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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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OSGeo Member
Name: Jody Garnett Jg3.jpg
Job Title:
Company:
Address:
City: Victoria
State:
Country: Canada
Local Chapter: British Columbia Chapter
Email: jody.garnett@how2map.com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://how2map.com/
Language(s):
Personal Description : 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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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Jody Garnett

Jody Garnett

Victoria, Canada

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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Direct open source participation:

Activities outside the "Java Tribe":

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

Contact
Email: jody.garnett@how2map.com
Profile last updated
Nov 2015

Europe

OSGeo Member
Name: Arnulf Christl Arnulf-christl suited.jpg
Job Title: Director
Company: Metaspatial
Address: Gutenbergstraße
City: Innsbruck
State: Tyrol
Country: Austria
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: arnulf.christl(æ)metaspatial.net
Phone: +49 172 2958 004 or +43 670 2085788
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://metaspatial.net/
Language(s): German; English; Spanish
Personal Description : Agile Coach with expertize in software architecture, Open Source and geospatial software. Currently building and managing agile teams at Telekom AG and providing SDI consultancy for the Computing Center of Minden Ravensberg Lippe (KRZ).
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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Arnulf Christl

Arnulf Christl in Norway 2014

Director, Metaspatial

Location: Innsbruck, Austria (show on OpenStreetMap)

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

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Contact
Email: arnulf(æ)osgeo.org. For business inquiries please contact arnulf.christl(æ)metaspatial.net
Phone: +49 172 2958 004
IRC: seven
Spoken Languages
German (Muttersprache), English (fluent), Spanish (suficiente)
Profile last updated
2015-06-24


OSGeo Member
Name: Jeroen Ticheler Jeroen ticheler226.jpg
Job Title: Director
Company: GeoCat BV
Address: Bennekom, The Netherlands
City: Bennekom
State:
Country: The Netherlands
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Email: Jeroen.Ticheler@GeoCat.net
Phone: +31681286572
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://geocat.net/
Language(s): Dutch; English; Italian; French
Personal Description : Jeroen Ticheler is founder of the GeoNetwork opensource project and director of GeoCat BV, a company delivering services around open source geospatial software with a focus on geospatial metadata catalogues and Spatial Data Infrastructures. He is a big fan, supporter and promotor of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation with strong connections throughout the OSGeo community.
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[[Info::Jeroen Ticheler is founder of the GeoNetwork opensource project and director of GeoCat BV, a company delivering services around open source geospatial software with a focus on geospatial metadata catalogues and Spatial Data Infrastructures. He is a big fan, supporter and promotor of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation with strong connections throughout the OSGeo community.| ]]

OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Jeroen Ticheler

Jeroen Ticheler

Director, GeoCat BV

Location: Bennekom, The Netherlands

Read more details on his LinkedIn profile.

Contact
Email: Jeroen.Ticheler@GeoCat.net
Phone (work): +31681286572
Spoken Language(s)
Dutch, English, modest Italian and French
Profile last updated
30 November 2015

Jorge Sanz

OSGeo Member
Name: Jorge Sanz Jsanz.jpg
Job Title: Solutions Engineer
Company: CARTO
Address:
City: Aldaia
State: Valencia
Country: Spain
Local Chapter: OSGeo-es
Email: jsanz@osgeo.org
Phone:
Instant Messaging: xurxosanz[at]gmail.com or jsanz[at]carto.com (hangouts), also jsanz on IRC
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
November 2015

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:
Language(s):
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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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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[[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: OSGeo, EOfarm
Address:
City: Athens
State:
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 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
Contact
Email: tzotsos AT gmail DOT com
Email: gcpp.kalxas AT gmail DOT com
Phone (mobile): +30 693 2149344
Profile last updated
8 September 2016


OSGeo Member
Name: Ian Turton OSGeo compass300.png
Job Title: Freelance Software Engineer and Open Source GIS Trainer
Company:
Address:
City: Worthing
State: W. Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK
Email: ian@ianturton.com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s):
Personal Description : Ian is a self employed computational geographer, who will undertake contract java development using GeoTools and GeoServer (primarily). He also can provide custom training for GeoServer, QGis and other open source software.

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::Ian is a self employed computational geographer, who will undertake contract java development using GeoTools and GeoServer (primarily). He also can provide custom training for GeoServer, QGis and other open source software.

