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.

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:Germany

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

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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: 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: Dimitar Misev DSC09330-2.JPG
Job Title: PhD student
Company: Jacobs University Bremen
Address:
City: Bremen
State:
Country: Germany
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: misev AT rasdaman DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging: Skype: dimitarmisev
Website: http://dimitarmisev.com/
Language(s): English; Macedonian
Personal Description : Dimitar Misev is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, with focus on scientific databases and Big Data. He is actively contributing to the development of rasdaman, a world-leading database engine for multi-dimensional raster data of unlimited extent.
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[[Info::Dimitar Misev is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, with focus on scientific databases and Big Data. He is actively contributing to the development of rasdaman, a world-leading database engine for multi-dimensional raster data of unlimited extent.| ]]

OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Dimitar Misev

Dimitar Misev

PhD student, Jacobs University Bremen

Location: Bremen, Germany

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

LinkedIn profile

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  • Core developer of the rasdaman project
  • User support on the rasdaman mailing lists and maintenance of the wiki pages
Contact
Email: misev AT rasdaman DOT com
Skype: dimitarmisev
Spoken Language(s)
English, Macedonian
Profile last updated
07 July 2012
OSGeo Member
Name: Stefan Tzeggai Stefan Tzeggai.jpg
Job Title: CTO
Company: wikisquare, empirica-systeme GmbH
Address:
City: Tübingen
State:
Country: Germany
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: tzeggai@empirica-systeme.de
Phone:
Instant Messaging: stefan.tzeggai@chat.empirica-systeme.de
Website: https://www.empirica-systeme.de/
Language(s): German; English; Spanish
Personal Description : Steve is a Java developer. Since 2007 he has run wikisquare, a company specialized on free Java software, GIS, and statistics. Since 2008 he has been the main developer of the AtlasStyler SLD editor. In 2011 he participated in the foundation of empirica systeme GmbH, a company specialized in observing and mapping the German real estate market.
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[[Info::Steve is a Java developer. Since 2007 he has run wikisquare, a company specialized on free Java software, GIS, and statistics. Since 2008 he has been the main developer of the AtlasStyler SLD editor. In 2011 he participated in the foundation of empirica systeme GmbH, a company specialized in observing and mapping the German real estate market.| ]]

OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Stefan Tzeggai

Stefan Tzeggai
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  • Core developer of AtlasStyler, an OGC Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) / SE 1.1 editor based on Swing and Geotools.
  • Core developer of Geopublisher is an atlas authoring system which simplifies the creation of multimedia atlases for online and offline use.
  • Minimal development but power-user of Geotools and Geoserver.
Contact
Business contact mailto:tzeggai(æ)wikisquare.de
XING: https://www.xing.com/profile/StefanAlfons_Tzeggai
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanalfonskrueger
Twitter for AtlasStyler and Geopublisher: http://twitter.com/geopublishing
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, Spanish
Profile last updated
11 November 2015
OSGeo Member
Name: Thomas Baschetti Thomasbaschetti.jpg
Job Title:
Company:
Address:
City: Osnabrück
State:
Country: Germany
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: info AT thomas-baschetti.de
Phone: +49 541 259190
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://thomas-baschetti.de/
Language(s): German; English
Personal Description : 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 Baschetti

Thomas Baschetti

Location: Osnabrück, Germany

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

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Contact
Email: info AT thomas-baschetti.de
Phone: +49 541 259190
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, very basic Italian
Profile last updated
09 July 2012

Europe:The Netherlands

OSGeo Member
Name: Milo van der Linden Milovanderlinden.jpg
Job Title:
Company:
Address: Vught, The Netherlands
City: Utrecht
State:
Country: The Netherlands
Local Chapter: OSGeo.NL
Email: milo@dogodigi.net
Phone: +31(0)616598808
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): Dutch; English
Personal Description : :* 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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Milo van der Linden

Milo van der Linden

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

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

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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

Europe:Spain

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: 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

