E002 - Interview With Topi Tjukanov on Open Source vs Commercial GIS

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
We interviewed Topi Tjukanov from Gispo Finland about the pros and cons of Free and Open Source GIS software vs commercial GIS Software

Show Notes

After our battling discussion on the first episode on the pros and cons of open source and commercial GIS softwares, we got lucky to have an honorable guest Topi Tjukanov, who shared his expertise and experience working with open source softwares and data. Topi is a geospatial data enthusiast who works with visualization and latest tricks in modern GIS. Topi also works with GISPO, a company which provides open source solutions to different problems. Host Alex and Tahmin talks with Topi on the pros and cons of Open source and enterprise softwares and what the future looks like for GIS data and science. Please let us know how we can improve and design our show to your liking. Comment, like and subscribe.

Topi’s website: https://tjukanov.org/aboutme

We also want to share around 5 or more recent interesting articles on GIS with every episode so that you and we have the idea on what kind of research is going on in the field of GIS:

Guests

Topi Tjukanov

Topi Tjukanov

I’m a geographer (M.Sc.) with a business degree (BBA) from Helsinki, Finland. I work at Gispo with all things geospatial. I’m enthusiastic about geospatial data, visualizing it and learning the latest tricks in modern GIS.

Hosts

Alex Kmoch

Alex Kmoch

Alex is a Researcher with many years of experience in geospatial data management and web- and cloud-based geoprocessing with a particular focus on land use, soils, hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality data. His interests include OGC standards and web-services for environmental and geo-scientific data sharing, modelling workflows and interactive geo-scientific visualisation. Alex is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (MSCA) at the Department of geography of the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Tahmin Sitab

Tahmin Sitab

Tahmin Sitab is a masters student at the Geoinformatics for Urbanised society programme at University of Tartu. He did his bachelors in anthropology from Bangladesh. He is interested in the intersection of sociology and geography and almost every other topic. He firmly believes that you can love both a cat and a dog.