Markus Neteler is co-founder and senior consultant at mundialis GmbH & Co. KG, Bonn, Germany.
Markus received his MSc degree in Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology from the University of Hannover in Germany in 1999. He worked at the Institute of Geography as Research Scientist and teaching associate for two years. From 2001 to 2007, he was a researcher at FBK-irst (formerly ITC-irst); from 2005-2007 he also worked at the Centro di Ecologia Alpina. From 2008 to 2016 he was employed as head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit (archive) at Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento (Italy). In 2015 he joint mundialis, a Bonn/Germany based business which specializes in the analysis of remote sensing data and the processing of voluminous geodata using cloud based processing.
His main interests are remote sensing for environmental risk assessment and Free Software GIS development. He is author/co-author of two books on the Open Source Geographical Information System GRASS and various papers on applications in GIS. Markus is founding-member of GRASS Anwender-Vereinigung e.V. and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo.org). He is a former OSGeo Board member (2006-2011). In 2006, he received the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software (GFOSS). Markus was awarded in 2010 the degree of a Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physical Geography. In 2022, he was awarded the Life Achievement Award 2022 by the OpenGeoHub Foundation. From 1998 to 2020 he was the project coordinator of GRASS GIS. He continues to serve the project as the treasurer and release manager.
Hot topics at mundialis.de
- Scientific publications
- Books and book chapters
- Conferences and presentations
- Online tutorials
- Teaching: Workshops
- Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Research Gate, ORCID
- Openhub (source code development tracker)
Open source GIS development
- GRASS GIS Project Steering Committee chair
- OSGeo charter member; Former OSGeo Board member (2006-2011)
Open Source community contributions
- Infrastructure management for GRASS GIS project at OSGeo.org
- GRASS GIS related mailing list setup and moderation (mailman)
- Member of OSGeo System Administration Committee (SAC)
- Fellowship 2011 at Excellence cluster TOPOI, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Fellowship 2009 at Excellence cluster TOPOI, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Osaka City University Fellowship 2004, Japan
Referee for Agrometeorologia, Applied Vegetation Science, Boreal Environment Research, Computers & Geosciences, Ecology and Society, International Journal of Geoinformatics, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Remote Sensing, Transactions in GIS, Remote Sensing of Environment, and others. He is member of the scientific boards of various GIS related conferences.
Selected research projects
- H2020/BESTMAP (agriculture, 2019-2023, grant agreement 817501)
- EU CEF/Geo-Harmonizer (geospatial data harmonization, 2019-2022, grant agreement 2018-EU-IA-0095)
- H2020/MOOD (infectious diseases, 2020-2024, grant agreement 874850)
- H2020/openEO (A Common, Open Source Interface between Earth Observation Data Infrastructures and Front-End Applications, 2017-2020, grant agreement 776242)
- LExEM: Laboratory of Excellence for Epidemiology and Modeling. Facing the introduction and spread of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) into the territory of the Autonomous Province of Trento – LExEM (2013-2016)
- GIS analysis and development and Remote Sensing
- EDENext EU/FP7 (Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe, 2011-2014)
- EuroWestNile EU/FP7 (Improving the knowledge of the biology, ecology and epidemiology of the West Nile virus in Europe, 2011-2014)
- RasterVet project (2009-2012)
- GFOSS-TN3 project (2011-2012)
- RISKTIGER: 3 years project on tiger mosquito risk assessment in Trentino, Italy (2007-2010)
- ACE-SAP Biodiversity Project (2008-2011)
- EDEN EU IP/FP6 (Emerging Diseases in a changing European Environment, an Integrated Project of the European Commission in FP6, 2004-2010)
Selected business projects
- Remote sensing: Analysis of remote sensing data for landscape ecology and epidemiology, business
- Cloud based geospatial analysis with actinia
- GIS in Environmental Modelling, Open source GIS development
- Contributing to GRASS GIS development (since 1998 as developer). This software is a fully featured raster, vector and point data geographical information system (GIS), released as Free Software.
- Open Source Geospatial Foundation (co-founder)
- Playing the oboe
- Helper script collection on GitHub
- Creating High Resolution PDF files for book production with Open Source tools
Dr. Markus Neteler, a physical geographer, is co-founder and senior consultant at mundialis GmbH & Co. KG, a geospatial analysis and remote sensing company based in Bonn, Germany.
Prior to founding the company, he worked for 15 years as a scientist in various research institutions in Trento, Italy, focusing on health, biodiversity, GIS and earth observation. During this time as the head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit (archive) at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy, he was task leader in several EU projects and managed national and international projects. In 2010, he was awarded the degree of a Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physical Geography.
Since 2015, he invests his experience in remote sensing, analysis of large geodata and development of free and open source GIS software at mundialis, where, in addition to strategic business development, he mainly contributes to building up the areas of Earth observation and cloud computing (in particular actinia). In addition to participating in EU research projects, mundialis works for customers such as Deutsche Telekom, ESA and WHO.
Markus Neteler is a founding-member of the FOSSGIS.de (D-A-CH), GFOSS.it (Italy), and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). He is author of several books and chapters on GRASS GIS and various papers on GIS applications. Being passionate about Open Source GIS, he became a GRASS GIS user in 1993 and a developer in 1997. Markus has been coordinating the GRASS GIS development since then as the Project Steering Commitee chairman (till 2020). He continues to serve the project as the treasurer and release manager. In 2006, he was honored with the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software (GFOSS). Markus was awarded the Life Achievement Award 2022 by OpenGeoHub Foundation.
Contact me at: <email@example.com>
- Personal homepage and scientific publications
- Company homepage at mundialis GmbH & Co. KG, Bonn
- Selected business projects: see mundialis references
- Github page
- Researcher IDs: Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Research Gate, ORCID
- My consulting offers: GIS, Remote Sensing, Data Analysis, High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud Computing
- Presentations at slideshare
- OSGeo homepage
- Oopenhub statistics (related to software development)