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Chris Holmes The Open Planning Project, GeoServer Incubator, Board, GeoTools (40.72,-74.00) I come from the Java side of the OSGeo fence, getting my start in GeoServer, where I was lead developer for a couple years, and GeoTools, where I still serve on the PMC. My time is made possible by The Open Planning Project (TOPP), a great non-profit in New York that has been the lead supporter of GeoServer for years now. I spent the last year in Zambia on a Fulbright Scholarship, looking at the potential for open source software to help implement spatial data infrastructures in developing countries. It was a bit of a failure, but I learned a ton, and I see a lot of potential for open source in developing countries, towards truly open spatial data infrastructures. I'm back at TOPP, in a new role as VP of Strategic Development, helping to grow the organization, and figuring out how to make our geospatial stuff self sustaining. Once that's rolling, I hope to reinvest extra revenue in to figuring out and building a truly open geospatial web. And just like apache and linux are the bedrock that the World Wide Web rests on, so too do I believe that the geospatial web necessarily must be built on a foundation of OS Geo software. My continuing thoughts on all of this can be found at http://cholmes.wordpress.com
Michael P. Gerlek LizardTech Promotion and Visibility Committee (47.673166,-122.530143) Engineer at LizardTech, doing MrSID and JPEG 2000 stuff and playing with with the next generation of technologies for supporting raster data GIS workflows. Yes, we're a closed-software shop -- but we support and use open source and open standards. I think there is room in the world for both the open and closed development models, and I have a strong interest in helping "closed" companies understand the value of, and contribute to, the open software world. User:mpg
Frank Warmerdam Independent GDAL/OGR, MapServer, Incubator, Board (45.45,-77.25) Lead developer of GDAL/OGR and freelance geospatial software developer.
Jason Birch City of Nanaimo Web Site, Promotion & Visibility (49.155, -124.005) I am a long-time GIS/IT/'Net junkie, and am currently working for the City of Nanaimo's IT department as a Sr. Applications Analyst (GIS Specialist). I am excited about what I see happening in the open source geospatial world, with OSGeo as a catalyst. User:Jasonbirch
Howard Butler Hobu, Inc Web Site Committee, (42.00, -93.00) MapServer hacker, MTSC member. GDAL hacker. ESRI ArcSDE hack. Purveyor of Windows binary builds User:hobu
Daniel Brookshier CollabNet All, I am the community manager 33.036478,-96.715007 I am the community manager for the site. I help/mentor/guide users and projects to ensure that the community is a successs. If you have a question, email me at dbrookshier @ collab net
Markus Neteler ITC-irst, CEA, GDF Hannover GRASS GIS, Board, Public Geodata Com., Education Com., Promotion & Visibility Com. (46.06714, 11.15113) Developer of GRASS GIS, researcher at ITC-irst + CEA, Trento, Italy and co-founder of GDF Hannover User:neteler
R. Paul Warriner Town of Orchard Park Web Site Committee (43.17, -78.69) Network Coordinator, old oil field hand (really, I do know what a frac job is), started with remote data comm. from well sites in '84 as a truckdriver, turned computer jockey by Linux in '93, found ArcView 1.0 the same year (I think), and the rest is ..... (oh yeah, I did some of that Calculus, Organic Chemistry, and Thermo thingy stuff along the way). User:RPaulW
Bart van den Eijnden OSGIS Chameleon, (52.0768396070808, 5.12454) Freelancer working with several open source GIS tools, mainly Chameleon, Mapserver and Geoserver.

