank Warmerdam
Company: Google
Country: USA
State: California
City: Mountain View
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Website: http://pobox.com/~warmerdam/
Email: warmerdam@pobox.com
Coordinate: 37° 22' 48", -122° 4' 48"


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Frank Warmerdam
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Franz-Josef Behr

Name: Franz-Josef Behr
Job Title: Professor
Company: Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Country: Germany
City: Stuttgart
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Instant Messaging: Skype: fjbehr
Phone: +49-721-45-39-80-1
Coordinate: 48° 46' 48", 9° 10' 22"
Languages: German, English

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Franz-Josef Behr

Until 2002 Dr. Behr worked as a senior consultant, supporting the introduction of Geographical Information Systems, the design and implementation of spatial databases and GIS applications for municipalities and power supply companies. Hence he has a strong background in computer science, especially geospatial IT and consultancy work regarding GI system introduction.

At Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences his teaching comprises programming, DBMS and data modeling, GIS, XML technologies, Internet technology, web services etc.). Interoperability and open standards are important for him, currently also topics like disaster mapping and crowd sourcing. Free and Open Software/standards/data are applied in teaching and research. He published two GIS text books, more than 50 scientific papers and gave numerous presentations at international conferences. He is very interested in continuing education and in internationalization of education.

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Gavin Fleming

Name: Gavin Fleming
Job Title: Joint MD
Company: Kartoza
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Local Chapter: Africa Local Chapter
Website: http://kartoza.com
Coordinate: -26° 4' 28", 27° 59' 35"
Languages: English, Spanish, Afrikaans

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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 in 2010 and then Kartoza in 2014, the latter a merger between Afrispatial and Linfiniti (Tim Sutton).

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Geoff Zeiss

Name: Geoff Zeiss
Job Title: Director Utility Industry Program,
Company: Autodesk
Country: Canada
State: Ontario
City: Ottawa
Local Chapter: Ottawa Chapter
Email: geoff.zeiss@autodesk.com
Coordinate: 45° 25' 16", -75° 41' 23"


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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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Gert-Jan van der Weijden

Name: Gert-Jan van der Weijden
Country: The Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Social Media: https://twitter.com/gisnederland
Website: http://www.gisnederland.nl/
Coordinate: 52° 22' 27", 4° 53' 53"
Languages: Dutch, English, German

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Gert-Jan van der Weijden
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Giovanni Manghi

Name: Giovanni Manghi
Job Title: GIS/WebGIS Teacher, tester and developer
Company: NATURALGIS
Country: Portugal
City: Évora
Local Chapter: Portugal
Instant Messaging: Skype: toirao
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/naturalgis, https://twitter.com/naturalgis, https://www.linkedin.com/company/naturalgis
Website: http://www.naturalgis.pt/
Phone: +351967058216
Coordinate: 38° 34' 14", -7° 54' 32"
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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Giovanni Manghi

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 QGIS (Quantum GIS) one.

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Gérald Fenoy

Name: Gérald Fenoy
Job Title: Founder and CEO
Company: GeoLabs SARL
Country: Francophone
City: Lattes
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Instant Messaging: Skype: gfenoy
Website: http://www.geolabs.fr/
Phone: +33670082539
Coordinate: 43° 35' 8", 3° 55' 17"


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Harish Kumar Solanki

Name: Harish Kumar Solanki
Job Title: Senior Assistant Professor
Company: National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj
Address: Rajendra Nagar
Country: India
State: Telangana
City: Hyderabad
Local Chapter: India
Social Media: http://linkedin.com/in/hksolanki
Website: http://nird.org.in
Email: hksolanki.nird@gov.in
Coordinate: 17° 18' 44", 78° 24' 9"
Languages: Hindi, English

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Heegu Park

Name: Heegu Park
Job Title: Marketing Director and Business Development
Company: Gaia3D Inc.
Country: South Korea
City: Suwon
Local Chapter: Korea
Social Media: https://twitter.com/slhead, https://www.facebook.com/heegu.park
Website: http://www.gaia3d.com/
Email: hgpark@gaia3d.com
Coordinate: 37° 16' 37", 127° 0' 39"
Languages: Korean, English, some Spanish

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Heegu Park

Heegu Park is a member of OSGeo Korean Chapter and loves the spirit of Opensource. He is one of the LOC members of FOSS4G 2015 event.

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Helena Mitasova

Name: Helena Mitasova
Job Title: Professor at the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for Geospatial Analytics
Company: North Carolina State University
Country: USA
State: NC
City: Raleigh
Local Chapter: North America
Email: hmitaso@ncsu.edu
Coordinate: 35° 47' 7", -78° 40' 29"
Languages: English, Slovak

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Helena Mitasova

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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Helmut Kudrnovsky

Name: Helmut Kudrnovsky
Company: researcher
Country: Austria
Website: http://www.alectoria.at; alectoria.blogspot.com
Coordinate: 47° 15' 51", 11° 15' 50"
Languages: German, English

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Helmut Kudrnovsky

Focuses on vegetation science, alpine rivers, GIS, nature conservation and sustainable development in the Alps by using and promoting open data and open GIS software.

Contributes to GRASS GIS on ML, by improvements for WinGRASS and coding some addons

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Helmut Kudrnovsky

Name: Helmut Kudrnovsky
Job Title: researcher
Country: Austria
Website: http://www.alectoria.at; alectoria.blogspot.com
Coordinate: 47° 15' 51", 11° 15' 50"
Languages: German, English

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Helmut Kudrnovsky

Focuses on vegetation science, alpine rivers, GIS, nature conservation and sustainable development in the Alps by using and promoting open data and open GIS software.

Contributes to GRASS GIS on ML, by improvements for WinGRASS and coding some addons

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Henry Addo

Name: Henry Addo
Job Title: Software Developer
Company: Ushahidi
Country: Ghana
City: Accra
Local Chapter: Africa Local Chapter
Social Media: https://twitter.com/eyedol
Website: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/eyedol
Email: henry@ushahidi.com
Phone: +233-26-2109717
Coordinate: 5° 36' 13", -0° 11' 13"
Languages: English

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Henry Addo

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.

