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* Member of GRASS GIS (Add-on Developer) [http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_AddOns]: '''g.infer''', '''v.out.kml''', '''r.mandelbrot'''
 
* Member of GRASS GIS (Add-on Developer) [http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_AddOns]: '''g.infer''', '''v.out.kml''', '''r.mandelbrot'''
  
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=== Presentations, Multimedia and Reach Out  ===
  
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/14843 FOSSGIS 2014: Scientific 3D Printing with GRASS GIS]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/12963 GRASS GIS Promotional Video (from 1987)]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/14652 GRASS GIS Code Evolution]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/12963#t=01:49,02:05 William Shatner tells you where to stick your maps]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/12963#t=12:08,12:21 GRASS hardware costs in 1987]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/12963#t=01:34,01:59 GRASS installations in 1987]
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** 2015: FOSSGIS (Münster)
 
** 2014: FOSS4G-E (Bremen), FOSSGIS (Berlin)
 
** 2014: FOSS4G-E (Bremen), FOSSGIS (Berlin)
 
** 2013: FOSSGIS (Dessau)
 
** 2013: FOSSGIS (Dessau)
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** 2002: GRASS Users Conference (Trento)
 
** 2002: GRASS Users Conference (Trento)
  
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**  European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2015 (OSGeo Townhall Organizer, Convener: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences)
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** Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2014 (invited speaker)
 
**  European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2014 ([http://www.osgeo.org/node/1432 OSGeo Townhall Organizer], Convener [http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/session/15502 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences])
 
**  European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2014 ([http://www.osgeo.org/node/1432 OSGeo Townhall Organizer], Convener [http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/session/15502 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences])
 
** American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013: Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener)  
 
** American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013: Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener)  
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** Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2011
 
** Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2011
  
 
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;Contact:
 
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:  German (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), Lisp, Python, Perl, Java, Bash
 
:  German (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), Lisp, Python, Perl, Java, Bash
  
;Profile last updated: 2014-07-15
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=== Presentation Videos ===
 
  
* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/14843 FOSSGIS 2014: Scientific 3D Printing with GRASS GIS]
 
  
  
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/12963 GRASS GIS Promotional Video (from 1987)]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/14652 GRASS GIS Code Evolution]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/12963#t=01:49,02:05 William Shatner tells you where to stick your maps]
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* [http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/12963#t=12:08,12:21 GRASS Hardware costs in 1987]
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=== Present position ===
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[http://www.tib-hannover.de/en/research-and-development Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)]  
 
[http://www.tib-hannover.de/en/research-and-development Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)]  
  
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* 2013 - now: Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).
 
* 2013 - now: Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).
 
* 2011 - 2013: Project Manager / Senior Geoinformatics Troubleshooter @ Centre for Geoinformatics Technology (CeGIT) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.
 
* 2011 - 2013: Project Manager / Senior Geoinformatics Troubleshooter @ Centre for Geoinformatics Technology (CeGIT) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.
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* 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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* Dissertation: [http://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/volltexte/2004/759/ "Artificial Intelligence Methods in Radar-Meteorology and Soil Erosion Research"] Geography Department,  University of Würzburg, 1998. [http://www.amazon.de/Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t-Fallstudie-S%C3%BCdafrika-basierend-Wetterradar/dp/3836450186/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405528362&sr=8-1&keywords=Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t+L%C3%B6we book]
 
* Dissertation: [http://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/volltexte/2004/759/ "Artificial Intelligence Methods in Radar-Meteorology and Soil Erosion Research"] Geography Department,  University of Würzburg, 1998. [http://www.amazon.de/Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t-Fallstudie-S%C3%BCdafrika-basierend-Wetterradar/dp/3836450186/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405528362&sr=8-1&keywords=Niederschlagserosivit%C3%A4t+L%C3%B6we book]
  
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* 1994/95 Exchange Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Focus: GIS (The Geographers Craft), Urban Studies, Geoarcheology
 
* 1994/95 Exchange Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Focus: GIS (The Geographers Craft), Urban Studies, Geoarcheology
  
=== Computer skills and related activities ===
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* Languages: Python, Perl, Lisp, R, C, Java, bash, SQL, COOL.
 
