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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 (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 (@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 (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.
Ed Freyfogle is a German/American entrepreneur living in London. He is one of the founders of Lokku, makers of the OpenCage Geocoder.
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 (@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.
Kurt is the owner of Bird’s Eye View, a GIS consultancy based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. His biggest focus areas are conservation and public health. He is an avid open source proponent recently authoring Mastering QGIS and Discover QGIS. In his spare time he enjoys working out, big wild spaces, mountains, vinyl records and good coffee.
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 is a data scientist on Uber’s Policy, Research and Economics team in San Francisco. She’s had some great opportunities working with geospatial technologies in a variety of fields, including environmental monitoring, water resources, and transportation planning. Amy currently spends her days researching urban mobility in cities around the world, and making lots of maps.
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.