Adam Laza

Open-source enthusiast. Always keen on learning new technologies but I believe there is no problem you couldn’t fix with Python, PostGIS and enough duct tape.

  • Vector tile basemaps for your QGIS project
Adrien VAN HAMME

Since 2019, I am a GIS Project Manager at Camptocamp (Geospatial Solutions), an innovative and Open source solutions provider.

  • Towards a better integration of GeoServer in a high-available cloud infrastructure
Ahi Saipaia
  • An open-source geospatial workflow to map diverse landscapes in Pacific Island Countries
Akshat Bajaj

As the Marketing Manager at wetransform GmbH, Akshat oversees the analysis of consumer trends relevant to Geodata ETL products in the EU public sector. A central part of his position is understanding the processes in place and the common pain points of organizations that deal with large amounts of geodata.

  • How hale»studio helps save forests in Europe
Alessandro Parma

Senior DevOps Engineer @ GeoSolutions S.A.S. he designs and implement geospatial systems based on GeoServer and other great open source projects.

  • Deploying and operating GeoServer: a DevOps perspective
Alessandro Sarretta
  • Towards the integration of authoritative and OSM geospatial datasets in support of the European strategy for data
Alessio Fabiani

Senior Software Engineer @ GeoSolutions S.A.S. (Italy) involved in Open Source projects for GIS and geospatial data dissemination.

  • State of GeoNode
  • One Geonode, many Geonodes
Alex Leith

Alex is a certified spatial professional with extensive experience in software development, DevOps and project management. Alex is a founding Director of OSGeo Oceania and has spent time volunteering for the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, GovHack, GeoRabble and gets paid in stickers to do GeoHipster interviews. When not writing code, or at least talking to people about writing code, he shares care of his three kids and loves a great craft beer. Alex works at Geoscience Australia, leading a team of software developers and data wranglers helping people to more easily access and analyse Earth observation data.

  • Building Digital Earth Africa
Alex Mandel
  • QGIS Plugin Development Is Not Scary: Lessons Learned from Literature Mapper
Alex Orenstein

Alex Orenstein is a cow mapper and drought specialist based in Senegal. For most of the past decade, he has used FOSS to encourage open-data solutions to understand food insecurity in West Africa, with a focus on the needs of livestock herding communities. Most of his work has been on developing tools and methods to track the changing movements of livestock herds as they respond to climate change. More information can be found on his website (www.orensteingis.com) or twitter (@oren_sa).

  • GARBAL: An open GIS for livestock herders in Mali and Burkina Faso
  • Assessing cropland changes from violent conflict in central Mali with Sentinel-2 and Google Earth Engine
Alina Blume
  • Open-source seagrass and blue carbon mapping in support of the nationally determined contributions
Amit Wadhwa

Amit's career has included 10+ years in WFP's Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping team (VAM, which is now a division at WFP called Research Assessments and Monitoring - RAM) along with several years of software development and enterprise technology deployments in the private sector.

  • Delivering open source solutions to humanitarian organizations and governments in low resource settings to plan for, monitor, and respond to climate-driven disasters
Anca Anghelea
  • The ESA-EC Open Science dashboard Rapid Action on Covid-19 and EO
Andi Tabinas

Licensed Tableau Desktop Specialist, geospatial scientist, licensed environmental planner, and public servant #spatially4u.

  • MANILAud: Mapping Soundscapes Through Participatory Data Collection - A case study of Metro Manila
Andrea Aime

Open source enthusiast with strong experience in Java development and GIS. Personal interest range from high performance software, huge data volume management, software testing and quality, spatial data analysis algorithms, map rendering. Full time open source developer on GeoServer and GeoTools.
Received the Sol Katz's OSGeo award in 2017.

  • Adding Quality Assurance to open source projects: experiences from GeoTools, GeoWebCache an GeoServer
  • State of GeoWebCache
  • State of GeoServer
  • The secret life of open source developers
  • Standing up a OSM clone with GeoServer. Part 2, revenge of the vector tile!
  • Demystifing OGC APIs with GeoServer: introduction and status of implementation
  • Serving large GeoPackage dataset in GeoServer: the OS MasterMap and ZoomStack use case
  • Serving earth observation data with GeoServer: COG, STAC, OpenSearch and more
  • Creating Maps in GeoServer using CSS and SLD
  • Crunching Data In GeoServer with Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS)
Andrea Antonello

Environmental engineer addicted to scientific GIS development, playing in the field of hydrologic and geomorphologic modelling. Cofounder of the engineering consulting company HydroloGIS, lecturer of Advanced Geomatics at the Free University of Bolzano. OSGeo charter member and coordinator of the open source projects Hortonmachine, Geopaparazzi and SMASH digital field mapping.

  • Integrated modeling with k.LAB
  • SMASH and Geopaparazzi, state of the art of the digital field mapping projects.
  • Extraction of a hierarchical and homogeneous structure of subbasins from a given area with the HortonMachine GeoFrameInputBuilder
Andrea Sánchez-Tapia

I am a Colombian biologist (she/her), with a PhD in Botany. I lived in Brazil and I currently live in the USA. My main interests are Biodiversity Informatics, Open, Reproducible, and Responsible Science, Plant Ecology, and Data Feminism.

  • Creating open, reproducible workflows for ecological niche modeling
Andreas Georgiou

His research interests focus but not limited on object-oriented programming, the use of remote sensing and spatial statistics for monitoring, understanding and addressing environmental problems. He has been also involved in thematic cartography, spatial modeling, data management and development of decision support systems and tools.

  • Design and development of a GIS-based platform using open source components for monitoring, maintenance and management of road network: the case study of Cyprus
Andreas Hocevar

Andreas is an accomplished open source developer. Not only as a small business owner, but also out of personal interest, he is an active steering committee member and committer for OpenLayers. He has been working in geospatial for more than 25 years, and is a frequent teacher and speaker.

  • OpenLayers Feature Frenzy
Andrés Armesto

Data Scientist, Engineer, Public Sector & Urban Analytics.

Currently at Buenos Aires City Government, being part of the team leading Digital Transformation and Innovation initiatives. Our mission is to turn Buenos Aires into a data-driven city. We develop data exploitation projects and also encourage a cultural change within our government.

  • FOSS4G tools for data-driven decisions: Public transport services in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area.
Angelos Tzotsos

Angelos is a remote sensing expert with background in surveying engineering and software development. He is currently an OSGeo Board member and serves OSGeo as President. He is an active advocate of OSGeo around the world at related conferences.

  • Annual General Meeting
  • OSGeoLive project report
  • pycsw project status 2021
  • pygeoapi: what's new in the Python OGC API Reference Implementation
Anita Graser
  • Open source for open spatial data science
  • OSGeo Awards
Arjen Haag
  • HYDRAFloods: an Open Source Tool for Flood Monitoring
Arnulf Christl

Open Source advocate and co-founder of OSGeo. Working at terrestris as senior consultant for Deutsche Telekom AG fibre optics. As Metaspatial operating the development platform and coordinating the SmartMapping work group of the Surveying Authorities of Germany. Scrum Master at The Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy Germany.

  • The Borked Supply Chain. How the Telekom brings FOSS Projects into Stable Production
  • The Cloud Devoured Open Source
Ashok Krishnamurthy

Dr. Ashok Krishnamurthy is working on several projects including the application of mathematical models to track the spatial spread of Ebola in the DRC and tracking COVID-19 in Nigeria, and the Czech Republic.

  • Spatiotemporal tracking of COVID-19 using open-source gridded population rasters and mathematical modelling
Astrid Emde

Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. In 2017 she was elected to the OSGeo Board of Directors and as OSGeo Secretary. She recieved the Sol Katz Award in 2018 at FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

  • OSGeoLive project report
  • Create great applications for you need with Mapbender
  • OSGeo Awards
Atahualpa Ayala Gómez

Un entusiasta del SIG libre a escala distrital y nacional.

  • Actualización de un Catastro Municipal Utilizando SIG Libre, un caso de éxito en Paraguay
Athina Trakas

Athina serves currently as Director for OGC Services in Europe, Central Asia and Africa. She has presented internationally on geo-information management topics, mainly in the areas of networking within the community, OGC processes, interoperability and standards. Since 2008 she is charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

  • OGC APIs: background, current state, what's next
  • QGIS and OGC APIs - how do they work together?
  • OGC API - Deeper Dive into OGC API Features, Records and EDR
Augustin Trancart

Engineer at Oslandia since 2016 and historically a full-stack developer, my main area of interest are:

  • 3D Gis application in the browser (webgl)
  • And everything you can do with PostgreSQL and PostGIS.
  • Building a cartographic web application with pg_tileserv and pg_featureserv
  • Versioning in 2021: when and how you should do it
Balázs Dukai

Balázs Dukai is a R&D Engineer 3D geoinformation group @ TU Delft, Co-founder of 3DGI. He spends most of his time developing tools and methods for spatial data processing.

  • Fully automated, highly detailed, 3D building models for a whole country
Balthasar Teuscher

After studying Geography, I am now working as a Geospatial Engineer at Camptocamp. My interests cover Geospatial Data Science, Rust and Kung Fu.

  • Geostyler Mapfile Parser
BAOVOLA Marie Anna

I am a Computer Scientist by training. I work at the National Geographic and Hydrographic Institute of Madagascar as an Information System Officer. In 2017, I studied Free GIS in Brussels. Since then, I have been a promoter of Open Source and Open Data both at work and giving lectures at the University. In 2018, I was a speaker during FOSS4G in Dar where I am leading the creation of the Madagascar Chapter (still to be confirmed as official). Currently, I'm working for a project related to the implementation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Madagascar while I enhance my skills about Planning and Management of National Mapping and Surveying in Tsukuba, Japan. I always promote the use of the FOSS. I am a new Fellow of the Women in STEM in Madagascar.

  • Case study of data storage for preservation of our archiving system at the National Geographic and Hydrographic Institute of Madagascar
Bartlomiej Burkot

AGH University of Science and Technology Cracow
KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Experience in: Open Source Spatial Data Infrastructure, Web-mapping development, Public authorities spatial data management, transformation, conversion, visualization, optimization, maintenance. INSPIRE services.
GPS vehicles tracking system, Geomarketing services, Radio Communication Systems spatial data presentation.

  • Create dynamic content of the map ‘on the fly’
Ben Hur Pintor

Ben is a free and open stuff advocate based in the Philippines. He supports the open data & mapping communities in his country as an individual and through BNHR, his consultancy, and SmartCT, a tech non-profit he co-founded.

Learn more about him at https://bnhr.xyz

  • Towards a spatial analysis of shooting in Philippine basketball using FOSS4G: Applications in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines Men's Basketball Tournament
Bence Péter Hrutka

Teaching assistant at the Department of Geodesy and Surveying, Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary.

  • Automated processing of point clouds to update land registry maps
Benjamin

More on me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamingerber/

  • Geographic Mapping of Business Data
Benjamin Herfort

Benjamin Herfort is researcher at HeiGIT and doctoral candidate in Geography at Heidelberg University. In his research and work he is dealing with OpenStreetMap, MapSwipe and information from social media. He is developing open source tools and methods that incorporate geographic information systems for disaster management and humanitarian aid.

