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Jeroen has been promoting the use of international standards and Free and Open Source Software for geographic data and information for over ten years now. Jeroen served on the OSGeo Board and is a Charter member since the early days of OSGeo. He participated in writing the United Nations SDI (UNSDI) Reference Architecture as Task group manager Interoperability in the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group UNGIWG. He frequently participated in ISO TC211 and OGC meetings in the past.
He studied Tropical Forestry at the Wageningen University with specialization in GIS and Remote Sensing. Upon graduation in 1997 he worked on Participatory Soil Fertility Management in Africa at the Royal Institute for the Tropics of The Netherlands (also: Tropenmuseum) until he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN FAO in 1999.
In 2007 he founded GeoCat. A commercial company providing Enterprise products, SAAS and services around OSGeo software.