[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Board: Ned Horning
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
> ...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 application that has since been superseded by ImageJ.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.
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