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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.

OSGeo Advocates

This section lists current OSGeo Advocates:

Australia

OSGeo Member
Name: Cameron Shorter Camerons444x535.jpg
Job Title: Open Technologies and Geospatial Consultant
Company: Government (NSW, Australia)
Address:
City: Sydney
State: NSW
Country: Australia
Local Chapter: Aust-NZ
Email: cameron shorter AT gmail DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com/
Language(s): English
Personal Description : Cameron has a breadth of practical experience with the numerous facets of Geospatial Open Source and OGC Standards. He has chaired a FOSS4G conference; served on the OSGeo Board, co-founded and co-coordinates the OSGeoLive project; co-authored OSGeo Software Incubation criteria; and consults to governments and industry on Open Source, Open Standards and Spatial Data Systems.
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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Europe

OSGeo Member
Name: Arnulf Christl
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Address: Tharpaling, Germany
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Local Chapter: [[|{{{LocalChapter}}}]]
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OSGeo Member
Name: Jeroen Ticheler
Job Title:
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Address: Bennekom, The Netherlands
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Local Chapter: [[|{{{LocalChapter}}}]]
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Jorge Sanz

OSGeo Member
Name: Jorge Sanz Jsanz.jpg
Job Title: Data Engineer
Company: Elastic
Address:
City: Aldaia
State: Valencia
Country: Spain
Local Chapter: OSGeo-es
Email: jsanz@osgeo.org
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://jorgesanz.net
Language(s): Catalan; Spanish; English
Personal Description : Jorge is Charter Member of OSGeo since 2008 and member of the Spanish Language Local Chapter (OSGeo-ES) since its foundation., has been member of the OSGeo Board of Directors in the 2013-2015 term and been part of the gvSIG Technical Steering Committee. He helps on some OSGeo.org systems, participates actively on OSGeo-ES initiatives and Geoinquietos Valencia (a little local group part of a broader network of microchapters). Further details at his OSGeo wiki complete profile page or at linkedin.
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[[Info::Jorge is Charter Member of OSGeo since 2008 and member of the Spanish Language Local Chapter (OSGeo-ES) since its foundation., has been member of the OSGeo Board of Directors in the 2013-2015 term and been part of the gvSIG Technical Steering Committee. He helps on some OSGeo.org systems, participates actively on OSGeo-ES initiatives and Geoinquietos Valencia (a little local group part of a broader network of microchapters). Further details at his OSGeo wiki complete profile page or at linkedin.| ]]


OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Past experience
  • Coordinator of Spanish translation of the OSGeo Live documentation (2010-2015)
  • Member of the Board of Directors (2013-2015)
  • OSGeo-es Board of Directors Member (2008-2012)
  • Packager of gvSIG Desktop at the OSGeo Live project (2010-2014)
  • gvSIG TSC member (2009-2015)
  • Incubation Committee member (as gvSIG contact) (2008-2012)
  • Translator of OSGeo.org website into Spanish (2007-2008)
Profile last updated
May 2020

Pedro-Juan Ferrer

OSGeo Member
Name: Pedro-Juan Ferrer Matoses Pferrer.jpg
Job Title: Project Manager
Company: Geographica SL
Address: Valencia, Spain
City: Valencia
State:
Country: Spain
Local Chapter: OSGeo-es
Email: pferrer@osgeo.org
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
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Personal Description : Pedro-Juan is a Cartographer and Project Manager that works in a Location Intelligence 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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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Pedro-Juan Ferrer

Project Manager, Geographica.gs

Location: Valencia, Spain

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

Member of geomatic blog

LinkedIn profile

OSGeo Experience

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  • OSGeo Charter Member since 2012
  • OSGeo Spanish-speaking Local Chapter Charter Member and Liaison Officer since 2008
  • PostGIS power user
  • OSGeo-Live translator into Spanish
Contact
Email: pferrer@osgeo.org
Snail-mail: Carrer Chera 3, esc 1, pta 7, 46017 Valencia
Skype: geovehrka
Spoken Language(s)
English, Spanish
Profile last updated
2018-10-17


OSGeo Member
Name: Jo Cook Dec 2017.jpg
Job Title: Geospatial Consultant and Metadata Lead
Company: Astun Technology Limited
Address:
City:
State:
Country: UK
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK https://uk.osgeo.org
Email: jocook AT astuntechnology.com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: https://www.archaeogeek.com
Language(s):
Personal Description : Consultant for Astun Technology - who provide internet mapping products based the OSGeo technology stack. Charter Member, founder and official representative of the UK local chapter and a Board Member for OSGeo (2011-2012). Available for seminars, workshops, and presentations about OSGeo or about open source GIS, with a focus on spreading the word to new users, both personal and enterprise. Quelling myths about proprietary vs open source are a speciality. Creator of Portable GIS- Open Source GIS on a USB stick for windows. Find out more at Archaeogeek or about.me.
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[[Company::Astun Technology Limited| ]] URIs of the form "jocook AT astuntechnology.com" are not allowed. [[Website::https://www.archaeogeek.com| ]] [[Info::Consultant for Astun Technology - who provide internet mapping products based the OSGeo technology stack. Charter Member, founder and official representative of the UK local chapter and a Board Member for OSGeo (2011-2012). Available for seminars, workshops, and presentations about OSGeo or about open source GIS, with a focus on spreading the word to new users, both personal and enterprise. Quelling myths about proprietary vs open source are a speciality. Creator of Portable GIS- Open Source GIS on a USB stick for windows. Find out more at Archaeogeek or about.me.| ]]

OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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OSGeo Experience
  • Board Member (2011-2012)
  • Charter Member (2010-present)
  • UK Local Chapter Founder and Official Representative (2007-present)
  • Deputy-chair of FOSS4G 2013
  • Chair of FOSS4GUK 2016
  • Incubation Committee (2018-present)
  • Google Season of Docs administrator and mentor (2019)
Contact
Email: jocook AT astuntechnology.com
Twitter
Profile last updated
21st June 2019


OSGeo Member
Name: Angelos Tzotsos Tzotsos.jpg
Job Title: Geospatial Software Developer, Remote Sensing Consultant, Senior Researcher
Company: Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Address:
City: Athens
State: Attica
Country: Greece
Local Chapter: Greek
Email: tzotsos@osgeo.org
Phone: +30 693 2149344
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos
Language(s): Greek; English
Personal Description : 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 currently the President of OSGeo and also serves at the OSGeo Board of Directors. 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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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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OSGeo Experience
Profile last updated
17 April 2020


OSGeo Member
Name: Ian Turton OSGeo compass300.png
Job Title: Software Engineer and Open Source GIS Trainer
Company:
Address:
City: Worthing
State: W. Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
Local Chapter: [[|{{{LocalChapter}}}]]
Email: ian@ianturton.com
Phone:
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Website:
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Personal Description : Employed by Astun Technology who provide support and train all types of OSGeo software. Ian will also undertake contract Java development using GeoTools and GeoServer (primarily).

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

Find out more about Ian at GIS.stackexchange and LinkedIn.
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[[Info::Employed by Astun Technology who provide support and train all types of OSGeo software. Ian will also undertake contract Java development using GeoTools and GeoServer (primarily).

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

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

OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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


OSGeo Member
Name: Anne Ghisla Aghisla-profile-pic.jpg
Job Title:
Company:
Address:
City: Berlin
State: Berlin
Country: Germany
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: a DOT ghisla AT gmail DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): Italian; French; English; German
Personal Description : 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 on connecting people and communities of different software projects.
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Anne Ghisla

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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  • OSGeo Google Summer of Code administrator in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Member of Italian chapter GFOSS.it from September 2007 to November 2014
  • OSGeo Board member from 2012 to 2015
  • Currently dormant GRASS GIS core developer
  • Co-founder of OSGeo Women Chapter
Contact
Email: a DOT ghisla AT gmail DOT com
IRC: aghisla on freenode (#osgeo)
Spoken Language(s)
Italian and French (mother tongues), English (fluent), German (basic)
Profile last updated
27-09-2017


OSGeo Member
Name: Victor Olaya Volaya.jpg
Job Title: Developer
Company: Universidad de Extremadura, UNEX
Address:
City: Auch
State:
Country: France
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Email: volayaf AT gmail DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging: Skype: volaya1978
Website: http://volaya.es/
Language(s): Spanish; English; French; Russian
Personal Description : 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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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Victor Olaya

Victor Olaya

Developer, Universidad de Extremadura, UNEX

Location: Auch, France

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

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


OSGeo Member
Name: Lluís Vicens
Job Title:
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Address: Girona
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Local Chapter: [[|{{{LocalChapter}}}]]
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Canada

OSGeo Member
Name: Geoff Zeiss GZeiss 200.jpg
Job Title: Director Utility Industry Program,
Company: Autodesk
Address:
City: Ottawa
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
Local Chapter: Ottawa Chapter
Email: geoff.zeiss@autodesk.com
Phone:
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Website:
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Personal Description : 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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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Geoff Zeiss

Director Utility Industry Program, Autodesk

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Geoff Zeiss

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

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

United States

OSGeo Member
Name: Alex Mandel, Phd OSGeo compass300.png
Job Title: Geospatial Scientist
Company: Geography, University of California, Davis
Address:
City: Davis
State: CA
Country: USA
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Email: tech AT wildintellect DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/wildintellect
Language(s):
Personal Description : 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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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Alex Mandel

Alex

Phd. Candidate, Geography, University of California, Davis

Location: Davis, CA USA

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

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

Latin America

OSGeo Member
Name: alex borrell
Job Title:
Company:
Address: Zapopan, Mexico
City:
State:
Country: [[|{{{Country}}}]]
Local Chapter: [[|{{{LocalChapter}}}]]
Email:
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Personal Description :
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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 8 active 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 membership is obtained through a strongly contested selection process. Members tend to be developers and leaders in one or more OSGeo projects, and/or OSGeo business leaders, and have a deep understanding in many of the OSGeo projects and principles of Open Source.

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 Regional Chapter, or as 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.

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:

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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.

Other Resources

Links to other organizations running a similar process.