GIM International Authors

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Paul Banse

Paul Banse has been trained as surveyor at an office of Surveying and Land Registry in Germany in 20... (read more)

Rear Admiral (Italian Navy ret.) Giuseppe Angrisano

Rear Admiral of the ltalian Navy (ITN) retired, Giuseppe Angrisano was commissioned in 1957 and spec... (read more)

Pieter Soffers

Pieter Soffers holds an MSc in geomatics from TU Delft. He is currently working for Kadaster in the... (read more)
Contributors to GIM International

Abdalla Alobeid

Dr-Ing Abdalla Alobeid received his PhD in Image Matching from the Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation (IPI), Hannover, Germany. Since 2013 he has been an assistant professor at King Saud University. He also works as a consultant at the General Directorate for Sur... (read more)

Abdelkader El Garouani

Abdelkader El Garouani holds a PhD in Science from the University Sidi Mohamed Ibn Abdellah, Fez, Morocco, where he has been a professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology since 1996. Since 2006 he has been the leader of the research team on geomatics and natural resou... (read more)

Abdulvahit Torun

Abdulvahit Torun holds a BSc in geomatics from the Defense Geodetic Surveying and Mapping Academy, Turkey, an MSc in geodesy from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, an MSc in geoinformatics from Twente University (ITC), The Netherlands, and a diploma in CS/CE from Middle... (read more)

Alexander Simons

Alexander Simons holds a master’s degree in geomatics from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Mr Simons joined EIFER in 2015 and is working as a researcher in the Energy Planning and Geosimulation group. His work focuses on spatial data analysis, database ma... (read more)

Alex Mudabeti

Alex Mudabeti is deputy director for spatial data and NSDI at the Namibia Statistics Agency. (read more)

Ali İnak

Ali İnak, co-founder and chief technical officer of ATLAS Unmanned Systems in Turkey, has over 20 years of experience in unmanned systems design. (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)

Andreas Mayr

Andreas Mayr studied geography at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK) in Austria. Currently, he is working at the UIBK’s Institute of Geography as a member of the Remote Sensing & Topographic LiDAR Research Group and of the Soil Science and Landscape Ecology Researc... (read more)

Andreas Nüchter

Andreas Nüchter is professor of telematics at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Andreas works on robotics and automation, cognitive systems and artificial intelligence. His main research interests include reliable robot control, 3D environment mapping, 3D vision... (read more)

Andrew Crooks

Andrew Crooks is part of the Computational Social Science Programme in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences at George Mason University, USA. (read more)

Andrew McNeill

Andrew McNeill is the global talent development manager for Fugro and manages the Fugro Academy. He has worked for Fugro for 20 years, initially as chief surveyor for the Aberdeen office and then as chief surveyor for the Offshore Survey Division. He jointly established Fugr... (read more)

Andrey Leonov

Andrey Leonov, PhD, graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is head of the Centre for Virtual History of Science and Technology at the S. I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He leads R&D... (read more)

Anka Lisec

Since completing her PhD in 2007 Anka Lisec has been employed at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (UL FGG), currently as an associate professor and researcher. Since 2016 she has been the head of the Chair of Geoinformation and Real Esta... (read more)

Armin Weber

Armin Weber is co-owner of Lerch Weber AG and holds an MSc degree in geomatics from ETH Zürich, Switzerland. (read more)

Arno Keppens

Arno Keppens holds an MSc in physics and a PhD in engineering. Since 2012 he has been examining the synergistic exploitation of atmospheric composition measurements, mostly of ozone, at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB). (read more)

Artem Konev

Artem Konev is a researcher at VRVis Forschungs-GmbH and a PhD student at the Vienna University of Technology. He holds an MSc in computational logic and is focused on geospatial visual analysis for action planning in the presence of uncertainty. (read more)

Arttu Julin

Arttu Julin MSc works as a doctoral student and a project manager at the Institute of Measuring and Modelling for the Built Environment at Aalto University. His research topics include photogrammetry and laser scanning, 3D city modelling and virtual reality. (read more)

Ayman Habib

Dr Ayman F. Habib is a professor at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University in the USA, co-director of the Civil Engineering Center for Applications of UAS for a Sustainable Environment (CE-CAUSE), and associate director of the Joint Transportation Researc... (read more)

Benjamin Busse

Benjamin Busse is a UAV pilot and expert in cartography and geomatics at the Karlsruhe-based Ingenieur Team GEO engineering office. (read more)

Benjamin Federmann

Benjamin Federmann studied business economics in Stuttgart and has been director of marketing, communications & product management at the German drone manufacturer Aibotix GmbH since 2015. (read more)

Bharat Lohani

Bharat Lohani is a professor of geomatics at IIT Kanpur and also co-founder of Geokno India Pvt. Ltd. His areas of research and industrial activity are in all domains of Lidar technology. He has been spearheading efforts in India for using Lidar data for problem-solving. (read more)

Bohdan Hutnyk

Bohdan Hutnyk graduated from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. He is a land surveyor and UAS operator. (read more)

Boris Skopljak

Boris Skopljak is a market manager overseeing the development of survey and mapping office software at Trimble. Having been involved in the industry for more than 15 years, he has gained valuable insights through number of implementations of technology and data analytics, as... (read more)

