Paolo Corti


Paolo is an environmental engineer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . He has 20 years of experience in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) field: after working with proprietary solutions for some years, he proudly switched to open source technologies and Python since more than a decade. Currently he is a Geospatial Engineer Fellow at the Center for Geographic Analysis of the University of Harvard ( and in the past he worked as a software architect, developer and analyst for organizations such as UN World Food Programme, EU Joint Research Centre, World Bank and the Italian Government. He is an OSGeo Charter member, a core committer for the GeoNode project, and member of the pyCSW and GeoNode Project Steering Committees. He is co-author of the PostGIS Cookbook, and writes a blog on open source geospatial technologies at

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