Mirko Blinn has been working on the use of open-source geionformation systems in the field of spatial planning and nature conservation since 2015. In his dissertation at the University of Bonn, he is currently researching, among other things, the use of open geodata in land use models to simulate sustainable settlement developments and their integration in spatial planning processes. Since 2018, he has been supporting 40 nature conservation associations in Nordrehein-Westpfalen, Germany, in the implementation of QGIS, QFIELD and the development of a central database for the consolidation of plant and animal data from various data sources (e.g. from portals such as, GIS, etc.).

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