[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Board: Ned Horning

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Mar 13 20:03:01 PST 2006

Tyler Mitchell wrote:
> Ned works in the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation for the American 
> Museum of Natural History (http://cbc.amnh.org/) as program manager for 
> remote sensing and GIS. He is an active promoter of open source geospatial 
> tools in the global conservation community, including the development of 
> teaching materials using these tools.  He sees the bigger picture from an 
> end-user perspective and has plenty of ideas for how he would like to see 
> them come together for the greater good.  I believe more of this perspective 
> would be valuable to have on the board and help ensure that the overall 
> direction of the foundation is geared toward productive end use of our 
> products.  He is active in the conservation domain which has great need for 
> OSGeo tools.  He is a likable guy and easy to get along with - his vision and 
> enthusiasm are encouraging.  He is doing some great stuff...
> For further background I quote Gary Geller's nomination for Ned from 
> https://webcommittee.osgeo.org/MembershipNominations.html
> "
> ...Ned is the Remote Sensing and GIS Program Manager for the American Museum 
> of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity Conservation (CBC). He has 
> explicitly included the development and promotion of open source geospatial 
> software in his work plan to have the necessary institutional support to 
> continue to support this work as part of his professional duties. 
>  He has been closely following free and open source geospatial software 
> development for over 10 years and has actively participated in a number of 
> projects: Currently funding feature development for OpenEV. Added geospatial 
> capabilities to NIH Image to support a NASA education project – A Mac 
> application that has since been superseded by ImageJ. 
>  Participated in the NASA Image2000 software project that was eventually going 
> to be released to the open source community although the funding plug got 
> pulled and the project abruptly stopped. Secured money for QGIS development 
> starting in the spring of 2006. Teaches week-long remote sensing courses 
> using only free and open source software.
> "


I would like to second Ned's nomination.  Ned has a thoughtful vision of
where open source geospatial applications can go, and has worked to making
them get there.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGF, http://osgeo.org

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