  • Using the ohsome framework to develop an OSM Confidence Index to support humanitarian mapping
  • MapSwipe - an open-source mobile app putting communities on the map
Benoît Blanc

GIS Developer at Oslandia since 2020.

I am mainly working on QWC2 (QGIS Web Client 2) by adding some features.

  • Easily publish your QGIS projects on the web with QWC2
  • QGIS, Football, what else ?
Benoit De Mezzo

as a phd in image analysis and software architect, Benoit works at Oslandia on complex GIS architectures and on the development of additional functionality to QGIS

  • 3D Urban data in QGIS
Bertrand Parpoil

Director of operations at Oslandia, Bertrand has worked in the GIS field for 15 years in various positions. Since his arrival at Oslandia, he has been carrying out consulting and audit missions for his clients in order to help them migrate towards opensource

  • Giswater : open source management tool for water networks
  • Innersource : how opensource spirit is spreading among big corp
Björn Höfling

Björn Höfling is a GIS/Java developer and works at Camptocamp Germany.

  • MapFish Print, the Classic Printing Component for the Backend
Brandon Liu

Cartographic technologist in Taipei, Taiwan, building Protomaps, a universal mapping system based on OpenStreetMap.

  • PMTiles: An open, cloud-optimized archive format for serverless map data
Brendan Collins

Brendan has over 15 years of experience in GIS, he has worked with The Nature Conservancy, NASA, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a core developer for the Datashader and Bokeh open source libraries and created the Xarray-Spatial and mapshader libraries for large scale spatial analysis.

  • A Multidisciplinary Exploration of FOSS4G
Brian Killough
  • An Open Data Cube Sandbox using Google Colab
Bridget Fleming

Bridget Fleming is a passionate advocate for using FOSS4G in the classroom. She has taught at secondary school level for close to thirty years and is now involved in teacher training. She holds a MSc (Wits) qualification, loves the outdoors, her family and life.

  • The status of GIS teaching in South African secondary schools including an evaluation of Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) using QGIS software and OpenStreetMap (OSM) data as teac
Britt Lonneville

Science officer at the Data Centre of Flanders Marine Institute - Major map enthusiast

  • Marine Regions’ open-border policy: creating global maritime boundaries with FOSS
Caio dos Anjos Paiva
  • Application for measuring representative variables of collective Space Intelligence
Caleb Robinson

I am a Data scientist on Microsoft's AI for Good team.

  • Al Accelerated Human-in-the-Loop Land Use and Land Cover Mapping
Carla Rodriguez Gonzalez

Biologist. Student of the Spatial Information Applications MSc program of Instituto Gulich, CONAE-UNC.

  • REMOTE SENSING AND MODELING TOOLS EXPLORATION FOR HABITAT DELIMITATION OF LEISHMANIASIS TRANSMITTING VECTORS
Carlos Brys

Director de Modernización de la Gestión y Gobierno Electrónico
Ministerio de Coordinación General de Gabinete
Gobierno de la Provincia de Misiones

Director del Centro de Referencia de Tecnologías de la Información para la Gestión con Software Libre
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Universidad Nacional de Misiones

Jefe del Departamento de Informática
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Universidad Nacional de Misiones

  • OpenStreetMap+LeafLet como Sala de Situación Virtual para el manejo de la Emergencias Ambientales
Carlos Eduardo Mota

Geologist, PhD with +10 years of experience in FOSS4G, especially Python, PostGIS, MapServer and GeoServer.

  • Low Cost and High Available Container-Based OGC Web Services for hosting OneGeology and INDE SDIs - The CPRM's experience on move to FOSS4G
Carlos Palma

Full-stack developer with a DevOps profile in projects centered around data analysis, machine learning, natural language processing, ETL processes, web scraping, APIs development and RESTful clients. Microservices architect, deploying and operating services on AWS. Technical and functional analysis in software consultancy.

  • Talk to the map - AI driven geospatial mapshup
Carmen Tawalika

Carmen is a passionate geographer. After her studies in geography, she started working for mundialis using and creating OSGeo software including actinia. She is an open source devotee and was very happy to take part in the FOSS4G 2016 organization team for Bonn.
https://www.osgeo.org/member/tawalika/

  • News from actinia
Carolina Tauro

Carolina Tauro is Principal Investigador of the SABIA-Mar ocean color mission of CONAE. She works for CONAE since 2009, developing models and algorithms to generate satellite products. She worked for the SAC-D/Aquarius mission. Carolina is a lecturer at Gulich Institute and member of the Pampa Azul Council.

  • A view into the SABIA-MAR satellite mission
Celine
  • Women+ Social Meeting
Charlotte Bishop
  • An introduction to the open access high resolution tropical forest data program
Charlotte Flasse

Charlotte is a researcher with a background in geography, specialising in remote sensing and GIS.

  • A tool for machine learning based dasymetric mapping approaches in GRASS GIS
Cheila Cullen
  • Satellite-based Earth observations and numerical modeling for improved detection, assessment and forecast of natural hazards
Chelle Gentemann

I have worked for over 25 years on retrievals of ocean temperature from space and using that data to understand how the ocean impacts our lives. I have served on NOAA’s Science Advisory Board and as co-chair of a standing committee for the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Open Source Science
Chris Marx

Chris Marx is currently a Senior Software Engineer at ZevRoss Spatial Analysis and before worked for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He has 15 years of experience building web applications that push the boundaries for GIS on the web.

  • Live Coding Mapbox and React Apps with Typescript and Web Components
Christian Mayer
  • Engineer for geoinformatics and surveying
  • Open Source (Geospatial) enthusiast
  • Founder and CEO of meggsimum
  • OSGeo Charter Member
  • Working on: GeoExt, Wegue, GeoStyler, OpenLayers, ...
  • The state of GeoExt along with an outlook on its future
  • Wegue - Webmapping with OpenLayers and Vue.js
Christopher Arko

Accidentally born with lungs instead of gills, Chris is a lover of marine worlds. He wields data and computing to fulfill his dream of re-establishing a balance between humanity and the oceans, guided by Inuit culture from the high arctic community he has called home for 13 years.

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Integrated with Virtual Reality: examples from Polar Knowledge Canada's (POLAR) Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Christopher Beddow

Christopher Beddow is an analyst focusing on Mapillary and OpenStreetMap on the Spatial Computing team at Facebook Reality Labs. He has worked on the OSM, GIS, and map data products at Mapillary since 2016. He codes in Python, SQL, and JavaScript, and enjoys traveling widely while editing OpenStreetMap.

  • Mapping Pedestrian Ways with Computer Vision and Street-level Imagery
Claudia Ifrim

I'm a passionate software engineer based in Bucharest. My job is to design and build products based on different technologies and I love to work hands-on on products and see how an idea can become reality.

  • Seeing the world in 3D using Open Source
Clemens Portele

Clemens is a senior expert in the fields of spatial information modelling, geospatial standards and web architecture. Clemens is a key contributor to the new OGC API standards and co-editor of the OGC API Features series. He contributes to the open-source tools ldproxy, ShapeChange and ETF.

  • OGC API - Deeper Dive into OGC API Features, Records and EDR
Codrina Ilie

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  • Open Source and Open Data: the building blocks for a Geo-harmonized understanding of our environment
Courtney Clark

Courtney Clark isProgram Director for Everywhere She Maps, YouthMappers, and Manager of Sponsored Projects, American Geographical Society. She has over eight years of experience in open mapping, international and workforce development, and project management.

  • Everywhere She Maps and OSM Teams: New Features for Improved Organized Editing
Cristiano Dalbem

I have more than 10 years of experience designing and developing digital products and systems. I believe in the power and responsibility of Design to make technology more human, and in the potential of technology to connect people and knowledge in new and revolutionary ways.

  • CicloMapa: a web platform to democratize access to bike maps with OpenStreetMap
Cristina Vrinceanu

Cristina Vrinceanu is a member of the geo-spatial.org community (OSGeo Romania Chapter) and a Charter member of OSGeo since 2019. She is a postgraduate researcher with the University of Nottingham, where she uses satellite imagery to map natural offshore hydrocarbon pollution.

  • Women+ Social Meeting
  • Women In Geospatial+: Career stories of women in FOSS4G
Cynthia Hall

I am the Community Coordinator for NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems, working to enhance and promote the use of NASA’s Earth science data with scientists to educators to decision makers, all with a varied range of needs.

  • Using NASA Earth Observations to Enable Open Science
Damián Emiliano Silvani
  • SatProc: an open-source library to train and deploy Deep Segmentation Neural Nets for geospatial imagery.
Dan Ormsby

Dan Ormsby is the Head of Operations at Astun Technology, the geospatial partners of the Ramblers on whose behalf this talk is being delivered.

  • “Don’t Lose Your Way”: How 4000 volunteers found 50,000 miles of lost historic paths in England and Wales using OSGeo technology
Daniel Dufour

Daniel Dufour is the CEO of GeoSurge, a geospatial technology company with a focus on data compression, natural language processing, remote sensing, and visualization. He created several open-source geospatial projects, including geotiff.io, georaster, and georaster-layer-for-leaflet. He co-created geoblaze, a JavaScript raster analysis engine.

  • GeoRasterLayer for Leaflet: Truly Server-Free GeoTIFF Visualization
  • MRF: Meta Raster Format Library for JavaScript
  • GeoBlaze: a Blazing Fast Raster Analysis Engine written in Pure JavaScript
  • Algorithm Talk: JSON-to-Code Compression
Daniel Urda

M.Sc. in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems from Politehnica University of Bucharest and VU University of Amsterdam, interested in developing software applications for geographical analysis. Participant at various national and international FOSS4G events since 2012. OSGeo Charter member and member of the local Romanian chapter, geo-spatial.org.

  • METEO Romania INSPIRE(D) Implementation
Daniel Villarroel Torrez

Geo-geek and Data Scientist at the city of Buenos Aires government.

  • FOSS4G tools for data-driven decisions: Public transport services in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area.
Daniele
  • A sensor network based on IoT and istSOS to analyse the catch basin environment in the context of the Ae.Albopictus proliferation in Switzerland.
Darren Clinch

Darren Clinch is a Badimia man from Yamatji country in Western Australia, and is currently the Data Analytics Coordinator for the Indigenous Data Network, University of Melbourne. His role involves providing digital, technical and data collection, management, and analytics related solutions for the NIAA funded ‘Community Data Project’.

  • Self-determination and FOSS4G: Democratizing Indigenous Mapping and Data with open source tools in Aboriginal 'Australia'
David Blasby

David has been working on Open Source GIS projects for 20 years - PostGIS, GeoServer/GeoTools, GeoGig, GeoNetwork, and others.

  • GeoNetwork Status-No-Quo Customizations
  • What "Cloud-Native GeoServer" does for you!
De Wulf Martin

CTO at Bluesquare, a Belgian company specialised in public health project in emerging countries. Software engineer at heart, with a long history in software startups.
PhD in computer science from the University of Brussels
Made populationpyramid.net.

Anecdote: My first program ever was drawing the shape of Belgium in Logo

  • Iaso: all-in-one platform for data collection and geographical registry.
Derek Dohler

Derek is an engineering lead at Azavea, a software firm that builds geospatial web applications, data analytics, and research tools for good.