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Helena Mitasova North Carolina State University GRASS GIS, Curriculum project (35.77, -78.69) Researcher at NCSU (geospatial technology, environmental modeling, sustainable development), Developer of GRASS GIS. User:Helena
Daniel Morissette Mapgears MapServer, GDAL/OGR (48.42, -71.04) Involved in MapServer, GDAL/OGR and most MapTools.org projects, mostly around webmapping and data access and distribution. User:dmorissette
Tamas Szekeres MoD ED Co. MapServer (47.56, 19.08) M.Sc.El.Engineer, Head of Development Department, GPS Division , MapServer contributor/hacker, mapscript C# maintainer, involved in various WEB mapping and desktop applications, GPS navigation and tracking systems. User:szekerest
Ari Jolma TKK GDAL/OGR, Curriculum project (60° 16' , 24° 47' 4) Professor at TKK, Finland (geoinformatics, environmental information systems, water resources systems), just another Perl hacker User:ajolma
Jeff McKenna DM Solutions Group MapServer (45.401397610, -75.725861625) MapServer documentation, MS4W maintainer, maptools co-maintainer. User:jmckenna
Ian Turton workblog GeoTools (40.7932, -77.847) GeoTools founder and developer, GeoVistaStudio benevolent dictator, GeoServer user. User:ianturton
David Blasby The Open Planning Project, GeoServer, GeoTools GeoTools (varies) Currently, I'm the Project Lead for Geoserver and am on the GeoTools Project Management Committee. I'm just starting a GeoWiki (Public Participation GIS) (please contact me if you're interested). I was the orginal creator of PostGIS, and have contributed to several OS GIS projects, including JTS, JUMP, and Mapserver.
Andrey Kiselev "Radar" R&D Centre (Russia) GDAL/OGR (60.04,30.33) Freelance developer and contributor to GDAL/OGR project.
Helton Uchoa Geolivre Community, Open 3D GIS Project Web Site Committee and Public Geospatial Data Project (-22.96, -43.11) I'm a Geomatics Enginner and I work at OpenGEO Company as a GIS Specialist. I'm responsible for many GIS projects using FOSS and the OpenGIS Specifications in Brazil and I have some relevant papers and scientific articles presented in Brazilian and Latin-American conferences and published in scientific magazines. In last year, I have helped, as a teacher, introduce the GNU/FSF philosophy at the Transportation Engineering Department of IME (Military Institute of Engineering - IME, Brazil). I have worked in Geolivre Rio 2004 and 2005 as member of organization commitee. Now I'm working in Geolivre Conference 2007. User:Uchoa
Toru Mori Orkney, Inc. MapServer, GRASS GIS (35.448, 139.642) President of Orkney, Inc. Advocate of Open Geospatial tools in Japan and Asia. Promote open geospatial data. User:moritoru
Allan Doyle EOGEO,MIT Museum,NASA Earth Science Data Systems Standards Process Group Public Geospatial Data Project (42.28, -71.24) President of EOGEO and International Interfaces, long-time geo-interoperability interests, opensourced (is that a verb?) OpenMap, originator of OGC testbed idea, Web Mapping Testbed, WMS spec editor, worked on WMS Context, GeoRSS. more details. BlogUser:adoyle
Ned Horning Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History Curriculum project (43.9933, -73.0407) Program manager for remote sensing/GIS. Promoter of open source geospatial tools in the global conservation community.
Paul Spencer DM Solutions Group MapServer, Chameleon, kaMap, MapLab, MS4W, OpenEV (45.401397610, -75.725861625) CTO of DM Solutions Group, designer/developer/contributor to many open source packages, especially based on MapServer. Recent interest/focus is on AJAX clients for mapping applications. User:pagameba
Mark Lucas remotesensing.org remotesensing.org and ossim (27.9690219N, 080.5590534W altitude sea level + 5m) CTO, original founder of ImageLinks and remotesensing.org. Board of Directors Open Source Software Institute and the National Center for Open Source Policy and Research. Member of Open Technology Development Tiger team for the Department of Defense (USA). Lead a team of talented developers on the OSSIM and osgPlanet projects. Previously spent 22 years in the United States Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office and the Secretary of the Air Force Special Projects organization working with various classified programs. Prior to Radiant Blue Technologies, was a Lead Scientist for Intelligence Data Systems, Titan Corporation, and L3-Communciations. Personal Web site. User:mlucas17
Jo Walsh Open Knowledge Foundation,Mapping Hacks, Public Geodata Open Geodata committee (42.368297,-71.108696) Came to geospatial software through collaborative mapping on the semantic web work. Organising events to get geospatial hackers together with data-creating people and promote public access to state collected geodata. If you are in Europe please see Public Geodata and consider writing to an MEP about public domain data and "intellectual property rights" issues. If you collect GPS tracks, please consider uploading them to OpenStreetmap - my only real contribution to this project is to talk about it a lot. I co-wrote "Mapping Hacks" with Schuyler Erle and Rich Gibson, with a lot of contributions from OSGeo type of people. Last year wrote a lot of software using OSM and OpenGuides with Mapserver to provide a basis for collaborative local "portal" type services on community wireless networks. Now more interested in doing collaborative writing and research projects. User:JoWalsh
Dave McIlhagga DM Solutions Group Promotion and Visibility Committee (45.401397610, -75.725861625) President & CEO of DM Solutions Group. Active promoter of open source geospatial technologies. Led DM Solutions Group to become a major contributor and advocate of MapServer and development of key open source MapServer utilities including Chameleon, kaMap, MapLab, MS4W. Provided financial and resource support for setup of a key home for open source geospatial projects at MapTools. Led the organizing committee for OSGIS, the first Open Source Geospatial conference in North America which coincided with the second MapServer User Meeting. Spearheaded the integration of the two major open source geospatial conferences from North America and Europe/Asia, as the Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformations single international event to be held in Lausanne Switzerland. User:davemac
Pericles (Perry) Nacionales University of Minnesota Web Site Committee (44.9873167, -93.1851500) Promoter of open source geospatial technologies specially in the field of natural resources management and conservation, advocate of open and interoperability standards, MTSC member, author of MapServer Tutorial.