Brent Jones

As Esri’s global manager of cadastre/land records, based in Washington D.C., USA, Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying and land administration. As a recognis... (read more)

Brian Coutts

Brian Coutts, New Zealand, was made a Fellow of RICS by eminent professional track in 2005. He has served on the Geomatics Professional Group and the Constitution Boards of RICS and is the current Chair of FIG Commission 1. (read more)

Brian Nicholls

Brian Nicholls is an executive director of AAM Group, based in Sydney, Australia. Brian leads AAM’s international team focusing on the development and provision of smart city and smart mapping solutions to government and private-sector clients across Africa, the Middl... (read more)

Bruce MacArthur

Bruce MacArthur is president, CEO and principal founder of Tesera Systems Inc. in Canada. He holds a BSc in forestry from the University of British Columbia and is registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. (read more)

Burak Kaygısız

Dr Burak Kaygısız, co-founder and programme manager of ATLAS Unmanned Systems in Turkey, has over 20 years of experience in the fields of guidance, control, navigation and autonomous systems. (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)

Cherie Jarvis

Cherie Jarvis is a practice lead for Quantum Spatial Inc. She provides leadership and direction to clients and technical teams on enterprise GIS solutions. She helps clients identify the best options for integrating and maintaining spatial information based on business needs... (read more)

Christer Kjörneberg

Christer Kjörneberg is a senior architect planner with over 30 years’ experience in land use and spatial information management derived from work in more than 25 countries. In Rwanda, he was the project manager for the NLUDMP and DLUP presented above. (read more)

Christiaan Lemmen

Christiaan Lemmen is geodetic advisor at Kadaster International. He is visiting researcher at the Faculty of ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands and chair of the Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration Working Group of FIG Commission 7 on Cadastre and Land Management. (read more)

Christian Thom

Christian Thom joined IGN-France after graduating from Ecole Polytechnique in 1981. He obtained his PhD at the Observatoire de le Côte d’Azur. He currently has the responsibility for the Laboratoire d’Opto-Electronique et Micro-Informatique at IGN Saint-Man... (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)

Daniela Poli

Dr Daniela Poli is an expert in photogrammetry and remote sensing. She supports the business development of Terra Messflug and manages relations with the scientific community. (read more)

Daniel Cornel

Daniel Cornel is a researcher at VRVis Forschungs-GmbH. He holds an MSc in visual computing from the Vienna University of Technology and is currently pursuing his PhD. He is specialised in real-time rendering with a focus on engine development. (read more)

Daniel Kruimel

Daniel Kruimel is a business development manager for AAM in Singapore where he uses his previous survey experience to provide 3D mapping and smart city solutions to clients in the Southeast Asian region.  (read more)

Danilo Antonio

Danilo Antonio is a programme management officer at the Land and GLTN Unit within the ULLG branch of UN-Habitat. He is currently the overall coordinator of the tool development work and country operations of the GLTN programme. Previously, he managed various tasks within the... (read more)

David Burczyk

David Burczyk is the segment manager for the Field Technology Group with Trimble Buildings. At Trimble, he is focused on the strategic product marketing and development of 3D capture technology, mixed reality applications, and robotic total stations for the AEC market. (read more)

Denys Gorkovchuk

Denys Gorkovchuk is specialised in terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry. He is technical director of the company SPM3D and lectures at Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. (read more)

Derrick Koome

Derrick Koome holds a Bsc in Geospatial Engineering from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is a private practitioner based in Nairobi and has worked in the private sector for close to five years. He is the author of many geospatial articles on LinkedIn, some of which have... (read more)

Dieter Fritsch

Dieter Fritsch is a research professor and professor emeritus at the University of Stuttgart. His R&D activities cover a wide range of fields: computer vision, computer graphics, GIS, laser scanning, photogrammetry, remote sensing and statistical inference. He has publis... (read more)

Dominique Jagu

Dominique Jagu was a dental surgeon in Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir, France, for 40 years. He officially entered the field of archaeology in 1994 (DEA prehistory at the Sorbonne) and is now an archaeologist at Comité Archéologique d’Eure-et-Loir (CAEL). Having... (read more)

Dr Edward Pultar

Dr Edward Pultar is engineer / geographer / president at Valarm ( 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)

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)

Dwight Crouse

Dwight P. Crouse is a senior data analyst who is specialised in using Lidar for operational efficiency and improving forest inventories and forest estate modelling. Dwight holds a BSc in forestry, and is registered with the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (RPF). (read more)

Elaine Ball

Elaine Ball is the creator of Elaine Ball Ltd, a global business and marketing evangelist for the geospatial industry. She has dedicated 20 years to international marketing and business development for the technical industry. She has a background in the manufacture of laser... (read more)

Eldar Rubinov

Eldar Rubinov received a PhD in GNSS from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has held various positions as a hydrographic surveyor, researcher and GNSS entrepreneur. He is currently working as a technical manager on the Australian and New Zealand SBAS testbed. (read more)

Emilio Simeone

Emilio Simeone holds an MSc in physics and a PhD in applied optics. He has been at Flyby since 2010, managing environmental health projects based on satellite data. He is currently in charge of business development for the HappySun service. (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)
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