Europe:United Kingdom

OSGeo Member
Name: Suchith Anand Suchith anand.jpg
Job Title: Consultant
Company:
Address:
City: Nottingham
State:
Country: United Kingdom
Local Chapter: OSGeo UK
Email: suchith_anand@yahoo.com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s):
Personal Description : Suchith Anand is a Charter Member of OSGeo and actively involved in OSGeo Education initiatives. He volunteers for GeoForAll with a vision to make geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all and to enable a better future for everyone. He served as the founding chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and Geospatial IG of Research Data Alliance. He serves in the Program Board of Group on Earth Observations (GEO). He is reviewer for European and international research council applications, and many leading GIS journals . He serves on the Editorial Board of Journal on Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards , GIS Professional . Suchith is from India and now lives in Nottingham with his wife Sajini and their son Sanjay . They all are cricket fans and love travelling.
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Suchith Anand

Suchith Anand

Consultant

Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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

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  • Established Open Source Geospatial Labs/Research Centres in key universities worldwide as part of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation- ICA MoU
  • Charter member of OSGeo Foundation
  • Volunteer of OSGeo Education/GeoForAll
  • Develop and promote OSGeo Educational initiatives
  • Founder and Chair of OSGIS conference series
  • Invited speaker and presenter at United Nations and other International organisations
  • Editorial Board member of journals
  • Building synergies between OSGeo and other open education initiatives globally
  • One of the founding members of the Open Source GIS Summer School initiative and the Geospatial Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data e-learning initiative.
Contact
Email: suchith_anand@yahoo.com
Profile last updated
25th May , 2018
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: 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: Steven Feldman StevenFeldmanPic.jpg
Job Title: Principal
Company: KnowWhere Consulting
Address:
City: London
State:
Country: UK
Local Chapter: [[OSGeo:UK|OSGeo:UK]]
Email:
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://www.knowwhereconsulting.co.uk/
Language(s):
Personal Description : Steven Feldman was Managing Director of GDC, a UK local government specialist and subsequently of MapInfo UK. He now mentors startups and advises businesses in the location space while focussing his spare time on Open Data and Open Source projects including the OSM-GB project at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and Taarifa.

Steven is currently a strategic advisor to Astun Technology, chairman of geo.me Solutions, past chairman ofExprodat Consulting and a board advisor at OpenCage Data and a non-executive director of OpenAddresses UK.

Steven was the Chair of the LOC for FOSS4G 2013. He is a recent past chair the Conference Committee and is treasurer of OSGeo:UK, the UK local chapter

Steven is a regular presenter on geo and open topics, some slide decks are here. He tends to tweet too much as @stevenfeldman
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[[LocalChapter::OSGeo:UK| ]] [[Info::Steven Feldman was Managing Director of GDC, a UK local government specialist and subsequently of MapInfo UK. He now mentors startups and advises businesses in the location space while focussing his spare time on Open Data and Open Source projects including the OSM-GB project at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and Taarifa.

Steven is currently a strategic advisor to Astun Technology, chairman of geo.me Solutions, past chairman ofExprodat Consulting and a board advisor at OpenCage Data and a non-executive director of OpenAddresses UK.

Steven was the Chair of the LOC for FOSS4G 2013. He is a recent past chair the Conference Committee and is treasurer of OSGeo:UK, the UK local chapter

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

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Contact
Email: via KnowWhere
Skype: stevenfeldman2638
Spoken Language
English
Profile last updated
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Europe:Greece

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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Contact
Email: tzotsos AT gmail DOT com
Email: gcpp.kalxas AT gmail DOT com
Phone (mobile): +30 693 2149344
Profile last updated
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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: Dimitris Kotzinos Kotzinos.JPG
Job Title: Faculty member
Company: Department of Computer Science of University of Cergy Pontoise
Address:
City: Cergy Pontoise
State:
Country: France
Local Chapter: Greek
Email: kotzino at gmail dot com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://www.kotzinos.eu
Language(s): Greek; English
Personal Description : 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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Dimitris Kotzinos

