GIS Professional's Authors

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Featured Authors

Thorbjørn Nielsen

Thorbjørn Nielsen, academic specialist, is a chartered surveyor with ten years of experience... (read more)

Gianni Cristian Iannelli

Gianni Cristian Iannelli is the CEO and co-founder of Ticinum Aerospace, an Italian Remote Sensing s... (read more)

Barbara Bond

Barbara Bond spent her career in public service as cartographic researcher in MoD, initially in... (read more)
Contributors to GIS Professional

Abigail Page

Abigail Page is a consultant, expert in geospatial technology and data management, bringing a considered approach to projects and teams, quickly applying rational thinking to ensure delivery at a high standard.Abigail has experience in the areas of the environment,... (read more)

Adena Schutzberg

Adena Schutzberg has worked in geospatial technologies for more than 25 years. She is a member of the Esri Education Team. (read more)

Alexander Avery

Alexander Avery is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh’s MSc course in GIS and has a BSc Hons in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen. He specialised in UAV photogrammetry and is interested in applying this to topographical model... (read more)

Alistair Rennie

Alistair Rennie is Coastal Erosion Coordination and Research manager at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). (read more)

Amalia Velasco Martin-Varés

Amalia Velasco Martin-Varés is international affairs coordinator at the Directorate General for Cadastre in the Ministry of Finance. She has been working there for 29 years, in various technical and management roles with an increasing degree of responsibility. Since 2... (read more)

Andrew Coote

Andrew Coote works for ConsultingWhere, the International IT consultancy providing strategic business advice to Governments and commercial organisations on location-based applications and technology. www.consultingwhere.com (read more)

Bolaji Afolabi

Bolaji Afolabi is the Author of GPS in Real Estate. He is a Real Estate Consultant, a Passionate IT Expert and a Registered Urban Planner. His real estate and geospatial technology experiences cut across Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.   (read more)

Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn read History at Queens’ College Cambridge and has been involved in publishing for most of his working life. He was one of the founding directors of Cassini and has since been closely involved with all aspects of the company’s growth and development. (read more)

Bruce Gittings

Bruce Gittings runs the GIS programmes at the University of Edinburgh, having joined the staff there in 1987, with degrees in geology and GIS. He has interests in distributed and web-based GIS, database management, gazetteers, data issues and terrain modelling, together with... (read more)

Cameron Gourlay

Cameron L. Gourlay is Data Processor for Andrews Survey. (read more)

Carlos Alonso Peña

Carlos Alonso Peña works as an advisory member of the Management Board in the Directorate General for Cadastre in Spain’s Ministry of Finance. He has been working in cadastre for the past 20 years, leading different e-government projects developed in the Directo... (read more)

Christoph Traxler

Dr Christoph Traxler is head of the geospatial visualisation group at VRVis and has experience in research and development in various 3D visualisation projects. He is a lecturer at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria. (read more)

Conor Smyth

Conor Smyth is a skilled professional, motivated by making a difference to the successful delivery of challenging projects for positive impact. An accomplished technical operations/project manager with strong organisational, research, commercial, strategy planning and stakeh... (read more)

David Green

David R. Green is the Director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM), Director of the M.Sc. Degree Programme in Geographical Information Systems, and Director of the UAV Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM) at the Department... (read more)

Dmitri Mauquoy

Dmitri Mauquoy is senior lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen. (read more)

Dr Silvia Marinova

Dr. Eng. Silvia Marinova is a cartographer and serves as Chief Assist. Prof. at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia and Secretary General of Bulgarian Cartographic Association. She is involved in cartographic projects at KartGeo Ltd. Her scie... (read more)

Durk Haarsma

Durk Haarsma is publishing director of Geomares Publishing. He was publisher at Reed Business Geo for almost five years before Geomares Publishing was formed by a management buy-out on 1 October 2009. Prior to that, he worked for almost ten years as an editor and journalist... (read more)

Enrico Fabrizio

Enrico Fabrizio is an architect and holds a PhD in energy technologies from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, and a PhD in civil engineering from INSA in Lyon, France. He is assistant professor at the University of Turin. (read more)

Faith Clark

Faith Clark is an expert in GIS, mapping and the use of technology in the public and private sectors. She hasa degree in GIS and, for a number of years, has been writing about geospatial technology and helping companies promote their products and services as the GIS sec... (read more)

Frédérique Coumans

Frédérique Coumans is contributing editor for GIM International. For more than 25 years, she has been covering all aspects of spatial data infrastructures as editor-in-chief of various magazines on GIS, data mining and the use of GIS in business. She lives near... (read more)

