Joe Burkinshaw
Geospatial Specialist & Developer


About Me

I'm a geospatial developer at Sparkgeo. I have also worked as a geospatial consultant at Forte Consulting, a GIS Developer at WSP Group, a multidisciplinary engineering company in the UK. I've also had a few stints as an outdoor instructor and educator.

More recently I worked on the design, development and data management of the Victoria Recycling Maps project, with Bruce Mackenzie.

I love the outdoors and spend my time exploring my surroundings by foot, mountain bike, skis and kayak. I like to map the places I've spent time getting to know by editing OpenStreetMap. Occasionally I map places in need of humanitarian relief that I have not visited.

I'm a firm believer in open data and open source software. I try to contribute and utilize it when I can. I stopped using Windows at home in 2010 in favour of Ubuntu and I've since made the leap over to Linux at work too.

My knowledge spans areas from geospatial web development, to data wrangling, spatial/relational databases and more "traditional" GIS, like map making and spatial analysis.

I have a Master of Science (MSc) degree, with distinction, in GIS and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Geology and Physical Geography from the University of Edinburgh.

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