My name is Martín Fernando Ortiz. I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I work in the field of geocomputation and data analytics. I studied Geography in Buenos Aires University and I’m taking a master degree in Statistics. I’ve been working in geospatial industry for more than 9 years. Also, I’m an activist of Free Open Source Software (FOSS). I believe that FOSS is an important tool to democratize IT and develop science given that every person can access them.
My main research is about cultural consumption, accessibility in urban environments, mobility and transport.
Besides that geo geek side, I’m an amateur musician. I have been playing trombone, guitar and bass guitar for more than 20 years. I crossed the Andes ridding my bike, and I love pinhole photography.
- Date of birth28 january 1985
- NationalityArgentinian / Italian
- LanguagesSpanish, English, German
- HobbiesMusic, Football, Photography, Bikes
¿Where do I come from?
In 2003, I finished secondary school in 2003 as Electronic Technic. After that period, I was not sure about which career I should choose. I miss started Political Science, Electronics Arts, Trombone, Jewelry, etc. I traveled for 2 years in Europe and that was the key to discover the career that I love: Geography.
¿What am I doing?
Currently, I’m working in Data Cultura (the statistics area from Culture Ministry of Buenos Aires City). We produce statistics information, cartography, dashboards and differents types of visualizations.
¿Where am I going?
I’m taking some courses about Machine Learning and Front-end development. I want to merge all my GIS and Data Analytics knowledge with the field of ML and Internet of things. On the other hand, I’m working in two projects: geohack and atlasdelosestadios.com.ar.
Geohack is a place to share educational contents about the geospatial industry. In geohack you will find videos, courses and tutorials about cartographic design, spatial process, programming code and scripts and all kinds of things relate to maps. It’s under construction but I will be done as soon as possible.
The project atlas de los estadios or football world atlas is an exciting project that mix two passions: football and geography. In this project, I’m building the biggest database of football stadiums in the world. I have relieved more than 8000 of stadiums around the world. It doesn’t matter how small or famous the stadium of your club is. We want to have it and share it with the world. This project has 3 components: the geographical, the historical and the technological. We just don’t want to have the location of the stadium, we are researching histories about these places and we want to share it in an innovative platform.