We'd like to offer a wide variety of talks, workshops and discussions, so there will be plenty options for all attendees to both gather and share information, knowlege and ideas.

  • The conference is in person and we cannot host online presentations. We will try though to record the presentations and publish them online after the conference.
  • All sessions are in English.
  • Presentations normally take up to 30 minutes, including time for questions. But there are 15 minute slots too. If you really think you need a 60 minute slot for a presentation, please substantiate your choice.
  • Workshops can take up to 3 hours, but don't hesitate to apply for a (much) shorter one. Those can be fun and will be more easily scheduled.
  • Birds of a Feather, or discussion groups, are meetings with groups of people who have similar challenges, goals or ideas.
  • Deadline is 2023-03-01, when we will schedule the first sessions.

Everyone, including speakers and workshop teachers, are expected to register and pay for the conference.

Tudor Bărăscu


Tudor is a mechanical engineer and a QGIS contributor. He has extensive experience in QGIS deployments (Desktop, Server, Web, data models) for public utilities companies. Also a QGIS trainer, he loves teaching and promoting QGIS all over the world. He is also a OSGeo charter member, member of the romanian OSGeo local chapter and of the local QGIS organisation.

Jorge Gustavo

Carlos López Quintanilla

Akash Biswal

National Atmospheric Research Laboratory

I am Akash Biswal, currently working as a Research Scientist at National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, India. I have a combined experience of 6 year of working in the field of air quality sciences and the real world implications. I have published 9 papers in reputed international journal with average impact factor of 8 (Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=NJ6e6M8AAAAJ&hl=en).



Hi, I'm the IFPA teacher, Tatiana Pará, I have a master's degree in development and management of the Amazon, a specialist in Geotechnologies and an agricultural engineer. I work with university extension, taking geoprocessing tools to remote communities in the state of Pará, promoting the inclusion of girls and women in the world of STEM. I founded the group Meninas da Geo and I work with management activities and collaborative cartography.I am a mentor for the Youthmappers IFPA chapter and have several research activities related to monitoring deforestation in the Amazon. My focus is to get new people into basic education that can use free geotechnologies (OSGEO) as a tool for decision making.https://about.me/tatipmdefreitas/getstarted

Coen Nengerman

GIS Engineer at Spatial Explorers BV

I studied Water System Analysis at Larenstein. I started using GIS (ArcView) in 1999. I worked at Nelen & Schuurmans (Water Management Constancy firm) from 2005-2014. From 2014 I worked as a freelance GIS Specialist. In 2018 I started the company Spatial Explorers to build Web Applications with geodata.

Ujaval Gandhi

Founder, Spatial Thoughts

Ujaval got his Masters in Geospatial Information Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After joining Google Inc. in California, he moved to India in 2006. He was one of the early employees at Google India and part of the team that launched Google Maps for India. He worked on multiple Geo teams at Google and led the GIS team in India. After 15 years of corporate experience, he left Google in 2020 to work on his startup - Spatial Thoughts - to create a learning platform to bridge the skill gap in the geospatial industry. His online academy has trained participants from over 100 countries. His learning materials on QGIS, Python, Earth Engine, and GDAL are cited as the top learning resources globally and are used by more than 1 million people every year.Ujaval is passionate about advancing the use of open-source technologies in teaching and research. He is a QGIS.org certified training provider and one of the co-authors of the book Earth Engine Fundamentals and Applications.

Dulari Parmar

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action - Project Associate

Hi, I am Dulari Parmar, I am an architect-urban designer from Mumbai. I work as a Project Associate at YUVA's Climate Justice project. I have been working with communities and grassroots organisations in India. I believe that mapping is a powerful tool that can be used to drive people's demands on development and conservation. I am an avid bird watcher and have interests in learning natural history.

Saber Razmjooei

Lutra Consulting

Saber has been an active member of QGIS community since 2009. In the past, he has been helping organising QGIS developers meeting, triage of QGIS bugs. Recently, he has been helping coordination of large crowdfunding efforts to improve QGIS 3D and point cloud support.

