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Dariusz Gotlib

PhD Eng., Associate Professor at Warsaw University of Technology

A cartographer and a geoinformatics specialist, an expert in GIS (Geographic Information Science). In 2001, he received his doctorate in technical sciences in the area of geodesy and cartography. In 2011, he received his habilitation degree. Since 2001, a research and teaching employee in the Cartography Research Team at Warsaw University of Technology. One of the initiators of creating the Geoinformatics major at the University. The creator of the Centre for Scientific Geospatial Analyses and Satellite Computations. Vice-dean for Science and Faculty Development (2012-2016) and Vice-dean for Development and Cooperation with the Economy (2020-2024) at the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography at Warsaw University of Technology

Professional interests: mobile cartography, navigational cartography, spatial data modeling, topographic information systems, GIS, Location-Based Services (LBS). He teaches geoinformatics and cartography.

A member of many scientific and professional organizations, i.a. the secretary to the Geoinformatics Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2010–2012), a member of the Geoinformatics Section of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2014), a member of the Polish National Committee for International Cartographic Association, a member of the board of the Association of Polish Cartographers, a member of the Committee on Geodesy of Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2016), The chairman of the Working Group "Smart networks, information-communication and geoinformation technologies" (The Polish Smart Specialization) at the Ministry of Development, v-ce Chairman of Polish Spatial Information Infrastructure Council, The chairman (2020-2021) of the Scientific Networks of Geospatial Analysis (24 universities and research institutes).

Professional experience: the author or co-author of about 20 expert studies for the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography [Główny Urząd Geodezji i Kartografii] and several others. Some of his studies have been used in many regulations regarding Geodetic and Cartographic Law and in ordinances to the Deregulation Act of 2013. From 1999 to 2003, he was the main designer of the Polish Topographic Database. He authored most of the nationwide Technical Guidelines "Polish Topographic Database" (the part - vector data)  issued in 2003 by the Surveyor General of Poland – on the basis of which the data acquisition was completed for the entire territory of Poland. Within PPWK capital group [Polskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych], he was managing the production and development of the Spatial Database System (2001–2011), which led to the development of a database for Poland used, i.a. in commercial navigation systems and Google Maps. There, he also served as the Director of GIS Technology and as the Director of the Geographic Databases Department.

The author of handbooks and monographs: author of "Methods of cartographic presentation for mobile navigation and location based systems", co-author of  “GIS - areas of application”,  „Development of the national spatial data infrastructure in Poland–harmonisation of reference databases”, "Topographic information system of the country - theoretical and methodological concepts", "Topographic database role in Spatial Information Infrastructure", “Smart cities – a spatial information in a city management” author of over 160 scientific papers, conference proceedings and presentations.

He is a member of the editorial staff of the following scientific journals: Polish Cartographical Review and Annual Navigation (the editor of the “Land Navigation” section). He is a member of the editorial board of Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics as well as a few scientific councils, program conferences, and consortia.

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