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Angelos Tzotsos

Name: Angelos Tzotsos
Job Title: Geospatial Software Developer, Remote Sensing Consultant, Senior Researcher
Company: Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Country: Greece
State: Attica
City: Athens
Local Chapter: Greek
Social Media: https://twitter.com/tzotsos
Website: http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos
Email: tzotsos@osgeo.org
Phone: +30-693-2149344
Coordinate: 37° 58' 44.40" N, 23° 46' 3.36" E
Languages: Greek, English

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Angelos Tzotsos

Angelos is a remote sensing expert with background in surveying engineering and software development. He is involved in numerous activities around free and open source software and has great experience in geospatial applications, geospatial data catalogues and metadata. His research involves remote sensing, machine learning, computer vision and object-based image analysis. He is currently the President of OSGeo and also serves at the OSGeo Board of Directors. He is an active advocate of OSGeo in Greece at related conferences. He is also an individual OGC member. His recent activity involved implementation of data.gov catalog service and implementation of the Greek national open data portal geodata.gov.gr.

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Angelos Tzotsos

Name: Angelos Tzotsos
Job Title: Geospatial Software Developer, Remote Sensing Consultant, Senior Researcher
Company: Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Country: Greece
State: Attica
City: Athens
Local Chapter: Greek
Social Media: https://twitter.com/tzotsos
Website: http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos
Email: tzotsos@osgeo.org
Phone: +30-693-2149344
Coordinate: 37° 58' 44.40" N, 23° 46' 3.36" E
Languages: Greek, English

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Angelos Tzotsos

Angelos is a remote sensing expert with background in surveying engineering and software development. He is involved in numerous activities around free and open source software and has great experience in geospatial applications, geospatial data catalogues and metadata. His research involves remote sensing, machine learning, computer vision and object-based image analysis. He is currently the President of OSGeo and also serves at the OSGeo Board of Directors. He is an active advocate of OSGeo in Greece at related conferences. He is also an individual OGC member. His recent activity involved implementation of data.gov catalog service and implementation of the Greek national open data portal geodata.gov.gr.

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Anita Graser

Name: Anita Graser
Job Title: Scientist
Company: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Country: Austria
City: Vienna
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Instant Messaging: https://twitter.com/underdarkgis
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-graser-95102530
Website: http://anitagraser.com/
Email: anitagraser@gmx.at
Coordinate: 48° 16' 2.77" N, 16° 25' 30.47" E
Languages: German, English

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QGIS PSC member, author of 'Learning QGIS' and co-author of 'QGIS Map Design' and 'QGIS 2 Cookbook'.

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Anne Ghisla

Name: Anne Ghisla
Country: Germany
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Coordinate: 52° 31' 1.33" N, 13° 23' 19.90" E
Languages: Italian, French, English, German

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Anne Ghisla

Anne is a natural scientist who got interested in GIS and open source programming during university. She started with GRASS GIS and QGIS, first met the OSGeo community by helping on documentation. Then she started programming in 2008 thanks to Google Summer of Code, and became mentor and administrator for OSGeo in following years. She doesn't code much anymore, as she is now focused on connecting people and communities of different software projects. She helped Jorge Rocha with CRO duties for OSGeo elections in 2019 and 2020.

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Ari Jolma

Name: Ari Jolma
Company: Finnish Environment Institute
Address: Skinnarintie 12 H 20
Country: Finland
City: Vantaa
Local Chapter: Finland (Board Member)
Website: http://arijolma.org
Coordinate: 60° 16' 1.20" N, 24° 47' 6.00" E


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Astrid Emde

Name: Astrid Emde
Job Title: GIS-Consultant
Company: WhereGroup
Country: Germany
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen
City: Cologne
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/#!/astroidex
Coordinate: 50° 56' 25.56" N, 6° 58' 6.97" E
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

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Astrid Emde
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Caitlin Haedrich

Name: Caitlin Haedrich
Job Title: PhD Student at the Center for Geospatial Analytics
Company: North Carolina State University
Country: USA
State: NC
City: Raleigh
Local Chapter: North America
Website: https://chaedri.github.io/
Email: chaedri@ncsu.edu
Coordinate: 35° 47' 7.08" N, 78° 40' 30.00" W
Languages: English

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Caitlin Haedrich
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Celia Virginia Vergara Castillo

Name: Celia Virginia Vergara Castillo
Country: México
City: Mexico city
Local Chapter: Mexico
Coordinate: 19° 25' 57.11" N, 99° 7' 59.56" W


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Celia Virginia Vergara Castillo

Vicky is an Economist and Computer Scientist, pgRouting fan and developer, Free Software advocate.

