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ICA/OSGeo Open Source Geospatial Laboratory, Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

I am the Director of the Centre for Geoinformation Science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and I lecture in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meterology: 'Spatial databases' and 'GISc professional practise' to Honours students (7th semester), 'Introduction to Geoinformatics' to students in the second semester. At the ICA/OSGeo Open Source Geospatial Laboratory we present training in QGIS and PostGIS. I encourage my students to use open geospatial products or to contribute to these in their research. In a developing country we have limited funds to procure expensive software and data, and the wealth of free online information, virtual communities, access to source code and peer review of source code are very helpful in postgraduate research projects. I have been involved in the academic tracks of the FOSS4G conferences since 2008. Research interests are geospatial web services, geographic information standards, address data, spatial databases and SDIs. My university web page is here.



Spoken languages

German, Afrikaans, English, Tswana (limited)