* Languages: Python, Perl, Lisp, R, C, Java, bash, SQL, COOL.
* Software: GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS, Clips, POV-Ray, Blender, Google Earth, R
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* Software: GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS, Clips, POV-Ray, Blender, Google Earth, R, GMT
 
* LSF-based High Performance Clusters
 
* LSF-based High Performance Clusters
 
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** American Geophysical Union
 
** American Geophysical Union
 
** European Geosciences Union
 
** European Geosciences Union
** Interessengemeinschaft Odenwald (IGO)
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** Breuberg-Bund
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Revision as of 03:55, 15 March 2015

Peter Löwe

Peter Löwe

Current Location: Potsdam / Hannover, Germany

Native Place: Michelstadt, Germany

Peter is a physical Geographer. He learend the ropes of GIS at UT Austin in 1994 (Geographers Craft Project by Ken Foote) and ventured into FOSS GIS during his PhD study (Radarmeteorology/Soil Erosion in South Africa - bookfree pdf), which relied heavily on GRASS GIS.

In 2000 he became the first person to actually join the newly founded german GRASS User Society (renamed in 2008: FOSSGIS.de).

After being awarded research prices 12 for his PhD and spin-off work, he founded GEOMANCERS.net (now: GISIX.com), producing GISIX, the first portable FOSSGIS workbench based on on a live-linux CD/DVD.

He also worked as a Ranger in the UNESCO Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald (south of Frankfurt a.M., Germany), developing prototype WebGIS-solutions and Globe-Browser interfaces for the trail network.

For the development of early warning systems, triggered by the Sumatra Tsunami of 2004, he joined the National German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam in 2006. After a two-year excursion into the remote sensing satellite industry (Rapideye AG), doing project management and developing GRASS/Google Earth based visualisation tools, he returned to GFZ for work at the Centre for Geoinformation Technology in 2011. His FOSS-related work focused on FOSSGIS-themed business process workflows (ITIL), large scale computing on the GFZ High Performance Cluster and data visualisation, including 3D Printing.

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 in 2014 and 2015.

Reach out activities also include the launch of the annual GFZ GISDAY events at GFZ Potsdam, which come with a strong FOSSGIS flavour.

On the side, he supported the Geoinformatics Department of the U of Potsdam by teaching Computational Visualisation and does FOSSGIS-related consulting.

By September 2013, he joined the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), while continuing his work in FOSS GIS for High Performance Computing / Big Data as a visiting scientist at GFZ Potsdam.


OSGeo Experience
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  • 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

Presentation Videos (DOI citable)

Data Animations (Youtube)


Recommended OSGeo-themend scientific videos

Favorite Video-Quotes

OSGeo Meeting Participation

    • 2015: FOSSGIS (Münster)
    • 2014: FOSS4G-E (Bremen), FOSSGIS (Berlin)
    • 2013: FOSSGIS (Dessau)
    • 2012: FOSS4G-CEE (Prague)
    • 2011: WGUG Meeting (Wroclaw), GRASS Community Sprint (Prague)
    • 2010: FOSS4G (Barcelona), QGIS Community Sprint (Wroclaw)
    • 2009: FOSSGIS (Hannover)
    • 2008: FOSS4G (Cape Town)
    • 2006: FOSS4G (Lausanne)
    • 2004: FOSS/GRASS Conference (Bangkok)
    • 2002: GRASS Users Conference (Trento)

Reach Out Activities

    • European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2015 (OSGeo Townhall Organizer, Convener: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences)
    • Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2014 (invited speaker)
    • European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2014 (OSGeo Townhall Organizer, Convener Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geoinformatics and Geosciences)
    • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013: Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener)
    • Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2013 (invited speaker)
    • European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2013: Splinter and full Session on FOSS in Science
    • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012: Full session of FOSS in Science (Convener)
    • Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2012
    • European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2012: Splinter Session on FOSS in Science
    • Albert Einstein Science Park GIS Day 2011

Details

Contact
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
2015-03-14



Present position

Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)

Work experience

  • 2013 - now: Head of Development at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).
  • 2011 - 2013: Project Manager / Senior Geoinformatics Troubleshooter @ Centre for Geoinformatics Technology (CeGIT) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2008 - 2011: Project Manager in the Product Development Group of Rapideye AG
  • 2007 - 2008: Scientific Project Manager (Distant Early Warning System Project: DEWS) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ)], Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2006 - 2007: Geoinformatics Specialist (German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System: GITEWS) at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ)], Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2003 - now: General Manager of Geomancers.net(Würzburg)/GISIX.com (Potsdam), Germany.
  • 2003 - 2006: Ranger at the Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald
  • 1999 - 2002: Research Assistant (Geography / Computer Sciences) at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

Education

  • 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.
  • 1994/95 Exchange Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Focus: GIS (The Geographers Craft), Urban Studies, Geoarcheology

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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