Gabriele Gernero

Gabriele Garnero is a professor of geomatics at the University of Turin and of planning sciences at the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. His research interests include applications of GNSS, photogrammetry and remote sensing, architectural surveys, digital cartography, GIS and ca... (read more)

Gerd Hesina

Dr Gerd Hesina is CEO of VRVis and has experience in research and development in various 3D visualisation projects. He is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in Vienna and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria. (read more)

Glyn Arthur

Glyn Arthur is vice president of Business Development at Luciad. Previously he was  responsible for building Luciad operations in Africa, Middle East and Turkey regions. Glyn Arthur has worked in the defence and aerospace industry for over 25 years and is a subject matt... (read more)

Ian Masser

Ian Masser was Founder Chairman of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe, President of the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information, and the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association. His publications include twenty books and... (read more)

Ismael Chivite

Ismael Chivite works as a senior product manager at Esri. With over 20 years of GIS experience, Chivite is passionate about building ArcGIS products that help organisations use geography to improve the way they work. (read more)

Jack Dangermond

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that a mapping and analysis framework could provide a deeper understanding of our world and help us design a better future. As founder and president of Esri, Dangermond's leadership and vis... (read more)

Jamie Bowie

Jamie Bowie is a cartographer at the University of Aberdeen. (read more)

Jason Hagon

Jason Hagon is director and GIS Analyst at Geodrone Survey Ltd. (read more)

Jason Poole

Jason Poole is the Content Manager and Sub-editor for Geomatics World and GIS Professional magazine. (read more)

Jim Hansom

Jim Hansom is Reader at the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. (read more)

John Allan

John Allan is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GeoSLAM. An experienced Sales and Marketing professional, John has successfully built S&M infrastructures and channels for both established and start-up companies across the world. John has extensive global cont... (read more)

Joost Boers

Joost Boers has held various positions at Geomares Publishing since 2006. In October 2013, he became editorial manager of Hydro International. He was a council member of the Hydrographic Society Benelux from 2008 to 2014. Currently, he is content manager for Hydro Internatio... (read more)

Katie Decker

Katie Decker is the Community Manager for the Esri Startup Program, a free three-year program that gives emerging businesses the tools to build mapping and spatial analytics capabilities into their products. As Community Manager, Katie enables hundreds of startups to success... (read more)

Kristin Warry

Kristin Warry is the GI manager at Swindon Borough Council which is, in her opinion, the most exciting place to work thanks to its rapidly changing demographics. She also is on the AGI’s Local Public Services SIG and Inspire SIG committees, and previously judged the AG... (read more)

Kurt Daradics

As the Program Manager for Esri's Startup Program, Kurt Daradics is helping all the crazy ones (founders and entrepreneurs) make their dent in the universe. Changing the world is fun, but boy is it a lot of work. (read more)

Marten Hogeweg

Marten Hogeweg is product manager at Esri. (read more)

Mary Jo Wagner

Mary Jo Wagner is a Vancouver-based freelance writer with more than 23 years experience in covering the geospatial technology. (read more)

Mikael Stern

Mikael Stern is the CEO at Spacemetric. (read more)

Nathan Heazlewood

Nathan Heazlewood is a GIS Programme Manager from Auckland, New Zealand. Opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his employer or associates. (read more)

Niall Conway

Niall Conway is an Irish/Australian GIS professional, urban planner and casual academic. He aims to help people to understand and take advantage of the emerging world of geospatial technology and information.Niall's background is in urban and regional planning and sustainabl... (read more)

Nigel Woof

Nigel Woof joined MapAction as a volunteer in 2003 and was deployed to Sri Lanka for the Indian Ocean tsunami and the Pakistan earthquake. He was the charity's CEO until January 2014 and has received an OBE in the New Years Honours List for Humanitarian Services. (read more)

Patrick Rickles

Patrick Rickles studied Environmental Management Science and Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York (B.S. 2004) and Geographic Information Science at University College London in London (MSc 2005). He has over 10 years of experience in public and p... (read more)

Phil Knight

Phil Knight works for ConsultingWhere, the International IT consultancy providing strategic business advice to Governments and commercial organisations on location-based applications and technology. www.consultingwhere.com (read more)

Prof Temenoujka Bandrova

Prof. Temenoujka Bandrova is part of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association. (read more)

Richard Fry

Richard Fry is a Senior Research Fellow based at the Health Informatics Group at Swansea University Medical School working in the SAIL databank to provide environmental context to linked health data. (read more)

Richard Groom

Richard Groom is the Technical Editor of Geomatics World and works for the Environment Agency. (read more)
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