  • Handling GeoTIFFs in client-side code with GDAL and Loam
Dewey Dunnington

Dewey Dunnington (Ph.D., P.Geo.) is an environmental researcher, programmer, and educator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dewey’s research investigates the mechanisms that control metal cycling in lakes alongside geospatial applications to environmental research. He is currently a Physical Scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

  • Open source geometry on the sphere using S2 Geometry and R
  • R-spatial panel
DHONT René-Luc

For 15 years, I have been working with OSGeo software. I co-founded 3Liz in 2007 to provide services on OSGeo software. In 2011, with Michaël DOUCHIN, we launched Lizmap. I am also QGIS core developer and QGIS Server maintainer.

  • Lizmap to create a Web Map Application with QGIS Desktop and Server
Diana Mastracci
  • Indigenous Hackathons: Leveraging open EO data and tools for climate action. What can we learn from Indigenous innovation?
Dimosthenis Traganos
  • Serverless is more for climate action: How the Global Seagrass Watch project enhances coastal nature-based solutions
Domenico Vito

Domenico Vito, PhD engineer, works in European projects in northern Italy. He has been an observer of the Conferences of the Parties since 2015 and has been active participant and coordinator of UNEP MGCY Marine Litter and Microplastic Working Group

  • Monitoring Marine Litter through participatory GIS: case studies and lessons learned
Douglas Mbura
  • Lopa (Moon) Application for the Samburu Indigenous Community
Dr. Albert J. Kettner
  • Integrating Remote Sensed and Modeling data for Local Flood Prediction and Risk Assessment
Dr. Daniel Vicente Lühr Sierra

Dr. Daniel Vicente Lühr Sierra is an Electrical Engineer and has a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He specializes in robotics and he teaches Robotic intelligence course at the Universidad Austral de Chile. He is also a Senior Member of the Computational Intelligence Society of IEEE.

  • Ciudad Limpia Valdivia: A Mobile and Web based Smart Solution based on FOSS technology to support Municipal and household waste collection
Dr. Evren Pakyuz-Charrier

Evren is a geologist/developer hybrid with an interest for practicality and aversion to immobility. Following years of frustration with proprietary solutions, he discovered QGIS and never looked back.
At Oslandia, he leads the effort towards the development of an OSS community dedicated to the challenges of the mining industry.

  • Open Source and Mining: a roadmap
Dr. Flávia de Souza Mendes

Flávia holds a PhD in Physical Geography specializing in remote sensing. She has more than 12 years of remote sensing experience in renowned research institutes on optical and SAR sensors. Her expertise lies in forest, agriculture and land use change in tropical forests.

  • Open remote sensing data to analyze the effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Sofala Community Carbon Project - Mozambique
Dr. Guy Schumann
  • Mapping floods in urban areas from space at local risk level
Dr. Tian Yao
  • Using LANCE Near Real-Time Products for Disaster Risk Reduction
Dustin Carlino

Dustin is a software engineer living in Seattle. He has been interested in cartography, open source software, and making transportation more efficient for over a decade.

  • A/B Street: using OpenStreetMap for citizen bicycling advocacy
  • Zonebuilders: cross-platform and language-agnostic tools for generating zoning systems for urban analysis and modelling
Dustin Sampson
  • Efficiencies of Scale with Imagery Pipelines, Cloud Optimized GeoTIFFs, and SpatioTemporal Asset Catalogs
Dylan Halpern

Dylan Halpern is the Principal Software Engineer for the US Covid Atlas at the Center. Utilizing methods of geospatial data analytics, visualization, and web development, he works in domains of public health, urban experience and activity, and transit. He holds a Master in City Planning from MIT.

  • OSGeo in the browser: Advances in client-side WebAssembly-based Geospatial Analysis and frontend visualization using jsgeoda and Vis.gl
Edoardo Neerhut

I first got involved in open source geospatial when I joined Mapillary in 2015, but have loved maps long before that. As a Program Manager, I support groups and individuals utilising street-level imagery to solve geospatial problems.

I volunteer as Chair of OSGeo Oceania and contribute regularly to OpenStreetMap.

  • OpenStreetMap and the neglected pedestrian
Edzer Pebesma

Edzer Pebesma is a professor at the Institute for Geoinformatics of the University of Muenster, Germany, co-editor of the Journal for Statistical Software, co-author of R packages sp, sf, s2 and stars, and ordinary member of the R Foundation. Edzer strongly advocates open science.

  • R-spatial panel
Ekaterina Podolskaia
  • Open GeoData and Open-Source GIS in the Center for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CEPF RAS)
Elio Atenogenes Villaseñor García

Elio is a data scientist with a Master in Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science given by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Currently, he is the scientist leader at the Data Science Lab of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico.

  • A study in vulnerable settlements using remote sensing and census data
Elisa Frank Buss

I am an Engineer in Natural Resources and Environment, from La Pampa, Argentina. Now I am studying for the Spatial Information Applications MSc program of Instituto Gulich, CONAE-UNC. My interest is focused on the knowledge and understanding of the environment from data science, aiming at sustainable development.

  • REMOTE SENSING AND MODELING TOOLS EXPLORATION FOR HABITAT DELIMITATION OF LEISHMANIASIS TRANSMITTING VECTORS
Elisabeth Leu

Geo-Enthusiast and project manager for 3D and webmapping projects for many years at Camptocamp.

  • swissgeol.ch - Open Source Geology in 3D
Emilio Lahr-Vivaz

Emilio Lahr-Vivaz is a software engineer focusing on geospatial big-data solutions, and a committer on Locationtech GeoMesa.

  • Introduction to Big Data Storage with LocationTech GeoMesa
Enrique Soriano

GIS fan. There is always an Open Source highway, otherwise, we can build it!

  • Vector tiles and styles management for Hidrography data
  • Enriched mobile apps for trails!
  • Interactive GI dashboards for any data!
  • Integrate Spatial Data in your business processes
  • Enjoy your trip. Customize and print your map!!
Erich Purpur

Erich Purpur is a research librarian at the University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

  • EcoValuator: Basic Ecosystem Service Valuation for Custom Landscapes
Etienne Trimaille

I'm a GIS developer at 3Liz mainly focused on QGIS Desktop/Server plugins.
3Liz is a opensource GIS solution based in France.

I'm also a contributor in the OpenStreetMap community, mainly with QuickOSM, a QGIS plugin to extract OSM data within QGIS.

  • How to use OpenStreetMap data in QGIS Desktop
Even Rouault

Chair of the GDAL Project Steering Committee.
Manager of Spatialys, consultency specialized in free and open source geospatial software development (GDAL, PROJ, Mapserver, QGIS, ...)

  • State of GDAL
Federica Gaspari

Graduate Research Fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Co-founder and faculty advisor of PoliMappers, YouthMappers chapter based in the same university.

  • Innovation in teaching: the PoliMappers Collaborative and Humanitarian Mapping course at Politecnico di Milano
Felipe Alves
  • CicloMapa: a web platform to democratize access to bike maps with OpenStreetMap
Felipe Sodré M. Barros

I am a Geographic Data Scientist working with biodiversity and environmental science lost between R, Python and QGIS analysis;

  • Data Journalism and FOSS4G: Tools to face negationism and Pandemic
Felix Kunde

Database Engineer at Zalando SE. PostGIS user and teacher. Has also worked on traffic data mining and 3D city models. Regularly presenting at FOSS4G conferences since 2012.

  • Watching after your PostGIS herd
Fiorela Fiandro

Ing. Geógrafa de la FIUNA, hace 2 años formo parte de HENDATA como socia y co-fundadora, realizando consultorías en Sistemas de Información Geográfica y Topografía, buscando atender de manera integral las necesidades del sector público y privado que guardan relación con la tierra.

  • Metodología participativa para la delimitación, registro y regularización de tierras indígenas en Paraguay
Flavia Renata Ferreira

Geoscience Analyst and Member of the Data Science Research Group of the Geological Survey of Brazil;
Publisher of risk map for natural disasters over 6 years;
Researcher on altimetric accuracy of Lidar data since 2015;
PhD in Transport Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.

  • PORTABILITY OF CARTOGRAPHIC SYMBOLS LIBRARY FOR OPEN STANDARDS
Florent Gravin
  • Lowering the barrier to entry into SDI - Metadata has to be fun !
Florian Hoedt

Experienced GIS Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in open-source products, Linux, Spatial Databases, Web Mapping, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Strong information technology professional with a Master of Science - MS focused in Geoinformatics from Universität Salzburg.

  • State of GeoNode
Francesco Bartoli
  • State of GeoNode
François Van Der Biest

Project manager at Camptocamp & geOrchestra PSC member

  • Lowering the barrier to entry into SDI - Metadata has to be fun !
Frederic Jacon

Geospatial Solutions Project Manager and Branch Manager, open source enthusiast working at Camptocamp

  • The NexSIS project : Open Source softwares for civil protection geo-intelligence
Gabriel Roldán

Open Source GIS expert developer and enthusiast. Core GeoServer/GeoTools contributor since 2003. World-Wide freelancer.

  • Towards a better integration of GeoServer in a high-available cloud infrastructure
  • What "Cloud-Native GeoServer" does for you!
Gabriele Camara
  • Using Jupyter Notebooks for viewing and analyzing geospatial data: Two examples for emotional maps and educational data
Gakumin Kato

Gakumin Kato, Associate Geospatial Information Officer, Geospatial Analysis Unit, Geospatial Information Section (GIS), Technology Operations Service, Operations Support Division, Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT)

  • UN Open GIS Initiative: Use cases of Open Mobile GIS solutions in the context UN peace operations
Gautier Willi
  • Maritime Big Data analysis with ARLAS
Gérald Fenoy

Gérald FENOY is the CEO and founder of GeoLabs. He is a Charter member of OSGeo, the founder and PSC Chair of the ZOO-Project, and a developper of the MapMint SDI, and its associated MapMint4ME Android application to record data on the field.

  • State of the ZOO-Project: from OGC WPS to OGC API - Processes
  • MapMint: The service-oriented platform
Giovanni Allegri
  • State of GeoNode
Giraud

Timothée Giraud is engineer in Geographic Information Sciences at UMS RIATE, CNRS. He develops several spatial-related R packages.

  • mapsf: a New R Package for Thematic Mapping
Giuseppe Baiamonte

Giuseppe Baiamonte has a background in ecology and is an experienced environmental and GIS specialist.
He is passionate about maps, open data and Python.
Since 2019 he has been GIS a consultant at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

  • Geoscan: spatial data country profile
Gobe Hobona

Dr. Gobe Hobona is the OGC's Director of Product Management, Standards. In this role, he provides oversight of OGC API Standards evolution and harmonization activities. He is also accountable for the Compliance Program.

  • OGC APIs: background, current state, what's next
Grega Milcinski
  • Global Earth Monitor
Guido Riembauer

Guido studied Geoinformation and Visualisation at University of Potsdam and worked as a trainee for ESA’s Earth Observation Programme before joining mundialis in 2020. He is a developer and data analyst at mundialis and has specialized in (radar) remote sensing.

