Geomatics World Authors

Below is a list of author biographies that have contributed to Geomatics World. Clicking into their profile will list all the articles they have written. As the occupations of the authors may change in time, they are requested to send updates of their details if needed.

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Peyami Ba┼čkaraca

Peyami Baskaraca is general manager of the BIMTAS company of Istanbul Greater Municipality (IBB) and highly experienced in 3D city modelling project management. (read more)

Phil Payne

After 25 years’ service in the Royal Navy (RN), predominantly as a hydrographic survey manager, Phil Payne has spent the last 3 years in various roles at the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Currently the survey delivery manager, he both conducts and sub-contracts hydrog... (read more)

Richard Gauchwin

Richard Gauchwin is Business Area Manager for Mapping and GIS at KOREC Group. He specialises in helping customers turn ideas into workable system solutions. (read more)

Richard Groom

Richard Groom is the Technical Editor of Geomatics World and works for the Environment Agency. (read more)

Robert Lautenschlager

Robert Lautenschlager is a solutions engineer and UAV pilot at Aibotix. He has several years of experience in the aerial surveying of demanding sites and is involved in the development of Aibotix’s UAV technology and workflows. Alongside his job, he is currently studyi... (read more)

Robert Mankowski

Robert Mankowski leads Bentley’s digital cities organization, which provides infrastructure engineering digital twin software and services to help cities with going digital, enabling more efficient city and regional operations for more connected and resilient infrastru... (read more)

Simon Chester

Simon Chester is the Communication Coordinator at the Open Geospatial Consortium. He holds a BSc in Resource and Environmental Management, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication. (read more)

Simon Kettle

Simon Kettle is an independent consultant who set up Geospatial Geoscience Ltd. He provides consultancy, training and technical services concerning the application of geoscience data and geospatial analysis to the Oil & Gas and Maritime Industries. Simon has over 10... (read more)

Simon Navin

Simon Navin MRICS MCInstCES is project lead within Smart Practice at Ordnance Survey. He currently is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of OS’s Smart/IoT sector projects including the UK’s key Internet of Things demonstrator project, CityV... (read more)

Wim van Wegen

Wim van Wegen is content manager of GIM International and Geo4Construction. In his role, he is responsible for the print and online publications of one of the world’s leading geomatics trade media brands. He is also a contributor of columns and feature articles, and of... (read more)
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