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Hugo Mercier

Name: Hugo Mercier
Job Title: Senior software engineer
Company: Oslandia
Country: Francophone
City: Nantes
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Website: http://oslandia.com
Email: hugo.mercier@oslandia.com
Coordinate: 47° 12' 0", -1° 32' 48"
Languages: french, english

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Ian Edwards

Name: Ian Edwards
Job Title: Technical Director
Company: MyAcorn Limited
Country: United Kingdom
City: Exeter
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK
Coordinate: 50° 43' 32", -3° 31' 36"


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Ian Edwards

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 also working for the UK government as a lead 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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Ian Turton

Name: Ian Turton
Job Title: Freelance Software Engineer and Open Source GIS Trainer
Country: United Kingdom
State: W. Sussex
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK
Email: ian@ianturton.com
Coordinate: 51° 0' 0", -0° 25' 0"


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Ian Turton
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Jean-Roc Morreale

Name: Jean-Roc Morreale
Job Title: Informations System Administrator
Company: Departmental Center of Archeology, Conseil Général du Pas de Calais
Country: Francophone
City: Arras
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Coordinate: 50° 17' 32", 2° 46' 22"
Languages: French, English

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Jean-Roc Morreale

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.

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Jeff McKenna

Name: Jeff McKenna
Job Title: President
Company: OSGeo
Country: Canada
State: Nova Scotia
City: Lunenburg
Local Chapter: Atlantic Canada Chapter
Coordinate: 44° 21' 28", -64° 15' 23"


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Jeff McKenna
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Jeroen Ticheler

Name: Jeroen Ticheler
Job Title: Director
Company: GeoCat BV
Address: Bennekom, The Netherlands
Country: The Netherlands
City: Bennekom
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Social Media: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/ticheler
Website: http://geocat.net/
Email: Jeroen.Ticheler@GeoCat.net
Phone: +31681286572
Coordinate: 51° 59' 56", 5° 40' 24"
Languages: Dutch, English, Italian, French

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Jeroen Ticheler
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Jo Cook

Name: Jo Cook
Job Title: Geospatial Consultant
Company: Astun Technology Limited
Country: UK
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK
Coordinate: 51° 19' 56", -0° 16' 18"


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Jo Cook
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Jody Garnett

Name: Jody Garnett
Country: Canada
City: Victoria
Local Chapter: British Columbia Chapter
Website: http://how2map.com/
Email: jody.garnett@how2map.com
Coordinate: 48° 25' 42", -123° 21' 54"


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Jody Garnett

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, currently working with Boundless as community lead.

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Johan Van de Wauw

Name: Johan Van de Wauw
Job Title: GIS Consultant
Company: RealDolmen
Country: Belgium
City: Ghent
Local Chapter: Belgium
Social Media: http://be.linkedin.com/in/johanvdw/
Website: http://blog.gisky.be/
Phone: +32486025381
Coordinate: 51° 2' 59", 3° 43' 55"
Languages: Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German

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Johan Van de Wauw
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Jonas Eberle

Name: Jonas Eberle
Job Title: Research assistant, Developer
Company: Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena; Eberle Software & Web Development
Country: Germany
State: Thuringia
City: Jena
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Email: jonas.eberle@gmx.de
Coordinate: 50° 55' 35", 11° 35' 15"
Languages: German, English

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Jonas Eberle

Research assistant and information scientist at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany), Department for Earth Observation. PSC member of PyWPS project. Mentor of Google Summer of Code projects. Interested in Earth Observation, OGC-compliant geoprocessing services, and user-friendly web and mobile applications.

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Jorge Sanz

Name: Jorge Sanz
Job Title: Solutions Engineer
Company: CartoDB
Country: Spain
State: Valencia
City: Aldaia
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Instant Messaging: xurxosanz (Skype)
Social Media: http://@xurxosanz
Website: http://jorgesanz.net
Email: jsanz@osgeo.org
Coordinate: 39° 27' 49", -0° 27' 24"
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

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Jorge Sanz
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Jorge Sanz

Name: Jorge Sanz
Job Title: Solutions Engineer
Company: CartoDB
Country: Spain
State: Valencia
City: Aldaia
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Instant Messaging: xurxosanz (Skype)
Social Media: http://@xurxosanz
Website: http://jorgesanz.net
Email: jsanz@osgeo.org
Coordinate: 39° 27' 49", -0° 27' 24"
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

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Jorge Sanz
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José Santos

Name: José Santos
Job Title: GIS Analyst
Address: Cascais, Portugal
Country: Portugal
Local Chapter: Portugal
Coordinate: 38° 41' 42", -9° 25' 18"


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José Santos

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.

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Julien Michel

Name: Julien Michel
Job Title: R&D engineer
Company: CNES
Country: Francophone
City: Toulouse
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Coordinate: 43° 33' 42", 1° 28' 53"
Languages: French, English

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Julien Michel

Julien Michel is a many year (9+) contributor to the Orfeo ToolBox (www.orfeo-toolbox.org), an open-source C++ library for remote sensing images processing, which is an incubating OSGeo project. Julien Michel is also a member of the OTB Project Steering Committee.

He occasionnaly contributes to the OSSIM and ITK projects.

