GIM International Authors

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GIM Featured Authors

Andrew McNeill

Andrew McNeill is the global talent development manager for Fugro and manages the Fugro Academy. He... (read more)

Monica Lengoiboni

Monica Lengoiboni has been an assistant professor in land policy and land management at the Urban an... (read more)

Peter Oukes

Peter Oukes is a senior IT architect at Kadaster International, the Netherlands, where he is an IT a... (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)

Abdullah Hisam Omar

Abdullah Hisam Omar is Chair of FIG Working Group 4.4 – Marine Development and Administration. (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)

Alan Muse

Alan Muse is Chair, FIG Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). (read more)

Aleksandra Zaforemska

Aleksandra Zaforemska is a PhD student in Geospatial Systems at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. (read more)

Alexander Petkov

Alexander Petkov has more than 12 years of experience in software and product development, as well as project management. He is the co-founder & CEO of Celantur. (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)

Alias Abdul Rahman

Alias Abdul Rahman holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow, UK, and is a professor at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), where he has headed up the 3D GIS Research Lab since 2000. His research interests include 3D GIS, 3D city modelling and 3D spatial databases. (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)

Ana Roxin

Ana Roxin is an associate professor in computer science at the University of Burgundy, France. Her research addresses approaches that allow computers to simulate human reasoning and problem-solving. She has proven experience across semantic web, semantic interoperability, co... (read more)

Anastasios Doulamis

Anastasios Doulamis received a diploma degree and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, both with the highest honour. He is currently assistant professor at the NTUA. Prof Doulamis has authored more than 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 Evans

Andrew Evans is a specialist in application engineering and high-precision positioning who has been with Topcon for over ten years, supporting projects to adopt technology to facilitate collaborative working and automate workflows. His technical specialisms include all eleme... (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)

Andrey Pirogov

Andrey Pirogov is an expert in geospatial-related marketing management, GIS education for business, and geoscience-related research and project management. He is the head of marketing at Racurs, a Russia-based company that is known worldwide for its innovative digital mappin... (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)

Antero Kukko

Prof Antero Kukko leads the mobile mapping and autonomous driving group at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI and holds the position of adjunct professor at Aalto University, Finland. His research includes development of integrated airborne and kinematic laser sca... (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 (tech), works as a doctoral candidate and a project manager at the Institute of Measuring and Modelling for the Built Environment at Aalto University, Finland. His research topics include photogrammetry and laser scanning, 3D city modelling, real-time 3D app... (read more)

Atteyeh Natanzi

Dr Atteyeh S. Natanzi has various qualifications relating to surveying, structural and material engineering (i.e. diploma and two MScs). She received her PhD from the Urban Modelling Group of the School of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin. She is a postdoctoral... (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)

Bart Dierickx

Bart Dierickx has been the network operator of the FLEPOS service since 2005. Prior to this role, he was active as a surveyor in the dredging world and for the public administration of Flanders, Belgium. He recently led efforts to evolve the FLEPOS regional real-time network... (read more)

Bashar Alsadik

Bashar Alsadik is an assistant professor at the University of Twente, ITC Faculty, in the Netherlands. His research focuses on photogrammetry and geomatics. Prior to joining ITC, he worked in the mobile mapping industry in the Netherlands as an R&D specialist for five ye... (read more)

Bathuan Osmanoglu

Batuhan Osmanoglu is a research physical scientist at NASA-GSFC and holds a PhD in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry. He has been a part of Istanbul Technical University, University of Miami and University of Alaska Fairbanks, and he has worked on applications fo... (read more)

Ben Elder

Ben Elder is FIG Commission 9 Chair, RICS Global Valuation Director and Chair of IVSC Tangible Assets Board. (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)

Bhavesh Kumar

Bhavesh Kumar has a PhD from the Civil Engineering department at IIT Kanpur, India. His main area of interest is aerial and mobile Lidar. (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)

Boyang Xia

Boyang Xia holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from UCL (University College London), and has more than 6 years of hands-on machine learning experience. He is the co-founder and CTO of Celantur. (read more)

Brent Jones

Brent Jones oversees Esri's worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration. As a recognized innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing existing land administration systems and desi... (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 executive director of AAM, an Australian geospatial services company providing high-tech survey, mapping and GIS applications. Brian’s role combines technology and business skills to develop innovative new business approaches for spatial data capture,... (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)

Camilo Cortes

Camilo Cortes (BSc, EiT) is a graduate student researcher in the Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary. As a member of the Autonomous Mapping Lab, the focus of his research is on optical and ranging sensor integration for navigation and mapping app... (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)

Cassidy Rankine

Dr Cassidy Rankine is a remote sensing scientist at Tesera Systems, a provider of innovative geoinformatics, machine learning, web and cloud geoprocessing solutions. The company is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (read more)

Cesar Mendoza

Cesar Mendoza is product manager for vertical construction at Topcon Positioning Group. (read more)

Charalabos Ioannidis

Charalabos Ioannidis is a professor at the Laboratory of Photogrammetry, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, where he teaches photogrammetry and cadastre. His research interests lie in the fields of computer visi... (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)
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