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Name: Franz-Josef Behr FJ Behr Portrait.jpg
Job Title: Professor
Company: Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Address:
City: Stuttgart
State:
Country: Germany
Local Chapter: FOSSGIS
Email: franz-josef.behr AT hft-stuttgart DOT de
Phone: +49 721 45 39 80-1, +49 173 895 7311
Instant Messaging: Skype: fjbehr
Website: http://www.gis-management.de/
Language(s): German; English
Personal Description : Until 2002 Dr. Behr worked as a senior consultant, supporting the introduction of Geographical Information Systems, the design and implementation of spatial databases and GIS applications for municipalities and power supply companies. Hence he has a strong background in computer science, especially geospatial IT and consultancy work regarding GI system introduction.

He joined Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences as a full time professor of spatial information processing in 2002. He is teaching software development, Internet Technology and Internet GIS as well as Database design, XML technologies and scientific writing.

Interoperability and open standards are important for him, currently also topics like disaster mapping and crowd sourcing. Free and Open Software/standards/data are applied in teaching and research.

He published two GIS text books, more than 60 scientific papers and gave numerous presentations at international conferences. He is very interested in continuing education and in internationalization of education. He conducted workshops in India (IIITM-K, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Anna University, Tirunelveli) and Egypt (National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Cairo) and organised scientific conferences in Arequipa, Peru (AGSE 2010), Nairobi, Kenya (AGSE 2011), Johor Bahru, Malaysia (AGSE 2012), Ahmedaba, India (2013), Stuttgart, Germany (2014) and Kish, Iran (2017).

He is head of the Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab). He is co-founder and head of the Applied Geoonformatics for Society and Environment conferences which will take place in Windhoek this year.

He is member of the German Organisation for Standardization (DIN-Board NA 005-03-03 AA „Kartographie und Geoinformation“, comparable to CEN/TC 287 and ISO/TC 211). In the field of cartography he serves as co-chair of the ‘Commission on SDIs and Standards' of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

In 2013 and 2016 he was co-chairing the Academic Track of the international FOSS4G conferences. Since 2016 he is Member of the SDI Advisory Board, State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In spring 2018 he was Erudite-Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India.
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[[Info::Until 2002 Dr. Behr worked as a senior consultant, supporting the introduction of Geographical Information Systems, the design and implementation of spatial databases and GIS applications for municipalities and power supply companies. Hence he has a strong background in computer science, especially geospatial IT and consultancy work regarding GI system introduction.

He joined Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences as a full time professor of spatial information processing in 2002. He is teaching software development, Internet Technology and Internet GIS as well as Database design, XML technologies and scientific writing.

Interoperability and open standards are important for him, currently also topics like disaster mapping and crowd sourcing. Free and Open Software/standards/data are applied in teaching and research.

He published two GIS text books, more than 60 scientific papers and gave numerous presentations at international conferences. He is very interested in continuing education and in internationalization of education. He conducted workshops in India (IIITM-K, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Anna University, Tirunelveli) and Egypt (National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Cairo) and organised scientific conferences in Arequipa, Peru (AGSE 2010), Nairobi, Kenya (AGSE 2011), Johor Bahru, Malaysia (AGSE 2012), Ahmedaba, India (2013), Stuttgart, Germany (2014) and Kish, Iran (2017).

He is head of the Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab). He is co-founder and head of the Applied Geoonformatics for Society and Environment conferences which will take place in Windhoek this year.

He is member of the German Organisation for Standardization (DIN-Board NA 005-03-03 AA „Kartographie und Geoinformation“, comparable to CEN/TC 287 and ISO/TC 211). In the field of cartography he serves as co-chair of the ‘Commission on SDIs and Standards' of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

In 2013 and 2016 he was co-chairing the Academic Track of the international FOSS4G conferences. Since 2016 he is Member of the SDI Advisory Board, State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In spring 2018 he was Erudite-Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India.| ]]

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Franz-Josef Behr

Full time Professor of spatial information processing at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.

Franz-Josef Behr

Until 2002 Dr. Behr worked as a senior consultant, supporting the introduction of Geographical Information Systems, the design and implementation of spatial databases and GIS applications for municipalities and power supply companies. Hence he has a strong background in computer science, especially geospatial IT and consultancy work regarding GI system introduction.

At Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences his teaching comprises programming, DBMS and data modeling, GIS, XML technologies, Internet technology, web services etc.). Interoperability and open standards are important for him, currently also topics like disaster mapping and crowd sourcing. Free and Open Software/standards/data are applied in teaching and research. He published two GIS text books, more than 50 scientific papers and gave numerous presentations at international conferences. He is very interested in continuing education and in internationalization of education.

OSGeo Experience
  • Founder of the open SUAS MapServer project, and some more open web services, i. e. geoweb.hft-stuttgart.de, opencts.org and opengeocoding.org.
  • Co-founder FOSS4G_Southeast_Asia
  • 2013: Co-chair of the Academic Track FOSS4G in Nottingham
  • 2014: Co-chair of the Academic Track FOSS4G in Portland.
  • Member of the LOC for FOSS4G 216, Bonn, Germany, chair of the Academic Track FOSS4G.
Contact
Email: franz-josef.behr AT hft-stuttgart DOT de
Phone (work): +49 721 45 39 80-1
Skype: fjbehr

He is member of the German Organisation for Standardization and active supporter of Open Source and Open Data and co-founder of the AGSE conferences, an interdisciplinary, international forum for sharing knowledge about the application of Geoinformatics with focus on application and on developing countries, and inititated FOSS4G_Southeast_Asia. AGSE took place in Stuttgart (2009), Arequipa, Peru (AGSE 2010), Nairobi, Kenya (AGSE 2011), Johor Bahru, Malaysia (AGSE 2012), Ahmedaad, India (AGSE 2013), Stuttgart, Germany (AGSE 2014).

Further information
gis-management.de
gis-news.de
Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment
Spoken Language(s)
English, German
Profile last updated
19 Oct 2016