Bert Spaan

Bert Spaan is a software developer and GIS specialist, who worked mainly on open data related projects.

Bert studied computer science at Eindhoven University of Technology and Utrecht University where he specialized in computational geometry and data science, and studied cartography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bert graduated on research done at the map development team at TomTom, Amsterdam.

Bert's interactive map of all buildings in The Netherlands gained international coverage in 2013. Bert also organizes Maptime Amsterdam.

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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Last November, Waag Society's Maptime chapter started with an introduction meeting on digital mapmaking - six months and six meetups later, we've covered a wide range of subjects!

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Friday 27 February 2015

Maptime Amsterdam #4 was themed Geopolitics & Borders - and again, a great variety of people attended.

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Tuesday 23 December 2014

There are two ways to make a map: with data, algorithms and a computer, or by hand, with paper and a pencil. During the second edition of Maptime Amsterdam, we did both!

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