GIM International Authors

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GIM Featured Authors

Daniela Poli

Dr Daniela Poli is an expert in photogrammetry and remote sensing. She supports the business develop... (read more)

Tobias Kurz

Tobias Kurz has a PhD in geology and remote sensing at the University of Bergen, Norway, and current... (read more)

Christer Kjörneberg

Christer Kjörneberg is a senior architect planner with over 30 years’ experience in land... (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)

Aleksandra Zaforemska

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

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)

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)

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 group at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI and holds an adjunct professor position at Aalto University, Finland. His research includes development of laser scanning systems, applications, data calibration and processing.... (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 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)

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)

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)

Christopher Barnes

Dr Chris Barnes (SGT, Inc.) is the Landsat Science communications team lead at the U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center in Sioux Falls, SD, USA. Chris manages a team of scientists and communications specialists responsible for discovering, validating and promoting th... (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)

Clement Ogaja

Clement Ogaja has a PhD in Geomatics Engineering from UNSW, Sydney, Australia. He holds a BSc (First Class) in Surveying from the University of Nairobi and has variously worked as a GNSS specialist, professor, researcher and geodesist in the USA, Australia and Kenya. He is t... (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 regional manager at AAM, and has worked extensively throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Malaysia and Singapore. Daniel has over 11 years’ experience in GIS, land and hydrographic surveying, and his clients come from a number of mark... (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)

Darwin González Romero

Darwin González Romero is General Coordinator at the Secretariat of Environmental Management at the Prefecture of El Oro, Ecuador. He was educated as an agricultural engineer at the technical university of Machala. (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)
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