Pulaha Roy

Centre for Science and Environment

Hello, this is Roy here. I’m a data journalist with Down To Earth magazine and I like to put context through numbers, one geospatial dataset at a time.

Stavros Stromatas


Dr Stavros Stromatas is an air-quality research scientist with a special interest in aviation’s environmental footprint. He holds a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from the French Ecole Polytechnique (X), and a Master’s degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris VI). For his PhD, he worked at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD). He has been substantially involved in the development of EUROCONTROL’s Open-ALAQS, an emissions inventory generation tool for performing Airport Local Air Quality (ALAQS) studies.

Kurt Menke


In early 2021, Kurt moved from the USA to Denmark and now works for Septima in Copenhagen. He has a broad skillset. He is a spatial analyst, cartographer, trainer/teacher and author. He is an early adopter of QGIS having first downloaded it in 2005. In 2022 he published his eighth and ninth books on QGIS: Discover QGIS 3.x - Second Edition and QGIS for Hydrological Applications - Second Edition, both with Locate Press. In 2015 he became an OsGeo Charter Member. He is also a fellow of the Rewilding Institute and a board member of Wild Arizona.

Piergiorgio Cipriano

Deda Next (project manager)

GIS/SDI analyst since 1998, in Deda since 2005; in 2012-2013 I have joined the JRC of European Commission, on INSPIRE-related projects.Passionate about maps, cartograms and storymaps, with focus on city-level data about air quality, energy performance of buildings, sustainable mobility.Years ago, member of ISO/TC211 and CEN/TC287 working groups on standards for geographic information and services.Now working on innovation projects related to data space, climate change, green deal (Horizon Europe, H2020, ETI Climate-KIC, ...).

Tanmoy Basu

Katwa College, The University of Burdwan

Tanmoy Basu, the presenter is an Indian resident who completed his Masters in Science in Geography 2016 and qualified National Eligibility Test in the year 2017 with awarding Junior Research Fellowship letter. He has been engaging as a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Katwa College, West Bengal, 713130 in India from 2017 to the present. His research interest revolves around agricultural geography, geospatial techniques, statistical applications in geographical research, socio-economic development, sustainability analyses, and disaster management. He was awarded the 1st rank holder certificate in post-graduation from the University of Kalyani, India in 2017 and full travel, accommodation, and registration grant in the 1st IGU-AGLE conference at Yulin, China in the same year. The author is also continuing activities in research and learning including Ph.D. coursework (2018-19, 2019-20) till the present.

Hans van der Kwast

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Hans van der Kwast is Associate Professor of Open Science and Digital Innovation at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. Hans holds a PhD in Physical Geography. Since 2012 he has worked at IHE Delft, the largest international graduate education institute in the field of water. In his teaching and capacity-development projects he actively promotes the use of open source tools and open data by young professionals from the water sector in the Global South. Through the GIS OpenCourseWare platform and his popular YouTube channel he shares free tutorials. He is a board member of the Dutch QGIS Users Association, OSGeo Charter Member and has his own consultancy QWAST-GIS. He co-authored the book QGIS for Hydrological Applications with Locate Press.

Victor Iko-ojo Idakwo

University of maiduguri, Graduate Assistant

Mr. Victor Ikojo Idakwo is a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Maiduguri. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in urban and Regional Planning, specializing in Geographic Information Systems, at Modibbo Adama University Yola and Urban and Regional Planning-Planning Information Technology, at Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria. With over five years of experience in GIS and urban planning, he has a deep understanding of how to use spatial data to address urban planning challenges.Mr. Idakwo has played key roles in various GIS and urban planning projects. He served as a GIS Expert and Data Collection Coordinator for the Taraba Geographic Information System and was responsible for providing technical support in data collection, management, and analysis. He also served as a Project Manager at the SFTAS IMO State Program Unit, where he oversaw the implementation of the Subnational Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) program.With his expertise in GIS and urban planning, Mr. Idakwo has been able to contribute to various research works and publications. He is committed to using his knowledge and experience to support sustainable urban development in Nigeria and beyond.