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Junyoung Choi

Name: Junyoung Choi
Job Title: Urban analyst
Company: Korea Land and Housing corp.(LH)
Address: 19 Chungui-ro
Country: Korea
State: South Gyeongsang province (Gyeongsangnamdo)
City: Jinju
Local Chapter: Korea
Instant Messaging: Skype:Choi-jun-young
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/junyoung.choi.50159
Coordinate: 35° 10' 42", 128° 8' 48"
Languages: Korean, English, Basic French(DELF A2), Basic Japanese(Reading)

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Junyoung Choi
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Just van den Broecke

Name: Just van den Broecke
Job Title: Open Source Geospatial Professional
Company: Just Objects B.V.
Address: Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Country: The Netherlands
City: Amstelveen
Local Chapter: Nederland
Instant Messaging: Skype: justb4
Social Media: https://twitter.com/justb4
Website: http://justobjects.nl/
Email: just@justobjects.nl
Coordinate: 52° 18' 44", 4° 51' 10"
Languages: Dutch, English, German, French

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Just van den Broecke
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Just van den Broecke

Name: Just van den Broecke
Job Title: Open Source Geospatial Professional
Company: Just Objects B.V.
Address: Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Country: The Netherlands
City: Amstelveen
Local Chapter: Nederland
Instant Messaging: Skype: justb4
Social Media: https://twitter.com/justb4
Website: http://justobjects.nl/
Email: just@justobjects.nl
Coordinate: 52° 18' 44", 4° 51' 10"
Languages: Dutch, English, German, French

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Just van den Broecke
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Jáchym Čepický

Name: Jáchym Čepický
Company: OpenGeoLabs.cz, Cleerio.com
Country: Czech Republic
Local Chapter: Czech
Instant Messaging: Skype: jachymc, hangout
Social Media: twitter: jachymc, github:jachym
Website: http://les-ejk.cz/
Email: jachym.cepicky@gmail.com
Coordinate: 50° 19' 51", 15° 16' 11"
Languages: Czech, German, English

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Jáchym Čepický
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Jérôme Jacovella-St-Louis

Name: Jérôme Jacovella-St-Louis
Job Title: Chief Technology Officer
Company: Ecere Corporation
Address: 347 rue Docteur-J.-Cousineau
Country: Canada
State: Québec
City: Gatineau
Local Chapter: Ottawa Chapter
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeromestlouis, https://twitter.com/EcereCorp
Website: http://ecere.ca/
Email: jerome@ecere.com
Coordinate: 45° 28' 35", -75° 42' 4"
Languages: French, English

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Jérôme Jacovella-St-Louis
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Karel Charvat

Name: Karel Charvat
Job Title: Chair of Czech Center for Science and Sociaty
Company: Czech Center for Science and Sociaty
Country: Czech Republic
City: Prague
Local Chapter: Chech
Social Media: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=73516853
Coordinate: 50° 4' 29", 14° 26' 10"
Languages: Czech, Russian, English

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Karel Charvat
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Kate Chapman

Name: Kate Chapman
Job Title: Executive Director
Company: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Country: United States of America
State: Oregon
City: Portland
Local Chapter: PDX-OSGEO
Instant Messaging: Skype: kateachapman
Phone: +1-703-673-8834
Coordinate: 45° 31' 12", -122° 40' 25"
Languages: English, Indonesian

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Kate Chapman

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.

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Kevin Smith

Name: Kevin Smith
Job Title: Software Engineer
Company: Boundless
Country: Canada
State: British Columbia
City: Victoria
Local Chapter: British Columbia Chapter
Coordinate: 48° 27' 0", -123° 24' 0"
Languages: English

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Kurt Menke

Name: Kurt Menke
Job Title: GIS Specialist, Owner
Company: Bird's Eye View GIS
Country: USA
State: New Mexico
City: Albuquerque
Local Chapter: New Mexico
Instant Messaging: Skype: birdseyeviewgis
Website: http://www.birdseyeviewgis.com/kurt-menke/
Email: Kurt@birdseyeviewgis.com
Coordinate: 35° 5' 2", -106° 39' 3"


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Kurt Menke

Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working in the field for 19 years. He works largely on spatial analysis in the conservation field. He received a Masters degree (MA) in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. He is a long time advocate of FOSS4G. Recently he has authored Discover QGIS through Locate Press and co-authored Mastering QGIS through Packt Publishing. In 2015 he was part of the GeoAcademy team awarded the GeoForAll Educator of the Year award.

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Landon Blake

Name: Landon Blake
Job Title: Owner
Company: Redefined Horizons
Country: USA
State: California
City: Stockton
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Social Media: https://twitter.com/mapit4u, http://www.linkedin.com/in/landonblake
Website: http://www.redefinedhorizons.com/
Coordinate: 37° 57' 27", -121° 17' 27"


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Landon Blake

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.

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Lluís Vicens

Name: Lluís Vicens
Address: Girona
Country: Spain
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Coordinate: 41° 58' 47", 2° 49' 12"


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Lluís Vicens
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Luca Delucchi

Name: Luca Delucchi
Job Title: GIS Technician
Company: Fondazione Edmund Mach
Country: Italiano
City: San Michele all'Adige
Local Chapter: Italiano
Instant Messaging: Skype: lucadelu
Phone: +39-0461615570
Coordinate: 46° 11' 33", 11° 8' 4"
Languages: Italian, English, French

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Luca Delucchi

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 started 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. Since 2008 he work at Fondazione Edmund Mach, a research center near Trento. He is interest in all features about GIS: desktop, web, geodatabase, developing and geodata.

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Luigi Pirelli

Name: Luigi Pirelli
Job Title: Software Developer
Country: Spain
State: Galicia
City: Betanzos
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Social Media: http://@ginetto
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luigipirelli
Email: luipir@gmail.com
Coordinate: 43° 17' 12", -8° 12' 54"
Languages: italian, spanish, english

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Luigi Pirelli is a Computer Science Designer and Developer with several years of experience in Earth Observation Systems and Ground Station segment. He worked with ESA main contractors as Telespazio and Advanced Computer Systems (ACS), covering technical roles in system design, software engineering, software development, systems integration and test. During last years started to contribute to the Italian Geographic Free Software community adding code to the the GRASS and QGIS project and resulting founder of the GFOSS Italian Local Chapter. Latest experience cover activities in Spanish local chapter where he lives and active contributions to QGIS code and to the international community. Actually he works only developing for QGIS platform for Boundless Spatial Inc. mainly focused on PKI infrastructure and Continue Integration.