Dimitris Kotzinos

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

Location: Cergy Pontoise, France

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

OSGeo Experience

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  • Uses and teaches applications such as Geoserver, Mapserver, Mapbender, GeoTools, gvSIG, QGis, Pogresql/postgis etc.
  • Founder of the OSGeo Greek Local Chapter
  • Section Editor of the OSGeo Journal (at times) and here's A_proposal_for_the_OSGeo_Journal!
Contact
Email: kotzino at gmail dot com
Spoken Language(s)
Greek, English
Profile last updated
10 March 2015

Europe:Italy

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: 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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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

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OSGeo Member
Name: Margherita Di Leo Photo.jpg
Job Title: scientific / technical project officer
Company: European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Address:
City: Ispra
State: VA
Country: Italy
Local Chapter: GFOSS.it
Email:
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu/team/person/35/detail/
Language(s): English; Italian; Spanish
Personal Description :
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Margherita Di Leo

Margherita Di Leo

Since 2012, she is a scientific / technical project officer at European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), Unit: Forest Resources and Climate.

Location: Ispra (VA), Italy

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

  • Since November 2011, she has been an OSGeo Charter Member.
  • Former board member of GFOSS.it (Associazione Italiana per il Software Geografico Libero), the Italian OSGeo local chapter.
  • Member of GRASS GIS community.
  • Since November 2012, she has been member of GRASS PSC.
  • Co-Founder of the Open Geoscience Committee.
  • Since 2015, OSGeo GSoC admin.
Spoken languages

English; Italian; Spanish.

Contacts
OSGeo Member
Name: Luca Delucchi Lucadelu.png
Job Title: GIS Technician
Company: Fondazione Edmund Mach
Address:
City: San Michele all'Adige
State:
Country: Italy
Local Chapter: GFOSS.it
Email: lucadeluge AT gmail DOT com
Phone: +39 0461615570
Instant Messaging: Skype: lucadelu
Website:
Language(s): Italian; English; French
Personal Description : Luca is an OSGeo and OSM contributor and advocate. He graduated in Geography applied to the environment, landscape and tourism from University of Genoa (Italy) in 2008. Since the same year he work at Fondazione Edmund Mach, a research center near Trento. He is interested in all features about GIS: desktop, web, geodatabase, developing and geodata. He is core developer and translator of GRASS GIS project, main developer of pyModis library and OSGeoLive and ZOO-Project contributor.


He is really active in the Italian community, GFOSS.it. From February 2012 to October 2015 he has been a board member and since 21 November 2017 he became President of the Italian OSGeo local chapter.
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He is involved in the following projects:

  • GRASS GIS: developer and Italian translator
  • QGIS: I developed and contributed to some plugin (OGR2Layers, QuickMultiAttributeEdit)
  • ZOO-project: beta tester and documentation
  • pyModis: main developer library to download and works with MODIS data
  • From February 2012 to October 2015 he has been a board member of GFOSS.it (Associazione Italiana per il Software Geografico Libero), the Italian OSGeo local chapter. Since 21 November 2017 he became President of the Italian OSGeo local chapter.
  • Actively participating in OpenStreetMap and promoting OpenStreetMap in Italy organizing a lot of events
  • Since 2011, he has been an OSGeo Charter Member
  • OSGeo-Live, helping in documentation and Italian Translation

He know and use the following Free and Open Source Project:

  • Desktop
    • GRASS GIS
    • QGIS
  • Database
    • PostGIS
    • Spatialite
  • Web Server
    • MapServer
    • ZOO-Project
    • IstSOS
  • Web client
    • OpenLayers
    • Leaflet
  • Other tools
    • Mapnik
    • mkgmap
Spoken Language(s)

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

Profile last updated

2015 January 19

OSGeo Member
Name: Andrea Antonello Moovida.jpg
Job Title: Tech lead
Company: HydroloGIS
Address: Bolzano, Alto Adige, Italia
City: Bolzano
State:
Country: Italia
Local Chapter: GFOSS.it
Email: andrea.antonello@gmail.com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://www.andreaantonello.com/
Language(s): Italian; German; English
Personal Description : I'm an environmental engineer addicted to GIS development playing in the field of hydrologic and geomorphologic modelling with gvSIG and the Hortonmachine. Since 2005 I'm cofounder of HydroloGIS, were we mainly develop around and make advanced use of gvSIG, Hortonmachine and Geopaparazzi.
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[[Info::I'm an environmental engineer addicted to GIS development playing in the field of hydrologic and geomorphologic modelling with gvSIG and the Hortonmachine.

