GIS Professional's Authors

Below is a list of author biographies that have contributed to GIS Professional. Clicking into their profile will list all the articles they have written. As the occupations of the authors may change in time, they are requested to send updates of their details if needed.

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Featured Authors

Richard Groom

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

John Allan

John Allan is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GeoSLAM. An experienced Sales and Marketing p... (read more)

Glyn Arthur

Glyn Arthur is vice president of Business Development at Luciad. Previously he was  responsible... (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)

Barbara Bond

Barbara Bond spent her career in public service as cartographic researcher in MoD, initially in the forerunner of the Defence Geographic Centre and latterly as the senior civilian Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, the first Defence Agenc... (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)

Chris Mewse

Chris Mewse manages the Business Innovation team at Getmapping responsible for the creation of new geospatial web services to benefit customers and partners. Working in the UK and Africa he has experience in a range of disciplines including survey equipment design, project m... (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 Edward Pultar

Dr Edward Pultar is engineer / geographer / president at Valarm (http://Tools.Valarm.net). Valarm is a software company that helps organisations remotely monitor Industrial IoT sensor systems and display their real-time, geo-located data in a web dashboard. They special... (read more)

Dr Geoff Smith

Dr Geoff Smith is a director at Cambridge-based EO consultancy Specto Natura. He has been involved in EO for almost 30 years within academic, government and commercial environments including blue-skies research and applications. He is now heavily involved in the Copernicus P... (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)

Gianni Cristian Iannelli

Gianni Cristian Iannelli is the CEO and co-founder of Ticinum Aerospace, an Italian Remote Sensing startup company which focuses on applying Earth Observation, GIS and machine learning technologies and data to meeting the needs of sectors such as insurance and agricultural.... (read more)

Ian Dowman

Ian Dowman is Editor of Geomatics World. (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)

James Brayshaw

James Brayshaw is director and general manager for location intelligence, EMEA (MapInfo), Pitney Bowes Software based in Henley. (read more)

James Eddy

James Eddy has been technical director of Bluesky International Ltd for the past 11 years. He has been involved with airborne remote sensing since 1995 and has been involved with the creation of some of the UKs largest aerial photo datasets. (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)

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)

Josh Lieberman

Josh Lieberman is a system architect and interoperability engineer focusing on geospatial computing and spatial data science. He is a senior researcher at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis and also serves as an architect and initiative manager for the OGC Innovation... (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)

Linda (Hecht) Stevens

Linda (Hecht) Stevens works for 51by1, a global marketing and technology firm, in San Francisco. (read more)

Mark Entwistle

Mark Entwistle, managing director, founded KaarbonTech in 2012. Mark brought to the business extensive experience in the field of utilities asset management and innovation. The vision behind the products and services is the understanding that the collection of data is o... (read more)

Marten Hogeweg

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

Martyn Lufkin

Martyn Lufkin is data team leader at Landmark Information. (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)
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