Dr. Joana Simoes

Dr. Joana Simoes
DevRel at Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

About Me

Joana is a software engineer with more than fifteen years experience and a strong expertise in the field of geospatial tech and analytics. After acquiring a PhD in Geographic Information Systems, at the University College of London (2007), her drive to solve real-world problems has led her to SMEs, an international organization, a research foundation and a start-up.
Joana has been very much involved in the Free and Open Source Software community, in particular in what concerns geospatial technologies, standards and data. This has led her to become a charter member of the Open Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) in 2017, and the vice-president of the Portuguese chapter of OSGeo. During 2017 she also took a leading role at the board of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI), as a board director of the Industry Advisory Council.
Joana is the founder of EarthPulse, a SME in the field of data engineering and geospatial analytics. She is also a reviewer for the European Commission, and has been involved in education, teaching the next generation of full-stack developers and data analysts.


Spatial Analytics, SQL and NoSQL databases, Data Mining, Software Engineering, GIS, Big Data, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing.
  • Tasks: Design and implementation of data driven projects, analytical models and visualizations, Pre-processing of large and heterogeneous datasets, Identification of Insights and most valuable outputs.
  • Tools: Hadoop, Hive, Pig, R, H2O, MongoDB, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana, CartoDB, QGIS, MapServer, GeoServer, WEKA, ELKI, Nasa Worldwind
  • Programming Languages: C++, Python, Java, C#, JavaScript

OSGeo Thailand Chapter

OSGeo in Thailand aim to promote, distribute and develop free open source program for Geoinformatics in order to create the use for country development in many ways
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