A company is only as good as its team, which is why we bring together specialists from various fields, while additionally drawing on a pool of knowledge through our close cooperation with the Department of Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg.
Mag. Hubert Schöndorfer
Hubert Schöndorfer, our CEO, combines GIS industry talent with an impressive 20-year track record of company leadership. With a degree in Geography and a specialisation in GIS under his belt, Hubert is our resident 3D laser scanning whiz and takes charge of project applications and their implementation. In his “free” time, Hubert enjoys geeking out on the board of the GIS Cluster in Salzburg.
Dipl.-Geophys. Peter Zeil
A geophysicist by training, Peter’s career path has taken him to places far and wide – both literally and metaphorically speaking. Metaphorically, Peter spent his days gone by bringing space down to Earth in an endeavour that literally carried him from the edge of the Alps to Africa and back to Europe. These days, he advocates for European integration, animates data sharing principles and facilitates exchange for humanitarian action & development cooperation.
Kerstin Herzinger, MSc
A Rockstar GIS analyst by trade, Kerstin Herzinger is responsible for our humanitarian services like risk mapping and emergency management, where she quickly and efficiently provides real-time information when disasters happen. Armed with a degree in geography and GIS, Kerstin has a knack for restoring order from chaos and transforming dull datasets into actionable insights. She particularly enjoys all things remote sensing, digital image processing and data analysis related.
Currently on maternity leave.
Markus Kerschbaumer, MSc
Projectmanager and GIS Analyst
Markus Kerschbaumer is a man of many talents, including marketing and graphic design (oh, and did we mention GIS?) He holds degrees in Geography and GIS and is responsible for our projects that deal with mobile data analysis, citizen participation, climate change, and more. He is also our organisational mastermind with tabs on all operations here at Spatial Services, so he’s your go-to guy if you’d like some more information on any of our products or services.
Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Steffen Reichel
Software Engineer and GIS Expert
Steffen Reichel lives and breathes code and can turn a bunch of zeros and ones into something really cool with a mere sleight of hand. He has applied this mystical superpower in a range of settings, including developing front-end and back-end environmental sensor control software, as well as web-based decision support and communication services. He has also developed dynamic web portals using standards-based cataloguing services and dynamic web mapping applications. In other words, he’s in charge of programming and keeping the technical side of things running smoothly.
Kristýna Měchurová, MSc
GIS Analyst and projectmanager
Kristýna Měchurová studied at the famous Charles University in Prague. During her studies, she worked in a GIS department at the company which is responsible for gas transmission in the Czech republic. Her master thesis was focused on the generalization of 3D spatial data models. Czech out her current work at Spatial Services regarding human sensors and strategy for skills development and capacity building in the EO/GI field.
Ahmad Alobaidi, BSc
Ahmad Alobaidi, our international earth observation manager is responsible for our humanitarian services. He is fluent in Arabic, English with some Turkish and even German is coming ASAP! Remote sensing and data handling is his daily business which he masters in his calm and precise way. Next to his full time table he even manages to finish his applied geoinformatics study. Amazing!
Jonas Schultze-Naumburg, BSc
Jonas Schultze-Naumburg is specializee in satellite data, regardless of whether it is optical, hyperspectral or radar, he knows his stuff. Remote sensing and data processing for humanitarian purposes are his area of responsibility, which, in addition to his upcoming master’s degree, completely occupies him. His social streak, which he had already used for animals before, was expanded to include the “human” species, so to speak.
Dr. Florian Albrecht
Project Manager and GIS Analyst
Florian Albrecht studied geography and applied geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg. He has a deep understanding about GIS methods and remote sensing and develops new geoinformation from Earth observation data for users in the application fields of natural hazard management, urban planning, and aviation. In his projects, he works closely together with people from the practice to develop requirements to geoinformation and discuss the usefulness and quality of the derived digital maps.
Stamatina Tounta, BSc
Stamatina Tounta holds a bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in Geography from the Harokopio University of Athens, Greece. During her studies, she became particularly interested in Earth Observation and GIS applications, which led to her internship at the National Observatory of Athens, where she worked on an environmental study using time series of Copernicus satellite data. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on water quality monitoring in coastal environments using satellite data. Her area of responsibility is remote sensing applications for humanitarian actions.