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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Ian Turton

Ian Turton

Freelance Software Engineer and Open Source GIS Trainer

Location: Worthing, W. Sussex, United Kingdom

Ian is a self employed computational geographer, who will undertake contract java development using GeoTools and GeoServer (primarily). He also can provide custom training for GeoServer, QGis and other open source software.

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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  • 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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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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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 Lluís Vicens.jpg
Job Title:
Company:
Address: Girona
City:
State:
Country: Spain
Local Chapter: OSGeo-es
Email: lluis DOT vicens AT udg DOT edu
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s):
Personal Description : Lluís is a GIS Analyst at SIGTE, the GIS and Remote Sensing Center of the University of Girona. Lluís is tutor of several modules at UNIGIS Msc. since 2003 and he is been involved in the creation and preparation of teaching materials for UNIGIS, courses and summer schools, centered on the use of open source technologies. Scientific coordinator of the International Summer School aimed to build Open Source Opportunities in Geographic Information Systems.
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[[Info::Lluís is a GIS Analyst at SIGTE, the GIS and Remote Sensing Center of the University of Girona. Lluís is tutor of several modules at UNIGIS Msc. since 2003 and he is been involved in the creation and preparation of teaching materials for UNIGIS, courses and summer schools, centered on the use of open source technologies. Scientific coordinator of the International Summer School aimed to build Open Source Opportunities in Geographic Information Systems.| ]]

OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Lluís Vicens

Lluís Vicens

Location: Girona, Catalonia, Spain

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

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


OSGeo Member
Name: Argyros Argyridis Arargyridis.jpg
Job Title: PhD Student
Company: Remote Sensing Laboratory, NTUA
Address:
City: Athens
State:
Country: Greece
Local Chapter: Greek
Email: arargyridis at gmail dot com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://users.ntua.gr/arargyr
Language(s): Greek; English; French
Personal Description : 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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Argyros Argyridis

Argyros Argyridis

PhD Student, Remote Sensing Laboratory, NTUA

Location: Athens, Greece

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

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


OSGeo Member
Name: Manuel Grizonnet Manuel Grizonnet.png
Job Title: Image processing engineer
Company: CNES
Address:
City: Toulouse
State:
Country: France
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Email: manuel.grizonnet AT gmail DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): French; English
Personal Description : 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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Manuel Grizonnet

Manuel Grizonnet

Location : Toulouse, France

Manuel works at CNES (French Space Agency) and is a many years (9 years) contributor to the Open Source library for remote sensing image processing Orfeo ToolBox.

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


OSGeo Member
Name: Astrid Emde Ae.JPG
Job Title: GIS-Consultant
Company: WhereGroup
Address:
City: Cologne
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
Country: Germany
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: astrid_emde AT osgeo DOT org
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): German; English; French; Spanish
Personal Description : Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. She is involved in the OSGeoLive & marketing project project.

She is also active in the german language OSGeo local chapter FOSSGIS e.V which organized the annual FOSSGIS conference. Astrid Emde is part of the Mapbender Team. She lead several workshops and presentations on Mapbender, MapServer, GeoServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS and OWS, for example at FOSS4G, FOSSGIS or AGIT. She likes community meeting and organizes Hacking Events and loves to spread the spirit of OSGeo & FOSSGIS. She co-authored the german edition of Tyler Mitchell's book Web Mapping Illustrated.

Astrid was the winner of the 2018 Sol Katz Award for her leadership and longtime efforts in the OSGeo and FOSSGIS communities.
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[[Info::Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. She is involved in the OSGeoLive & marketing project project.

She is also active in the german language OSGeo local chapter FOSSGIS e.V which organized the annual FOSSGIS conference. Astrid Emde is part of the Mapbender Team. She lead several workshops and presentations on Mapbender, MapServer, GeoServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS and OWS, for example at FOSS4G, FOSSGIS or AGIT. She likes community meeting and organizes Hacking Events and loves to spread the spirit of OSGeo & FOSSGIS. She co-authored the german edition of Tyler Mitchell's book Web Mapping Illustrated. Astrid was the winner of the 2018 Sol Katz Award for her leadership and longtime efforts in the OSGeo and FOSSGIS communities.| ]]

OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Profile last updated
November 2017


