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Niels Balens

Surveyor, BAM Contractors Antwerp, Belgium We first learned about Niels Balens through last year’s Outlook nominations, and in researching him as a last-minute finalist we discovered his surveying project for a new tram line in the City of Antwerp. His work was so interesting that we developed it into the...

Nick Bearman, PhD

GIS Educator, Geospatial Training Solutions & University College London – London, UK Nick Bearman is a gifted educator, with an extra bonus for the geospatial community in the UK (and increasingly worldwide) of a specialty in GIS. Bearman operates his own consultancy, creating custom training in GIS—both commercial and open...

Anna Riddell

Geodetic Scientist & PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania Tasmania, Australia The fact that Earth does not sit still—that it shrinks, swells, and wiggles—has so captured the imagination of Anna Riddell that she chose a career in geodesy (and has the Twitter handle @Wiggly_Earth). During high school when Riddell began thinking...