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Frank Warmerdam

Name: Frank Warmerdam
Company: Planet
Country: Canada
State: Ontario
City: Eganville
Local Chapter: California Chapter
Email: warmerdam@pobox.com
Coordinate: 45° 27' 47.06" N, 77° 16' 18.16" W


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Frank Warmerdam
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Helena Mitasova

Name: Helena Mitasova
Job Title: Professor at the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for Geospatial Analytics
Company: North Carolina State University
Country: USA
State: NC
City: Raleigh
Local Chapter: North America
Website: https://geospatial.ncsu.edu/osgeorel/
Email: hmitaso@ncsu.edu
Coordinate: 35° 47' 7.08" N, 78° 40' 30.00" W
Languages: English, Slovak

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Helena Mitasova

Helena has participated in the GRASS GIS development since 1991 and co-authored the first book on GRASS. She is an associate director for geovisualization at the Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and she leads NCSU GeoForAll lab, one of the founding labs of the OSGeo research and education initiative. She is a member of editorial boards for Geomorphology and Computers & Geosciences and has published numerous publications on tools and applications of GRASS GIS. She has developed methods for spatial interpolation, terrain analysis, hydrologic and erosion modeling and visualization. She received her PhD from the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

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Jeff McKenna

Name: Jeff McKenna
Address: Lunenburg, Canada
Coordinate: 44° 21' 34.60" N, 64° 15' 27.72" W


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Jody Garnett

Name: Jody Garnett
Country: Canada
City: Victoria
Local Chapter: British Columbia Chapter
Website: http://how2map.com/
Email: jody.garnett@how2map.com
Coordinate: 48° 25' 42.00" N, 123° 21' 53.74" W


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Jody Garnett

Serves on the Project Steering Committee of GeoServer, GeoTools and uDig projects. Beyond the Java tribes Jody focuses on outreach to new projects as a member of both the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and LocationTech Industry Working Group. Professionally Jody works as a consultant bringing an enterprise computing / business intelligence background to GIS and standards work, currently working with Boundless as community lead.

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Markus Neteler

Name: Markus Neteler
Job Title: Owner and Senior Consultant
Company: mundialis GmbH & Co KG
Address: Koelnstrasse 99
Country: Germany
City: Bonn
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS e.V.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/MarkusNeteler/
Website: https://www.mundialis.de/neteler/
Email: neteler@osgeo.org
Coordinate: 50° 44' 27.34" N, 7° 5' 48.69" E
Languages: German, English, Italian

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Markus Neteler
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María Arias de Reyna Domínguez

Name: María Arias de Reyna Domínguez
Job Title: Software Engineer
Company: Red Hat
Country: Spain
State: Spain
City: Sevilla
Local Chapter: Capítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablante
Social Media: https://twitter.com/delawen
Website: http://delawen.com
Email: delawen@osgeo.org
Coordinate: 37° 23' 19.07" N, 5° 59' 43.14" W
Languages: Spanish, English

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María Arias de Reyna Domínguez
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Massimiliano Cannata

Name: Massimiliano Cannata
Job Title: Professor in enginering geomatics
Company: University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
Address: Campus Trevano, Canobbio, Switzerland
Country: Switzerland
City: Canobbio
Local Chapter: Italiano
Coordinate: 46° 1' 36.49" N, 8° 57' 41.35" E
Languages: English, Italian

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Massimiliano Cannata

Massimiliano received his PhD in Gedoesy and Geomatics after his master degree in environmental engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2007 he's the head of the geomatic division within the Institute of Earth Sciences (www.ist.supsi.ch) in Switzerland.

He participated in the community since it's inception at various levels. He's a former director of the Open Source Geospatial foundation (OSGeo) and member of the project steering committee of the projects and ZOO (http://www.zoo-project.org). From 2006 to 2016 he was also PSC member of the GIS GRASS (http://grass.osgeo.org). He's group lead the developement of the istSOS project (http://istsos.org) implementing open standards for sensor observation services. Co-chair of the UnitedNation committee and of the Open Geoscience committee.

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Michael Smith

Name: Michael Smith
Job Title: Physical Scientist
Company: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: USA
State: New Hampshire
City: Hanover
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 43° 42' 12.08" N, 72° 17' 18.86" W


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Michael Smith

Michael Smith is a Physical Scientist with the Remote Sensing GIS Center of Expertise at the Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory of the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has been working as a GIS Specialist for 25 years with the last 13 years very involved with Open Source Geospatial.

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Michael Smith

Name: Michael Smith
Job Title: Physical Scientist
Company: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: USA
State: New Hampshire
City: Hanover
Local Chapter: North America
Coordinate: 43° 42' 12.08" N, 72° 17' 18.86" W


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Michael Smith

Michael Smith is a Physical Scientist with the Remote Sensing GIS Center of Expertise at the Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory of the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has been working as a GIS Specialist for 25 years with the last 13 years very involved with Open Source Geospatial.

