[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Nomination for Simon Mercier

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Wed Jul 23 15:11:27 PDT 2014

Forwarding Simon Mercier parallel nominations by Vincent Picavet and
Daniel Morissette :-)


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From: Vincent Picavet
Date: 2014-07-23 20:30 GMT+02:00
Subject: Nomination for Simon Mercier
To: cro at osgeo.org


I would like to nominate Simon Mercier to be part of OSGeo charter Members.
Simon works at Mapgears in Quebec, and is a long time OpenSource GIS
He contributes to various opensource projects, mainly around Mapserver. He
created the Scribe language for Mapserver, on top of which is based ScribeUI,
an interface for easier Mapfile writing.
He regularly writes on Opensource GIS topics on internet, in its own name or
representing Mapgears.

smercier at mapgears.com


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From: Daniel Morissette
Date: 2014-07-23 21:29 GMT+02:00
Subject: Charter member nomination for Simon Mercier
To: OSGeo CRO <cro at osgeo.org>
Cc: Simon Mercier


I would like to nominate Simon Mercier for OSGeo Charter membership.

Simon has been quite active in the Quebec Local Chapter since it was
created in 2008. He is still today one of the most active members of
the steering committee of the local chapter and in this role he has
been involved in the organization of multiple editions of the
"Rendez-vous OSGeo-Quebec" event and also contributed to the
organization of the GeoHack Challenge 2013 in Montreal and is
currently working with a team on the organization of a new edition for

His contributions also include speaking at conferences about OSGeo
projects/products and open data, as well as training new users on
QGIS, MapServer, OpenLayers, PostGIS, OSM and related technologies.
Finally, Simon has been promoting the use of OSGeo software in his
work at Ministère de la Sécurité Publique, Spatialytics, MGeospatial
and now at Mapgears since 2012.

Even if he is not very visible at the international level, he is a
very active promoter of OSGeo at the local level and has all the
attributes expected of a charter member.

More info about Simon:

Blog: http://simonmercier.net/blog/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimonMercier

Daniel Morissette
T: +1 418-696-5056 #201
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

Jorge Sanz

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