Since 2005 I'm cofounder of HydroloGIS, were we mainly develop around and make advanced use of gvSIG, Hortonmachine and Geopaparazzi.| ]]

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Andrea Antonello

Andrea Antonello

Tech lead, HydroloGIS

Location: Bolzano, Alto Adige, Italia

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

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

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  • core developer of the Hortonmachine project.
  • core developer of the Geopaparazzi project.
  • plugin developer of the gvSIG desktop GIS.
  • loves (and goes regularly to) FOSS4G conferences and code sprints
  • does training courses on a regular basis
Contact
Personal page: http://www.andreaantonello.com
Email: andrea DOT antonello AT gmail DOT com
Twitter: themoovida
Spoken Language(s)
Italian, German, English, Spanish
Profile last updated
19 September 2018
OSGeo Member
Name: Massimiliano Cannata Massimiliano cannata.jpg
Job Title: Professor in enginering geomatics
Company: University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
Address: Campus Trevano, Canobbio, Switzerland
City: Canobbio
State:
Country: Switzerland
Local Chapter: GFOSS.it
Email: massimiliano.cannata AT supsi DOT ch
Phone: +41 (0)58 666 62 14
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): English; Italian
Personal Description : 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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Massimiliano Cannata

Massimiliano Cannata

Professor in enginering geomatics at University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)


Location

Campus Trevano, Canobbio, Switzerland


Short Bio

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.


Research

Massimiliano start his research activities working on methodologies for LiDAR data filtering and analyses, but from 2002, he start focusing his activities on the GIS embedded environmental modeling, geospatial Web technologies and interoperability and the sensor Web.

He conducted a large number of research project and consultancies for the local government administration in the field of spatial data infrastructure, natural hazard mitigation, environmental monitoring network, decision support systems. He also leads the scientific execution of projects funded by the World Bank, the European Union and gained extensive experince in working with developing countries.


Education

Currently Massimiliano is teaching Gematic I, Geomatic II and GIS in the Bachelor of Science SUPSI in Civil engineering and Geoinformation and 3D data in the Bachelor of Science SUPSI in Architeture. From 2006 to 2010 Lecturer ex cathedra at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio.


OSGeo Experience

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Contact

Email: massimiliano.cannata AT supsi DOT ch
Phone (work): +41 (0)58 666 62 14
Spoken Language(s)

English, Italian


Profile last updated: 19 Aug 2016

Europe:France

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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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: 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: Jean-Roc Morreale Jrmorreale.jpg
Job Title: Informations System Administrator
Company: Departmental Center of Archeology, Conseil Général du Pas de Calais
Address:
City: Arras
State:
Country: France
Local Chapter: Francophone OSGeo Chapter
Email: jrmorreale (a) osgeo.asso.fr
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): French; English
Personal Description : 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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Jean-Roc Morreale

Jean-Roc Morreale

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

Location : Arras, France

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

OSGeo Experience :

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

Contact : jrmorreale (a) osgeo.asso.fr

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

Europe:Romania

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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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

Europe:Czech Republic

OSGeo Member
Name: Karel Charvat Karel charvat.jpg
Job Title: Chair of Czech Center for Science and Sociaty
Company: Czech Center for Science and Sociaty
Address:
City: Prague
State:
Country: Czech Republic
Local Chapter: Chech
Email: charvat AT ccss DOT cz
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): Czech; Russian; English
Personal Description : Karel is former president of EFITA, currently a member of Board of Seniors of EFITA, Chair of Czech

Centre of Science and Society (CCSS), actively participating on various EU projects and geospatial communities. His current field of activities is OpenData (combination of OpenStreetMap with public administration data), finding business strategies for Open Source software and promotion of Open GIS solutions, such as Geoportal4everybody.

