Simon Poole, 58,

from Melbourne Australia,. After studying
physics at Zürich University, he worked for a short period of time for the
Swiss university computer network SWITCH and then moved on to
co-found  what was to become the first commercial ISP in Switzerland and
one of the first in Europe in the early 90s. He lives outside of Zürich in

Simon is a moderately active OpenStreetMap contributor, is the current chair
of the OpenStreetMap Foundation licence working group, was the chairman of
the OSMF in the years 2013 and 2014, and has been the president of the Swiss
OpenStreetMap Association since 2012.

Trivia: Simon wrote the most popular VT100 terminal emulator for the Atari
ST in the 80s.

Patrick Mast

is project owner at Ubilabs. As part of a team of map geeks
he works on bringing mapping solutions to the edge of technology.

Ever since he received is first handheld GPS receiver in the
90s he has been addicted to maps and geolocations: locating himself on the
globe, visualizing data in a geographic context, gaining new insights by
analyzing geographical data.

After studying Artificial Intelligence in Amsterdam he came
back to Germany to first work in the marine business: locating vessels and
analyzing their movement around the globe. At Ubilabs he now found his home
between like minded people, focussing fully on mapping up the world.

Timmo Freudl-Gierke
is the Head of
Product Development in Technology at MeteoGroup where he helps teams to
building modern weather solutions. He is an engineer by heart with a not ending
passing to architecture and agile software development.

Before MeteoGroup he has worked as
Head Architekt for the financial company Hypoport AG building
the revolutionary web-based financial transaction platform EUROPACE 2. He
is co-organizer of the micro services conference in Berlin MicroXchg, the
Micro Service user group Berlin and co- organizer of the MongoDB User Group
Berlin. He is a big fan of lightweight tools enabling people to rapidly build
solid web based system.

Manuela Rasthofer, Founder | CEO | Sales & BD

Founder of TerraLoupe, expert in sales and business
development, background of Electrical Engineering and Master of Systems
Engineering, seven years of experience in the Automotive sector as sales
manager, project manager and business development manager

GeoMonday 2016.4 – The beauty of maps

The year 2016 is soon to end, but not before we have our 4th and last edition of GeoMonday. Even though the nature is showing all different shades of grey, we want this time to have a broad overview of technologies and projects which help to generate beautiful and easy to use maps. Fortunately enough there is way more then just markers and also the base maps can now be easily customized to feature either your corporate identity or help to tell your story.
Join us in that colorful journey of maps you have never seen before.

This time we offer a full range of X-Max buffet completely for free in order to smoothly finish the GeoMonday year 2016.

Get your tickets for the 4th GeoMonday 2016 now at:

Date: 5th of December 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Office Club Berlin, Pappelallee 77/78, 10437 Berlin

Please also have a look at our partner Esri’s developer summit, which is starting the day after:


Andreas Dunsch:

started his own business FlyNex while working as a scientific assistant at the Institute for unmanned Systems at Northern Business School, Hamburg. Working with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) as a former military officer around the world, he learned about the importance of geodata for several purposes. Andreas was as well a customer and provider for on demand geoinformation, working with several mapping solutions. Today he is building his own mapping and navigation solutions for the drone ecosystem. The lower airspace activities demand more and precise geodata than ground mobility applications. For building the operational working platform for UAS within industry solutions geo APIs are therefore key.


a matchmaking event?

matchmaking event is an event that is very similar to speed dating in terms of
the concept. This is where organizations who are interested in similar fields
and offer different skills, products and services come together to network and
find the perfect match for their organization. It is a faster method of
networking having all interested parties together in one place as opposed to
attempting to find them one by one.

that are interested in participating have to submit their co-operation profile
on a matchmaking platform. The co-operation profile has information on what
their organization is all about and what it is they are looking for. This
profile is then made available to potential participants so they know if there
is something for them at this event. After this, meetings are then set up
between companies before the actual event and they are either accepted or
rejected by the other participants.

information and the chance to register you can find here:   

GeoMonday 2016.3 – Event Review

For everyone, who missed the last edition of GeoMonday on Virtual Reality, here are some impressions:

and the presentation material of

Thanks again to our presenters and to the always interested audience.

Keep checking this webpage for more to come.

Willy Riechert:
It started with participating the osm project in 2009. I got affected by
geodata. I decided to study geoinformation at the Beuth University of Applied
Sciences. As working student for three years in the HERE department for the
JavaScript API I got first insights of scrum based software development. After
my master’s degree I started at Carjump. Currently I’m working as Android
frontend developer and I enjoy to be in a young international team located in
Berlin. With my background in building maps and visualizing data I keep focus
in the area of location based technologies. Furthermore I became father this
year and my little daughter enriches my world with a constant smile.

Benjamin Brombach
in the area of research of mobile object recognition and indoor navigation in
the early days of still to become smart phones. Later he worked on several
projects with major telecommunication providers and media companies supporting
them in mobile development until he joined Carjump in 2015 as Head of Frontend