Markus Neteler, PhD, is a Geographer and Open Source GIS enthusiast. After 15 years working as a researcher in Italy (remote sensing for environmental risk assessment, epidemiological GIS modelling, vector-borne diseases, biodiversity, and Free Software GIS development), in 2016 he joined mundialis ( as a partner and general manager focusing on remote sensing and big geodata processing. Markus is project coordinator of GRASS GIS and founding member of,, and He is author/co-author of two books on GRASS GIS and over 70 papers on GIS applications. He is founding-member of the OSGeo Foundation ( and served on its board of directors between 2006-2011. In 2006, he was honored with the international Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software.

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