I'm an independent geospatial software developer based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I enjoy helping companies and organisations to present their geographic information on a map and manage it in an efficient way.
I enjoy working both with technology as well as with people. My ideal working environment is transparent, non-hierarchical, cooperative and internationally oriented. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the fields of environmental sciences and sustainable development. I strongly prefer working with open source (GIS) software and open standards.
I am pragmatic, have eye for detail and strong analytical insight, but I also look at the big picture. I believe that technology should in the end be applicable and serve all people who work with it.
I have good writing skills, I'm a good listener and I communicate in a friendly and calm way. I enjoy making technology understandable to the people who work with it. Finally I'm always looking for ways to develop myself professionally and personally.
I can help you develop your geospatial (web) applications. I can work with various programming languages and tools on both client and server. I strive for simple and efficiently designed software that is easy to work with.
I can help you design your application or geographical data management process. I enjoy thinking about the usability of applications, finding efficient ways of working and interacting with users and stakeholders.
I can help you make technology understandable to users and stakeholders using my good writing and communication skills. I am proficient in both Dutch and English.
HTML 5, CSS3 - the building blocks of modern web development
C#, ASP.NET - platform and programming language for creating web applications by Microsoft
PHP - the web's most popular programming language
MySQL - the web's most popular database
PostgreSQL/PostGIS - the reliable open source (spatial) database
Mapserver - open source web map server
OpenStreetMap & tools - community edited world map and tools
ArcGIS online - ESRI's toolkit for building online GIS applications
GeoServer - the standards compliant geospatial data server
OGC and metadata standards - standards for exchanging geographical (meta)data
Git, Github, Subversion - version control systems
SCRUM - software development process, the agile way
A selection of projects I've worked on:
I have installed and configured a server for Organic Vectory with all OpenStreetMap data of The Netherlands (Ubuntu Server, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Ruby on Rails).
At CSO Environmental Consultants I have worked on the development of their web based soil information system Nazca. Some aspects I have worked on are developing a new data model (Oracle Spatial), creating a module for importing and exporting XML file in the SIKB standard format (ASP.NET/C#, NHibernate, XSLT), and developing the GIS viewer (Flash/ActionScript).
Want to get in touch? Don't hesitate to contact me. I'd be happy to hear from you!
+31 6 455 445 16
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KvK Midden-Nederland 55223931