Dirk Voets

Cobra Groeninzicht

Dirk Voets works for Cobra Groeninzicht as team lead for the remote sensing team. His team uses QGIS a lot, mostly in quality control processes. The resulting indicators for the liveability of the landscape, can be gracefully combined in infographics.

Philipp Schüller

Gemeinde Fredersdorf-Vogelsdorf

B.Sc. GeographyM.Sc. Urban and regional planningUsed to work in a company specialized in sport-oriented urban planing, now working in the public sector in the field of urban planing. In all those stations worked with QGIS, more or less self-taught

Andreas Neumann

Canton Solothurn, Department of Geoinformation

Andreas is a GIS project manager and developer at the Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland. He is a QGIS and PostGIS user. He is also part of the QGIS PSC and board, in the role of the treasurer.

Jose Lozano


Ing. Agrónomo con experiencia y formación en proyectos ambientales, agronómicos, hidrológicos, hidráulicos, agroindustriales, en salud pública, emergencia humanitaria y sanitaria, bajo ambiente GIS-POWER BI y modelado de datos espaciales.

Alessandro Pasotti


Alessandro has more than 15 years experience on developing GIS driven desktop and web applications. He is a QGIS core developer and proud member of the QGIS community.



Moahmmed Ali Ahmed Humran, Yemen and I’m Geopolitical and Strategic planning. Currently, President The Union of Arab Academics .I’m is interested in geopolitics , international relations , researches, development and innovations .I graduated from Sana’a University and US naval war college , so gained Master degree in Geography , Diploma in Diplomacy and international Relation , 2 bachelor's degree in geography a and maritime science from Yemen , as well as he gained Diploma from US naval war college in 2011, beside that he has diploma at English language from DLI , US . I founded and established The Union of Arab Academics in 8, January 2018 that is full member of International Federation innovations Associations. His ideas that communicate and unify efforts with academics, researches, specifics, experts to unify efforts innovations, researches is the best way to build and achieve a modern Arab strategy. I have conducted partnership with 35 local, regional international organization hat interested in researches, innovations, journal, universities, development and training centers around the world and have been participation on many regional, international conferences and shows, conducted many researches and innovations, so he gained many local and international awards such as International Leadership award at Management and innovations from UK in 2019. I have been working on international committee of innovations and researches as well as he is member of IGU, Yemen Geography Society. He is member editorial chairman of African and Arab journal for strategic study, and he is member of editorial chairman of Patent Magazine.

Benjamin Jakimow

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Geographer with background in computer and agricultural sciences, specialized in remote sensing.Researcher in the Earth Observation Lab of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.PhD Geography, 2022Developer of QGIS plugins (https://plugins.qgis.org/search/?q=jakimowb), e.g. theEnMAP-Box, a plugin to visualize, analyse and process imaging spectroscopy data and other remote sensing imagery.Started using QGIS in 2014, because ArcGIS failed to connect with a GPS mouse.QGIS helped him a lot to navigate through the Brazilian Amazon first, and later on his PhD thesis ("Landsat and Sentinel-2 based analysis of land use in the Brazilian Amazon: The agricultural frontier of Novo Progresso").

Nina Jakobs

GEO-Consultant & UI/UX Designer at GeoNovation

I have a background in (geo) data visualisation and user experience and user interface design. I'm a creative thinker at GeoNovation and I help clients with GeoNovation's mapviewer called "KaartViewer".

Gerhard Krug


Company owner and Project Manager for big companies and IT-consultant

Zoubida NEMER

PhD student in Geophysics at the University of sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene Algeria.