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Manuel Grizonnet

Name: Manuel Grizonnet
Company: CNES
Country: Francophone
City: Toulouse
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Coordinate: 43° 33' 44", 1° 28' 48"
Languages: French, English

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Manuel Grizonnet

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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Marc Vloemans

Name: Marc Vloemans
Job Title: Director Sales&Business Development EMEA
Company: Boundless Spatial Inc.
Country: The Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Instant Messaging: Skype: marcvloemans
Social Media: https://twitter.com/marcvloemans, http://nl.linkedin.com/in/marcvloemans, http://www.slideshare.net/marcvloemans
Coordinate: 52° 22' 24", 4° 53' 37"


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Marc Vloemans

I am an accomplished market developer cum commercial evangelist for open spatial IT. As an international presenter, lobbyist, writer, marketeer and entrepreneur I have contributed to the dissemination of OSGeo-projects - such as PostGIS, GeoServer and OpenLayers - among end-users and decision makers.

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Marco Bernasocchi

Name: Marco Bernasocchi
Country: Switzerland
City: Sagogn
Local Chapter: Italiano
Coordinate: 46° 47' 31", 9° 15' 27"


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Marco Bernasocchi
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Margherita Di Leo

Name: Margherita Di Leo
Job Title: scientific / technical project officer
Company: European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Country: Italiano
State: VA
City: Ispra
Social Media: https://twitter.com/madi468
Website: http://forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu/team/person/35/detail/
Coordinate: 45° 48' 37", 8° 37' 39"
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

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Margherita Di Leo
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Maria Arias de Reyna

Name: Maria Arias de Reyna
Job Title: Software Engineer
Company: GeoCat bv
Country: Spain
State: Spain
City: Sevilla
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Social Media: https://twitter.com/delawen
Website: http://delawen.com
Coordinate: 37° 23' 18", -5° 59' 43"
Languages: Spanish, English

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Maria Arias de Reyna
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Mark Lucas

Name: Mark Lucas
Job Title: Principal Scientist
Company: RadiantBlue Technologies Inc.
Country: USA
State: Florida
City: Melbourne Beach
Local Chapter: Southeast US
Coordinate: 28° 4' 5", -80° 33' 37"
Languages: English, Spanish

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Mark Lucas
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Markus Neteler

Name: Markus Neteler
Job Title: Owner and General Manager
Company: mundialis GmbH & Co KG
Address: Kölnstrasse 99
Country: Germany
City: Bonn
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Website: http://www.mundialis.de/neteler/
Email: neteler@osgeo.org
Coordinate: 50° 44' 27", 7° 5' 49"
Languages: German, English, Italian

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Markus Neteler
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Martin Davis

Name: Martin Davis
Job Title: Software Developer
Company: OpenGeo
Country: Canada
City: Victoria
Local Chapter: British Columbia Chapter
Website: http://lin-ear-th-inking.blogspot.ca/
Coordinate: 48° 25' 42", -123° 21' 54"


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Martin Davis
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Martin Landa

Name: Martin Landa
Job Title: academic stuff
Company: Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Country: Czech
City: Prague
Local Chapter: Czech
Website: http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/gwiki/Landa
Coordinate: 50° 6' 13", 14° 23' 16"
Languages: Czech, English

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Martin Landa

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.

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Massimiliano Cannata

Name: Massimiliano Cannata
Job Title: Professor in enginering geomatics
Company: University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
Address: Campus Trevano, Canobbio, Switzerland
Country: Switzerland
City: Canobbio
Local Chapter: Italiano
Coordinate: 46° 1' 35", 8° 57' 41"
Languages: English, Italian

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Massimiliano Cannata

Massimiliano received his PhD in Gedoesy and Geomatics after his master degree in environmental engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2007 he's the head of the geomatic division within the Institute of Earth Sciences (www.ist.supsi.ch) in Switzerland.

He participated in the community since it's inception at various levels. He's a director of the Open Source Geospatial foundation (OSGeo) and member of the project steering committee of the projects and ZOO (http://www.zoo-project.org). From 2006 to 2016 he was also PSC member of the GIS GRASS (http://grass.osgeo.org). He's group lead the developement of the istSOS project (http://istsos.org) implementing open standards for sensor observation services. Co-chair of the UnitedNation committee and of the Open Geoscience committee.

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Massimo Di Stefano

Name: Massimo Di Stefano
Address: Eboli, Salerno, Italy
Country: Italiano
City: Eboli
Local Chapter: Italiano
Instant Messaging: Skype : epifaniox
Website: http://ccom.unh.edu/user/distefano
Email: epiesasha@me.com
Coordinate: 40° 37' 0", 15° 3' 23"


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Massimo Di Stefano
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Matthias Kuhn

Name: Matthias Kuhn
Job Title: Developer
Company: OPENGIS.ch
Address: Mittlere Strasse 31
State: Schweiz
City: Thun
Email: matthias@opengis.ch
Coordinate: 46° 45' 29", 7° 37' 40"


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Mauricio Miranda

Name: Mauricio Miranda
Job Title: Geospatial Software Architect
Company: Independent Consultant and FOSS4G Preacher
Country: Argentina
City: Mendoza
Local Chapter: Argentinia
Instant Messaging: Jabber: maurimiranda AT gmail DOT com
Social Media: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mauriciomiranda
Phone: +54-9-2615052948
Coordinate: -32° 54' 54", -68° 49' 59"
Languages: Spanish, English

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Mauricio Miranda

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.

