[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Charter Nomination - Martin Daly

Mateusz Łoskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Nov 10 06:14:12 EST 2011


I would like to nominate Martin Daly (IRC:mpdaly) as OSGeo Charter Member.
Martin is the technical director (CTO) of Cadcorp (http://cadcorp.com)

Martin has long-standing experience in development of geospatial software and
development, and adoption of open standards [1] for geospatial under his belt.

Martin has used and supported numerous open source software projects.
Martin led Cadcorp to offer first implementation of PostGIS by a GIS vendor,
to become a GDAL/OGR Silver Sponsor [2],
to contribute funds and time of Cadcorp development team to make the wheels of
PostGIS Raster project (aka WKT Raster) spinning [3]
PostgreSQL [4] is also on not-a-short list of supported projects, as is GEOS.

Martin was one of the original members of the OGC Architecture Board.
He was also the main author of the OpenGIS Coordinate Transformation Services
Specification as well as participated in developing several other
OpenGIS specifications.
Martin is one of authors of the GeoJSON Format Specification [5] and
actively participates
in future development of GeoJSON.

Martin is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Source Geospatial
Lab (OSGL)
at the University of Nottingham Centre for Geospatial Science [6].

Martin also participates and leads Cadcorp involvement in the annual
FOSS4G WMS Benchmark [7].

I believe Martin Daly's experience and contributions make him
a valuable candidate for the OSGeo Charter Member.

(Nomination by Mateusz Loskot, IRC:mloskot)

[1] http://blog.cleverelephant.ca/2009/03/cadcorp.html
[2] http://www.cadcorp.com/press_releases/2007_pr2.htm
[3] http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/wiki/WKTRaster/PlanningAndFunding
[4] http://blog.cleverelephant.ca/2005/10/concurrency-for-postgis.html
[5] http://geojson.org/geojson-spec.html
[6] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/University_of_Nottingham_Centre_for_Geospatial_Science
[7] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Benchmarking_2010

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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