Markus main interests are remote sensing for environmental risk assessment and Free Software GIS development. He is author/co-author of two books on the Open Source Geographical Information System GRASS and various papers on applications in GIS. He is a founding-member of GRASS Anwender-Vereinigung e.V. and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo.org).
Markus will talk about the GRASS GIS 8 new functionality and improvements: how it integrates with current Big Data trends and which functionality helps specifically with processing EO data and spatiotemporal arrays.