Zoubida Nemer is a PhD student in Geophysics at the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumedienne, Algeria. Her research focuses on hydrogeophysical studies and environmental issues, with a particular interest in developing sustainable water management strategies. As an active environmentalist, Zoubida is committed to engaging with communities to ensure a sustainable future for our planet. She is particularly fond of open-access tools and software, and strongly believes that science can make a positive impact on the world. Through her research and advocacy work, Zoubida hopes to contribute to building a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

Johannes Kröger

WhereGroup GmbH

Cartography lover, tinkerer, ([Q]GIS/Python) (developer|consultant) at WhereGroup, active in the German Society for Cartography (DGfK e. V.) etc-

Jonna Bosch

GeoCat - Title: Training & Consultancy

Since the beginning of this year I am working at GeoCat as trainer/consultant for publishing (meta)data and maps to GeoNetwork and GeoServer. For more than 17 years I am a trainer and analyst in for instance QGIS, cartography, Postgis, datamodelling. Basically: everything with maps. I love (making) maps and working with geodata and I am always looking for special, new, or user-friendly perspectives. I like to share my experience, for example by participating in De Grote Geo Show (tv.osgeo.nl), writing about maps or helping around at a conference or maptime.My main hobbies are music and graphic design. I play guitar and go to concerts, Roadburn festival. I like to drink a (local) special beer with friends or while enjoying a concert, movie or a (comic) book.

Derek van Bochove & Quinten Dengerink

consultants at Geon bv

We are consultants at Geon bv, a geo-information consultancy based in Groningen, the Netherlands. We help our clients get the best out of geo! We support them with consultancy, training, project management and data management.

Leendert van Wolfswinkel

Product Owner 3Di Modeller Interface, Nelen & Schuurmans

I am a Dutch GIS specialist in the field of water management, urban drainage and hydrodynamic modelling. I am fascinated by the challenge of translating complex topics and datasets to understandable information for clients. And in developing tooling that enabled other to do this. I graduated from Wageningen University in 2010 (Msc. International Land and Water Management) and have worked in GIS and water management in academia, government and consulting. In the past six years I worked at Nelen & Schuurmans, as water management consultant and product owner for the 3Di Modeller Interface.

Dimitrios Kopanelis

Agricultural University of Athens - BSc/ Intergrated Master in Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering

Dimitrios Kopanelis is a highly accomplished and knowledgeable graduate of Agricultural University of Athens, with a specialization in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry. Graduating in 2022 with an excellent overall GPA, I have demonstrated an exceptional ability to comprehend and apply knowledge in the field of agricultural science. As a student, i also pursued an academic minor in Coastal Development and Sustainable Maritime Tourism through the EU-CONEXUS program. The program helped me gain additional knowledge on Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing, Ecological Psychology, Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Areas, Sustainable built environment, and Natural hazards in coastal regions.

Andreas Janz

Humboldt-University zu Berlin

I was educated at the Humboldt-University zu Berlin as an computer scientist with a strong background in remote sensing, geoinformatics and maschine learning.I fully support open science, free and open-source software, and published several QGIS plugins throughout the last years:https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/user/janzandr/adminI am a full time software developer at Humboldt-University with a strong focus on QGIS Plugin development.

Martin Dobias

CTO @ Lutra Consulting Ltd

Got into QGIS development during university studies back in 2005 and stayed thanks to the amazing community. Working at Lutra Consulting, delivering open source GIS to clients and helping open source GIS ecosystem to grow.

Stefanos Natsis

Lutra Consulting ltd, software developer

Studied survey engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. My love for QGIS and open source drove me from gis power user to QGIS core developer. I now work as a software developer for Lutra Consulting ltd, squashing bugs and bringing new features to the best gis platform out there.

Suzan Dehati

IHE Delft institute for water education

Suzan Dehati is an Afghan student currently pursuing her Master's degree in Water Management and Governance from IHE Delft and holds a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Kabul University. Her Master's thesis focuses on equity assessment for transboundary water resources management using remote sensing data and QGIS. She has participated in various extracurricular activities during her studies, including volunteering with local and international NGOs and participating in environmental awareness campaigns. She is passionate about using her knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the community and is committed to pursuing a career in the water sector with a focus on promoting cooperation and ensuring equitable access to water resource.Additionally, she expresses her heartfelt gratitude for the financial support she received from QGISHydro Book Fund, which enabled her to attend the QGIS conference and expand her knowledge and skills in the field of water management, and to network with professionals and experts from all around the world.

