Authors

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Jonah Adkins
Jonah Adkins

Jonah Adkins (@jonahadkins) is a Sr. Geospatial Analyst with GISi out of his home office in Newport News, Virginia. He has been in GIS since 1999 working for local governments, federal agencies, and most recently as a consultant. Jonah is a published cartographer who enjoys time with his family, maps (duh), Disney, Pro-Wrestling, has a tattoo of Esri North Arrow 51 and was told by Pharrell Williams that he looked like Freddie Mercury.

 

Todd Barr
Todd Barr

Todd Barr (blog, Tumblr, website) has been bouncing around the Beltway for 16 years, working in the spatial industry for the past 14. He holds an MSc in Geography from the University of Denver, and keeps considering getting another one in BioDefense. When he’s not peeing on Esri’s leg, he can be found either in a park playing Hide and Go Drone with his daughter, or wasting time on the internet. Todd is currently a Spatial SME 2 at Eglobaltech. That being said, all opinions are his own and are not that of his employer. He also secretly wishes he was a hat guy.

 

Christina Boggs
Christina Boggs

Christina Boggs (@rockoncali) is an Engineering Geologist with strong GIS flavor. Christina loves the National Hydrography Dataset, is a past president of NorCal URISA, chair-elect for the Chapter Advisory Board of URISA International, and the chair of the California State Government GIS User Group.

 

 

Mike Dolbow
Mike Dolbow

Mike Dolbow (Twitter) is a GIS Supervisor for MnGeo, where he provides leadership in spatial services for the State of Minnesota. He supervises a team of GIS staff who serve a variety of Minnesota stakeholders, with a focus on the Minnesota Department of Health.

 

 

Bill Dollins
Bill Dollins

Bill Dollins (Twitter, blog) is a programmer and partner at Zekiah Technologies, responsible for leading Zekiah’s geospatial consulting business.

 

 

 

Katrina Engelsted
Katrina Engelsted

Exposed to different parts of the world as a kid, Katrina is fascinated by scales and analytical maps. She enjoys SQL queries and diving into javascript. She works for Spatial Networks and lives in colorful Colorado. Fun fact: Katrina’s senior thesis involved geographical regression on WWOOF hosts across the USA.

 

 

Atanas Entchev
Atanas Entchev

Atanas Entchev (@atanas) is the founder and principal of ENTCHEV GIS in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He launched GeoHipster in December 2013.

 

 

 

Ed Freyfogle
Ed Freyfogle

Ed Freyfogle is a German/American entrepreneur living in London. He is one of the founders of Lokku, makers of the OpenCage Geocoder.

 

 

 

Gary Gale
Gary Gale

A self-professed map addict, Gary Gale has worked in the mapping and location space for over 20 years through a combination of luck and occasional good judgement. He is co-founder and director of Malstow Geospatial, a consultancy firm offering bespoke consulting and services in the geospatial, geotechnology, maps and location based services fields. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he tweets about maps, writes about them, and even occasionally makes them.

 

Randal Hale
Randal Hale

Randal Hale (@rjhale) is the owner of North River Geographic Systems, and is owned by a small toothless Siamese cat. When not sitting in a canoe (which he doesn’t do nearly enough of), you’ll find him looking for clients, speaking at conferences, and attempting to annoy the GIS establishment. Depending on when you are reading this he is/was serving on the boards of Georgia URISA and Mid-South ASPRS.

 

Paul Ramsey
Paul Ramsey

Paul Ramsey is a Solutions Engineer at CartoDB. He has been working with geospatial software for over 15 years: consulting to government and industry, building a geospatial software company, and programming on open source. He co-founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. In 2008, Paul received the Sol Katz Award for achievement in open source geospatial software. Paul speaks and teaches regularly at conferences around the world.

Amy Smith
Amy Smith

Amy Smith is a Geospatial Data and Technology Specialist with Fehr & Peers in San Francisco. She’s had some great opportunities working with geographic information systems in a variety of fields, including environmental studies, satellite imagery analysis, water resources, and transportation planning. Amy currently spends her days working with an amazing group of people focused on improving transportation in our communities. In her free time she enjoys exploring the hills of San Francisco.

 

Ralph Straumann
Ralph Straumann

Ralph Straumann (blog, website, Twitter) is senior consultant with EBP (geospatial blog) in Zurich, Switzerland. He works with the private sector as well as with all levels of government to design their data-centric workflows and info products. He holds a PhD from the University of Zurich with specializations in GIS, remote sensing, cartography and political science. Besides, he’s a visiting researcher at the Uni of Oxford, UK, investigating user-generated content and social networks. Otherwise he likes travelling, biking, enjoying nature and taking (and failing to sort) photographs.