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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 Systems). 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 Department of Cartography at Warsaw University of Technology. The creator of the first Mobile Cartography Laboratory and Research Team. From 2012 to 2016, the Associate Dean for Science and Development at the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw University of Technology. One of the initiators of creating the Geoinformatics major at the University.

Professional interests: mobile cartography, navigational cartography (including aerial cartography), spatial data modeling, topographic information systems, GIS, 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 Learning (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).

Extra-academic 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 [Topograficzna Baza Danych]. He authored most of the nationwide Technical Guidelines 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.

He has been part of the editorial staff of the following scientific journals: Polish Cartographical Review [Polski Przegląd Kartograficzny] 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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