  • Sentinel processing in GRASS GIS: A growing toolset for downloading, preprocessing and multitemporal analysis of Copernicus Sentinel data
  • Cold war reconnaissance imagery reloaded: orthorectifying the 1960s in high resolution
Guillermo D'Angelo

Geographer & GIS Analyst from Uruguay, intereseted in GIS for public policy, Python, data science, en human geography.

  • Spatial interaction models, internal migration and FOSS4GIS
Hamed Alemohammad
  • Open AI Data to Address Environmental Sustainability Challenges
Hannes I. Reuter

Hannes is a geoecologist and he works in the GISCO team and tries to bridge technical feasibilities and functional requirements serving a wide community of EC colleagues.

  • Usage of FOSS for the provision of corporate level services in the EC
Harris Hudson

I am a 30 year semi retired IT professional. You will generally find me in sunny Canberra Australia but I also spend time in Northern California USA – well, before Covid anyway.

  • A look beyond the edge with Visual Field
Hidemichi Baba

I am a web engineer, and I aim to promote WebGIS through the power of the OSS community to create a world where everyone can easily access GIS.

  • Development and prospects of Re:Earth, an open source GIS web app using Cesium
Hidenori Fujimura
  • Deployment of open source vector tile technology with UN Vector Tile Toolkit
Ian Turton

Ian is a long term open source developer who flirts with burn out on a monthly basis.

  • The secret life of open source developers
Immaculata Mwanja

My name is Immaculata B. Mwanja, a Tanzanian female youth who completed my Bachelor’s Degree last year (2018) on BSc. Urban and Regional Planning. I have been an active member of the OpenStreetMap community since 2015 where I participated in different projects, one of which has made Dar es Salaam the most digitized city in Africa.

Lately, I have been working with cadastres and community members to provide the urban poor with their rights to own a title deed. Using a new cheap and accurate technology, I am a strong believer that in the near future, this is the future for all cadastres in the world!

  • Community & Open Mapping for Cadastres: Land rights for informal settlements
Ir. Muhammad Saleem
  • Defining temporal spatial data quality aspects for OpenStreetMap
IRANKUNDA Moise

I am MIS Specialist in Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd( WASAC)
Bachelor's degree in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering
Master's degree in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management

  • An implementation of FOSS4G - QGIS, QField and Vector Tiles for rural water supply management in Rwanda
Isam Al Jawarneh
  • Cloud-based Geospatial open systems for mitigating climate change: research directions, challenges, and future perspectives
Ismail Sunni

A software engineer who has an interest in open source geospatial and its community. I am from Indonesia but currently based in Germany and helping to grow the QGIS community in Indonesia.

  • Building Open Source Community in Pandemic
Iván Sánchez Ortega

Iván has been a web developer and FLOSS advocate since the early 2000s; then he bought a GPS receiver and got involved in OpenStreetMap and OSGeo. He’s worked with nautical charts, indoor positioning, USB microcontrollers, LibreOffice, multispectral rasters, all of it with unhealthy amounts of Javascript.

  • Live coding: Leaflet web maps
  • Live coding: WebGL shaders, rasters and symbols
  • Theoretical peer-to-peer map tiles
  • Techniques for representing untiled GIS data in WebGL structures
  • Fireside chat
Jakob Miksch

Geospatial Developer at meggsimum (Germany).
Mostly working with webmapping, spatial data infrastructure and geodata processing.

  • Wegue - Webmapping with OpenLayers and Vue.js
James Banting

James Banting is Vice President of Research for Sparkgeo. He helps lead a team providing geospatial consultation to technology companies. He is a remote sensing scientist and lives in British Columbia, Canada.

  • There and Back Again: Lessons learned in transitioning from GeoServer to MapProxy
James Hughes

Jim Hughes is a core committer for GeoMesa, which leverages HBase, Accumulo and other distributed systems to provide distributed computation and query capabilities. He is also a committer for LocationTech JTS and SFCurve.

  • State of GeoMesa
  • Introduction to Big Data Storage with LocationTech GeoMesa
  • Streaming IoT sensor data with LocationTech GeoMesa, Apache Kafka, and NiFi
James McClain

James McClain is involved in R&D. Most of his work concerns machine learning and adjacent topics, but he also does work related to algorithms more generally.

  • A Dataset and Tools for Detection and Segmentation of Clouds in Optical Satellite Imagery
James Milner

Fullstack Developer at Dent Reality, working on a platform for creating indoor maps for retail

  • Testing Geospatial JavaScript
james njenga

JAMES KIRUMBA NJENGA is an effective and ambitious individual with a compelling interest and knowledge in comprehensive response to meeting consumers’ needs .He is a GIS officer in Nanyuki water and Sewerage Company in Laikipia County.

  • The impact of application of FOSS4G on Non Revenue Water
James Runnalls
  • SenCast & Datalakes: Operational near-real-time lake monitoring at a national scale using open data and software.
Jamon Van Den Hoek
  • Advancing Urban Conflict Damage Monitoring with Open EO
Jan Suleiman
  • M.Sc. Geoinformatics
  • Full-Stack Developer at terrestris GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • GeoStyler Core Developer
  • News from GeoStyler
Jeffrey Allenby
  • Addressing the Last Mile Delivery Challenge in Environmental Data
Jen Castro

Jen Castro is part of Digital Democracy's Programs team, focusing on applied technologies and adaptive training methodologies to empower users to integrate digital technology into organized community activities that center environmental, territorial, and human rights. Based in Montreal, with active relationships with communities in British Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.

  • Solidarity in Development: Participatory collaboration and open source development in the Amazon
Jennifer Bailey
  • Cultural Heritage: a connecting factor between GEO engagement priorities
Jerome St-Louis

Jérôme is founder and CTO of Ecere, designed the eC programming language, initiated the FOSS Ecere Cross-Platform SDK and GNOSIS geospatial software. Jérôme is an OSGeo charter member, co-chair of the Ottawa Local Chapter, OGC API – Tiles, OGC API - Coverages, and OGC Styles & Symbology Standard Working Groups.

  • Modular OGC API Workflows for Processing and Visualization
Jessica Cahail
  • Get Closer to the Action: Become a Partner in Local Climate Action
Jessica Moehl

Jessica is a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • A Vector Analytical Framework For Population Modeling
Jesus Rodrigo Cedeno Jimenez

Born in Mexico City, Mexico. Studied Mechatronics Engineering in Mexico City and currently studying MSc. Geoinformatics Engineering in Italy at Politecnico di Milano.

  • Enabling air pollution monitoring with Open Data Cube: implementation for Sentinel-5P and ground sensors observations
Jimena Juarez
  • Mexican Geospatial Data Cube
Jin IGARASHI

Senior software developer specializing in GIS field with more than 10 years of work experience in Japan and Eastern Africa. Main interest is how GIS can collaborate with water supply management efficiently. I am also main contributor to translate some QGIS documents, QField and Input to Japanese language.

  • FOSS4G software developments for Water Utilities Management in Eastern Africa by using Vector Tiles
  • An implementation of FOSS4G - QGIS, QField and Vector Tiles for rural water supply management in Rwanda
  • The impact of application of FOSS4G on Non Revenue Water
Jo Cook

Data Discovery evangelist and long term OSGeo supporter at Astun Technology. @archaeogeek on the internet.

  • GeoNetwork and Search Engine Optimization
  • Metadata Nirvana: Data discovery and metadata creation untouched by human hands
Jody Garnett

Jody Garnett is an open source developer and advocate working with GeoCat BV. He has over 20 years experience consulting, training, building solutions, and guiding technology development. Jody is on the steering committee for the GeoTools, GeoServer and JTS projects, and volunteers as chair of the OSGeo Incubation Committee.

  • State of GeoServer
  • GeoNetwork Status-No-Quo Customizations
Joel Graff

I am a licensed professional transportation engineer in the US working in the public sector.

  • Transportation Engineering with FreeCAD
Johannes Kröger

FOSS GIS and cartography/dataviz enthusiast, tinkerer, (Q)GIS developer and consultant at WhereGroup with a history in OSM editing, geodesy, geoinformatics, cartography, research and teaching, data analysis and consulting.

  • Visualising trajectories in 3D
John Duncan

I’m a geographer and spatial data scientist. I conduct research on, and develop open-source GIS and geospatial technologies for, monitoring environmental resources and analysing human-environment interactions.

  • An open-source geospatial workflow to map diverse landscapes in Pacific Island Countries
John Keniston
  • GLAM: Open EO for Agricultural Monitoring and Food Security
Jordi van Liempt

A Research Software Engineer in the 3D geoinformation group of TU Delft.

  • A fast web 3D viewer for 11 million buildings
Jorge Sanz

Jorge Sanz is a Cartography and Geodesy engineer from Valencia, Spain, with more than 15 years of experience. He's a long-time active member of OSGeo and other communities. Nowadays, he is a Principal Engineer at the Kibana Maps team at Elastic.

  • An overview of the Elastic stack geospatial capabilities
Josep Sitjar

Geographer and Master in Environment, analysis and Landscape management.
GIS Analyst and Web Developer.
Currently at SIGTE of the University of Girona.

  • Edusat: remote sensing as a learning material.
Joshua ogure

Josh Bio-FOSS4G 2021
Joshua Ogure strives to bring about positive social change in his community. Ogure uses the lens of his camera to engage and document what happens in and around his neighbourhood in Kibera Slum Nairobi, and as the project Manager for Map Kibera Trust .
Ogure has led different projects including Counties participatory Budgeting mapping for Accountability, in partnership with World Bank, Open Schools mapping project (https://openschoolskenya.org/ ) supported by Gates Foundation and Indigo Trust.
Joshua has been invited to speak and share his work in several high profile conferences including United Nations New York ECOSOC Meeting and United Nations Public Service Forum in Baku Azerbaijan 2019.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Joshua is working hard with his team to map and track all the Corona virus reported cases plus resources available in Kibera. Check it out here
https://kenyacovid19.ushahidi.io/views/map

  • Kenya Covid-19 Tracker with Ushahidi Instance
Julia Dark

Dr. Julia Dark is Senior Software Engineer at TileDB working on geospatial applications.

  • Forecasting the Future of Weather Data with GOES-R and TileDB
Julia Haas

Julia studied Geography at the University of Bonn. In her master thesis she specialized in land cover classification from remotely sensed time series. She joined mundialis in 2021 as data analyst and developer.

  • Cold war reconnaissance imagery reloaded: orthorectifying the 1960s in high resolution
Julien Cabieces

I work for Oslandia as a C++/Python developer, mainly on client specific QGIS Python plugins and I contribute regularly to QGIS.

  • Store and visualize images from a cloud infrastructure thanks to COG format and QGIS.
Just van den Broecke

Just van den Broecke is an independent Open Source geospatial professional working under the
trading name "Just Objects" - https://justobjects.nl. In his daily work
he designs, develops and deploys Open Source geospatial infrastructures, stacks and products.

  • GeoHealthCheck - QoS Monitor for Geospatial Web Services
Kai Ying Lau

As a planner and spatial analyst with Sasaki Strategies, Kai Ying Lau works to bring a spatial and data-driven approach to planning strategies by working together with planners to generate solutions that reflect the local context and community priorities.

