Robert Coup

Biography

Co-founder and head of technology for Koordinates who power the LINZ Data Service and other open data portals. Kart project lead, GDAL committer, and former contributor to Mapnik, GeoDjango and a number of other OSS projects & specifications over the years. A long-time user of PostGIS, GDAL, GEOS, OpenLayers, PyCSW, and others. Mentored & coordinated Google Summer of Code projects for several years for the GDAL & Mapnik. Heavily involved in the open data space in New Zealand, and have worked on NZ data imports and improvements into OpenStreetMap. I have attended and spoke at several FOSS4G and OSM StateOfTheMap conferences, and was on the organising team for the Linux.conf.au 2010 conference in Wellington. Formerly of Auckland, New Zealand.

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