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* 2003 - 2006: Ranger at the [http://www.geo-naturpark.net/deutsch/index.php Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald]  
* 2003 - 2006: Ranger at the [http://www.geo-naturpark.net/deutsch/index.php Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald]  
* 1999 - 2002: Research Assistant (Geography / Computer Sciences) at the University of Würzburg, Germany.
* 1999 - 2002: Research Assistant (Geography / Computer Sciences) at the University of Würzburg, Germany.
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Revision as of 11:35, 10 August 2017

OSGeo Member
Name: Peter Löwe [[File:
Peter Löwe
Job Title: Head of Research Infrastructure
Company: DIW Berlin
City: Potsdam
Country: Deutschland
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: peter.loewe@gmx.de
Phone: +491719550905
Instant Messaging:
Website: www.drloewe.eu
Language(s): German, English
Personal Description :
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Peter Löwe

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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Peter Löwe

  • GRASS GIS PSC (2016- )
  • Open Geoscience Committee (Chair)
  • Member of German Chapter [1] since 2000. FOSSGIS Deputy Chairperson from 2008 - 2009
  • Member of GRASS GIS (Add-on Developer) [2]: g.infer, v.out.kml, r.mandelbrot

Presentations, Multimedia and Reach Out

Data Animations (Youtube)

Recommended OSGeo-themend scientific videos (please reuse and cite by DOI link)

Favorite Video-Quotes

Reach Out Activities

  • European Geoscience Union General Assembly (EGU GA)
    • ESSI: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences (Convener): 2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
    • OSGeo Townhall Event (Organizer): [[3]], [[4]]Presentation, [[5]],[[6]]
    • Splinter Meeting: FOSS in Science: 2013 (Presentation), 2012
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
    • Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener): 2013, 2012


  • Humboldt Universität Berlin: Research Data Management (2017)
  • Universität Potsdam: Geoinformation and Visualisation (2011 - 2012)

OSGeo Meeting Participation

  • FOSS4G:
    • 2016 (Bonn) OSGeo conference videos as a resource for scientific research: The TIB|AV Portal (Presentation / Video (English)),
    • 2014 (Portland)
    • 2010 (Barcelona),
    • 2008 (Cape Town) GRASS Development with Eclipse/CDT (Poster),
    • 2006 (Lausanne)
  • Assorted:
    • European Geosciences Union /Earth and Space Science Informatics

    • 2011: WGUG Meeting (Wroclaw)
    • 2004: FOSS/GRASS Conference (Bangkok) (supported by the Eiselen Foundation
    • 2002: GRASS Users Conference (Trento) A spatial decision support system for radar meteorologic data in South Africa Video (English)


Email: peter DOT loewe AT gmx DOT de
Spoken Language(s)
German (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), Lisp, Python, Perl, Java, Bash
Profile last updated

Background Info

Peter is a physical Geographer.

In 2000 he became the first person to actually join the newly founded german GRASS User Society (renamed in 2008: FOSSGIS.de). He actively advocates FOSSGIS in Science in the Earth and Space Informatics (ESSI) chapters of both the European Geoscience Union (EGU) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and has been organizing OSGeo Townhall events at the annual EGU General Assembly since 2014.

In 2011 he started the GFZ GISDAY events at GFZ Potsdam. From 2013 till 2017 he led the Development Department of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and served as E-Science Group Leader at the L3S Research Centre in Hannover. He initiated the acquisition and preservation of OSGeo releated scientific film and conference recordings at the German National Library's of Science and Technology (TIB) TIB AV-Portal, including the GRASS 1987 video. The current (2017) annual acquisition rate is about 100 hours of OSGeo-related conference recordings.

During FOSS4G-Europe 2015 he participated in the launch of the OSGeo Open Geoscience Committee, which he is currently chairing (since August 2015) together with Maxi Cannata.

Present position

DIW: Head of Research Infrastructure


  • Masters thesis knowledge-based reomte sensing classification: "Knowledge based classification of geographic spatial elements applied to a test site in southern Namibia", Geography Department, University of Würzburg, 1998.

Computer skills and related activities

  • Languages: Python, Perl, Lisp, R, C, Java, bash, SQL, COOL.
  • Software: GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS, Clips, POV-Ray, Blender, Google Earth, R, GMT
  • LSF-based High Performance Clusters
  • Memberships:
    • FOSSGIS.de
    • American Geophysical Union
    • European Geosciences Union

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