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Karsten Vennemann

Terra GIS Ltd
GIS Consultant
Seattle, WA
Karsten Vennemann is originally from Germany and has been living with his family in Seattle since 2004. He has been working as a GIS professional for over 20 years and gathered experience in the academic and private sectors, as well as in non-profit organizations, before founding Terra GIS, a GIS Consulting firm based in Seattle, in 2007. Karsten's background is in Geography and Soil Science, and he holds a Diploma (Master of Sc.) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in addition to a Master's Degree from UC Berkeley. From an early age, he has been interested in supporting environmental efforts to preserve natural resources and to protect natural plant and animal habitats. Following this lifelong passion, Karsten has worked with GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development, and social justice. Over the course of his career, he has served as an Environmental Scientist, GIS Analyst & Programmer, and Project Coordinator, working on various tasks including GIS project management, GIS analysis, cartography, remote sensing, development of web-based information systems, and implementation of spatial databases. In recent years, his work as principal consultant of TerraGIS has allowed him to contribute to a wide variety of projects in Europe, Africa, South America, and the Pacific Northwest (US). Moreover, for many years now Karsten has increasingly been using open-source geospatial software. He teaches classes in Open Source GIS and a good portion of his work as a consultant involves creating and supporting open-source-based Web GIS solutions. Throughout the last 15 years, Karsten has been a frequent speaker at GIS conferences and an active member of the OSGeo Foundation as well as the Open Source Geospatial community.

You can find more information about Karsten and TerraGIS at www.terragis.net

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, October 18

8:30am PDT

Tuesday, October 20

10:30am PDT

Thursday, October 22

8:30am PDT