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Charley Glynn

Cartographic Design Consultant at Ordnance Survey The art of cartography continues into the digital age. Dedicated practitioners of the art of map-making have bridged the transition from ink and paper to commercial and open-source mapping software. Certainly, maps need to convey data, but this needs to happen on multiple levels, and, despite the sometimes-cold digital...

Antonio Abellan

Associate Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Risk Analysis Group, Faculty of Geosciences and Environmenta at the University of Lausanne Switzerland is home to several of the world’s premier geospatial research and development institutions; some call it the Silicon Valley of the geospatial world. Many of the top minds in the related disciplines have been...

James R. Nicolau, IV

Project Manager for Land Surveying and 3D Scanning at Psomas Surveying’s “ambassadors” to related professions and industries help elevate the stature of the profession; James R. Nicolau serves in such a role. As the son of a business owner and professional land surveyor, James was introduced to the profession at a young age. With every...

Alexander Ustinov

Deputy Department Head at RusHydro’s JSC Institute HydroProject That the worlds of geospatial information, engineering, and high-precision positioning have been able to merge under an umbrella of real-time geodesy has been possible in part to the efforts of a new wave of “geo-renaissance” practitioners like Alexander Ustinov. With educational credentials that include the St. Petersburg...

Anita Graser

Researcher at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Department of Geoinformatics The open-source geoformation community truly has grass roots; it is an international movement where collaboration in research and development of tools and solutions mostly inhabits the cloud and is conducted in real-time through services like GitHub. Anita Graser is one of the movement’s most tireless...

Joshua Sisskind

Software Developer at DigitalGlobe A skilled geospatial developer, Joshua Sisskind is also dedicated to growing the geospatial professions. He works on the open-source software toolkit Hootenanny, a joint effort between National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and DigitalGlobe, that provides a scalable processing engine and interactive editing interface to enable rapid conflation of map features generated from satellite...