  • Parks & Equity: Using PyQGIS and Rgeoda for Evaluating Localized Equitable Park Access across the United States
Karel Charvat

Karel Charvat graduated in theoretical cybernetics. He is a member of ISPA, Research Data Alinace, Club of Ossiach, CAGI, and CSITA, now is chairman of OGC Agriculture DWG. He was organiser on many hackathons, where as most important were INSPIRE Hacks.. Now he is also active in Plan4all association.

  • Analysis of potential needs of Agriculture Sector for EO analysis
Kashinid Buyoya Pierre
  • Applying the open data principles in strengthening the urban resilience to natural and anthropic hazards
Kate Vavra-Musser
  • Women+ Social Meeting
Katherine Casey
  • Geospatial Services for All: SERVIR’s Inclusive Approach to Service Design
Ken Goulding

Ken is a Principal at Sasaki, an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary design firm. Trained in architecture and planning, Ken has dedicated his career to finding the most pertinent applications of technology to planning and design, and he remains actively involved in inventing, prototyping, and building new tools and approaches.

  • Zaru: A New Platform for Real-Time Spatial Dashboards
  • Where are all the Data Tiles?: An Under-Appreciated Format for the Big Data Revolution
  • PaintTheMap: A Simple Web Interface for Geospatial Analysis and Dashboards
Kevin Smith

GeoServer and GeoWebCache developer and steering committee member from Victoria, BC.

  • State of GeoWebCache
Ki-Joune Li

Prof. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, South Korea
Co-Chair, UN Open GIS Initiative

  • Voice Indoor Map Service for Visually Impaired Persons in UN
Kirui Geoffrey

Kirui Geoffrey is a Geomatics Engineer and GIS professional with over 5 Years in GIS implementation in Water Services Providiving companies in Kenya. Using open source softwares in GIS and modelling softwares.

  • Use of open source software in GIS by water services providers.
Klokan Petr Pridal

Challenge seeker, CEO at @maptiler, Swiss resident, proud dad of two boys, contributor to open-source projects, cartographer, programmer & entrepreneur.

  • MapLibre project: community driven Mapbox GL fork
Kris Villanueva-Libunao

A Certified Sustainability Practitioner and Project Management Professional, Kris is the Executive Director at SmartCT. She trained under the ASEAN Smart Cities Leaders Programme of ASEAN Foundation and Data Stewardship under Gov Lab of New York University. She is also a Smart Sustainable Cities Instructor with IoT Academy/ITU-Academy.

  • MapaTanda: Mapping for and with the Ageing Population
krishna lodha

Hello, world!
I'm Krishna, I am a Freelance GIS Developer. Most part of my day goes into thinking about how can I make more complex GIS applications using nothing but a cup of coffee and Open-source technologies

  • Geospatial analysis using python 101
  • Creating Spatial REST APIs in 25 minutes with GeoDjango
Kurt Menke

Kurt recently moved from the US to Denmark where he works for Septima P/S. He is a spatial analyst, cartographer, educator, author and OsGeo Charter Member. Kurt is a leading international QGIS author, recently authoring Discover QGIS 3.x and QGIS for Hydrological Applications with Locate Press.

  • The Very Best New Features of QGIS 3.x
Lardeux

Cédric holds a PhD on the contribution of polarimetric radar imagery for vegetation mapping in the tropics and has strong skills in cartography and remote sensing.

  • How Open Source solution help to build an scalable and adaptable environmental decision platform tools
Lars Schylberg

Lars Schylberg is a senior technical fellow at Saab corporation. He has a MSc in Land Surveying and a PhD in digital cartography from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. Throughout his carrier he has been involved with software development and international standardization.

  • Mapserver – Labeling and Circles – my best tips and tricks
Laura Mugeha

I am a Geospatial engineer working in the intersection of FOSS, open data, and development. I currently work with a social enterprise to support teams in using data. Additionally, I am a YouthMappers regional ambassador where I support chapters locally. In my free time, I volunteer with FOSS communities.

  • Creating gender data in open maps
  • Women In Geospatial+: Career stories of women in FOSS4G
Laure Boudinaud

Earth-observing Africa mostly!
Within WFP, applying geospatial techniques to the humanitarian sector and exploring linkages between conflict and land cover changes.

  • Assessing cropland changes from violent conflict in central Mali with Sentinel-2 and Google Earth Engine
Leah Schwizer

Leah Schwizer focuses on strategic development, coordination, and community engagement in order to increase and improve GIS access, use, and implementation. Cynthia Hall works to promote the use of NASA’s Earth science data with scientists to educators to decision makers, all with a varied range of needs.

  • Using NASA Earth Observations to Enable Open Science
Lee, Chengfa Benjamin
  • Improving Seagrass Detection Through A Novel Method For Optically Deep Water Masking
Lieven Slenders

Lieven joined Gather in 2019. He oversees a growing, global team of GIS Data Scientists leading on the development of tools and insight for municipal organisations in Madagascar. In 2021 Lieven was included in GeoWorld’s 50 global geospatial rising stars.

  • Lessons from using geospatial data to improve sanitation for vulnerable communities in Antananarivo, Madagascar
Linda Kladivova

Linda Kladivova studies the first year of Ph.D. at Czech Technical University in Prague. Her experience with the GRASS project started during the Google Summer of Code 2020 and continued with the implementation of the first-time user mode within her master thesis.

  • I hated the way GRASS started so I changed it
Lorena Abad

Lorena is a data scientist and researcher at the University of Salzburg with the Risk, Hazard & Climate Lab. Her research focuses on spatio-temporal analysis of Earth Observation data for mapping and monitoring natural hazards and landscape dynamics. She contributes to R packages for spatial analysis.

  • R-spatial panel
Lorenzo Natali

Technical team lead for MapStore project @ GeoSolutions.
10 years experience with GIS development and front-end solutions.

  • MapStore, a year in review
Lorenzo Stucchi

PhD Student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Co-founder and officier of PoliMappers, YouthMappers chapter based in the same university.

  • Copernicus and the Energy Challenge
Luca Delucchi

Luca is an OSGeo and OSM contributor and advocate. He is interested in all features about GIS: desktop, web, geodatabase, developing and geodata. He is core developer and translator of GRASS GIS project, main developer of pyModis library and OSGeoLive and ZOO-Project contributor.

  • Sentinel processing in GRASS GIS: A growing toolset for downloading, preprocessing and multitemporal analysis of Copernicus Sentinel data
Luis Calisto

A FOSS enthusiast for more than 15 years. Passionate for all geo technologies such as QGIS, OpenLayers, OGC standards, GDAL and a fan of PostGIS. Recently an enthusiast of GraphQL with PostGIS and Graphile.

  • Geometry Referential, a package to convert coordinates, formats and altitudes.
Lyubomir Filipov

Lyubomir Filipov has been working with geospatial software for over 20 years: consulting, system design and development, data modeling and analysis, user training. Currently, he is a GIS consultant with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, responsible for the enterprise GIS system.

  • Geoscan: spatial data country profile
Maarten Pronk

GeoData Scientist at Deltares. Github: @evetion

  • SpaceLiDAR.jl: A Julia package for processing ICESat-2 & GEDI satellite LiDAR
Majur Achiew
  • UN Open GIS Initiative: Use cases of Open Mobile GIS solutions in the context UN peace operations
Malena Libman

President of OSGeo Argentina Local Chapter’s NGO Geolibres, Chair of FOSS4G + SOTM 2017 Argentina. SDI specialist involved in the National SDI working towards building better FLOSS solutions.

Malena passed away from COVID in April 2021 while chairing this conference.

  • Welcome to FOSS4G
marc böhlen
  • Curating machine learning datasets in international collaborations – case study on the Island of Bali
Marc Jansen
  • developer (e.g. OpenLayers, GeoExt, …)
  • conceptual architect (e.g. react-geo, GeoStyler …)
  • speaker and conductor of workshops
  • OSGeo Charter Member
  • general manager terrestris & mundialis
  • The state of GeoExt along with an outlook on its future
  • Optimized publishing of map and dataservices with GeoServer, GeoStyler and MapProxy
  • Available, flexible and ready to use: How Open Data speeds up the fiber planning of Deutsche Telekom
Marco Bernasocchi

I'm an open-source advocate currently serving as QGIS.org chairman, consultant, teacher and developer.

I work as director of OPENGIS.ch which I founded in 2011. At OPENGIS.ch LLC we (12 superstar devs and myself) develop, train and consult our client on any aspect related to QGIS

  • QField Features Frenzy
  • Seamless fieldwork thanks to QFieldCloud
Marco Minghini

Scientific Project Officer at the European Commission - JRC, member of the team coordinating the technical implementation of INSPIRE. Longstanding user of FOSS4G, OSGeo Charter Member, Secretary of FOSS4G Europe 2015, Editorial Board member of the journal Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards, regular presenter at FOSS4G global and local conferences.

  • Open source geospatial software powering policy implementation: the INSPIRE central infrastructure components
Marco Montanari

Software Architect, GIS develpoer, Cultural Heritage freak and Open Data evangelist. he started working with cartography in 2009 and never stopped since. twitter: @ingmmo; github: @sirmmo; twitch: @sirmmo

  • Serious tech for non-serious maps
  • Open History Map - Architecture of Time-space mapping
  • Chaching time changes in maps
Marco Neumann

Marco is an InformationScientist with a keen interest in the SemanticWeb and GeospatialData on the Web. Marco worked more than 25years with GeoSpatialWebTechnologies and is creator of GeoSPARQL.org and first geospatialmodule for Jena 2007. Prior to GeoSPARQL Marco worked on MultiModalDataAccessMethods extensions to RDF QueryLanguages for contextual data processing.

  • Linked data 101 for geospatial
Marcos Moreu
  • Land use messaging & mapping by land users in the Digital Earth era: Pilot projects in Nigeria and Kenya.
María Arias de Reyna Domínguez

Java Champion, Senior software engineer at Red Hat, Charter Member of OSGeo, former President of OSGeo, Member of Apache Software Foundation and maintainer of several FOSS projects.

  • Welcome to FOSS4G
  • Closing FOSS4G and Farewell
  • Ice Breaker Night
  • Gala Dinner
María Cristina Nanton

María Nanton is a Data Analyst from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Communication Sciences and Editing at the University of Buenos Aires, where she also teaches Marketing. An RLadies Buenos Aires co-organizer, she loves coding, learning and joining conferences from all around the globe.

  • The importance of geodata during the Covid pandemic for public health decision making. The experience of the Information Management and Health Statistics Office of the City of Buenos Aires.
Maria Roberta Devesa

Senior Data Scientist in Dymaxion Labs and Ph.D. in Physics ( High Energy Experimental Physics, University of Buenos Aires).

  • SatProc: an open-source library to train and deploy Deep Segmentation Neural Nets for geospatial imagery.
Mariela Rajngewerc
  • Land cover classification using freely available multitemporal SAR data (work in progress)
Mario Carrera

Language and Communication Manager at the gvSIG Project and Training Manager at the gvSIG Association

  • Professional multi-user editing with gvSIG Desktop
  • gvSIG MApps, framework for the development of mobile applications oriented towards mapping and geographic data management
  • gvSIG Online as a Spatial Data Infrastructure in local administration: success stories
  • State Geographic Information System of the State of Tocantins (Brazil)
Mario Vargas Shakaim
  • Drone Monitoring in the Amazon
Marion

Geospatial software engineer and open source enthusiast working at Camptocamp (see also https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-baumgartner-b1897b26/)

  • Geographic Mapping of Business Data
Mark Craddock

Mark lead the development of the United Nations Global Platform. A multi-cloud platform for capacity building within the national statistics offices in the use of Big Data and its integration with administrative sources, geospatial information, traditional survey and census data.