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Michele Tobias

Name: Michele Tobias
Job Title: GIS Data Specialist
Company: University of California Davis DataLab & Library
Country: United States
State: California
City: Davis
Local Chapter: California
Coordinate: 38° 32' 22.99" N, 121° 44' 56.85" W


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Ravi Kumar Vundavalli

Name: Ravi Kumar Vundavalli
Job Title: Director (retired)
Company: Geological Survey of India
Address: Bandlaguda Hyderabad 500068
Country: India
City: Rajahmundry
Local Chapter: India
Instant Messaging: Skype:ravivundavalli
Social Media: http://Ravi_Kumar_@jumpindia
Website: http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org__http://www.indiangeoheritaze.org
Coordinate: 17° 0' 1.94" N, 81° 48' 14.52" E
Languages: English, Telugu, Hindi, Oriya, Bengali

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Ravi Kumar Vundavalli

Evangelist of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). FOSS GIS teacher. Trained more than a hundred Geologists of Geological Survey of India, as head of it's training division at Hyderabad, India. Currently developing FOSS GIS for transparent administration in India. 'mana-rajahmundry.org', is a website developed for society with various themes like roads, toilets, schools, drainage etc. A similar website is being prepared for the City of Mysuru, http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org/namma-mysuru/. Being a Geologist mapping the districts of Godavari, Andhra Pradesh for Free Geological Geospatial data. GeoheritageIndia.org, which will generate GIS related locations of Geological significance, is in the making. Present Interest: 'Crowd-sourcing', with Android smart phones, for various societal needs is present endeavour. Open Data Kit (ODK) and OSMAND are used for 'Mobile-GIS', with training workshops. Building specific forms/questionnaires for crowd-sourcing Geospatial data is also in progress. As A Geologist: Experience from mapping Western Himalayas, Sikkim Himalayas, Glacier Mapping and Water Budgeting of Zemu Glacier, North Sikkim started career in early seventies. Mapping eastern Ghats and the Bauxite contained there in Odisha State, is a favorite memory while Exploring Deep-Seas for Poly-Metalic nodules, and near shore Placer Minerals (Monazite, Ilmenite, Garnet)of Bay of Bengal, Off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts is a more recent thrust.

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Sanghee Shin

Name: Sanghee Shin
Job Title: C.E.O. and President
Company: Gaia3D, Inc.
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Local Chapter: Korea
Instant Messaging: Skype: endofcap
Website: http://www.gaia3d.com/
Email: endofcap@gmail.com
Phone: +82-2-3397-3475
Coordinate: 37° 31' 33.60" N, 126° 54' 21.60" E
Languages: Korean, English

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Sanghee Shin
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Sanghee Shin

Name: Sanghee Shin
Job Title: C.E.O. and President
Company: Gaia3D, Inc.
Country: South Korea
City: Seoul
Local Chapter: Korea
Instant Messaging: Skype: endofcap
Website: http://www.gaia3d.com/
Email: endofcap@gmail.com
Phone: +82-2-3397-3475
Coordinate: 37° 31' 33.60" N, 126° 54' 21.60" E
Languages: Korean, English

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Sanghee Shin
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Tom Kralidis

Name: Tom Kralidis
Job Title: Senior Systems Scientist
Company: Meteorological Service of Canada
Country: Canada
State: Ontario
City: Toronto
Local Chapter: Canada
Social Media: https://twitter.com/tomkralidis, https://facebook.com/tomkralidis, https://github.com/tomkralidis
Website: https://kralidis.ca
Email: tomkralidis@gmail.com
Coordinate: 43° 39' 11.61" N, 79° 22' 59.47" W
Languages: English, Greek, French

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Tom Kralidis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tomkralidis

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Vasile Crăciunescu

Name: Vasile Crăciunescu
Job Title: Researcher
Company: Romanian National Meteorological Administration
Address: Bucharest, Romania
Country: Romania
City: Bucharest
Local Chapter: Romanian
Website: http://ro.linkedin.com/in/vasilecraciunescu
Coordinate: 44° 30' 43.53" N, 26° 4' 48.04" E


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Vasile Crăciunescu
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Victoria Rautenbach

Name: Victoria Rautenbach
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
Company: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa
City: Pretoria
Local Chapter: Africa Local Chapter
Website: https://www.up.ac.za/en/geography-geoinformatics-and-meteorology/article/2735602/victoria-rautenbach
Email: victoria.rautenbach@gmail.com
Coordinate: 25° 45' 16.20" S, 28° 13' 53.04" E


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Victoria Rautenbach is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Victoria’s research focuses on spatial data visualization to support decision making. Her research spans two disciplines: Geographic Information Science (GISc) and Computer Science; multi-dimensional geovisualization, spatial data infrastructure, open source for geospatial software and geoinformation standards.

Victoria is interested in web mapping development and the use of mapping to improve less fortunate communities, and has also been involved in various open data events in South Africa.

