Speaker: Erik Meerburg (Geo Academie)
Founded the Geo Academie, based a strong belief that education in geo-information is more than ‘knowing which buttons to push’. Sees developments like neographers as the most promising in years and recognizes the challenge that it provides to traditional geo-information science.
Before founding the Geo Academie, Erik worked as a Geodesy teacher at a polytechnic school, geo-information specialist at the Province of Gelderland, manager geo-information and cartography at the ministry of spatial planning, and as education and business conultant for Esri Netherlands,
As a lovely side-project, he is involved in 3D-printing of maps, which he makes with QGIS, and prints under the brandname ElevatedMaps.com.