Norman Vine Independent (41:31:38N, 70:39:43W) Independent software developer User:Nhv
Mike Adair Natural Resources Canada/GeoConnections MapBuilder (45.27, -75.75) Contributor and member of MapBuilder PMC. Interested primarily in AJAX client technology for mapping, but also in the whole SDI stack. User:madair
Stefan F. Keller University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR), Institute for Software JavaWPS (47.2240, 8.8181) Promotor of open source and commercial technologies specially in the field of information retrieval, databases, GIS and visualization. Advocate of open and interoperability standards, member of national GIS standardization (e-geo, SNV) and umbrella (SOGI) organizations. Creator of geometa.info, one of the first search engines for geospatial services (WMS), metadata and online maps (Lucene-based); contributor of geo-webservices for german Wikipedia. User:Sfkeller
Arnulf Christl CCGIS, Geo-Consortium Mapbender, UMN MapServer (Germany), Board, Promotion and Visibility Committee (7.0707, 50.7342) Mapbender PSC, Promoter of Free Software and Open Source :-) Business (...and Open Source Software!)
V.RaviKumar Geologist OSGeo member [1],[GRASS Indian exmple] 17° N 79° E A Geologist from India who is interested in FOSS software. GRASS in particular. Conducted a FOSS workshop at Hyderabad, India in May 2005. The workshop boosted our spirits with a large participation and good articles on various FOSS software. An entire session was for GRASS, Qgis software. Presently lecturing in various forums on the capability of GRASS and allied FOSS GIS. With the help of Free Software Foundation India, trying to spread awareness of GRASS GIS, GNU-Linux and FOSS. Countries like India have a lot to gain with the spread of FOSS.
David Hastings UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok Member of original Grass Interagency Steering Committee, etc. 13.75°N 100.5°E A physicist/geophysicist/geological engineer who has used GRASS since 1987, and on the GRASS Interagency Steering Committee for the original public-domain package. I wrote the Linux Mini-HOWTO on GRASS-GIS (which is now woefully out of date); and taught short courses in scientific (as opposed to cartographic) GIS since 1980. In 1994 I moved my teaching to the Web, developing the CyberInstitute Short-Course on GIS. Currently, I'm at UN ESCAP. Open-Source is a great capacity- building environment for software communities worldwide. In developing countries, rather than being stuck merely teaching people to cut and paste stuff within a proprietary office suite, you can be part of the full development team, customizing the software to your community's needs, helping your country to have its own software development community - and hopefully making a satisfying living in the process.
Gary Sherman Micro Resources, Quantum GIS OSGeo Member (-149.567, 61.32138) Consultant, "Father" of Quantum GIS, long-time Linux user and Open Source proponent.
