I like working with GIS. I really enjoy figuring out new stuff. There is no better motivation than ‘I don’t think we can do this automatically, we’ll have to manually check all these 1000 of points’. I hate manual work and I am always looking for new ways to improve GIS analysis. What I experience is that there is a huge gap between ‘user-friendly GIS’ and ‘GIS that gets stuff actually done’. Usually proprietary GIS is aimed at a good user experience, whereas Open Source GIS is more focussed on the actual analysis. With the result that it is not that user friendly or that it doesn’t look particularly good. (I hope no one gets offended by that 🙂 )
I blog to bridge the gap between users of GIS and developers of GIS. I like to show what is possible with GIS if you are not afraid to get your hands a little bit dirty. My blog should provide some help for those willing to investigate. I focus mainly on GIS and water management, simply because that’s the field I’m working in.
I am a civil engineer, graduated with the specialization on water management. After my studies in Enschede, I studies the Master of Science of GIMA. Unfortunately I never completed my thesis, but I learned really a lot on GIS from this studies. In my work I get to combine knowledge from both fields, which is a real add-on.