GIS Professional's Authors

On this page, please find the authors of articles with their biographies, affiliations and an overview of the articles they've contributed to. As the occupations of the authors may change in time, they are requested to send updates of their details if needed. We also consider links to other publications online.

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Featured Authors

Satish Sankaran

Satish Sankaran is a Product Manager at Esri. He represents Esri on various standards related Techni... (read more)

Glyn Arthur

Glyn Arthur is vice president of Business Development at Luciad. Previously he was  responsible... (read more)

Gabriele Gernero

Gabriele Garnero is a professor of geomatics at the University of Turin and of planning sciences at... (read more)
Contributors to GIS Professional

Abigail Page

Abigail Page is a consultant, expert in geospatial technology and data management, bringing a considered approach to projects and teams, quickly applying rational thinking to ensure delivery at a high standard.Abigail has experience in the areas of the environment,... (read more)

Adena Schutzberg

Adena Schutzberg has worked in geospatial technologies for more than 25 years. She is a member of the Esri Education Team. (read more)

Alistair Rennie

Alistair Rennie is Coastal Erosion Coordination and Research manager at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). (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)

Barbara Bond

Barbara Bond spent her career in public service as cartographic researcher in MoD, initially in the forerunner of the Defence Geographic Centre and latterly as the senior civilian Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, the first Defence Agenc... (read more)

Bolaji Afolabi

Bolaji Afolabi is the Author of GPS in Real Estate. He is a Real Estate Consultant, a Passionate IT Expert and a Registered Urban Planner. His real estate and geospatial technology experiences cut across Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.   (read more)

Cameron Gourlay

Cameron L. Gourlay is Data Processor for Andrews Survey. (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)

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)

Conor Smyth

Conor Smyth is a skilled professional, motivated by making a difference to the successful delivery of challenging projects for positive impact. An accomplished technical operations/project manager with strong organisational, research, commercial, strategy planning and stakeh... (read more)

David Green

David R. Green is the Director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM), Director of the M.Sc. Degree Programme in Geographical Information Systems, and Director of the UAV Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM) at the Department... (read more)

Dmitri Mauquoy

Dmitri Mauquoy is senior lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen. (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)

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)

Frédérique Coumans

Frédérique Coumans is contributing editor for GIM International. For more than 20 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)

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)

Ian Masser

Ian Masser was Founder Chairman of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe, President of the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information, and the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association. His publications include twenty books and... (read more)

Ismael Chivite

Ismael Chivite works as a senior product manager at Esri. With over 20 years of GIS experience, Chivite is passionate about building ArcGIS products that help organisations use geography to improve the way they work. (read more)

Jack Dangermond

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that a mapping and analysis framework could provide a deeper understanding of our world and help us design a better future. As founder and president of Esri, Dangermond's leadership and vis... (read more)

Jamie Bowie

Jamie Bowie is a cartographer at the University of Aberdeen. (read more)

Jason Hagon

Jason Hagon is director and GIS Analyst at Geodrone Survey Ltd. (read more)

Jim Hansom

Jim Hansom is Reader at the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. (read more)

John Allan

John Allan is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GeoSLAM. An experienced Sales and Marketing professional, John has successfully built S&M infrastructures and channels for both established and start-up companies across the world. John has extensive global cont... (read more)

Joost Boers

Joost Boers has held various positions at Geomares Publishing since 2006. In October 2013, he became editorial manager of Hydro International. He was a council member of the Hydrographic Society Benelux from 2008 to 2014. Currently, he is content manager for Hydro Internatio... (read more)

Katie Decker

Katie Decker is the Community Manager for the Esri Startup Program, a free three-year program that gives emerging businesses the tools to build mapping and spatial analytics capabilities into their products. As Community Manager, Katie enables hundreds of startups to success... (read more)

Kurt Daradics

As the Program Manager for Esri's Startup Program, Kurt Daradics is helping all the crazy ones (founders and entrepreneurs) make their dent in the universe. Changing the world is fun, but boy is it a lot of work. (read more)

Marten Hogeweg

Marten Hogeweg is product manager at Esri. (read more)

Mary Jo Wagner

Mary Jo Wagner is a Vancouver-based freelance writer with more than 23 years experience in covering the geospatial technology. (read more)

Niall Conway

Niall Conway is an Irish/Australian GIS professional, urban planner and casual academic. He aims to help people to understand and take advantage of the emerging world of geospatial technology and information.Niall's background is in urban and regional planning and sustainabl... (read more)

Patrick Rickles

Patrick Rickles studied Environmental Management Science and Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York (B.S. 2004) and Geographic Information Science at University College London in London (MSc 2005). He has over 10 years of experience in public and p... (read more)

Richard Fry

Richard Fry is a Senior Research Fellow based at the Health Informatics Group at Swansea University Medical School working in the SAIL databank to provide environmental context to linked health data. (read more)

Roberto Lucchi

Roberto Lucchi is product manager at Esri.  (read more)

Sabine de Milliano

Sabine de Milliano is an entrepreneur and consultant specialised in developing user-friendly IT applications of geospatial data. She holds an M.Sc. in Geomatics from Delft University of Technology and combines her engineering background with technical communication and busin... (read more)

Sharon Robson

Sharon Robson is Account Manager - United Kingdom for Geomares UK, publisher of GIS Professional, Geomatics World, GIM International, Hydro International and Geo-matching.com. (read more)

Silvia Marinova

Dr. Eng. Silvia Marinova is a cartographer and serves as Chief Assist. Prof. at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia and Secretary General of Bulgarian Cartographic Association. She is involved in cartographic projects at KartGeo Ltd. Her scie... (read more)

Steve Ramage

Steven Ramage has worked with location (often referred to as geospatial or geographic) tools, technologies and practitioners since the mid90s. Most recently involved in working with and guiding national governments on issues, such as open data and open standards through... (read more)

Stewart Angus

Stewart Angus is Policy & Advice manager (Coastal Ecology) at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). (read more)

Tim Fella

Tim Fella is the global business development manager for land administration at Esri. He has broad experience with land tenure and land administration issues from around the globe. Just prior to Esri, Fella led new business development and consulting for the land and natural... (read more)
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