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Hans van der Kwast to GeoHipster: “A change in education is needed to break this vicious circle”

Hans van der Kwast is a physical geographer specialized in GIS and remote sensing. From 2007 to 2012, he worked at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) as a researcher in environmental modelling. In 2009 he defended his PhD at Utrecht University on the integration of remote sensing in soil moisture modeling using the … Continue reading Hans van der Kwast to GeoHipster: “A change in education is needed to break this vicious circle”

Nicole Martinelli to GeoHipster: “The map you need but don’t have is the most compelling.”

Nicole Martinelli is a tech journalist turned community organizer because she needed a map to navigate earthquake-prone San Francisco, California. She founded Resiliency Maps and now spends time making maps for community responders on that cutting-edge medium, paper. Nicole was interviewed for GeoHipster by Mike Dolbow. Q: You and I met at State of the … Continue reading Nicole Martinelli to GeoHipster: “The map you need but don’t have is the most compelling.”

Emily Jirles: “Embrace failure, and with time, persistence, and humility you’ll eventually grow gills”

Q: Tell us a little about your background. What kinds of things did you work on before your current role? A: I wanted to be a diplomat or ambassador, travel the world, so I majored in International Relations with a concentration in Peace and Security (what does that mean? I honestly couldn’t tell you anymore). … Continue reading Emily Jirles: “Embrace failure, and with time, persistence, and humility you’ll eventually grow gills”

Belle Tissott to GeoHipster: Data Science and Teenage Bird Angst

Belle Tissott is an Assistant Director of Product Development at Digital Earth Australia, where she works to develop new methods to process and analyse satellite imagery in order to map and better understand Australia’s land and water. She is a programmer and mathematician, with a strong drive to do what she can to make a … Continue reading Belle Tissott to GeoHipster: Data Science and Teenage Bird Angst

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