Thiasha Vythilingam


My name is Thiasha Vythilingam, I am 26 years old and am from Johannesburg, South Africa. I work at Kartoza as a junior GIS specialist and have a BSc in Geography from the University of Pretoria. I am passionate about all things cartography and the the wondrous possibilities that it brings.

Divan Divan


Studied at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where I did my bachelours, honours and masters degrees in Geo-informatics. Been making use of Python to perform data analytics, and creating plugins for QGIS. Used to work at Stellenbosch University, and have been working at Kartoza for about 2 years.

Matthias Kuhn


My interest for software development started as soon as I had access to a computer. I decided to make from a hobby a job and studied programming. At the same time I started to use open source wherever possible, out of interest for the code as well as a fascination by the idea to collaborate and share.Because the world is not just bits and bytes and because investigating cultural as well as physical questions gives a lot of insights, studying Geography was just what I was looking for and combined with a minor in cartography offered even a creative part.All this time I continued to work in various IT and communication related jobs where I had the chance to complete my full stack ninja abilities in projects form embedded system to server environments.One day I heard about QGIS and it wasn't hard to realize that this was just the perfect combination of all my interest and skills: spatial problems, information technology and open source.After a couple of freelance projects I ended up founding OPENGIS.ch together with Marco Bernasocchi.I strive to enable everyone to use powerful, high quality tools for understanding the world with QGIS in the office and QField on the go.

Marco Bernasocchi


Marco Bernasocchi is an open-source advocate, entrepreneur and full-stack geoninja. He is the creator of QField for QGIS, currently serves as QGIS.org Chair, and is an Open Source Geospatial Foundation board member. In his day job, Marco is the CEO of OPENGIS.ch, which he founded in 2011.A geographer by trade, Marco lives in a small Romansh-speaking mountain village in Switzerland, where he loves scrambling around the mountains to enjoy the feeling of freedom it gives him. Outgoing, flexible and open-minded, Marco fluently speaks five languages. The best thing is: He not only knows how to say it but also loves sharing his know-how.

Jeremy Prior


My name is Jeremy. I studied a BSc Geoinformatics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I am relatively new to the field and am excited to further my career.

Nathan Smail

Sevenson Environmental Services, GIS Specialist

I graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in Geology and German Language, and due to COVID decided to get my MS in Geology and Earth Science at the University of Iceland studying Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Events using remote sensing techniques. This is where I first made the switch from ArcGIS to QGIS and became obsessed with the software and it's capabilities. After graduating, I began working at Sevenson Environmental Services in New Jersey at a DuPont plant where they developed chemicals for the Manhattan Project, burying radioactive materials in the ground. Now we work to present data on the cleanup and remediation of this contamination.

Kateryna Konieva

Speckle Systems

Urban planner, computational designer with occasional teaching and moderation activities. Art will save the world, and I do my part through photography. Past @ Future Cities Lab, Singapore-ETH Centre. Speckle is open source digital infrastructure for anything designed in 3D. We handle interoperability between software silos, real time collaboration, data management, versioning and automation.

Seabilwe Tilodi

Kartoza and Miss

Seabilwe has an MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has an Honours degree in Geography and a BSc in Geological Science, both from the University of the Witwatersrand. Seabilwe is a Junior GIS specialist at Kartoza, passionate about the application of open-source software and open data to solve complex problems in the area of agroclimatology. And also explore various open-source software which can be used to map factors affecting crops on arable land. Her geological background made her wonder what tool can be used to make field data collection precise, effective and simple. After joining Kartoza, she discovered great mobile field data capture applications that have revolutionised how data is collected, analysed and viewed in the field, and cannot wait to explore more. Spreading knowledge is the main mandate. She enjoys training on open-source software such as QGIS, in particular for high school students and teachers. The teaching of practical GIS at the secondary level has helped her to realise that more sustainable methods of teaching GIS need to be implemented in all sectors of the educational sphere. She has taken up photography as her hobby, mostly taking shots of flowers. She enjoys baking, listening to music and watching animé or cartoons with her little sister.

