My MissionLet the four freedoms paradigm apply to geospatial technology for sustainable, public benefit.
Stefan Blumentrath holds a Ph.D. in environmental planning from the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover and a Master degree in environmental planning from the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover.
He has more than 15 years’ experience from spatial analysis and modeling within the fields of ecology and environmental planning. Being an environmental planner, Stefan has a strong background in mapping- and valuation-methods used for environmental and spatial planning purposes, with a special focus on computer aided methods. In this context he also works on remote sensing for mapping ecosystem characteristics.
Stefan is an active member of the OSGeo community since 2010 and contributes to the development of Open Source Geospatial Software, mainly – but not only – with addon functionality to the GRASS GIS and QGIS project. He also contributes to the GDAL driver for the Norwegian SOSI format.
Stefan promotes the use of Free and Open Source Software in education, research, administration and industry.