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Maëlle Vercauteren Drubbel

Name: Maëlle Vercauteren Drubbel
Job Title: Teaching assistant
Company: Free University of Brussels (ULB)
Country: Belgium
City: Brussels
Local Chapter: Belgium
Website: http://www.ulb.ac.be/igeat/
Coordinate: 50° 48' 46", 4° 22' 56"
Languages: French, English

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Michael P. Gerlek

Name: Michael P. Gerlek
Address: Haymarket, Virginia, USA
Local Chapter: North America
Social Media: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mpgerlek, http://twitter.com/#!/mpgerlek
Coordinate: 38° 50' 24", -77° 37' 30"


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Michael P. Gerlek

Michael P. Gerlek (mpg) has been in the geospatial industry for too many years and has been involved with OSGeo since its inception. He currently works at RadiantBlue in the Washington, DC area.

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Michael Smith

Name: Michael Smith
Job Title: Physical Scientist
Company: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: USA
State: New Hampshire
City: Hanover
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 43° 42' 11", -72° 17' 18"


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Michael Smith

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.

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Michael Smith

Name: Michael Smith
Job Title: Physical Scientist
Company: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: USA
State: New Hampshire
City: Hanover
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 43° 42' 11", -72° 17' 18"


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Michael Smith

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.

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Micho Garcia

Name: Micho Garcia
Address: Vigo, Spain
Country: Spain
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Coordinate: 42° 13' 2", -8° 44' 15"


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Micho Garcia
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Micho Garcia

Name: Micho Garcia
Address: Vigo, Spain
Country: Spain
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Coordinate: 42° 13' 2", -8° 44' 15"


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Micho Garcia
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Milo van der Linden

Name: Milo van der Linden
Address: Vught, The Netherlands
Country: The Netherlands
City: Utrecht
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Email: milo@dogodigi.net
Coordinate: 51° 30' 57", 3° 52' 47"
Languages: Dutch, English

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Milo van der Linden
  • 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
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Moritz Lennert

Name: Moritz Lennert
Job Title: Researcher and teaching assistant
Company: Free University of Brussels (ULB)
Country: Belgium
City: Brussels
Local Chapter: Belgium
Website: http://www.ulb.ac.be/igeat/
Coordinate: 50° 48' 46", 4° 22' 56"
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch

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Moritz Lennert

Moritz is a researcher and teaching assistant, at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), more precisely at the Department of Geosciences, Environment and Societies and its Institute for Environmental Management and Spatial Planning (IGEAT). He teaches practical courses in GIS, remote sensing, spatial databases and spatial modelling, all using exclusively free software.

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Nathan Woodrow

Name: Nathan Woodrow
Job Title: Technical Consultant/QGIS Specialist
Company: Digital Mapping Solutions
Country: Australia
City: Warwick
Local Chapter: Aust-NZ
Instant Messaging: Skype: madmanwoo
Social Media: https://twitter.com/madmanwoo, https://plus.google.com/109990125267312011029, http://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanw
Website: http://nathanw.com/
Coordinate: -28° 12' 46", 152° 1' 55"
Languages: English

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Nathan Woodrow

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.

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Nicolas Bozon

Name: Nicolas Bozon
Job Title: Cartographer
Company: Esri France
Country: Francophone
City: Lyon
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Instant Messaging: IRC: nbozon
Social Media: https://twitter.com/cartogenic, http://www.linkedin.com/in/nbozon
Website: http://cartogenic.com
Coordinate: 45° 46' 13", 4° 51' 22"
Languages: french, english

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Nicolas Bozon

Nicolas Bozon is an open source geospatial enthusiast. He specializes in map design, webmapping and UI/UX design. He is a GIS expert, cartographer and designer with complementary research, development and business experiences.

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Nikos Alexandris

Name: Nikos Alexandris
Country: Switzerland
State: Genève
City: Genève
Local Chapter: Greek
Instant Messaging: skype nikos.alexandris
Social Media: https://identi.ca/nikosalexandris, https://twitter.com/#!/NikAlexandris, https://github.com/NikosAlexandris
Website: http://nikosalexandris.net/xpress
Coordinate: 46° 12' 9", 6° 6' 38"
Languages: Ελληνικά, Deutsch, English, Français

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Nikos Alexandris

- Contributed GRASS-GIS Add-Ons:

https://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/addons/i.fusion.hpf.html https://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/addons/i.landsat8.swlst.html https://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/addons/i.nightlights.intercalibration.html

- 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

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Nimalika Fernando

Name: Nimalika Fernando
Company: OSGeo Lab of SLIIT , Sri Lanka
Country: Sri Lanka
City: Colombo
Social Media: http://mrt.academia.edu/NimalikaFernando, http://www.linkedin.com/pub/nimalika-fernando/13/828/53b
Coordinate: 6° 54' 10", 79° 51' 40"
Languages: Sinhala, English

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Nimalika Fernando

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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Nobusuke Iwasaki

Name: Nobusuke Iwasaki
Job Title: Senior Researcher
Company: National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
Country: Japan
City: Tsukuba
Local Chapter: Japan
Instant Messaging: Skype: wata909
Website: http://cse.niaes.affrc.go.jp/niwasaki/
Coordinate: 36° 6' 43", 140° 4' 26"


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Nobusuke Iwasaki
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Oliver May

Name: Oliver May
Job Title: Developer
Company: DFC Software Engineering
Country: Belgium
City: Gent
Local Chapter: Belgium
Email: Oliver.may@geomajas.org
Coordinate: 51° 3' 14", 3° 43' 23"
Languages: Dutch, English, French

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Oliver May
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Oliver Tonnhofer

Name: Oliver Tonnhofer
Job Title: Software Engineer
Company: Omniscale
Country: Germany
City: Oldenburg
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Website: http://omniscale.de/
Coordinate: 53° 8' 16", 8° 13' 2"
Languages: English, German

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Oliver Tonnhofer
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Paul Meems

Name: Paul Meems
Job Title: Product manager Open-Source GIS and Sr. GIS Consultant
Company: TopX Geo-ICT
Country: The Netherlands
City: Hoogezand
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Instant Messaging: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/paulmeems/
Social Media: https://twitter.com/mapwindow_nl
Coordinate: 53° 9' 47", 6° 43' 34"
Languages: Dutch, English