Arendjan van der Neut

Generation.energy - GIS specialist

I am a Senior GIS consultant at Generation.Energy. I work now for more than 30 years with maps and data. As such I did numerous GIS projects and I am still always fascinated how people are grabbed by beautyful Maps.

Bram Corneliszen

Provincie Gelderland

I started using (Q)GIS in 2016 and after following a GIS course I had the chance to set up the GIS team with Van Oord, a international Dredging and Marine Contractor. I am currently working for the Provincie Gelderland as informationmanager and involved in the BIM and GIS developments where we streamline our assetmanagement process.

Saad Elsayed


I am student

Michal Pilarski

Boeing, Software Engineer and GIS analyst

During his career, Michal has been always connected with geospatial data and GIS geoprocessing (over 10 years). He likes to find and overcome challenges in Testing Big Data with geometry attributes. He has experience in preparing the testing strategies for ETL systems that extract, transform and load massive geospatial data. His technology stack is related to Python, Pytest, ArcGIS, ArcPy, QGIS, PyQGIS, FME, Robot Framework, HP ALM, and Geopandas. Speaker of many technical meetups and presenter on international conferences related to software testing.

Jose Lozano

MappingBigData Gerente de Programas

Agricultural Engineer M. Cs. in Environmental Sciences, with experience in agronomic, agro-industrial, environmental, hydrological, humanitarian, public health and sanitary projects through GIS environment and spatial data modeling.

Jose Lozano


Agricultural Engineer with M. Cs. Environmental, and expertise in agronomic, environmental, agro-industrial, hydrological, sanitary, and public health projects, using a GIS environment and spatial data modeling.

Immo Blecher

Mobilfunkinfrastrukturgesellschaft, Geodata-Analyst

I am a Geologist by training and have worked in the Groundwater and Mineral Exploration Industry for many years in South Africa and most of Africa south of the equator. My work maily included mapping and evaluation with various GIS programs and databases, including ArcGIS, QGIS, MySQL, Spatialite, PostGIS and others. I have also deveolped a water management software called Aquabase and a few QGIS plugins, one of which is available in the repository. Since May 2022 I am a geodata-analyst at the MIG, where I run the biannual mobile utility analysis for potential funding by the German government.

Celestine Aisa OFOI

Mineral Resources Authority - Cartographer / GIS

Having worked as a Cartographer and GIS specialist for 23 years now. Graduated with a Diploma in Cartography from the PNG University of Technology.


SIC - Chargé d'Etudes Assistant

Camerounais âgé de 31ans, Je suis Géomaticien et Ingénieur du Cadastre Assermenté au MINDCAF en détachement à la Société Immobilière du Cameroun où j'occupe le poste de Chargé d’Études Assistant N°1, avec plus de 10ans d’expérience.Sur le plan académique, je suis titulaire d'un diplôme d’Ingénieur Topographie-Cadastre et d'un Master 2 en Cartographie, SIG et Télédétection, Université de Yaoundé 1.Je suis également membre de plusieurs organisation professionnel en occurrence : -l'Association OPENSTREETMAP CAMEROUN, en tant Vice-président depuis 2013 et Conférencier du SOTM AFRICA. -l'Ordre des Géomètres Experts du Cameroun, en tant Membre inscrit depuis 2022. En termes d’expérience professionnel :- Chargé de projet géomatique à SOGEFI France ;- Projet de Renforcement de la fiabilité des Mappes Foncières des Services du Cadastre du MINDCAF ;- Travaux de réalisation des Plans cadastraux numériques, dans les villes de Douala et Yaoundé ;- Projet Modernisation du cadastre et des domaines : numérisation et indexation des archives du Cadastre, dans le cadre du PAMOCCA MOD1 - FSN ;- Projet PULCI (Cartographie des zones à risque d’inondations dans la région de l’extrême nord, Cameroun) ;- Mise en place d’un Géoportail citoyen des Centres d’États Civils au Cameroun ;- Production de spatio-cartes au 1/100 000e autour de TANANARIVE (MADAGASCAR) ;- Projet de Création d’un référentiel de réseaux viaire et numérisation des enseignes publicitaires avec le logiciel IMAJVIEW PRO.- Etc.https://www.linkedin.com/in/atangana-jacques-landry-3a971697/

