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Dr. Joan Masó (m) is a Principal investigator of CREAF leading specialized group on geospatial interoperability, GIS, remote sensing. (PhD in Geography, MSc in Physics, and a MSc in Electronic Engineering all in the UAB). Since 1995 he is a researcher at CREAF and GIS developer. Co-creator of the MiraMon compressed map in 1997 that has evolved into a distribution and preservation format. Teacher in a RS and GIS master in the UAB. Creator of Remote Sensing imagery visualization and download software for web data portals (the MiraMon Map Reader). Expert in JPEG2000 format.

He is an active member of the TC of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) since 2003 (editor OGC 07- 057r7 WMTS standard among others and chair of the Iberian and Latin American Forum; ILAF). Spanish representative in the TC 211 and editor of the ISO 19165 Preservation of geospatial data and metadata. OGC Gardels gold medal in 2019. Coordinator of GeoViQua FP7 project (research project about visualization of quality information in GEOSS) and H2020 ConnectinGeo. Participant in H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL, H2020 GroundTruth 2.0, H2020 WeObserve H2020 ERA-PLANET, H2020 E-Shape, H2020 BestMap, H2020 COS4Cloud (INTRAEOSC project), ESA-IHE Phenotandem as well as some other national and local projects related both with remote sensing and geospatial standards and applications.

Member of the H2020 Landsense and GEOCradle scientific advisory board. Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) former division president in the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Chair of the OGC API Common, OGC API Tiles y OGC API Maps working groups and member of the OGC Architecture Board. Co-chair of the Citizens Science GEOSS working group. Senior member of IEEE and member of the International Society of Digital Earth (ISDE) council. Chair of the Community of Practice in Interoperability for Citizen Science.

Published books:


Digital Cartography, Web Technologies

Geoservices, Standards

MiraMon, Map Services, Standards