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International Platform for the Data Harmonisation Community

Recent blog posts:
GeoServer App-Schema Integration: HALE 2.9.4 is out
Spatialite and INSPIRE 4.0: HALE 2.9.3 released
wetransform, lat/lon and geosparc receive INSPIRE Conference Excellence Award

Management Board

The management board is elected by the members of the data harmonisation panel. The current members of the management board of the data harmonisation panel are:

Joachim Rix (Chairman of the Management Board)

Joachim Rix Joachim Rix was coordinator of the HUMBOLDT project with its 29 European partners and is now responsible for the two European projects urbanAPI and Plan4Business.

He works at Fraunhofer IGD in the Spatial Information Management group and is involved in related topics of geo-data harmonisation and ESDI development since 2006. He works in applied research for more than 25 years in different positions and has strong experiences in project management of publicly funded and industrial projects. He was strongly involved and in leading positions in different national and international standardisation bodies.

Joachim Rix
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
Spatial Information Management
Fraunhoferstraße 5
64283 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 6151 155 420
Fax: +49 6151 155 444
E-mail: joachim.rix@igd.fraunhofer.de

Giorgio Saio

Giorgio Saio

Giorgio Saio Graduated in Computer Science Engineering, Co-ordinator and legal representative of the GISIG Association, in particular in charge for the networking activities and the promotion of new initiatives. He is also in charge for the GISIG activities within the projects co-ordinated or participated as partner by the Association, within various European Programmes (e.g. ICT PSP, FP7, IST, EESD, GMES, Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci). As representative of the Association, he participates in various GI European and International Panels.

Giorgio Saio
Geographical Information Systems International Group (GISIG)
Via Piacenza 54
16138 Genova
Phone: +39 010 8355588
Fax: +39 010 8357190
E-Mail: g.saio@gisig.it

Thorsten Reitz

Thorsten Reitz

M.Sc. Thorsten Reitz is responsible for managing the community site as well as coordinating the development and maintenance of the HUMBOLDT tools and services.

He is employed by the Esri R&D Center Zurich as a Senior Product Engineer since July 2012. Before that, he was department head for the Spatial Information Management group at Fraunhofer IGD. Here, Thorsten had been working on projects related to geo- and metadata harmonisation since 2004. Most notably, he has been part of the executive board in the HUMBOLDT project and responsible for the software architecture definition.

In addition to this central role in a large-scale integrated project, he contributed as work package or task leader to several additional research projects, such as eSDI-Net+ and NatureSDIplus. Roles in on-going projects included the scientific management of urbanAPI and Plan4Business as well as contributions to the projects TELEIOS and GeoViQUA. His research agenda concentrates on methods to identify and mitigate semantic and structural mismatches in the harmonisation of geodata.

Thorsten Reitz
Esri R&D Center – Zurich
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Phone: +41 76 720 33 03
E-mail: thorsten.reitz@dhpanel.eu