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Paul Meems
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Paul Ramsey

Name: Paul Ramsey
Job Title: Geospatial Architect
Company: Boundless
Country: Canada
State: British Columbia
City: Victoria
Local Chapter: British Columbia Chapter
Coordinate: 48° 25' 40", -123° 21' 50"


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Paul Ramsey
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Paul van Genuchten

Name: Paul van Genuchten
Job Title: Software Engineer
Company: GeoCat BV
Address: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Country: The Netherlands
City: Wageningen
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Instant Messaging: Skype: pvgenuchten
Social Media: https://twitter.com/pvangenuchten
Coordinate: 51° 57' 57", 5° 40' 47"
Languages: Dutch, English, German, French

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Paul van Genuchten

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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Pedro Pereira

Name: Pedro Pereira
Job Title: IT and GIS Technician
Company: CMGuimarães
Country: Portugal
City: Guimarães
Local Chapter: Portugal
Email: pedromap@gmail.com
Coordinate: 41° 26' 39", -8° 17' 33"


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Pedro Pereira

Pedro is a Geographer and works as a IT and GIS Technician in the Municipality of Guimarães - Portugal.

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Pedro Pereira

Name: Pedro Pereira
Job Title: IT and GIS Technician
Company: CMGuimarães
Country: Portugal
City: Guimarães
Local Chapter: Portugal
Email: pedromap@gmail.com
Coordinate: 41° 26' 39", -8° 17' 33"


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Pedro Pereira

Pedro is a Geographer and works as a IT and GIS Technician in the Municipality of Guimarães - Portugal.

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Pedro-Juan Ferrer Matoses

Name: Pedro-Juan Ferrer Matoses
Job Title: Project Manager
Company: Omnium SI
Address: Valencia, Spain
Country: Spain
City: Valencia
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Coordinate: 39° 27' 24", -0° 23' 35"


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Pedro-Juan Ferrer Matoses

Pedro-Juan is a Cartographer and Project Manager that works in a Business Intelligence and Data Mining company. He has been collaborating with different NGOs in spreading the word of the Open Knowledge, Open data and FOSS (and FOSS4G)

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Pedro-Juan Ferrer Matoses

Name: Pedro-Juan Ferrer Matoses
Job Title: Project Manager
Company: Omnium SI
Address: Valencia, Spain
Country: Spain
City: Valencia
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Coordinate: 39° 27' 24", -0° 23' 35"


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Pedro-Juan Ferrer Matoses

Pedro-Juan is a Cartographer and Project Manager that works in a Business Intelligence and Data Mining company. He has been collaborating with different NGOs in spreading the word of the Open Knowledge, Open data and FOSS (and FOSS4G)

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Peter Batty

Name: Peter Batty
Job Title: Co-founder and CTO of Geospatial Division
Company: Ubisense
Address: Denver, CO, US
Country: US
State: CO
City: Denver
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 39° 45' 11", -104° 59' 55"


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Peter Batty
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Peter Baumann

Name: Peter Baumann
Job Title: Professor of Computer Science
Company: Jacobs University
Country: Germany
City: Bremen
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Instant Messaging: Skype: pefrabau
Social Media: http://www.linkedin.com/in/peterbaumann
Website: http://www.rasdaman.com/
Coordinate: 53° 10' 4", 8° 39' 13"
Languages: German, English, Spanish

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Peter Baumann
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Peter Mooney

Name: Peter Mooney
Job Title: Senior Researcher
Company: Maynooth Unversity
Country: Ireland
Local Chapter: Ireland
Website: http://www.cs.nuim.ie/~pmooney
Coordinate: 53° 22' 46", -6° 35' 47"
Languages: English

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Pieter De Graef

Name: Pieter De Graef
Job Title: Software Engineer
Company: Geosparc
Country: Belgium
City: Gent
Local Chapter: Belgium
Website: http://www.geosparc.com/
Coordinate: 51° 2' 18", 3° 43' 13"
Languages: Dutch, English, Java

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Pieter De Graef
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Pirmin Kalberer

Name: Pirmin Kalberer
Job Title: Co-founder and Managing director
Company: Sourcepole
Country: Switzerland
City: Zurich
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Coordinate: 47° 22' 18", 8° 32' 29"


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Pirmin Kalberer

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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Ragi Yaser Burhum

Name: Ragi Yaser Burhum
Job Title: CTO
Company: AmigoCloud Inc
Address: San Francisco, USA
Country: USA
State: California
City: San Francisco
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Coordinate: 37° 46' 29", -122° 25' 5"
Languages: Spanish, English, German, French

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Ragi Yaser Burhum

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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Randal Hale

Name: Randal Hale
Job Title: GIS Person
Company: North River Geographic Systems, Inc
Country: United States
State: TN
City: Chattanooga
Local Chapter: Southeast US
Social Media: http://www.twitter.com/rjhale, http://www.linkedin.com/in/randalhale/
Coordinate: 35° 2' 43", -85° 18' 35"


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Randal Hale

Randal Hale is the owner of North River Geographic Systems, Inc. He's been active in the QGIS Community by participating in beta testing and answering questions on the QGIS mailing list. He's also developed QGIS classes that target people active in the GIS Community.

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Ravi Kumar Vundavalli

Name: Ravi Kumar Vundavalli
Country: India
City: Rajahmundry
Local Chapter: India
Instant Messaging: Skype:ravivundavalli
Website: http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org
Coordinate: 17° 0' 1", 81° 48' 14"
Languages: English, Telugu, Hindi, Oriya, Bengali

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Ravi Kumar Vundavalli

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. 'mana-rajahmundry.org', is a website developed for society with various themes like roads, toilets, schools, drainage etc. A similar website is being prepared for the City of Mysuru, http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org/namma-mysuru/. Being a Geologist mapping the districts of Godavari, Andhra Pradesh for Free Geological Geospatial data. Present Interest: 'Crowd-sourcing', with Android smart phones, for various societal needs is present endeavour. Geopaparazzi and OSMAND are used for 'Mobile-GIS', with training workshops. Building specific forms for crowd-sourcing Geospatial data is also in progress.

