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Joan Masó Pau

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Researcher at CREAF

Full Biography

Since 1995, Joan Masó Pau has been a researcher at CREAF and GIS developer. He is a co-creator of the MiraMon compressed map and the MiraMon Map Reader idea in 1997; the first MiraMon technology for Internet distribution, as well as the creator of Remote Sensing imagery visualization and download web data portals. He teaches courses in a RS and GIS master in the UAB and is considered an 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, OGC 13-082r2 simple profile, OGC 12-108 GMLCOV for JPEG2000 and 08-085r2 GMLJP2 v2 standards), in OGC Testbeds (OWS6, OWS7, OWS8, OWS10, Testbed11 and Testbed 12 resulting in several Public Enginering Reports such as OGC 15-053 JSON and GeoJSON), and chair of the Iberian and Latin American Forum and member of the OAB for 1 year. I am Spanish representative in the ISO19115-1 and ISO 19157 and editor of ISO19165 Data and Metadata preservation standard candidate.

He has coordinated the GeoViQua FP7 project (Visualization of quality information in GEOSS) and is coordinating H2020 ConnectinGEO and H2020 WaterInnEU and participated in H2020 ECOPotential and the H2020 ERAPlanet as well as some other national (e.g. Fenodato) and local projects related both with remote sensing and geospatial standards and applications. Earth and Space Science Informatics division president in the European Geosciences Union.

He is a member of the GEOProgram Board, GEO Standards and Interoperability Forum, and GD-06 in-situ coordination GEO Tasks. GEO Spain users forum Chair.


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