About us

Martin Šiklar
Martin was born in Czech Republic and studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is currently working at GeoVille – an Earth Observation Company based in Austria, specialised in Land Monitoring. His main interests are: Open-source applications like R, (geospatial) statistics and data-management, web-mapping and visualization. He loves travelling, geocaching, photography and sports.

Matthias Schlögl
Matthias studied Environmental Information Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna and holds a PhD in environmental statistics. The focus of his thesis was on the statistical modelling of rare (extreme) events as a basis for vulnerability assessment of critical infrastructure. He is working at the Austrian national weather and geophysical service (ZAMG) and at the Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering at BOKU University. He currently focuses the (statistical) assessment of adverse weather events and natural hazards, and disaster risk reduction. His main interests are statistical modelling of environmental phenomena as well as open source tools for data science, geoinformation and remote sensing.

Simon Baier
Simon is founder and CEO of EDEO. The company offers customized solutions in the field of geoinformatics and remote sensing. Simon is currently focusing on artificial intelligence as a key technology in remote sensing. He is convinced that machine learning, supported by rule-based expert systems, is superior to traditional approaches. In his spare time he loves to do outdoor activities and long-distance running, but of course he also likes to tinker on his Linux systems.

Piergiorgio Roveda (Retired Author)
Piergiorgo is an urban planner from Italy. After studying at University Nova in Lisbon and graduating from the Politecnico di Milano in urban planning, he has adopted the use of GIS open source in the professional field as concrete alternative to proprietary software. He created the Linux User Group in Legnano and participates in the Italian community of OpenStreetMap. Piergiorgio has been working with spatial data for over ten years and collaborates with local governments and professionals to improve public services and smart cities. He is a trees mapper, sunday biker and instagrammer.

Rupert Wilhelm (Retired Author)
Rupert studied Environmental and Bio-Resources Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is currently working with spatial data in the areas of remote sensing and forestry. His passions are data mining and outdoor activities.


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  • Simon Baier

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