Karel was chair of first FOSSG4-CEE event in Prague 2012.
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[[Info::Karel is former president of EFITA, currently a member of Board of Seniors of EFITA, Chair of Czech

Centre of Science and Society (CCSS), actively participating on various EU projects and geospatial communities. His current field of activities is OpenData (combination of OpenStreetMap with public administration data), finding business strategies for Open Source software and promotion of Open GIS solutions, such as Geoportal4everybody.

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

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Karel Charvat

Karel Charvat

Chair of Czech Center for Science and Sociaty

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

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

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

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

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
OSGeo Member
Name: Daniel Morissette Photo dmorissette 200x200.jpg
Job Title: President
Company: Mapgears
Address: Chicoutimi, QC, Canada
City: Chicoutimi
State: QC
Country: Canada
Local Chapter: Québec Chapter
Email: dmorissette AT mapgears DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://dmorissette.blogspot.com/
Language(s): English; French
Personal Description : Daniel Morissette is a software engineer by trade, business man by experience, OSGeo advocate by the way and beer aficionado by accident, with a focus on Web Mapping using MapServer and related OSGeo technologies. He is president of Mapgears, has been actively involved in MapServer since 2000 and in several OSGeo projects and committees since the early days of the Foundation, including as a board director from 2010 to 2014.
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[[Info::Daniel Morissette is a software engineer by trade, business man by experience, OSGeo advocate by the way and beer aficionado by accident, with a focus on Web Mapping using MapServer and related OSGeo technologies. He is president of Mapgears, has been actively involved in MapServer since 2000 and in several OSGeo projects and committees since the early days of the Foundation, including as a board director from 2010 to 2014.| ]]

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Daniel Morissette

Daniel Morissette

President, Mapgears

Location: Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

Daniel Morissette is a software engineer by trade, business man by experience, OSGeo advocate by the way and beer aficionado by accident, with a focus on Web Mapping using MapServer and related OSGeo technologies. He is president of Mapgears, has been actively involved in MapServer since 2000 and in several OSGeo projects and committees since the early days of the Foundation, including as a board director from 2010 to 2014.

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  • OSGeo Board Director from 2010 to 2014 and Treasurer from 2011 to 2014
  • Developer and member of the MapServer PSC
  • Developer and member of the GDAL/OGR PSC
  • Member of the Incubation Committee
  • Co-founder and chair of the Quebec Local Chapter
  • Involved directly or indirectly in several other OSGeo projects
  • Recipient of OSGeo's 2009 Sol Katz Award
Other relevant experience
Contact
Email: dmorissette AT mapgears DOT com
Twitter: @dmorissette
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dmorissette
Blog: http://dmorissette.blogspot.com/
Spoken Languages
English, French
Profile last updated
4 Sept 2014

United States

OSGeo Member
Name: Peter Batty PeterBatty.jpg
Job Title: Co-founder and CTO of Geospatial Division
Company: Ubisense
Address: Denver, CO, US
City: Denver
State: CO
Country: US
Local Chapter: North America
Email: peter AT ebatty DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s):
Personal Description : Peter has worked in the geospatial industry for 25 years and has served as CTO for two of the world's top 200 software companies, Intergraph and Smallworld (now part of GE Energy). In recent years he has worked extensively with open source systems and new generation web mapping applications such as Google Maps. More details at LinkedIn.
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[[Info::Peter has worked in the geospatial industry for 25 years and has served as CTO for two of the world's top 200 software companies, Intergraph and Smallworld (now part of GE Energy). In recent years he has worked extensively with open source systems and new generation web mapping applications such as Google Maps.

