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Speaker: Simon Jirka (52┬░North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH)

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Dr. Simon Jirka works as project manager and community leader for the Sensor Web group of the Open Source initiative 52┬░North. His activities are focused on Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) as well as Sensor Web architectures. Besides his contribution to several national and European projects such as COLABIS, NeXOS and ODIP, he is also involved in several INSPIRE related activities. Furthermore, he contributes to the Sensor Web Enablement initiative and different domain working groups (e.g. hydrology) of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Through his daily work, comprising research activities as well as commercial consulting and software development projects Dr. Simon Jirka has a broad range of experience in SDI and Sensor Web related topics.