Something about me

Thanks for stopping by. I'm Christian Kuntzsch, geo geek and data enthusiast, with a special interest in visualizations of all kind.

Presentation for my Masters thesis[1]

I'm a graduate with a Masters degree in Geographic Information and Visualization of Potsdam University. Currently I also reside in the city of Potsdam, home to beautiful castles, parks and the Babelsberg movie production site.

I'm specialized in working with geographic data. A typical workflow is split into gathering, processing, analysing and visualizing data, and every step is equally important to me. Designing a map or creating a graph involves a lot of preparation, but the result stands out for conveying a lot of information in a single picture or interactive application.

I heavily rely on Open Source software and Open Data. They play a big part in my everyday work and I try to use FOSS as much as possible. For the most part I gain knowledge from adapting and trying other people's code, and in conclusion I'd like to give something back.

Presentation at Maptime Berlin

Some of the projects I have worked on involve the usage of OpenStreetMap data, the IMDb database, GTFS data of Berlin/Brandenburg and Twitter data.

Currently I'm a teacher at Potsdam University, giving lectures in GIS, remote sensing and spatial analyses. I'm an enthusiastic cyclist and hobby photographer.

If you'd like to contact me, feel free to send me a mail via the contact button at the top of the page. I also appreciate signed and encrypted mails. Here's my public key.

  1. "'Free software' is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer'." - Richard Stallmann, founder of the GNU open source project. ↩︎