More details at LinkedIn.| ]]

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Peter Batty

Peter Batty

Co-founder and CTO of Geospatial Division, Ubisense

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

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

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  • Chaired the FOSS4G conference in Denver in 2011. It was the largest FOSS4G to date with over 900 attendees from 42 countries
  • Has spoken at many conferences around the world on trends in the geospatial industry, including open source geospatial
  • Served on the OSGeo board from 2011 to 2013
  • Has developed applications using a variety of OSGeo software, including PostGIS, MapFish and OpenLayers
  • Is a member of the OSGeo Conference Committee
  • Was the OSGeo Board Liaison for the FOSS4G 2013 conference in Nottingham, UK
  • Writes a Blog
Other interests
Contact
Email: peter AT ebatty DOT com
Skype: pmbatty
twitter @pmbatty
Spoken Language(s)
English
Profile last updated
1 February 2015
OSGeo Member
Name: Brian M Hamlin BrianPortrait1.jpg
Job Title: Project Director
Company: California Open Data ECN
Address:
City: Berkeley
State: CA
Country: USA
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Email: maplabs AT- light42 DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website: blog.light42.com
Language(s): English, basic German
Personal Description : By fate or by fluke, Brian served as steering committee member for the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth in 2007. link As liason to speakers and distinguished guests, network administrator and conference strategist, Brian built on experience with un-conferences and an unusual collection of resources to make the five day, one hundred and twenty presentation international event a critical success. Subsequently Brian dove headlong into the vast arcana of geo-software, beginning with GDAL and moving on to C-Tribe projects and web software. The OSGeo Live DVD is a fundamental piece of the puzzle, in a rapidly changing and perhaps urgent context of the relationship of civilization and Gaia current: PostGIS maintainer on the Live; brought Marble, NaturalEarth, IRIS, netCDF data to the Live; SciPy stack maintainer
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[[Info::By fate or by fluke, Brian served as steering committee member for the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth in 2007. link As liason to speakers and distinguished guests, network administrator and conference strategist, Brian built on experience with un-conferences and an unusual collection of resources to make the five day, one hundred and twenty presentation international event a critical success. Subsequently Brian dove headlong into the vast arcana of geo-software, beginning with GDAL and moving on to C-Tribe projects and web software. The OSGeo Live DVD is a fundamental piece of the puzzle, in a rapidly changing and perhaps urgent context of the relationship of civilization and Gaia current: PostGIS maintainer on the Live; brought Marble, NaturalEarth, IRIS, netCDF data to the Live; SciPy stack maintainer| ]]

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Brian Hamlin

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Location: Berkeley, CA USA

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

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

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Contact
Email: maplabs AT light42 DOT com
IRC: darkblue_b dbb
Profile last updated
04 July 2012
OSGeo Member
Name: Mark Lucas MarkLucas.jpg
Job Title: Principal Scientist
Company: RadiantBlue Technologies Inc.
Address:
City: Melbourne Beach
State: Florida
Country: USA
Local Chapter: Southeast US
Email: mlucas17 AT mac DOT com
Phone: 321 266 1475
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): English; Spanish
Personal Description : Mark Lucas has pioneered efforts in Open Source Software Development in remote sensing, image processing and geographical information systems. Mark established ossim.org and has led several government funded studies and development efforts since 1996. ... more.
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Mark Lucas

Mark Lucas

Principal Scientist, RadiantBlue Technologies Inc.

Location:Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA

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

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OSGeo experience
  • Original founder of the OSSIM remote sensing project
  • On the original organizing committee for the OSGeo, a founding member and board member.
  • Recently returned to serve on the current Board of Directors
Contact
Email: mlucas17 AT mac DOT com
Phone (work): 321 266 1475 (USA)
Spoken Language(s)
English, Spanish
Profile last updated
07 JULY 2012
OSGeo Member
Name: Ragi Yaser Burhum Ragi Yaser Burhum.jpg
Job Title: CEO
Company: AmigoCloud Inc
Address: Lima, Perú
City: Lima
State: Lima
Country: Perú
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Email:
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): Spanish; English; German; French
Personal Description : 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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Ragi Yaser Burhum

Ragi Yaser Burhum

CEO/Founder, AmigoCloud Inc

Location: Lima, Perú Location 2: San Francisco, California, USA Born: Lima, Perú

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

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Contact
Contact information
Spoken Language(s)
Spanish (fluent), English(fluent), German, French(basic)
Profile last updated
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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
OSGeo Member
Name: Feng Amy Gao FengPic.jpg
Job Title: President
Company: Spatial Front Inc.
Address:
City: Potomac
State: Maryland
Country: USA
Local Chapter: North America
Email: amy AT spatialfront DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): English; Chinese (Mandarin)
Personal Description : 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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Feng Amy Gao

Feng Amy Gao

President, Spatial Front Inc.