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Board Members Table

 CoordinateNameAddressCityStateCountryLocalChapterWebsitePhoneLanguages
Aghisla52° 31' 1.33" N, 13° 23' 19.90" EAnne GhislaBerlinBerlinGermanyFOSSGIS e.V.Italian
French
English
German
Ajolma60° 16' 1.20" N, 24° 47' 6.00" EAri JolmaSkinnarintie 12 H 20VantaaFinlandFinland (Board Member)http://arijolma.org
Angelos Tzotsos37° 58' 44.40" N, 23° 46' 3.36" EAngelos TzotsosAthensAtticaGreeceGreekhttp://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos+30-693-2149344Greek, English
Anitagraser48° 16' 2.77" N, 16° 25' 30.47" EAnita GraserViennaAustriaFOSSGIS e.V.http://anitagraser.com/German
English
Arnulf Christl
Astrid Emde50° 56' 25.56" N, 6° 58' 6.97" EAstrid EmdeCologneNordrhein-WestfalenGermanyFOSSGIS e.V.German
English
French
Spanish
Chaedri35° 47' 7.08" N, 78° 40' 30.00" WCaitlin HaedrichRaleighNCUSANorth Americahttps://chaedri.github.io/English
Chris Schmidt
Cvvergara19° 25' 57.11" N, 99° 7' 59.56" WCelia Virginia Vergara CastilloMexico cityMéxicoMexico
Delawen37° 23' 19.07" N, 5° 59' 43.14" WMaría Arias de Reyna DomínguezSevillaSpainSpainCapítulo Local de la comunidad hispano-hablantehttp://delawen.comSpanish
English
Endofcap37° 31' 33.60" N, 126° 54' 21.60" ESanghee ShinSeoulSouth KoreaKoreahttp://www.gaia3d.com/+82-2-3397-3475Korean
English
Geoff Zeiss
Helena35° 47' 7.08" N, 78° 40' 30.00" WHelena MitasovaRaleighNCUSANorth Americahttps://geospatial.ncsu.edu/osgeorel/English
Slovak
Howard Butler
Jeff McKenna44° 21' 34.60" N, 64° 15' 27.72" WJeff McKennaLunenburg, Canada
Jive48° 25' 42.00" N, 123° 21' 53.74" WJody GarnettVictoriaCanadaBritish Columbia Chapterhttp://how2map.com/
JoWalsh
Kalxas37° 58' 44.40" N, 23° 46' 3.36" EAngelos TzotsosAthensAtticaGreeceGreekhttp://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos+30-693-2149344Greek
English
Mark Lucas
Markus Neteler50° 44' 27.34" N, 7° 5' 48.69" EMarkus NetelerKoelnstrasse 99BonnGermanyFOSSGIS e.V.https://www.mundialis.de/neteler/German
English
Italian
Massimiliano Cannata46° 1' 36.49" N, 8° 57' 41.35" EMassimiliano CannataCampus Trevano, Canobbio, SwitzerlandCanobbioSwitzerlandItalianoEnglish
Italian
Michael Smith43° 42' 12.08" N, 72° 17' 18.86" WMichael SmithHanoverNew HampshireUSANorth America
Micheletobias38° 32' 22.99" N, 121° 44' 56.85" WMichele TobiasDavisCaliforniaUnited StatesCalifornia
Msmitherdc43° 42' 12.08" N, 72° 17' 18.86" WMichael SmithHanoverNew HampshireUSANorth America
Ravivundavalli17° 0' 1.94" N, 81° 48' 14.52" ERavi Kumar VundavalliBandlaguda Hyderabad 500068RajahmundryIndiaIndiahttp://www.mana-rajahmundry.org http://www.indiangeoheritaze.orgEnglish
Telugu
Hindi
Oriya
Bengali
Sanghee37° 31' 33.60" N, 126° 54' 21.60" ESanghee ShinSeoulSouth KoreaKoreahttp://www.gaia3d.com/+82-2-3397-3475Korean
English
Tomkralidis43° 39' 11.61" N, 79° 22' 59.47" WTom KralidisTorontoOntarioCanadaCanadahttps://kralidis.caEnglish
Greek
French
Tschaub
Vasile44° 30' 43.53" N, 26° 4' 48.04" EVasile CrăciunescuBucharest, RomaniaBucharestRomaniaRomanianhttp://ro.linkedin.com/in/vasilecraciunescu
Venkatesh Raghavan
Victoria Rautenbach25° 45' 16.20" S, 28° 13' 53.04" EVictoria RautenbachPretoriaSouth AfricaAfrica Local Chapterhttps://www.up.ac.za/en/geography-geoinformatics-and-meteorology/article/2735602/victoria-rautenbach
Warmerda45° 27' 47.06" N, 77° 16' 18.16" WFrank WarmerdamEganvilleOntarioCanadaCalifornia Chapter