Established in the Netherlands in 2007, GeoCat offers cutting-edge customized software and services that make publishing geospatial data on the Internet easier and more efficient. Operating in the fast growing market of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) and geospatial-enabled technologies. GeoCat builds sustainable applications following the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) philosophy and open standards.
Therefore, GeoCat has provided successful consulting services and products that contributed to the development of National Spatial Data Infrastructures for The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Scotland, The European Space Agency and many others.
CEO/Owner – Chair and founder of the GeoNetwork opensource
GeoCat was founded by Jeroen Ticheler in 2007. Ticheler studied Tropical Forestry at Wageningen University specialising in GIS and Remote Sensing. Following graduation in 1997, he worked for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Rome for nine years. Ticheler held various positions for the FAO in GIS/remote sensing and established the GeoNetwork opensource project. The FAO GeoNetwork is the first implementation based on this software, releasing a large quantity of geospatial data to the public. Today GeoNetwork opensource is accepted as the definitive open source geospatial catalogue application with implementations from smaller projects to national and international level catalogs.
José García Segura
Jose is a software engineer who has worked mostly in geospatial software development, both with proprietary and open source software solutions. He started working at GeoCat in 2009, where he is involved in software development for several projects using GeoNetwork opensource and GeoCat Bridge. He is a core committer on GeoNetwork opensource. In his spare time he likes watching movies while enjoying a nice Belgium beer.
Paul van Genuchten
Paul has been a software engineer in geospatial (web) development since 1999. Some statements that describe Paul’s passion:
- A fancy technical solution fails if it lacks a good interface.
- WMC & OWSContext are new versions of the traditional printed map.
- The concepts of Linked data might be able to finally cross the geo to regular ICT boundaries.
- Why choose Free and Open Source Software? FOSS is fun and as a manager you want your coworkers to have fun in what they do! (Paul Ramsey)
- Metadata without data is a shame, data without metadata is garbage.
Antonio is a software engineer. His background is on web application development for large user base with particular attention to safety aspects and to performance. He worked with java technologies for the last 10+ years and he is still curious about the next youngster technology. He also enjoys writing stuff from scratch, but he’s absolutely not a hipster!
He also loves visualization-art and science and he is searching for ways to join his passions.
Juan Luís Rodríguez Ponce
Juan Luis is an Open Source enthusiast. He really believes that sharing our knowledge makes the world move forward. He has been working with open source technologies since he started studying at the university. In the meantime, he has been developing GIS related projects since about 2006 at work. MapServer, GeoServer, routing engines, PostGIS,… Juan Luis also contributes to OpenStreetMap, a free worldwide map everybody can edit and improve, contributing to Open Knowledge development.
Front End Developer
Michel is a software engineer since 1997. He graduated in Tropical Land and Water Management at Wageningen University and soon specialized in GIS and started programming and building in ArcView Avenue.
He quickly switched from desktop to online geospatial applications, having worked with Mapserver, GeoServer and OpenLayers. Being someone with a keen eye for graphics and layout he moved gradually to front end development. Michel always wants to make complex (geospatial) applications look simple.
When he is not working he is either traveling, hiking or reading a lot of comic books.
A grounded technologist, Jody loves the impact geospatial solutions can have for our customers and the world. Joining our team from Canada, Jody applies his enthusiasm and customer focus to GeoCat Bridge and GeoServer Enterprise offerings.
Jody graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1997 kick starting a professional career first in Business Intelligence and then GIS Systems. Jody is pleased to have helped organizations worldwide succeed with OGC Standards and open source technology.
Jody has deep roots as an open source community builder and advocate. He serves on the steering committee of the GeoServer, GeoTools and ImageN projects, and as a committer with JTS, GeoGig, uDig and more. Jody contributes to OSGeo and LocationTech foundations helping teams succeed through an open approach to software development.
When not working Jody can be found enjoying the Vancouver Island lifestyle and its many outdoor activities.
Víctor Olaya Ferrero
Victor likes to create useful tools. To him, developing software is a way to educate people. And, quite rare for a programmer, he is fond of writing documentation and technical books.
Victor has a background in forest engineering and hydrology, but when he discovered GIS he found his passion, as this adds programming to cartography, that he typifies as a blend of engineering; and he loves programming. One of his virtues is that he can provide quick solutions to problems.
Latest Blog Posts
As an open source company one of our pleasures is to participate in GeoNetwork development, releases and community sprints. Two sprints that have been organized for the end of 2019 had GeoCat staff participating. They do so on behalf of our customers and our catalog...
GeoCat has developed a plug-in for GeoNetwork to extend data catalogs with a GDPR data registry. RIVM initiated the development of this open source tool. The plug-in is an example of how organisations can benefit from the knowledge and experience of the geo-community...
GeoCat was present at the OGC API hackathon in London. The event inspired our software developer Paul van Genuchten to step back and look at the latest developments. Do the standards meet the day-to-day needs of GIS professionals? And how can existing providers of...