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Maxim Dubinin


Hello, my name is Maxim Dubinin, I am:

  • Founder and CEO of NextGIS - Opensource geospatial solutions provider focusing on Russia.
  • Founder and current head of GIS-Lab - Geospatial community for experts and amateurs for Russian-speaking audience, founded in 2001.

What I've done

Things I have done personally or initiated or led:

  • Wrote over 220 articles majority of which are about opensource GIS tools and data (en, ru)
  • Participated in 11 communal projects at GIS-Lab and coordinated 5 of them, including translation of GRASS and gvSIG manuals, OSGeo Live docs, creation of the first truly open dataset of administrative division of Russia, etc.
  • Wrote and co-authored 20+ QGIS plugins, submitted 100+ bugreports, participated in GDAL and QGIS source tree
  • Sponsored OpenLayers and QGIS
  • Threw the first Russian OpenStreetMap mapping party, 2009
  • Started daily OSM extracts to OSM/PBF and ESRI Shapefiles for Russia (incl. regional ones) and former USSR, 2010 and ongoing
  • Jump started Russian OpenStreetMap Council in 2011
  • Organized OpenGIS! conference in Moscow, 2012 ( 250+ attendants from 150+ organizations, 2 days, 3 simultaneous sections.
  • Sponsored OSM Baltics Conference in Tartu, 2013 (upcoming)

All these accomplishments would not be possible without many co-authors, helpers, fellow enthusiasts to whom I'm eternally grateful.

More about myself

All personal info, CV can be found here:

You can reach me at:

My GitHub stuff is here.

My OSM profile.

NextGIS GitHub is there.