Kurt Menke

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Kurt Menke

GIS Specialist, Owner, Bird's Eye View GIS


Albuquerque, New Mexico


A former archaeologist, Kurt Menke is a geospatial generalist based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He received a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Bird’s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards solving the world’s mounting ecological, economic and social issues. His areas of focus are public health, conservation and education. Kurt Menke has a broad skillset. He is a spatial analyst, cartographer, trainer/teacher and author. He recently authored his fifth and sixth books on QGIS: Discover QGIS 3.x and QGIS for Hydrological Applications with Locate Press. In 2015 he became an OsGeo (Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation) Charter Member. He is an experienced international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source for GeoSpatial) educator. He teaches on a regular basis. His offerings range from a semester long Intro to FOSS4G course he originally developed in 2009, to short courses and professional workshops. In 2015 he was awarded the Global Educator of the Year Team Award by GeoForAll as part of the GeoAcademy team.



OSGeo Experience
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- FOSS4G Practitioner for 21 years

- FOSS4G Educator for 13 years

- Van Der Kwast, Hans and Kurt Menke. QGIS for Hydrological Applications. Chugiak, AK. USA, Locate Press, 2019-09. (ISBN 978-0998547787).

- Menke, Kurt. Discover QGIS 3.x. Alaska, USA, Locate Press, 2019-04. (ISBN 978-0998547763). Islam, Shammunul, Simon Miles, Kurt Menke, Richard Smith, Luigi Pirelli, and John van Hoesen. Mastering Geospatial Development with QGIS 3.x. Birmingham, UK, Packt Publishing, 04-2019 (ISBN-13:978-1788999892).

- Menke, Kurt. Discover QGIS: Part 1 – Introduction to Geospatial Technology. Chugiak, AK. USA, Locate Press, 2016-10-20 (ISBN 978-0989421775).

- Menke, Kurt, et al. Mastering QGIS Second Edition. Birmingham, UK, Packt Publishing, 2016-10-6 (ISBN 139781786460370).

- Menke, Kurt. Discover QGIS. Chugiak, AK. USA, Locate Press, 2016-07-11 (ISBN 978-0989421768).

- Menke, Kurt, et al. Mastering QGIS. Birmingham, UK, Packt Publishing, 2016-10-6 2015-3-31 (ISBN 9781784398682).

- Have developed several college level semester long FOSS4G courses

Email: Kurt@birdseyeviewgis.com
Phone (work): 1-505-265-0243
Skype: birdseyeviewgis
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Profile last updated
06 08 2014