Marco Minghini carried out his studies at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), where he obtained a BSc in 2008 and a MSc in 2010, both with honors, in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering with a specialization in Geomatics. In 2014 he completed his PhD in Environmental and Infrastructures Engineering with a thesis on the use of open source software, including mobile data collection and virtual globes for Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science applications. From 2014 to 2018 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the GIS Team of GEOlab at Politecnico di Milano, studying Web geovisualization, Land Cover mapping, VGI (especially OpenStreetMap) and Citizen Science. Since August 2018 he works as Project Officer at the European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy. He is an advocate of open source software, open data and open education. He became an OSM mapper (mingo23) in 2014 and since 2015 he is a proud volunteer for HOT. He is currently Charter Member of OSGeo, Secretary of ISPRS WG IV/4 "Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping (C³M)" and former Mentor of the PoliMappers chapter of YouthMappers. His OSM wiki profile lists all its contributions related to OSM.
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