Astrid Emde Mapbender, MapServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS Mapbender Development (7.0707, 50.7342) Projects with MapServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Mapbender. Part of the Mapbender Developer Team. Courses for Mapbender, UMN MapServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS and WMS, WFS
Jeroen Ticheler GeoNetwork opensource, InterMap opensource, Food and Agriculture Organization GeoNetwork OSGeo member 42.07420°N, 12.34343°E I've initiated the development of the GeoNetwork opensource Spatial Data Catalog software and its embedded InterMap opensource Map Viewer. I hope to contribute possitively to the creation of a comprehensive, FOSS based toolkit for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) that help people share and use geospatial data and information in an easy and cost effective way. I focus especially on the data sharing within the United Nations system and in countries under development. I promote free and open source software as an excellent option for more sustainable development in these countries, proving it works by applying and further developing it in my day to day work. OpenSDI is a forum to discuss foss and cots integration.
Dirceu Machado Itaipu Tecnology Park OSGeo member,GRASS 59°S, -24°E I'm a brazilian developer of open source GIS/WEB_GIS applications using PHP, JAVA and Python with Mapserver and PostGIS and also a user and enthusiast of Linux and BSD's OS. I'm excited with the idea of a community like this one and i wish to help in any way i can with development's (if necessary) and/or documentation translations to portuguese language. Actualy i'm working in a project to develop a GIS viewer and map generator (for printing purposes) in Python based on the idea of the JUMP Project.
Kevin Yam Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Land Information Ontario OSGeo member 43.709, -79.544 Program coordinator for information management within the Provinicial Ministry of the Environment. I focus especially on data sharing between government agencies, departments and local stakeholders, and I am a promoter of open source geospatial tools applicable to environmental monitoring and observing User:kevinyam
Colin Gowens Geographer, GIS Professional OSGeo member 33.7518, -84.3920 User of GRASS, GDAL, OGR, PostGIS and Mapserver since 2002. The open source GIS software and community have proven tremendously valuable to my GIS endeavors.
David Bitner Metropolitan Airports Commission, Freelance OSGeo member 44.844, -93.560 Active PostGIS and MapServer user. GIS application developer for airport authority and other freelance projects. Member of Geodata Workgroup. Serve on Regional/State committees (Minnesota) for Data Sharing and Enterprise Geospatial Architecture. Member of Twin Cities Mapserver Users Group.
Tyler Mitchell Spatialguru.com, Timberline GIS OSGeo Member, Promotion and Visibility Committee, Education Committee 54, -121 (lat/lon) MapServer, PostGIS, GRASS, GDAL user. GIS Manager for production shop focused on natural resource management. O'Reilly Author, writer, promoter of Open Source GIS.
Rafael Medeiros Sperb G10 - UNIVALI OSGeo Member -26.60, -48.70 (lat/lon)
Steven M. Ottens Geodan MapBuilder 52.34, 4.91 (lat/lon) Contributor and member of MapBuilder PMC. User:stvn
Stefano Maffulli Politecnico di Milano Promotion and Visibility Committee, International Outreach, Public Geospatial Data 45, 9 (Lat,Lon) Architect, worked within the GIS_Lab at University of Florence on research about sustainable development of historical cities. At Joint Research Center (Ispra) worked within the EU funded project CommonGIS. Currently working with Politecnico di Milano as consultant on Methodologies and technologies for conservation and restoration of historical Venetian buildings
Dave Patton CIS Canadian Information Systems helping the Website Committee 49.27N 123.15W Self-employed computer consultant. Co-lead developer for Punt, an Open Source multi-language Windows desktop application that allows the user to view the terrain of any world in 3D. Canadian Coordinator and co-administrator of the Degree Confluence Project User:Dpatton
Jody Garnett
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GeoTools Iccubation and limited Website Committee missing It seems all I do is email, must be due to GeoTools, GeoServer, GeoAPI and uDig. I am working at Refractions Research, Inc, a small consulting company with an open source habit.
Justin Deoliveira The Open Planning Project, GeoTools, GeoServer GeoTools undeterministic GeoTools module maintainer, GeoServer developer, and uDig committer. I have been kicking around the Java GIS world for approximately 3 years contributing as an active developer on said projects. For the last year or so I have been working for a non-profit company known as The Open Planning Project.
Dylan Beaudette UCD GRASS Input lat/long here Soils and Biogeochemistry M.S. student at University of California, Davis. Interested in the use and proliferation of OSS in the sciences, particularly soil science. GIS and geomorphologic analysis; presentation of USDA-NCSS digital soil survey information / soils education through visual example.