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OSGeo Charter Nomination for Martin Daly

10 Nov 2011 | mloskot

This month, OSGeo Foundation is conducting annual election of new OSGeo Charter Members.

I have nominated Martin Daly (CTO of Cadcorp) for Charter Member of the OSGeo Foundation.

Martin has long-standing experience in development of geospatial software and development, and adoption of open standards for geospatial under his belt.

Martin has used and supported numerous open source software projects. Martin led Cadcorp to offer first implementation of PostGIS by a GIS vendor, to become a GDAL/OGR Silver Sponsor, to contribute funds and time of Cadcorp development team to make the wheels of PostGIS Raster project (aka WKT Raster) spinning. Improvements in PostgreSQL are also on not-a-short list of contributions to the Free and Open Source Software projects, as is GEOS.

Martin was one of the original members of the OGC Architecture Board (OAB). He was also the main author of the OpenGIS Coordinate Transformation Services Specification as well as participated in developing several other OpenGIS specifications. Martin is one of authors of the GeoJSON Format Specification and actively participates in future development of GeoJSON.

Martin is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Source Geospatial Lab (OSGL) at the University of Nottingham Centre for Geospatial Science.

Martin also participates and leads Cadcorp involvement in the annual FOSS4G WMS Benchmark.

I believe Martin Daly’s experience and contributions make him a valuable candidate for the OSGeo Charter Member.

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