[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Charter member nomination - Serena Coetzee

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Jun 26 22:47:00 PDT 2012

I would like to nominate Dr Serena Coetzee,  University of Pretoria (South Africa) as Charter Member of OSGeo. Serena has done excellent contributions to the educational efforts of OSGeo. She not only established and lead the first Open Source Geospatial Laboratory in Africa http://www.osgeo.org/node/1279  but is actively helping and sharing expertise with other universities in Africa for building up the educational efforts.  Her short biography below

Serena Coetzee joined the University of Pretoria in 2006, where she received her PhD on data grids, SDIs and address data in the Department of Computer Science. She is now in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology where she leads the Centre for Geoinformation Science http://www.up.ac.za/cgis  and established the first Open Geospatial Laboratory in Africa. Her research interests are geospatial web services, geographic information standards, address data, spatial databases and SDIs. Serena actively participates in international geographic information standardization efforts in ISO/TC 211, Geographic Information/Geomatics, where she leads the ISO 19160, Addressing, project and chairs the ISO/TC 211 Programme Maintenance Group (PMG). She also leads SANS 1883, the South African Address standard.  Serena started her career as a software engineer on the development teams of desktop GIS products. Subsequently, at AfriGIS, she led GIS projects on spatial data capturing, manipulation and maintenance to geocoding, spatial analysis and Internet mapping.

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand
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