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OpenGeoHub – an independent research foundation

About us

OpenGeoHub is a not-for-profit independent research foundation with headquarters in Wageningen, the Netherlands ("Stichting OpenGeoHub").

KvK number: 71844570
IBAN: NL18 INGB 0006 9889 34
WAT ID: NL858871683B01

CRKBO logo

OpenGeoHub is a registered education institution under the Dutch Centraal Register Kort Beroeps Onderwijs (CRKBO). OpenGeoHub is also official member of:

  1. OSGeo Geo4all labs,

  2. GEOSS,

Our missions

Promote best practices

Our aim is to create and maintain a community that identifies, promotes and adopts best practices for the analysis of spatial and temporal data and the distribution and use of spatial data products. We believe that the key measure of quality of research in all sciences (and especially in geographical information sciences) is in transparency and reproducibility of the computer code used to generate results.

Promote Open Data

We promote and actively support the production, sharing and use of Open GeoData (based on the Open Knowledge Foundation licenses). We provide platforms, tools, standards and training to encourage and support Open Geodata and reproducible research shared using open web services and open standards. 

Provide training and networking

We help researchers grow by connecting them with peer networks, helping them improve their programming skills, and helping them to make their research more open and reproducible. We aim especially to encourage and empower under-represented researchers (e.g. those from ODA recipient countries and female researchers).

Serve decision makers

We aim to provide all users (governmental and non-governmental organizations, private sector companies and the general public) with easily accessible and trustworthy Open Geographical Environmental Data, fully documented, peer reviewed and reproducible. Transparency and reproducibility increase trust in information so that it is eventually also the fastest path to optimal decision making.

OpenGeoHub Management Board

Research and support staff

OpenGeoHub Staff

Project Coordinator


Geospatial researcher

After taking part in the Future Planet Studies bachelor program at the University of Amsterdam Chris has worked with various levels of government a

Communication and Multimedia officer

Valentina’s interests range from conservation ecology to science communication.

PhD candidate & research assistant

Carmelo has a background in forestry science, with a specialization in forest resources monitoring and management through geospatial data science a

PhD candidate & research assistant

    Martijn has a background in spatial analysis and machine learning, with emph

    Post-doctoral researcher

    Leandro obtained his doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences in 2019 and has a background in computer science and business administration.

    Research assistant

    Kris is fascinated by environmental and social changes and is driven to play an active role towards a regenerative society in any way he


    OpenGeoHub Scientific Committee