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Sanghee Shin

Name: Sanghee Shin
Job Title: C.E.O. and President
Company: Gaia3D, Inc.
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Local Chapter: Korea
Instant Messaging: Skype: endofcap
Website: http://www.gaia3d.com/
Email: endofcap@gmail.com
Phone: +82-2-3397-3475
Coordinate: 37° 31' 34", 126° 54' 21"
Languages: Korean, English

Experience: OSGeo board.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Sanghee Shin
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Sanghee Shin

Name: Sanghee Shin
Job Title: C.E.O. and President
Company: Gaia3D, Inc.
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Local Chapter: Korea
Instant Messaging: Skype: endofcap
Website: http://www.gaia3d.com/
Email: endofcap@gmail.com
Phone: +82-2-3397-3475
Coordinate: 37° 31' 34", 126° 54' 21"
Languages: Korean, English

Experience: OSGeo board.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Sanghee Shin
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Santiago Higuera de Frutos

Name: Santiago Higuera de Frutos
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Company: Technical University of Madrid
Country: Spain
State: Madrid
City: Moralzarzal
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Social Media: http://@santiagohiguera
Website: http://mercatorlab.com
Email: shiguera@osgeo.org
Coordinate: 40° 40' 34", -3° 57' 58"
Languages: Spanish, English, French

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Santiago Higuera de Frutos
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Sara Safavi

Name: Sara Safavi
Job Title: Software Engineer
Company: Boundless
Country: United States
State: Texas
City: Austin
Local Chapter: North America
Website: http://www.sarasafavi.com
Coordinate: 30° 22' 46", -97° 44' 16"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Sara is a software developer with experience in web and geospatial development, and a frequent speaker in both the Python & geospatial tech communities. Sara is also an active community leader, and has been an organizer for PyLadiesATX, Austin Open Source GIS, and MaptimeATX; recently she was also on the organizing committee for FOSS4GNA 2016.

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Simon Mercier

Name: Simon Mercier
Job Title: VP
Company: Mapgears Solutions
Country: Canada
City: Quebec city
Local Chapter: Québec Chapter
Website: http://simonmercier.net/
Coordinate: 46° 47' 8", -71° 16' 56"
Languages: English, French

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Simon Mercier
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Stefan Steiniger

Name: Stefan Steiniger
Job Title: GIS/c Researcher
Company: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Country: Chile
City: Santiago de Chile
Local Chapter: Sudamerica
Coordinate: -33° 26' 30", -70° 38' 24"
Languages: German, English, Spanish

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo user.png

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Stefan Tzeggai

Name: Stefan Tzeggai
Job Title: CTO
Company: wikisquare, empirica-systeme GmbH
Country: Germany
City: Tübingen
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Instant Messaging: stefan.tzeggai@chat.empirica-systeme.de
Social Media: https://www.xing.com/profile/StefanAlfons_Tzeggai, http://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanalfonskrueger, http://twitter.com/geopublishing
Website: https://www.empirica-systeme.de/
Email: tzeggai@empirica-systeme.de
Coordinate: 48° 31' 43", 9° 2' 37"
Languages: German, English, Spanish

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo user.png

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Stephan Meißl

Name: Stephan Meißl
Job Title: CTO
Company: EOX IT Services
Country: Austria
City: Wien
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/schpidi, http://github.com/schpidi, http://at.linkedin.com/in/meissl
Website: http://stephan.meissl.name/
Coordinate: 48° 13' 8", 16° 21' 37"
Languages: German, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Stephan Meißl
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Stephan Meißl

Name: Stephan Meißl
Job Title: CTO
Company: EOX IT Services
Country: Austria
City: Wien
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/schpidi, http://github.com/schpidi, http://at.linkedin.com/in/meissl
Website: http://stephan.meissl.name/
Coordinate: 48° 13' 8", 16° 21' 37"
Languages: German, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Stephan Meißl
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Stephen Woodbridge

Name: Stephen Woodbridge
Job Title: Owner
Company: iMaptools.com
Country: USA
State: MA
City: North Chelmsford
Local Chapter: North America
Social Media: Skype: stephen.woodbridge
Coordinate: 42° 38' 19", -71° 22' 58"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Stephen Woodbridge
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Steve Lime

Name: Steve Lime
Job Title: Data & Applications Manager
Company: Minnesota DNR
Country: USA
State: MN
City: St. Paul
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 44° 57' 0", -93° 6' 5"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png OSGeo SolKatz.png

Steve Lime

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.

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Steven Feldman

Name: Steven Feldman
Job Title: Principal
Company: KnowWhere Consulting
Country: UK
City: London
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK
Website: http://www.knowwhereconsulting.co.uk/
Coordinate: 51° 30' 26", -0° 7' 39"


Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Steven Feldman
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Suchith Anand

Name: Suchith Anand
Job Title: Research Fellow
Company: The University of Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
City: Nottingham
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK
Email: Suchith.Anand@nottingham.ac.uk
Coordinate: 52° 57' 17", -1° 9' 4"


Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Suchith Anand
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Thomas Baschetti

Name: Thomas Baschetti
Country: Germany
City: Osnabrück
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Website: http://thomas-baschetti.de/
Phone: +49-541-259190
Coordinate: 52° 16' 13", 8° 2' 39"
Languages: German, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo user.png

Thomas Baschetti

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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Thomas Gratier

Name: Thomas Gratier
Country: Francophone
City: Nantes
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Instant Messaging: Skype : gratierthomas
Social Media: https://github.com/thomasg77
Coordinate: 47° 12' 56", -1° 32' 58"
Languages: French, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Thomas Gratier
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Tim Sutton

Name: Tim Sutton
Company: Kartoza (Pty) Ltd.
Country: South Africa
City: Somerset West
Local Chapter: Africa Local Chapter
Coordinate: -34° 4' 31", 18° 50' 36"


Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

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Tommy Oozeer

Name: Tommy Oozeer
Job Title: Founder and director
Company: Geobusinet
Address: Avenue Bois Amory 17B
Country: Belgium
City: Lillois
Local Chapter: Belgium
Website: http://www.geobusinet.com/
Coordinate: 50° 41' 5", 4° 22' 37"
Languages: English, French, Dutch

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo psc.png OSGeo user.png

Tommy Oozeer
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Toshikazu Seto

Name: Toshikazu Seto
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Company: Center for Spatial Information Science at The University of Tokyo
Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
Local Chapter: Japan
Social Media: http://www.facebook.com/tosseto, https://twitter.com/#!/tosseto
Website: http://tosseto.info/blog/
Coordinate: 35° 42' 46", 139° 45' 43"
Languages: Japanese, English

Experience: OSGeo user.png

Toshikazu Seto

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.

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Tuong-Thuy Vu

Name: Tuong-Thuy Vu
Job Title: Associate Professor
Company: Open-source Geospatial Research Lab, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus (UNMC)
Country: Malaysia
City: Semenyih
Local Chapter: Vietnam
Social Media: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tuongthuy-vu/15/177/467
Coordinate: 2° 56' 45", 101° 52' 27"
Languages: English, Vietnamese

Experience: OSGeo user.png

A geospatial scientist by training, Thuy has been working as researcher and educator in Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Sweden and Malaysia. He has been an active user of open-source software for his research and teaching including QGIS, GRASS GIS, and Orfeo Toolbox among others. He is currently leading the OSGEO lab at UNMC, a research unit aiming at promoting OSGEO tools and services in Malaysia and Southeast Asian region.

  • Has promoted the uses of OSGEO in Malaysia and the region.
  • Has developed applications using a variety of OSGeo software
  • Established ICA-OSGEO research lab at University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus in 2011
  • Co-founder OSGEO Malaysia local chapter in 2012
  • Was elected as OSGeo Charter member in 2013
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Vaclav Petras

Name: Vaclav Petras
Job Title: PhD student
Company: North Carolina State University
Country: USA
State: NC
City: Raleigh
Local Chapter: North America
Website: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~vpetras/
Coordinate: 35° 47' 5", -78° 40' 54"
Languages: Czech, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

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Vasile Crăciunescu

Name: Vasile Crăciunescu
Job Title: Researcher
Company: Romanian National Meteorological Administration
Address: Bucharest, Romania
Country: Romania
City: Bucharest
Local Chapter: Romanian
Website: http://ro.linkedin.com/in/vasilecraciunescu
Coordinate: 44° 30' 43", 26° 4' 47"


Experience: OSGeo board.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Vasile Crăciunescu
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Victor Olaya

Name: Victor Olaya
Job Title: Developer
Company: Universidad de Extremadura, UNEX
Country: Francophone
City: Auch
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Instant Messaging: Skype: volaya1978
Website: http://volaya.es/
Coordinate: 43° 38' 46", 0° 35' 13"
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Russian

Experience: OSGeo coder.png

Victor Olaya

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.

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Vivien Deparday

Name: Vivien Deparday
Job Title: Open Data and Geospatial Technology Specialist
Company: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the World Bank
Country: USA
State: DC
City: Washington
Local Chapter: North America
Website: http://athabasca.uwaterloo.ca/sdslab/vdeparday
Coordinate: 38° 53' 42", -77° 2' 11"
Languages: French, English

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Vivien Deparday
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Werner Macho

Name: Werner Macho
Company: currently changing
Country: Austria
City: Gmünd
Coordinate: 48° 47' 28", 14° 59' 38"
Languages: German, English, Sign language

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png OSGeo Committer.png

Werner Macho

Werner is coming from water management, hydrology and hydraulics and has been involved in the QGIS project since 2008. Using mainly opensource software since the early 1990 and since about 2004 solving his geospatial problems with opensource GIS software, he tries to help and propagate free software wherever he can. Beside maintaining a few QGIS plugins he is also the translation team leader for QGIS Desktop software and trying to be a helping hand wherever problems arise.

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Yoichi Kayama

Name: Yoichi Kayama
Job Title: Researcher and Programmer
Company: Aero Asahi Corporation
Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
Local Chapter: Japan
Social Media: http://www.facebook.com/yoichi.kayama, https://twitter.com/#!/pokopen
Website: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/yoichi_46/
Phone: +81-49-244-4874
Coordinate: 35° 42' 31", 139° 43' 52"
Languages: Japanese, English

Experience: OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Yoichi Kayama

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.

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Zoltan Siki

Name: Zoltan Siki
Company: Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Local Chapter: Hungary
Website: http://www.agt.bme.hu/staff_e/siki.htm
Email: siki@agt.bme.hu
Coordinate: 47° 28' 54", 19° 3' 16"
Languages: English, Hungarian

Experience: OSGeo coder.png OSGeo charter.png OSGeo user.png

Zoltan Siki
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alex borrell

Name: alex borrell
Job Title: System Admimistrator
Company: State Transit Dept.
Address: Zapopan, Mexico
Country: Mexico
State: Jalisco
City: Zapopan
Local Chapter: Mexico
Email: borrellalex@gmail.com
Phone: +52-33-38192412
Coordinate: 20° 40' 12", -103° 24' 35"
Languages: Spanish, English

Experience: OSGeo user.png

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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:

OSGeo board.png OSGeo exboard.png OSGeo Board Members

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.

OSGeo charter.png OSGeo Charter Members

Charter members are voted into the position based on their positive OSGeo attributes, typically based on their contributions toward the OSGeo community. 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.

SolKatz.png Sol Katz Award

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).

OSGeo coder.png OSGeo committee.png Developers and Committee Members

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

OSGeo user.png OSGeo Community Members

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.

OSGeo translate.png OSGeo Translators

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

Links to other organizations running a similar process.