OSGeo Member
Name: Vasile Crăciunescu Vasile craciunescu.jpg
Job Title: Researcher
Company: Romanian National Meteorological Administration
Address: Bucharest, Romania
City: Bucharest
State:
Country: Romania
Local Chapter: Romanian
Email: vasile AT geo-spatial DOT org
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://ro.linkedin.com/in/vasilecraciunescu
Language(s):
Personal Description : Vasile is a researcher at Romanian National Meteorological Administration, working in the RS & GIS Laboratory. Currently is in charge of the activities related to rapid mapping, air quality data integration, SDI and webmapping. Vasile is a FOSS4G promoter and use his free time to further develop geo-spatial.org, a collaborative effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of geospatial knowledge and free geographic datasets.
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[[Info::Vasile is a researcher at Romanian National Meteorological Administration, working in the RS & GIS Laboratory. Currently is in charge of the activities related to rapid mapping, air quality data integration, SDI and webmapping. Vasile is a FOSS4G promoter and use his free time to further develop geo-spatial.org, a collaborative effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of geospatial knowledge and free geographic datasets.| ]]

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Vasile Crăciunescu

Vasile Crăciunescu

Researcher, Romanian National Meteorological Administration

Location: Bucharest, Romania

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

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


OSGeo Member
Name: Andrea Aime Aaime.jpg
Job Title: Tech lead
Company: GeoSolutions
Address: Reggiolo, Reggio Emilia, Italia
City: Reggiolo
State:
Country: Italia
Local Chapter: GFOSS.it
Email: andrea DOT aime AT geo-solutions DOT it
Phone:
Instant Messaging: Skype: aaime74
Website: http://geo-solutions.it/
Language(s): Italian; English; French
Personal Description : Andrea is a developer and tech lead at GeoSolutions. Currently in charge of several customer projects centered around GeoTools and GeoServer, including training, optimizing large clustered installations, integration into the customer's infrastructure, building verticals on top of GeoTools/GeoServer, and feeding changes back to the community as the opportunity arises.
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[[Info::Andrea is a developer and tech lead at GeoSolutions. Currently in charge of several customer projects centered around GeoTools and GeoServer, including training, optimizing large clustered installations, integration into the customer's infrastructure, building verticals on top of GeoTools/GeoServer, and feeding changes back to the community as the opportunity arises.| ]]

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Andrea Aime

Andrea Aime

Tech lead, GeoSolutions

Location: Reggiolo, Reggio Emilia, Italia

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

  • Charter memeber (since 2012)
  • Core developer and PMC member of the GeoTools project (since 2002)
  • Core developer and PSC member of the GeoServer project (since 2005)
  • User support on the GeoServer and GeoTools mailing lists, as well as on StackExchange
  • Both professinal and spare time bug fixing and new feature coding
  • Regular FOSS4G presenter
  • Sol Katz Award 2017
Contact
Email: andrea DOT aime AT geo-solutions DOT it
Skype: aaime74
Twitter: geowolf
Spoken Language(s)
Italian, English (and a little bit of French)
Profile last updated
02 July 2012

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:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s):
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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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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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
OSGeo Member
Name: Stephen Woodbridge Stephen.woodbridge.jpg
Job Title: Owner
Company: iMaptools.com
Address:
City: North Chelmsford
State: MA
Country: USA
Local Chapter: North America
Email: woodbri AT swoodbridge DOT com
Phone: 1-978-251-4502
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s):
Personal Description : Stephen works on PointClouds, Vehicle Routing Problems, Mapserver, pgRouting, Geocoding, Reverse Geocoding, GDAL/OGR, OpenLayers as well as other open source products. Stephen can be found at iMapTools.com where he provides geospatial products, consulting and advocates OSGeo and OpenSource products to his clients.
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[[Info::Stephen works on PointClouds, Vehicle Routing Problems, Mapserver, pgRouting, Geocoding, Reverse Geocoding, GDAL/OGR, OpenLayers as well as other open source products. Stephen can be found at iMapTools.com where he provides geospatial products, consulting and advocates OSGeo and OpenSource products to his clients.| ]]

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Stephen Woodbridge

Stephen Woodbridge

Owner, iMaptools.com

Location: North Chelmsford, MA, USA

Stephen works on PointClouds, Vehicle Routing Problems, Mapserver, pgRouting, Geocoding, Reverse Geocoding, GDAL/OGR, OpenLayers as well as other open source products. Stephen can be found at iMapTools.com where he provides geospatial products, consulting and advocates OSGeo and OpenSource products to his clients. Resume. LinkedIn Profile.