dr. Sybren A. Stüvel

Blender, software developer

Sybren works as Blender developer, where he manage the Animation & Rigging module, and works on Flamenco, the dependency graph, and the integration of various file formats. Apart from his work on Blender, he also develop various other Open Source projects, such as Flatterer (for exporting shapes from Blender to a laser cutter) and Skyfill (for filling up skies in drone panoramas).

John Holden

Consultant, Statto Consulting

John Holden is an environmental and political consultant and computer programmer. Mr Holden has provided reapportioning advice for several different lawsuits in the United States and has used QGIS in a number of different countries on environmental projects.

Angelina Savchuk

510, Netherlands Red Cross, Information Manager

(Geo)data Analyst at 510, Netherlands Red Cross. Master degree in Geographical Information Management & Application (GIMA) from Utrecht University. Professional achievement - has made maps for the Red Cross operations during the offset of Ukraine crisis (using QGIS of course!).

Tammo Jan Dijkema

ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

Scientific Software Engineer at ASTRON, with a PhD in Mathematics / Numerical Analysis. At ASTRON, my work consists of many aspects of the LOFAR radio telescope, ranging from geodesy for site selection to calibration (in C++ and Python) of the generated data.

Caroline Robinson

Unite Lead, Executive Board Member, Women+ in Geospatial

Caroline is Founder and Lead Cartographer at Clear Mapping Co. She has been in defence, government, transport, energy, planning and environment, advocating for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in the geospatial sector.Caroline is a Journalist for Maplines, the membership magazine, for the British Cartographic Society. She is a member and Middle Manager with the Chartered Management Institute. Caroline is a Fellow and Chartered Geographer with the Royal Geographical Society. She has a keen interest in sustainability, resilience and supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Robert Coup

Head of Technology at Koordinates

Robert Coup is the head of technology of Koordinates and has been involved in geospatial for nearly twenty years. As well as Kart, he is also a contributor to GDAL and several other open source projects.

Blake Esselstyn

Consulting geographer and demographer

A geographer and demographer focused on principled, nonpartisan redistricting. Combines a love of geeking out over geographic data with an ability to synthesize and communicate the stories those data reveal.

Berit Mohr

GFA Consulting Group GmbH, GIS Consultant

Berit is a GIS Consultant within the Digital Innovation Unit at the GFA Consulting Group GmbH in Hamburg. GFA is a company working in the development cooperation sector. Donors are typically governments, development banks etc. Berit has a background in Geology, Environmental Science and GIS and Remote Sensing. She has worked across sectors including Academia, Local government, international government and start-ups. Her passion is in using GIS and EO to make data visible and understandable for everyone. In her spare time Berit loves to be out hiking, in the garden and be part of the natural environment.

Mike Vogt

Fraunhofer IEE

Mike Vogt, studied physics at the university göttingen and is since then employed at the Fraunhofer IEE. Major topics are grid calculations, optimal powerflow, ai methods for grid operations and grid planning.

Winifred Broeder

Independent cartographer @ Landkaartje

Independent cartographer @ Landkaartje

Nick Verwaal

MAPLAB, Creative Director

I'm a graduate of the TU Delft System and Control engineering. Having worked as process manager and engineering manager in one of the larger shipbuilding companies in the Netherlands my path lead me to starting my own company: MAPLAB. Here I currently focus on product development and improving our own in-house built laser cutting machines to deliver the worlds most outstanding hardwood map art.

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