Team

Thomas Bartoschek

phd student,
research associate

bartoschek [at] wwu [dot] de
website


2001 – 2007: Diploma (MSc) in Geoinformatics from Institute for Geoinformatics (University of Münster)

In 2006 I initiated the GI@School program and since then I put a lot of effort into making GI Science more visible in secondary schools and the general public.

Thomas Bartoschek
The GeospatialLearning@PrimarySchool project is my first experience in primary schools, but the only right conclusion. As part of my phd thesis I am taking care of the spatial learning tests and trying to manage this project.

Henning Bredel

diploma student,
research assistent

bredel [at] 52north [dot] org
website
I started my study in 2004 after finishing my apprenticeship as a surveyor. Until 2008, I was deployed as student assistent at the Institute for Geoinformatics (IfGI), implementing and supporting the Sensor Planning Service. Subsequently and up to now, I work for 52°North, Open Source Software GmbH, still being a member of the Sensor Web working group of the IfGI.
Henning Bredel


During my time at 52°North, I am (and was) involved in OGC programmes like OWS-5,6,7. Currently, I’m the code manager of several software projects like SPS, VOD, ArcGIS SOS Adapter and of course the OLPC Geo activity.

In my diploma thesis I investigate if the XO laptop is capable providing a learning platform for children to improve their spatial intelligence. For this, I developed the Geo activity.

Martina Forster

GIS specialist
m.forster [at] esri [dot] de
2001 – 2007: MSc University of Zurich. 2007 – 2009: set up and implementation of the “ArcGIS in Secondary Schools” project at the National University of Rwanda for the Ministry of Education and with support from ESRI. 2009 – now: Sales ESRI Germany/Switzerland. My motivation: fostering GIS in education, addressing technological challenges and giving wide access to geoinformation and -technology.
Martina Forster

Peter Konopatzky

student research assistant
konopatzky [at] wwu [dot] de
Since 2005 I am a student of geoinformatics at ifgi. After being a student teaching assistent (introduction to geoinformatics, digital cartography) for about three years I joined the GeospatialLearning@PrimarySchool project in September 2009. Besides taking care of this blog and doing general implementation work I am in charge of poster design and similar stuff.
Peter Konopatzky

Albert Remke


Albert Remke

Philippe Rieffel

student at ifgi, Münster
p.rieffel [at] gmx [dot] de
website
After finishing my B.Sc. degree in applied Geography at RWTH Aachen University I started my M.Sc. Geoinformatics studies in April 2010 at the WWU Muenster. My main tasks within the GL@PS project are the development of an implementation frame and the integration of the XO-laptops into a GIS environment (Desktop/Web) as well as in a school environment. Furthermore, I am writing my Master´s Thesis as well in the context of this project. More about the thesis in the blog
Philippe Rieffel

Johannes Schlüter

student at ifgi, Münster
j_schl19 [at] wwu [dot] de
Since 2006 I study geoinformatics at the ifgi in Münster. In December 2009 I joined the GeospatialLearning@PrimarySchool project to write my Bsc thesis about the usability aspects of the XO-Laptop. Topic of the thesis is „Usability of Geospatial Learning Applications for the XO-Laptop“.
Johannes Schlüter