  • How Open Source saved the UK Economy £12Bn
Mark Varley

Mark is the founder and CEO of Addresscloud, a leading provider of software services to the insurance, lending and logistics industries. Mark is an an OS Geo charter member and has spoken at both UK and International FOSS4G conferences and is a strong advocate of serverless geospatial architectures.

  • Aggregating global insurance risk in real-time using Elasticsearch and H3
Markus Neteler

Markus Neteler is co-founder of mundialis in Bonn (https://www.mundialis.de/). His main interests are Earth observation, geospatial analysis of massive amounts of data and development of free and open GIS, especially GRASS GIS.

  • News from actinia
  • Sentinel processing in GRASS GIS: A growing toolset for downloading, preprocessing and multitemporal analysis of Copernicus Sentinel data
  • Cold war reconnaissance imagery reloaded: orthorectifying the 1960s in high resolution
  • Available, flexible and ready to use: How Open Data speeds up the fiber planning of Deutsche Telekom
Martha Morrissey

Martha is a Machine Learning Engineer at Development Seed. Outside of work Martha enjoys cycling, running, and taking her cat on walks.

  • Al Accelerated Human-in-the-Loop Land Use and Land Cover Mapping
  • Scaling AI to map every school on the planet
Martí Pericay

GIS developer and analyst. In 2015 he joined Geomatico to work on web project development and training in open source geospatial technologies.

  • Going viral in the pandemic
Martin Dobias

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. Currently based in Slovakia.

  • Using point clouds in QGIS
Martín Ortiz

I’m Martín Ortiz, a geographer from Buenos Aires Aires, Argentina. Currently, I'm taking a master degree in Statistics and I'm learning computer vision. Like most of us, I like maps, GIS, Data, and FOSS. QGIS and R are the main programs that I use.

  • Spatial analysis of cultural activities in Buenos Aires
Massimiliano Cannata

Massimiliano is professor of geomatics at the Institue of Earth Science, SUPSI, Switzerland.
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Massimiliano_Cannata

  • FOSS4G based high frequency and interoperable lake water-quality monitoring system
Mateo Boudon

GIS Consultant - gvSIG Association. Graduated with a Maters's degree in GIS, urban planning and transition engineering, Grenoble Alpes University, France

  • Professional multi-user editing with gvSIG Desktop
  • gvSIG MApps, framework for the development of mobile applications oriented towards mapping and geographic data management
  • gvSIG Online as a Spatial Data Infrastructure in local administration: success stories
  • State Geographic Information System of the State of Tocantins (Brazil)
Matt Travis

Geospatial consultant at Astun Technology.
QGIS user and promoter.
Treasurer for OSGeo:UK

  • Deploying QGIS using command line options.
Matt Tricomi

Colorado-based Architect for National and Large Data Programs (e.g. National/Federal Civilian Data Programs or State Agencies/Programs in mostly ‘earth’ agencies programs: Land Management, Earth Science, Energy Supply Chain, Transportation, Natural Hazards, and Health).

  • Geoplatform: FAIR Data Principles for Geospatial Data in the United States of America
Matteo Clementi
  • GED -Toolkit: Open Geospatial Data and tools to support generative economic process in local communities.
Matthew Hanson

Matthew Hanson develops software for the use and analysis of remote sensing data

  • The State of STAC
  • Getting started with STAC for public datasets
Michael Anthony
  • Resilienz-Green: Satellite-based platform to monitor green energy infrastructure
Michaël Douchin

QGIS user since 2005, plugin developer, co-creator of Lizmap Web Client.
Work inside 3liz, France since 2009: QGIS plugins, courses, Lizmap development and courses, etc.

Github: github.com/mdouchin/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimaidou

  • PgMetadata - A QGIS plugin to store the metadata of PostgreSQL layers inside the database, and use them inside QGIS
Michael Holthausen

M.Sc. Geography
Application Developer at terrestris GmbH & Co. KG in Bonn, Germany

  • 3D geo-applications with CesiumJS - data, possible use-cases and specifications
michael terner

Michael works at Hexagon, focusing on our Google partnership. Michael’s work spans data science and sales enablement for the Google Cloud and Maps Platforms. Michael has been in the geospatial industry since 1986 and has been actively engaged with FOSS4G since 2010, including Chairing the Global FOSS4G Boston 2017.

  • The Intersection of Geospatial Open Source and Commerce
Michele Tobias

Michele Tobias is a biogeomorphologist with a background in geospatial methods. She earned her Geography PhD from UC Davis studying California’s beach ecosystem with a mix of phytosociological methods and innovative remote sensing tools. Michele’s research interests include applying spatial analysis methods to new avenues of research.

  • QGIS Plugin Development Is Not Scary: Lessons Learned from Literature Mapper
Mikael Vaaltola

Mikael Vaaltola is a software developer specialized in developing geospatial software and modern software development methods. He has a strong knowledge of various open-source geospatial applications, including QGIS, PostGIS, and GeoServer. Vaaltola is also experienced with configuring and deploying software on different cloud platforms and operating systems.

  • Cloud-free satellite imagery for UN Peace Operations
Milan

Since the 2008 he's in SUPSI in the Division of Geomatics at the Institute of Earth Science. Over the years he was engaged with the development of various web applications and services within local and international research projects.

  • Swissforages: the Free and Open-Source Borehole Data Management System
Mir Rodriguez Lombardo

I'm a biologist, cartographer and translator from Panama, currently living in Mexico City. I've worked supporting communities mapping their land and training activists in using free software for making maps

  • The people's forests: Community based forest mapping in Darién, Panama
Miriam Gonzalez

Miriam has built a career in Geospatial startups. Currently she is doing Partnerships at UP42. She is Geochicas co-founder and President of the Board in HOTOSM. She is passionate about how Geospatial data and EO technologies can change the world.

  • What is needed to add 1 billion people missing from the current maps.
Miss Damilola Olufemi
  • Climate change narrative using open geospatial system
Mo Sarwat

Mo is an assistant professor of computer science at Arizona State University and the CEO / Co-founder of Wherobots. He is the architect of Apache Sedona (a scalable system for processing big geospatial data) that is being used by major tech companies.

  • Processing Massive-Scale Geospatial Data with Apache Sedona
Moritz Lennert

Moritz is a geographer, member of the GRASS GIS development team, OSGeo charter member and co-founder of OSGeo.be. After 20 years in academia he joined Bluesquare leading the work on georegistries and providing his expertise in geography and spatial analysis to projects across the board.

  • Software, data and governance: activating FOSS4G and open data for health in developing countries
Msilikale Msilanga
  • Resilience Academy student internship model as an innovative way to enhance geospatial literate future work force in Africa
Naomi Bates, Songs of Adaptation Project Director and Associate Professor at Future Generations University
  • Bioacoustics and Machine Learning for Avian Species Presence Surveys
Natalia Cárdenas Niño

Agricultural engineer from Colombia with an MSc. degree in Water Science and Engineering with a specialization in Land and Water Development for Food Security from the IHE-Delft Institute for water education, The Netherlands. Focused on sustainable water management for agriculture, using precision farming practices such as remote sensing.

  • WAPLUGIN: Water Accounting and Productivity Plugin for QGIS
Natalia Morandeira
  • Monitoring active fires in the Lower Paraná River floodplain: analysis and reproducible reports on satellite thermal hotspots
Nicera Wanjiru

Nicera is woman living in the slums working towards changing communities through mapping and data by creating a network of mappers in different communities

  • MAPPING FOR SAFETY AND CRIME DURING COVID-19 PERIOD IN THE INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS
  • Data colonialism in communities
Nicolas Caloni

Doctor en Geografía en la Universidad Nacional de Sur(2020), Magister en Cartografía, Teledetección y Sistemas de Información Geográfica en la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares(2005) y Licenciado en Información Ambiental en la Universidad Nacional de Luján(2003). Es coordinador del LabSIG de la Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento.

  • La IDE del Conurbano Bonaerense de la Universidad Nacional de General Sarmieto. Origen, desarrollo y actualidad.
Nicolas Roelandt
  • One Arabesque in the small world of OD webmaps
Niene Boeijen

Niene is a freelance full stack web map developer with a creative focus: from data analysis to visualization on the web. Niene has experience with Dutch Open Geo-data, OSM and skills in i.a. PostGIS, Qgis, MapboxGL.js, D3.js. I love to share my knowledge through workshops & talks!

  • “Let’s put it on the map!” How to design a cuddly, eye-blinking digestible and accessible geo-data visualization?
Niina Käyhkö
  • Social innovations in Geo-ICT education at Tanzanian Universities for improved employability (GeoICT4e)
Nikoo Ekhtiari

I am a (geospatial) data scientist. Currently, I am mainly working with Satellite imagery. I am also an avid learner of new methods like machine learning and deep learning and applying them to different domains such as computer vision.

  • When Enhancement meets Evaluation: superres and image similarity metrics
Nils Oesterling

Coordinator Geological Data Infrastructure / Swiss Geological Survey
Geologist by education.

  • swissgeol.ch - Open Source Geology in 3D
Norman Barker

Norman is the VP of Geospatial at TileDB. Prior to joining TileDB, Norman focused on spatial indexing and image processing, and held engineering positions at Cloudant, IBM and Mapbox. He has a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham, England.

  • Deep Dive with TileDB and SONAR
Numa Gremling

Numa Gremling is a senior developer at geoSYS (Germany) where he leads various projects, most of them related to web mapping or QGIS plugin development. He is the author of the Leaflet Cookbook (Locate Press).

  • Leaflet: getting started with web mapping the easy way!
  • Browser-side geoprocessing with Turf.js and Leaflet
Nuno Oliveira

Nuno works at GeoSolutions were he develops advanced solutions for GIS challenges using open source software. In the last years he focused on distributed systems, big data technologies and GIS. He contributes to several open source projects and is a commiter of GeoServer, MapStore and GeoTools.

  • Publishing maritime data with GeoServer
Olivier Guyot

Geospatial developer at Camptocamp, contributor to GeoNetwork and OpenLayers, loves coding pretty stuff, happy to be here!

  • Printing maps in the browser with InkMap
Owen Smith

Current undergraduate student at the University of North Georgia, IESA.

  • CanoClass: Creation of an open framework for tree canopy monitoring
Paul Harwood

Paul Harwood has been in the Software industry for 30 years with roles in Cap Gemini, Nokia and Google covering development, Architecture, Project Management, Sales and Product development.

  • ViRGiS - GIS in Virtual Reality
Paul Trudt

Imagery Product Manager for Bayer Crop Sciences/Global Data Assets/Location360.

  • Efficiencies of Scale with Imagery Pipelines, Cloud Optimized GeoTIFFs, and SpatioTemporal Asset Catalogs
  • Evolving Imagery Visualization with Open Source Development
Paul van Genuchten

Software engineer at GeoCat. PSC member at GeoNetwork & pygeoapi. Data discovery, SDI, INSPIRE expert.