Location: Potomac, Maryland, US

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

OSGeo Experience

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  • Used technologies such as GeoServer, PostGIS, and Layers in multiple projects.
  • Translated OSGeo-Live document from English to Chinese.
Contact
Email: amy AT spatialfront DOT com
Spoken Language(s)
English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Profile last updated
08 July 2012
OSGeo Member
Name: Landon Blake Landon blake portrait.jpg
Job Title: Owner
Company: Redefined Horizons
Address:
City: Stockton
State: California
Country: USA
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Email: sunburned dot surveyor at gmail dot com
Phone: (209) 571-1765
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://www.redefinedhorizons.com/
Language(s):
Personal Description : 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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Landon Blake (AKA - The Sunburned Surveyor)

Landon Blake

Owner, Redefined Horizons

Location: Stockton, California, United States of America

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

OSGeo Experience
  • Past Volunteer Editor of the OSGeo Journal
  • Board Representative for the OSGeo California Chapter
Contact
Email: sunburned dot surveyor at gmail dot com
Phone (cell): (209) 298-7521
Phone (home): (209) 464-2612
Skype:
Profile last updated
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OSGeo Member
Name: Michael P. Gerlek Mpg.png
Job Title:
Company:
Address: Haymarket, Virginia, USA
City:
State:
Country: [[|{{{Country}}}]]
Local Chapter: North America
Email: mpg AT flaxen DOT com
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s):
Personal Description : 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 P. Gerlek (mpg)

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Location: Haymarket, Virginia, USA (38.84N,77.625E)

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.

OSGeo Experience

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  • involved with OSGeo since founding in 2006
  • the original OSGeo T-shirts guy
  • served terms on the Board of Directors and leading the Visibility Committee
  • occasional speaker, workshop presenter, etc
  • author or editor of many articles on open source
  • former employee of LizardTech, Flaxen Consulting, and OneOcean/ClipCard
  • co-founder of CUGOS, the Seattle-area chapter of OSGeo
Contact
Email: mpg AT flaxen DOT com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mpgerlek
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/mpgerlek
Profile last updated
2 March 2015

Latin America:Mexico

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

Latin America:Argentina

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.

OSGeo experience

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Contact:

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

Spoken languages:

Spanish, English

Profile last updated:

Oct 1, 2012

Latin America:Chile

OSGeo Member
Name: Stefan Steiniger Ssteinig.jpg
Job Title: GIS/c Researcher
Company: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Address:
City: Santiago de Chile
State:
Country: Chile
Local Chapter: Sudamerica
Email: sstein AT geo DOT uzh DOT ch - and temporary: - ssteiniger AT uc DOT cl
Phone:
Instant Messaging:
Website:
Language(s): German; English; Spanish
Personal Description : Stefan has been project (co-)leader of the OpenJUMP GIS project from 2005 to 2010 and is still a contributor. He has been writing 2-3 journal articles about FOSS4G to a scientific audience, to spread the word there (on desktop GIS, Landscape Ecology tools, SDI software, and FOSS4G for teaching). Since 2012 he is living in Chile and trying to promote FOSS4G there.
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[[Info::Stefan has been project (co-)leader of the OpenJUMP GIS project from 2005 to 2010 and is still a contributor. He has been writing 2-3 journal articles about FOSS4G to a scientific audience, to spread the word there (on desktop GIS, Landscape Ecology tools, SDI software, and FOSS4G for teaching). Since 2012 he is living in Chile and trying to promote FOSS4G there.| ]]

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Stefan Steiniger

Stefan Steiniger

GIS/c Researcher with the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, freelance GIS Programmer

Locations: Santiago de Chile, Chile

Stefan has been project (co-)leader of the OpenJUMP GIS project from 2005 to 2010 and is still a contributor. He has been writing 2-3 journal articles about FOSS4G to a scientific audience, to spread the word there (on desktop GIS, Landscape Ecology tools, SDI software, and FOSS4G for teaching). Since 2012 he is living in Chile and trying to promote FOSS4G there.

