Kurt Menke, Advisor

A former archaeologist, Kurt Menke is a certified GIS professional (GISP) based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a master’s degree in geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000.

That same year he founded Bird’s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards solving the world’s mounting ecological, economic and social issues. His main areas of focus are public health, conservation and education.

Menke has a broad skill set. He is a spatial analyst, cartographer, web map developer, trainer/teacher and author. He is an open source GIS authority, recently co-authoring Mastering QGIS for Packt Publishing and authoring Discover QGIS through Locate Press.

He became an OsGeo Charter Member in 2015. He is an experienced FOSS4G educator and is a co-author of the GeoAcademy. He was awarded the Global Educator of the Year Team Award by GeoForAll as part of the GeoAcademy team in 2015.