  • Presentation State of GeoNetwork
  • QGIS MetaSearch: lowering the barrier to geospatial data discovery in the desktop
  • QGIS and OGC APIs - how do they work together?
  • GeoNetwork and Search Engine Optimization
  • QGIS Bridge Status Report
  • Linked data 101 for geospatial
Paula Moraga

Paula Moraga is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the PI of the GeoHealth group. Her research focuses on statistical methods for geospatial data analysis and health surveillance.

  • R-spatial panel
Peter Mooney

Peter Mooney is an assistant professor of Computer Science at Maynooth University Ireland. He is also a founding member of the OSGeo Ireland chapter and has organised many OSGeo events in Ireland in the past. He uses FOSS4G and Open Data in all research and teaching.

  • Experiences of using FOSS4G in the university classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic
Peter Vretanos
  • OGC API - Deeper Dive into OGC API Features, Records and EDR
Petr Pokorny

No MapLibre mobile apps related biography available at this moment.

  • Building mobile apps with MapLibre SDK
PhD Juan Miguel GONZÁLEZ-ARANDA, LifeWatch ERIC CTO
  • Towards the establishment of a new opensource geospatial remote sensing VRE for e-Biodiversity Ecosystem Services and Climate Change modelling and adaptation
Philippe Rufin
  • GEE Timeseries Explorer for QGIS – Instant access to petabytes of Earth observation data
Pirmin Kalberer
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/implgeo
  • Github: https://github.com/pka
  • The state of Vector tile servers
  • Geospatial programming with Rust
  • Cloud optimized formats for rasters and vectors explained
  • Using game engines for 3D geospatial development
Prasad S. Thenkabail
  • Predicting and Preventing Crisis in Water and Food Security in a Changing Climate through a paradigm-shift in global cropland maps and products through machine learning and cloud computing
Rajat Shinde

OSGeo Charter Member,
ZOO-Project PSC Member,
OSGeo GSoC Admin,
OSGeo GSoC Mentor for MapMint Project,
Ph.D. Candidate @ IIT Bombay, India

  • Google Summer of Code Presentation
  • Google Summer of Code with OSGeo
  • State of the ZOO-Project: from OGC WPS to OGC API - Processes
  • MapMint: The service-oriented platform
Ramesh P Singh, Professor
  • Optical and Microwave Satellite Data to Evaluate the Disaster Risk in the Himalaya
Ramiro

Geospatial Data Engineer at Planet. Previously Solutions Engineer at CARTO.

  • When Geometry meets Geography
Raphaël Delhome

Software engineer and data scientist at Oslandia since 2017, I am interested in convergences between GIS and AI.

  • Integrating AI features into QGIS : welcome QDeeplandia
Ravi Peters

Postdoc at the 3D geoinformation group @ TU Delft, Co-founder of 3DGI. He likes to tinker with 3D geodata such as point clouds and city models.

  • Fully automated, highly detailed, 3D building models for a whole country
Regina Obe

Regina Obe is a developer, writer, system administrator, and packager. She is a member of the PostGIS, GEOS, and pgRouting project steering committees and development teams.

  • Solving Spatial Problems with PostGIS
remi cresson

He is with the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment. His research and engineering fields include remote sensing images processing at scale, high performance computing, machine learning, and geospatial data interoperability. He is member of the Orfeo ToolBox Project Steering Committee and charter member of the OSGeo.

  • Orfeo ToolBox teams with TensorFlow to remove clouds in optical remote sensing images
Remi Kouakou
  • UN Open GIS Initiative: Use cases of Open Mobile GIS solutions in the context UN peace operations
Reynier Tasico

Reynier Tasico is a Climate Reality Leader from the Philippines who utilizes data for social good as a mentor in various hackathons who is equipped with data science, management, and basic medical knowledge and skills aside from being the new Lead Advocate of the MapBeks.

  • Mobilizing an Open Mapping Initiative on Social Media Platforms with the LGBT Community
  • Climate Adaptation from the State of Birthing Facility Accessibility for Women in the Philippines in the year 2020
Ricardo Morin

Ricardo is a seasoned information technologies professional. After retiring from Intel in 2015, Ricardo has been engaging in freelance work and volunteering for environmental non-profit organizations. He developed and deployed several 2D/3D mapping applications using open source technologies. Ricardo was a presenter at FOSS4GNA-2016 and FOSS4G-2017.

  • Provita Geoportal: a serverless GIS portal using the Jamstack
Rob Emanuele

Rob Emanuele is a Geospatial Architect at Microsoft with the AI for Earth team working on the Planetary Computer.

  • FOSS4G and the climate crisis: Let's get to work
  • Using open source geospatial software to process, search, and analyze the data of our planet
Robert Coup

Rob is the CTO of Koordinates and has been a speaker at previous FOSS4G events, State Of The Map, Git Merge, Kiwi PyCon, and other conferences. He’s been involved in geospatial for nearly twenty years, and is a contributor to GDAL and several other open source projects.

  • Practical Geospatial Data Versioning with Kart
Robert Pitts

Robert Pitts is a Program Manager and Senior Consultant with New Light Technologies Inc. (NLT) based in Washington DC overseeing delivery of integrated cloud, software, analytics, and geospatial services for a range of government, non-profit, and commercial clients.

  • Building Serverless Geospatial Applications for the Enterprise
Robin Lovelace

I work at the University of Leeds as Associate Professor of Transport Data Science. I am the Lead Developer of the a national active travel mapping project, (see www.pct.bike), have written open source software packages (such as stplanr) and books (such as Geocomputation with R) and love FOSS4G.

  • Zonebuilders: cross-platform and language-agnostic tools for generating zoning systems for urban analysis and modelling
Robin Wilson

Robin is a former academic in remote sensing, now working as a freelance geospatial data scientist and software developer. He has released a number of open-source Python packages, and is active in software sustainability research. He blogs at www.blog.rtwilson.com.

  • From static PDFs to interactive, geospatial PDFs, or, ‘I never knew that PDFs could do that!’
Rodwell Chireshe

GIS Technician at the UN Mission in DR Congo responsible for development of web GIS solutions.

  • UN Open GIS Initiative: Use cases of Open Mobile GIS solutions in the context UN peace operations
Roger Bivand

Roger Bivand is a professor at the Norwegian School of Economics. His specialties are Geographical Information Analysis, Statistical programming and Spatial econometrics. Roger is author of numerous R packages (rgdal, sp, maptools, rgrass7) and the main author of the of Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R book.

  • R-spatial panel
Rohini Swaminathan
  • Women In Geospatial+: Career stories of women in FOSS4G
Rosa Aguilar

Rosa Aguilar is a computer system Engineer. She has led teams and became Chief Technical Officer at the Geographic Institute in Venezuela. Rosa is currently doing her Ph.D. research in Urban Planning, and her main interests are machine learning algorithms for image classification and collaborative spatial planning.

  • OGITO – an Open Geospatial Interactive Tool to support collaborative spatial planning.
Rosa Félix

Rosa Félix is a PhD in Transportation Systems and urban cycling mobility researcher at U-Shift lab. Rosa is skilled in GIS and R. She is a cycling activist in Lisbon, and project coordinator of a local community bicycle shop.

  • Slopes: a package for reproducible slope calculation, analysis and visualisation
Rudo Kemper

Rudo Kemper works with Digital Democracy on the programs team, and leads the creation of the Earth Defenders Toolkit. Rudo also serves on the executive boards of Native Land Digital and the International Society for Participatory Mapping, and is one of the stewards of the open-source geostorytelling application Terrastories.

  • Mapping, sharing, and protecting Indigenous oral histories using the open-source tool Terrastories
Russell Mercer

I am a geographer focused on data management. University was in Seattle, now 20 years in San Diego with the last 10 of those as GIS Administrator at the City of Imperial Beach where I have expanded the GIS using a hybrid of FOSS4G and Esri technologies.

  • GIS for Small Cities - A Hybrid Approach
Saber Razmjooei

Saber is specialising in GIS solutions including web mapping, geodatabases and desktop GIS for more than 10 years. He is the product owner for Input/Mergin and a director in Lutra Consulting: a leading open source company in the UK and part of QGIS core developers.

  • Input, Mergin & QGIS: collect data, sync, and collaborate with ease
Salvador Fernández
  • Marine Regions’ open-border policy: creating global maritime boundaries with FOSS
Sam Franklin
  • Implementing an open data EO platform to enable better environmental outcomes for the UK Government.
Sami Mäkinen

The main contributor for Oskari.org. A full-stack software developer and architect.

  • State of Oskari (for developers)
Sander Schaminee

Software Engineer at GeoCat BV, The Netherlands. Pythonista and Product Owner of GeoCat Bridge QGIS plugin.

  • QGIS Bridge Status Report
  • Bringing language support to pygeoapi
Sanghee Shin
  • CEO & President of Gaia3D, Inc.
  • OSGeo Charter Member
  • Chair of International FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
  • A Research on EIA(Environment Impact Assessment) Data Visualization Technology using FOSS4G
  • State of mago3D, An Open Source Based Digital Twin Platform
Santiago

Trabajando en la intersección de salud pública, ciencia de datos e inferencia causal para mejorar la toma de decisiones

  • The importance of geodata during the Covid pandemic for public health decision making. The experience of the Information Management and Health Statistics Office of the City of Buenos Aires.
Santiago Seppi
  • ON THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING ORBITAL CORRECTIONS TO SAOCOM-1 DATA WITH FREE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (FOSS) TO GENERATE DIGITAL SURFACE MODELS: A CASE STUDY IN ARGENTINA
Sebastien Peillet

Sebastien Peillet is a QGIS developer at Oslandia in France.

  • Integrating AI features into QGIS : welcome QDeeplandia
Seth Girvin

Member of the MapServer PSC, OSGeo Charter Member, and Ireland's OSGeo Chapter

  • State of MapServer
Shay Strong
  • Natural Catastrophe Response Requires Friendly Tools & SAR Imagery
Shraddha Sharma
  • The role of open-source python package geoserver-rest in Web-GIS development
Sijan Bhandari
  • Free and Open-Source Molusce Plugin for landcover Anlysis and Prediction; a case study in Banepa and Dhulikhee municipality, Nepal
Silvana Philippi Camboim
  • The importance of building mappers for a genuinely open geospatial community
  • Using Jupyter Notebooks for viewing and analyzing geospatial data: Two examples for emotional maps and educational data
Silvia Franceschi

Silvia Franceschi: MSc in Environmental engineering, master in Project Management and PhD in Mountain Environment and Agriculture.
Specialized in hydrology, geomorphology and hydraulics, she developed and applies environmental models for engineering projects in particular related to the natural hazards and the maintenance of
natural resources.

  • Extraction of a hierarchical and homogeneous structure of subbasins from a given area with the HortonMachine GeoFrameInputBuilder
Simone Giannecchini

Simone Giannecchini is the founder and managing director of GeoSolutions. He is a Charter Member of OSGeo, the Open Source Geospatial foundation. He is also a member of the Steering committee for the GeoTools as well as the GeoServer Open Source projects.