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  • Used applications such as JTS Topology Suite, OpenJUMP, Sextante, QGIS, GeoNode, bits of GeoServer and PostGIS, etc. (and still learning...)
  • Thinks he has generally a good overview of the FOSS4G software map (well.. just click the link)
Contact
Email: sstein AT geo DOT uzh DOT ch - and temporary: - ssteiniger AT uc DOT cl
Spoken Language(s)
German, English, Spanish
Profile last updated
7 July 2012

Asia:Korea

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

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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

Asia:Japan

OSGeo Member
Name: Yoichi Kayama Yoichi.jpg
Job Title: Researcher and Programmer
Company: Aero Asahi Corporation
Address:
City: Tokyo
State:
Country: Japan
Local Chapter: Japan
Email: yoichi.kayama AT gmail DOT com
Phone: +81-49-244-4874
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/yoichi_46/
Language(s): Japanese; English
Personal Description : 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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Yoichi Kayama

Yoichi Kayama

Researcher and Programmer, Aero Asahi Corporation.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

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

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Contact
Email: yoichi.kayama AT gmail DOT com
Phone (work): +81-49-244-4032
Spoken Language(s)
Japanese, English
Profile last updated
06 July 2012

Asia:India

OSGeo Member
Name: Ravi Kumar Vundavalli Ravi.jpg
Job Title: Director (retired)
Company: Geological Survey of India
Address: Bandlaguda Hyderabad 500068
City: Rajahmundry
State:
Country: India
Local Chapter: India
Email: ravivundavalliATyahooDOTcom
Phone:
Instant Messaging: Skype:ravivundavalli
Website: http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org http://www.indiangeoheritaze.org
Language(s): English; Telugu; Hindi; Oriya; Bengali
Personal Description : 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. GeoheritageIndia.org, which will generate GIS related locations of Geological significance, is in the making.

Present Interest: 'Crowd-sourcing', with Android smart phones, for various societal needs is present endeavour. Open Data Kit (ODK) and OSMAND are used for 'Mobile-GIS', with training workshops. Building specific forms/questionnaires for crowd-sourcing Geospatial data is also in progress.

As A Geologist: Experience from mapping Western Himalayas, Sikkim Himalayas, Glacier Mapping and Water Budgeting of Zemu Glacier, North Sikkim started career in early seventies. Mapping eastern Ghats and the Bauxite contained there in Odisha State, is a favorite memory while Exploring Deep-Seas for Poly-Metalic nodules, and near shore Placer Minerals (Monazite, Ilmenite, Garnet)of Bay of Bengal, Off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts is a more recent thrust.
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Ravi Kumar Vundavalli

Ravi Vundavalli

Location: Rajahmundry, India

Evangelist of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). FOSS GIS teacher. Trained more than a hundred Geologists of Geological Survey of India, as head of it's training division at Hyderabad, India. Currently developing FOSS GIS for transparent administration in India. '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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  • Charter member since 2006, the first charter of OSGeo.
  • Served OSGeo Board from 2009 to 2011.
Contact
Email: ravivundavalliATyahooDOTcom
Skype:ravivundavalli
Spoken Language(s)
English,Telugu, Hindi,Oriya, Bengali
Profile last updated
27 Oct 2015

Africa:Ghana

OSGeo Member
Name: Henry Addo Henryaddo.png
Job Title: Software Developer
Company: Ushahidi
Address:
City: Accra
State:
Country: Ghana
Local Chapter: Africa Local Chapter
Email: henry@ushahidi.com
Phone: +233 26 2109717
Instant Messaging:
Website: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/eyedol
Language(s): English
Personal Description : 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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Henry Addo

Henry Addo

Software Developer, Ushahidi

Location: Accra, Ghana

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

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

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

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

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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.

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