Fri, 2015-06-12 22:34

Extreme Mapping

Tamar Cohen
NASA Ames Research Center

With a background in software engineering and fine art, Tamar Cohen works with NASA Ames’ Intelligent Robotics group to bridge the gap between robots and humans. She designs and implements software to provide situational awareness for remote robotic operation. She is a developer of xGDS (Exploration Ground Data Systems) software, helping scientists plan, monitor and explore field data on a map.



The US National Spatial Data Infrastructure: Where do we go from here?

Jerry Johnston
U.S. Department of the Interior


Jerry Johnston is director of the Information and Technology Management Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI).

In this role, he leads an organization that is charged with designing, implementing, and managing technology solutions in support of business and mission activities across the department. This includes leadership of technology innovation and cloud computing, geospatial technology, enterprise data management and open data programs, and records and information management. Jerry is the former vice chair of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee.

Mapping Community

Michael Tiemann
Red Hat

Michael Tiemann is a true open source software pioneer. He made his first major open source contribution nearly 30 years ago by writing the GNU C++ compiler and debugger. He was a co-founder of Cygnus Solutions, and became Red Hat's CTO when it acquired Cygnus. He is currently Red Hat's VP of Open Source Affairs.


Michael is a past president of the Open Source Initiative, supports the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and remains active in the Creative Commons community.