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

Latin America

OSGeo Member
Name: alex borrell Ar6.jpg
Job Title: System Admimistrator
Company: State Transit Dept.
Address: Zapopan, Mexico
City: Zapopan
State: Jalisco
Country: Mexico
Local Chapter: Mexico
Email: borrellalex@gmail.com
Phone: +52 33 38192412
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): Spanish; English
Personal Description : Alejandro works on several software developer projects and implements GIS systems with OSGeo tools for transit applications, mostly using the OSGeo Live DVD as a small Linux server.
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Alejandro Rivero Borrell

Alejandro Rivero Borrell

System Admimistrator, State Transit Dept.

Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

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

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  • Teacher of Linux Server Management course at Instituto de Computacion de Occidente.
  • Contributor to Cidetec Transit Project at Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Campus Zapopan.
  • Server Security with Linux, Unisite University, Guadalajara
Contact
Email: borrellalex@gmail.com
Phone: +52 33 38192412
Languages spoken
Spanish, English.
Profile last updated
25 June 2012
OSGeo Member
Name: Mauricio Miranda Mauriciomiranda.jpg
Job Title: Geospatial Software Architect
Company: Independent Consultant and FOSS4G Preacher
Address:
City: Mendoza
State:
Country: Argentina
Local Chapter: Argentinia
Email: mmiranda AT osgeo DOT org
Phone: +54 9 2615052948
Instant Messaging: Jabber: maurimiranda AT gmail DOT com
Website:
Language(s): Spanish; English
Personal Description : 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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Mauricio Miranda

Mauricio Miranda

Geospatial Software Architect, Independent Consultant and FOSS4G Preacher

Location: Mendoza, Argentina

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

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Contact:

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

Spoken languages:

Spanish, English

Profile last updated:

Oct 1, 2012

Asia

OSGeo Member
Name: Sanghee Shin Sanghee Shin.jpg
Job Title: C.E.O. and President
Company: Gaia3D, Inc.
Address:
City: Seoul
State:
Country: South Korea
Local Chapter: Korea
Email: endofcap@gmail.com
Phone: +82-2-3397-3475
Instant Messaging: Skype: endofcap
Website: http://www.gaia3d.com/
Language(s): Korean; English
Personal Description : Sanghee Shin is a business man who is managing & running Gaia3D, Inc., a geospatial software company in Korea. He established OSGeo Korean Chapter in 2008 and was elected as a Charter Member of OSGeo Foundation in 2011. He also co-founded KAOS-G(Korea Alliance of Open Source GeoSpatial), an alliance of commercial open source GIS companies in Korea and has served as chair person of KAOS-G since 2013. He organised International FOSS4G 2015 Seoul as a chairperson. He was elected as Board of Directors, OSGeo. He has actively promoted open source, open standard and open data in Korea and around Asia. He enjoys giving talks about open source GIS and open source business. You can find more at his blog and Facebook
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[[Info::Sanghee Shin is a business man who is managing & running Gaia3D, Inc., a geospatial software company in Korea. He established OSGeo Korean Chapter in 2008 and was elected as a Charter Member of OSGeo Foundation in 2011. He also co-founded KAOS-G(Korea Alliance of Open Source GeoSpatial), an alliance of commercial open source GIS companies in Korea and has served as chair person of KAOS-G since 2013. He organised International FOSS4G 2015 Seoul as a chairperson. He was elected as Board of Directors, OSGeo. He has actively promoted open source, open standard and open data in Korea and around Asia. He enjoys giving talks about open source GIS and open source business. You can find more at his blog and Facebook| ]]

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Sanghee Shin

Sanghee Shin

Board Member of OSGeo, C.E.O. and President, Gaia3D, Inc.

Location: Seoul, South Korea and Cambridge, U.K.

Sanghee Shin is a business man who is managing & running Gaia3D, Inc., a geospatial software company in Korea. He established OSGeo Korean Chapter in 2008 and was elected as a Charter Member of OSGeo Foundation in 2011. He also co-founded KAOS-G(Korea Alliance of Open Source GeoSpatial), an alliance of commercial open source GIS companies in Korea and has served as chair person of KAOS-G since 2013. He organised International FOSS4G 2015 Seoul as a chairperson. He was elected as Board of Directors, OSGeo. He has actively promoted open source, open standard and open data in Korea and around Asia. He enjoys giving talks about open source GIS and open source business. You can find more at his blog and Facebook

OSGeo Experience

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Contact
Email: endofcap AT gmail DOT com or shshin AT gaia3d DOT com
Phone (work): +82-2-3397-3475
Skype: endofcap
Spoken Language(s)
Korean, English
Profile last updated
22nd, November, 2015

Past OSGeo Advocates

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

Understanding OSGeo roles

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

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We only have 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).

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

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

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

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.