  • State of GeoWebCache
  • Standing up a OSM clone with GeoServer. Part 2, revenge of the vector tile!
  • Demystifing OGC APIs with GeoServer: introduction and status of implementation
  • Serving large GeoPackage dataset in GeoServer: the OS MasterMap and ZoomStack use case
  • Serving earth observation data with GeoServer: COG, STAC, OpenSearch and more
  • Crunching Data In GeoServer with Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS)
  • Publishing maritime data with GeoServer
Sruti Modekurty

Sruti Modekurty is the Platform Lead at OpenAQ. She has a wide background in engineering, from robotics to data visualization to mobile apps. She serves on the board of hackNY, connecting talented tech students with social impact opportunities. Sruti has a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

  • OpenAQ: An Open Air Quality Platform and Global Ecosystem
Stefan Brand

Cartographer, Vector Data and Python GIS Specialist | Loved by Christ, blessed by the Father. Never satisfied with superficial answers. Youth ministry leader. Reading, cooking, (train) traveling, board games, jigsaw puzzles, pilgrimages.

  • Embracing FOSS for vector tile pipelines in 2021 - 2 case studies
Stefanie Lumnitz
  • BioPAL – Collaborative Open Source Software Development for ESA’s BIOMASS mission
Stelios Vitalis

I am a GIS Software Engineer working as a PhD researcher in the 3D geoinformation group of TU Delft.

  • CityJSON: 3D city models for everyone
  • A fast web 3D viewer for 11 million buildings
Sterling Quinn
  • Using FOSS to teach university GIS courses online: lessons learned during a pandemic
Sylvain Beorchia

Sylvain is a GIS expert and developer. With more than 15 years of experience in the GIS industry, he masters the full stack of opensource software to create cartographic web applications with efficiency and style. Sylvain is also a graphic designer and created logos for various opensource projects and events.

  • Terristory : a sustainable energy observatory becoming a mutualized nation-wide platform
Sylvain POULAIN

With 15 years experience in the field of GIS, I founded GISCAN in 2015.
I am an opensource enthusiast and I strongly believe that opensource offers huge opportunities in terms of information sharing management and processing of data.

  • State and marine application of NodeMicMac (opensource photogrammetry software)
Tara O'Shea
  • High-Res for Tropical Forests: The NICFI Data Program
Taro Ubukawa

Taro Ubukawa is a senior geospatial expert at the United Nations Geospatial Information Section. He is one of the co-leads of UN Vector Tile Toolkit and works for vector tile deployment in UN since December 2019. Before that, he worked for GIS data development in Japan for years.

  • Deployment of open source vector tile technology with UN Vector Tile Toolkit
Tasia

Lydia is a “something”. Not yet clear what the something stands for but I am a fan of GIS, Programming, Machine Learning, Business and Hair. Can’t decide on one to define me yet. I am currently working with Geo Gecko doing some Machine learning in the crop classification realm.

  • Artificial Unintelligence: Fverything we did wrong
Tek Bahadur Kshetri

Researcher | Geomatics Engineer | Open-Source GIS developer | Spatial data analyst

  • The role of open-source python package geoserver-rest in Web-GIS development
Thomas Chen
  • Open EO for accessible, automated disaster damage assessment
Thomas Neirynck

Thomas Neirynck is an engineer on the Kibana team. He currently is an engineering lead for the Kibana Maps application.

  • An overview of the Elastic stack geospatial capabilities
Thomson Comer

Thomson Comer is currently writing open-source GPU accelerated software for NVIDIA. He has ten years experience consulting at a startup incubator, and an M.S. in Computer Science.

  • FOSS4GPU: Faster GIS via GPU and cuSpatial
Thorsten Reitz
  • How hale»studio helps save forests in Europe
Till Adams

Till is co-founder of the FOSSGIS-conference and joined OSGeo early. He is founder and consutant at terrestris and mundialis. Till uses FOSS4G-Software for long time and also works as agile coach.
Till chaired FOSS4G2016 in Bonn, at present he is member of the OSGeo board.

  • HERMOSA: Supporting the UN decade on ecosystem restoration utilizing geo- and earth observation technologies
  • 3D geo-applications with CesiumJS - data, possible use-cases and specifications
  • Optimized publishing of map and dataservices with GeoServer, GeoStyler and MapProxy
Tim Bailey
  • Supporting forest climate adaptation planning with point cloud analytics for nontraditional geospatial users
Tim Schaub
  • OpenLayers Feature Frenzy
Timo Aarnio

Senior GIS Expert interested in spatial and statistical data visualization and software development.

  • State of Oskari (for end users)
Timur Obukhov

Mr. Timur Obukhov is a Geospatial Information Officer at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. He provides geospatial and satellite imagery analysis to his colleagues at the UNHQ. Mr. Obukhov has MA in Information Management Science and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Data Science.

  • UN Open GIS Initiative: Implementation of Hybrid GIS Infrastructure
Tinko Bartels
  • Fast, Robust Arithmetics for Geometric Algorithms and Applications to GIS
Tobias Kohr

Geospatial developer at Camptocamp, big fan of Latin America and would have loved to return to Buenos Aires in person.

  • Printing maps in the browser with InkMap
Tom Christian
  • There and Back Again: Lessons learned in transitioning from GeoServer to MapProxy
Tom Kralidis

Tom Kralidis is with the Meteorological Service of Canada and longtime contributor to FOSS4G. He contributes to numerous projects in the Geopython ecosystem.

Tom is the co-chair of the OGC API - Records Standards Working Group, chair of the WMO Expert Team on Metadata, and serves on the OSGeo Board.

  • pycsw project status 2021
  • QGIS MetaSearch: lowering the barrier to geospatial data discovery in the desktop
  • pygeoapi: what's new in the Python OGC API Reference Implementation
  • OGC API - Deeper Dive into OGC API Features, Records and EDR
  • GeoHealthCheck - QoS Monitor for Geospatial Web Services
  • Introducing pygeometa: Metadata creation for the rest of us
Tomas Holderness

Tomas is the CTO of Addresscloud where he leads research and development of geographic risk and location intelligence services. Tomas has a PhD in Geoinformatics from Newcastle University, and is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog).

  • Beyond The Hype: One Year Running Addresscloud on 100% Serverless
Tomas Pohanka

Tomas is a GIScience enthusiast with an interest in Python programming and databases. He cares about geodata and how to process them.

  • OpenMapTiles: vector tiles from OSM
Torsten Drey

I have a background in Geography and are responsible for our spatial-unit at Deutsche Telekom IT. In 2017 our journey to revolutionize the fiber process started. We are, among others, collaborating with mundialis and terrestris, represented by the Co-Authors Markus Neteler and Marc Jansen.

  • Available, flexible and ready to use: How Open Data speeds up the fiber planning of Deutsche Telekom
Torsten Friebe

Torsten Friebe is member of the technical management committee (TMC) of the OSGeo project deegree. He has expertise in OGC Services, and SDI solutions based on Open Source software. Since 2011 he works at lat/lon GmbH, Bonn as a lead architect and member of the management team.

  • State of deegree 2021
  • How to contribute - deegree developer and user meeting
Vaclav Petras

Vaclav (Vashek) Petras is a research software engineer, open source developer, and open science advocate. He received his masters in Geoinformatics from Czech Technical University and PhD in Geospatial Analytics from North Carolina State University. Vaclav is a member of the GRASS GIS Development Team and Project Steering Committee.

  • State of GRASS GIS: The Dawn of a New Era
Vardis M Tsontos
  • COVERAGE: A Prototype Open Source Technology Platform Enabling Enhanced Access to Inter-agency Satellite Data Products in Support of Ocean Sustainability Applications
Vasil Yordanov

Vasil Yordanov obtained his MSc degree in Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation at Politecnico di Milano in 2016. He joined the GEOlab team of Politecnico di Milano as a temporary research fellow in April 2019. His main research interests are hazard-related remote sensing applications and data analysis.

  • An overview of GeoInformatics: State of The Art Techniques for Landslide Monitoring and Mapping
Vicky Vergara

Celia, known as Vicky, is an Economist by accident, a Computer Scientist by choice and OSGeo charter member because she cares about Open Source for Geo-spacial.

Self defined as workaholic, she started participating as a translator in pgRouting in 2013 becoming the main developer in 2015. In that same year she officially became a member of the OSGeo community as a Charter Member.

Her participation, on OSGeo community boosted since that time, she now is a member of: the Project Steering Committee of OSGeoLive, also of the System Administration Committee, Code of Conduct Committee, mentor of the GSoC and GCI programs, speaker on several FOSS4G conferences and member of the board of the OSGeo Foundation since december 2019.

  • Graph algorithms on the database with pgRouting
Vincent Picavet

Vincent Picavet is an applied mathematics engineer. After a few years working on satellite imagery, he dedicates himself to GIS, designing and implementing spatial data infrastructures with PostGIS. Vincent regularly talks at international conferences, PGConf, FOSS4G or other GIS events. He founded Oslandia in 2009, providing services in opensource GIS.

  • Building a cartographic web application with pg_tileserv and pg_featureserv
  • Large scale QGIS deployments : feedback and lessons learned
  • Versioning in 2021: when and how you should do it
  • Terristory : a sustainable energy observatory becoming a mutualized nation-wide platform
  • Innersource : how opensource spirit is spreading among big corp
Vissarion Fisikopoulos
  • Fast, Robust Arithmetics for Geometric Algorithms and Applications to GIS
Walter Lorenzetti

WebGis application server-client developer.
Django, Python expertise.
Main developer of G3W-SUITE.

  • G3W-SUITE: in OS framework for publishing and managing QGIS projects on the Web
X.Q Truong
  • LANDSLIDES MONITORING WITH TIME SERIES OF SENTINEL-1 IMAGERY IN VAN YEN-YEN BAI PROVINCE-VIETNAM
Yoanna Dimitrova

I am a Master’s student in Anthropology and Archaeology, dedicated to explore novel ways in which I can combine these two disciplines, by simultaneously empowering Inidgenous communities. The Namunyak App deeply resonates with my aspirations to decolonise the anthropological toolkit, as well as to engage with community-needed solutions.

  • The Namunyak App, the Samburu and a Story About Collaboration
Yves Bolognini

Project manager at Camptocamp SA, Yves is also product leader for the Open Source WebGIS project GeoMapFish

  • GeoMapFish und QGIS Server
Zhuang-Fang NaNa Yi

Dr. Zhuang-Fang NaNa Yi is GeoAI Lead and Machine Learning Engineer at Development Seed, who has a Ph.D. in Ecological Economics and has applied geospatial analysis and satellite imagery processing in her various academic works since 2010. Before DevSeed, she was a research scientist in quantitative ecology.

  • Scaling AI to map every school on the planet
  • Al Accelerated Human-in-the-Loop schools and land use and land cover mapping for climate actions
Zoltan Siki

I am a land surveyor, GIS expert, teacher and programmer

OSGeo Charter member
Head of GeoForAll Lab Budapest
OSGeo advocate
Founder of OS projects (GeoEasy, Ulyxes, Find-GCP)
Organizer of Hungarian local FOS4G events
FOSS4G/FOSS4G Europe speaker, committee member
  • Automatic GCP Detection on UAV images