[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination of Pekka Sarkola
kari.salovaara at pp1.inet.fi
Tue Jul 16 02:04:00 PDT 2013
Pekka is maybe the most active person in Finnish FOSS GIS community
(and get things done)
On 16.07.2013 11:50, Ari Jolma wrote:
> I would like to nominate Pekka as an OSGeo Charter Member.
> Name: Pekka Sarkola
> Contact email: pekka.sarkola at gispo.fi
> Pekka has been working with geospatial since mid-90's. He is a well known
> person in the Finnish GIS community. Pekka participated in FOSS4G in
> Denver in September 2011, and he has since been working actively to
> and build the Finnish OSGeo community. Pekka would be the third Finnish
> OSGeo charter member.
> Pekka was the main force behind the Finnish application for FOSS4G
> 2013 (which was
> received well but lost in the final vote against Nottingham). Pekka
> has organised
> two FOSS4G meetings in Finland . He is an active member in the
> Finnish chapters of
> OpenKnowledge Foundation and OpenStreetMap. He was responsible of
> the Open Geodata stream in the first OKFestival in Helsinki 2012 .
> Pekka is a
> member of the organizing committee of OGRS 2014 .
> Pekka's company, Gispo Oy,  helps customers to benefit from FOSS4G
> and open geospatial datasets. Pekka writes regularly a blog in Finnish
>  and
> tweets in English and Finnish . Pekka is also guest lecturer in the
> Pekka is a great advocate for FOSS4G software in Finland and overseas.
> He is
> eager to help many users to benefit from open source and open data
> solutions in
> various industries. His professionalism and business knowledge is
> beneficial to the
> OSGeo community.
>  http://www.gispo.fi/alpo-2013
>  http://okfestival.org/open-geodata/
>  http://2014.ogrs-community.org/index.html
>  http://www.gispo.fi/
>  http://paikkatieto.com/
>  https://twitter.com/posiki
> Best regards,
> Ari Jolma
> OSGeo Charter Member
> Emeritus OSGeo Board Member
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