2015 European User Conference Speaker

Georg Gartner (Keynote)

Cartography Professor, Vienna University of Technology

Georg Gartner is a Full Professor for Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology. He holds graduate qualifications in Geography and Cartography from the University of Vienna and received his Ph.D. and his Habilitation from the Vienna University of Technology. He was awarded a Fulbright grant to the USA and several research visiting fellowships. He is Dean for Academic Affairs for Geodesy and Geoinformation at Vienna University of Technology. He is Editor of the Book Series “Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography” by Springer and Editor of the "Journal on LBS" by Taylor & Francis. He serves currently as President of the International Cartographic Association.

Georg Gartner

Professor Alexander Singleton

Professor of Geographic Information Science

Alex Singleton is a Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool, where he was appointed as a Lecturer in 2010. Previously he held research positions at University College London, where he was also awarded a PhD in 2007. He completed a BSc in Geography at the University of Manchester, graduating with a First-class honours degree in 2003.



Alexander Singleton

Johnson Kosgei

Geographic Information Systems Specialist

Johnson Kosgei joined Red Bull 5 years ago to establish the GIS & Location Analytics Program for Red Bull - North America. As a recipient of the Morrison Family fellowship, Johnson earned his Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems at the University of Redlands, California. With his background in engineering and geoinformation science, Johnson has applied his expertise in GIS technology across a diversity of organizations – including The Greenbelt Movement (founded by Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai), Vi Agroforestry and in his current role leading the Enterprise Location Analytics center of excellence at Red Bull, which was recognized with a Special Achievements Award by Esri's president, Jack Dangermond in 2013.”

Johnson Kosgei

Youth Map 5020

A City Map from and for Kids and Teens in Salzburg

We - 120 pupils from six schools in Salzburg, Austria - worked on the development of a youth-centric web map throughout the 2013/2014 school year. Every class in the school was responsible for a particular task; project management, specifying requirements, collecting and managing spatial data, and implementing the map. In doing this, we were guided and supported by the University of Salzburg/Faculty of Geoinformatics-Z_GIS, the City of Salzburg, and SynerGIS, the Esri Distributor in Austria. The project YouthMap 5020 was funded by BMVIT from the FFG Programm Talente Regional program.

Want to have a look? See us at the Esri European User Conference Plenary Session!

Youth Map 5020

Guenter Okon

Bavarian State Criminal Police

Guenter Okon is Head of the Analysis Unit at the Bavarian State Criminal Police with an emphasis on geographical crime analysis. His implementations and improvements have been awarded several prices: From a SAG Award in 2000 to an Innovation price by the Bavarian state government in 2010. He will give you insight on the use of GIS and the advantages of a portal implementation during this years G7 summit in Bavaria.

Guenter Okon

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