Barend Köbben

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Mr Barend Köbben

Professional Title: Other (please specify)
Other: Senior Lecturer

Primary domain: Cartography

Organization name: ITC-University Twente

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Enschede - Netherlands


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I hold an MSc in Geography, specialising in Cartography, and work at the International Institute for Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC) since 1997. The ITC is an international school providing courses on GIS and Remote Sensing to students from all around the world. Since 1 January 2010, ITC is a Faculty of the University of Twente. Here I am at present Senior Lecturer in GIS and cartographic visualisation in the Department of Geo-Information Processing (GIP). My teaching subjects include Cartographic Theory, WebCartography and WebGIS, Geo-webservices, web application building and 3D visualisation. I am involved in teaching short courses and workshops in Open Source GIS & WebMapping, promoting the use of the Open Source geospatial applications and data. I have been involved in various consultancy projects in The Netherlands, India, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand and Zambia. I am Map Editor and member of the Editorial Board of Geografie (Journal of KNAG - Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, ISSN 0926-3837); Charter Member of OSGEO, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation; Member and Publications Chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies;

01/07/2014 - 14:13 Geospatial Data Science