GIM International Authors

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GIM Featured Authors

Marianne Deuber

Marianne Deuber received an MSc in geoinformation technology from FHNW University of Applied Science... (read more)

Judith Kalinga

Judith Kalinga is the Minister for Lands, Mining and Physical Planning of Makueni County in Kenya. A... (read more)

Gottfried Mandlburger

Gottfried Mandlburger studied geodesy at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), where he als... (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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

Bohdan Hutnyk

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

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

Eldar Rubinov

Eldar Rubinov studied geomatic engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He worked as a hydrographic surveyor in the oil & gas industry for a number of years before returning to the University of Melbourne to complete a PhD in high-precision GNSS. In 2014 he... (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)

Erica Nocerino

Erica Nocerino holds a PhD in geomatics and is currently a researcher at 3DOM-FBK focusing on automated image processing and system calibration. (read more)

Eric Hagemans

Eric Hagemans graduated with a degree in geodesy from TU Delft in the 1980s. After working for several engineering companies, he became a professor in geodesy and photogrammetry and manager at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht. For the past three years he has bee... (read more)

Fabio Remondino

Fabio Remondino holds a PhD in photogrammetry from ETH Zurich and currently leads the 3D Optical Metrology (3DOM) research unit (http://3dom.fbk.eu) of FBK Trento, Italy. His research interests are information extraction from imagery, data fusion and point cloud processing.... (read more)

Felix Tschirschwitz

Felix Tschirschwitz is a research assistant at the HafenCity University Hamburg. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geomatics from the same university and has been working with interactive visualisation since 2013. (read more)

Filiberto Chiabrando

Filiberto Chiabrando is an assistant professor in geomatics at Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy) and secretary of the ISPRS WG I/II ‘UAS & Small Multi-sensor Platforms: Concepts & Applications’.   (read more)

Francesco Nex

Francesco Nex received his master degree in Environmental Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in 2006 and a PhD in Geomatics in 2010 in the same University. He works at the University of Twente, where he is currently assistant professor at the faculty of Geo-Inform... (read more)

Frank Pache

Frank Pache received a graduate engineer degree in geodetics engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Bochum in 1991. He joined Leica Geosystems in 1992 as an application engineer for GNSS surveying systems. He currently holds a position as senior product manager... (read more)

Frank Pichel

Frank Pichel is chief programme officer at Cadasta Foundation. He is a land administration specialist with experience in designing, managing and implementing land-related projects with a technology focus around the globe. Cadasta Foundation provides an open platform that ena... (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)

Friederike Schwarzbach

Friederike Schwarzbach has been working as a technical support assistant for Terrasolid since 2009. Her professional background is in GIS and cartography.   (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)

Galina Slavova

Galina Slavova was educated as an Architectural Technologist and is currently involved in a Master’s degree in Building Energy Design at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In the past 5 years, she has gained vast experience in the field of Building Information... (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)

Giulia Sammartano

Giulia Sammartano is a PhD student in architectural and landscape heritage at Politecnico di Torino and holds an MSc in architecture for sustainable design (2014).  (read more)

Glyn Arthur

Glyn Arthur is vice president of Business Development at Luciad. Previously he was  responsible for building Luciad operations in Africa, Middle East and Turkey regions. Glyn Arthur has worked in the defence and aerospace industry for over 25 years and is a subject matt... (read more)

Hannah Szwarc

Hannah Szwarc is an account manager for Germany at NavVis GmbH. She specialises in providing NavVis customers with next-generation building information modelling and computer-aided design solutions. She has also driven the NavVis Emergency Response Pilot Project, which enabl... (read more)

Hans Visser

Hans Visser is a geodesist from Delft University who has been working in the field of GNSS for the past 30 years. He currently works for Fugro-Intersite BV in the Netherlands. (read more)

Harri Kaartinen

Harri Kaartinen is a research professor from the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute who coordinates and conducts research on performance and quality issues related to laser scanning sensors, systems and applications. (read more)
 
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