[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Charter Member Nomination: Stephen Mather

Newcomb, Doug doug_newcomb at fws.gov
Sun Sep 10 16:00:35 PDT 2017


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On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:57 AM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
> wrote:

> Forwarding Stephen Mather nomination by Kristin Bott. The 2017 member
> nominations list was updated [1].
>
> Best regards,
> Vasile & Jeff
> 2017 OSGeo Elections CROs
>
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2017
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>
>
> Nominee: Stephen Mather - USA
>
> Stephen has likely been most recently visible within the OSGeo community
> as the founder and an ongoing contributor to OpenDroneMap -- for which he
> received supportive grant funding in 2016; on which he has given numerous
> workshops, presentations, and trainings since its development; and through
> which he has partnered with a number of people and agencies to use
> geospatial technologies for humanitarian efforts and other applications in
> education, governmental work, and more.
>
> Through mentoring within and beyond his professional role, Stephen
> encourages the development of geospatial skills in a variety of folk, and
> has recently served as a both mentor and a teacher in cooperative programs
> in Musanze, Rwanda in addition to partnering with students at the State
> University Zanzibar and the University of Rwanda on geospatial projects.
>
> Stephen is very active in outreach efforts; the last three years have
> included workshops and presentations all over the globe on open source
> geospatial software and systems (with a notable concentration on drone
> systems/remote sensing applications) -- events include FOSS4G
> (2017,2015,2014), State of the Map Africa (2017), FOSS4G Africa (2017),
> State of the Map US (2016).
>
> Technically, Stephen brings a wide range of expertise in across GIS
> packages/protocols/libraries, remote sensing, and variety of programming
> languages/libraries and is one of the co-authors of the PostGIS Cookbook.
>
> I believe that with a combination of strong technical skills and a
> dedication to outreach/education in diverse communities, Stephen has
> brought a great deal to the OSGeo community for years, and will continue to
> do so.
>
> -Kristin Bott
>
>
>
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