Resume · Jorge Sanz

Published on 2023-01-05


  • Location: València, Spain
  • e-mail: hello [at] jorgesanz [dot] net


«To help building a bridge between computer science and geospatial, understanding both worlds and working to get the best of them to create great products.»


  • 2001-2004 Cartography and Geodesy engineering, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)
  • 1997-2001 Surveying engineering, UPV


All things geospatial data, cartography, software engineering and sailing, but maybe showing some of the books on my library may serve :-)

Library: maps and sailing

Library: cartography

Library: computer science

Work Experience

2019-present Data Engineer at Elastic

  • Data engineering for the Kibana Maps team

2015-2019 Solutions Engineer at CARTO

  • Support Team Manager (since 2016)
  • Pre-sales engineer
  • Developing proofs of concepts, testing integrations, etc.
  • Talks and trainings at all kinds of events about CARTO technologies, Open Data, etc
  • Support and training to partners and enterprise customer

2006-2015 Geospatial consultant at Prodevelop

  • Developer/analyst of web projects: server side components (mainly in Java), OGC and tile servers, front-end development
  • Responsible on the deployment of several GIS projects since 2008
  • Lecturer on FOSS4G technologies
  • 2009-2011 responsible of company social media channels
  • 2008-2009 developer of the company website
  • 2006-2008 developer/analyst of gvSIG ArcIMS, Oracle and Normalization extensions

2008-2012 gvSIG project

  • Technical collaborations manager
  • Coordinator of the gvSIG Technical Steering Committee
  • Member of gvSIG Technical Steering Committee
  • Co-admin of gvSIG social media channels
  • Maintainer of the gvSIG blog, outreach portal and blog aggregator planet

2004-2006 Researcher and lecturer at UPV

  • Researcher on a funded project to study local administration GIS needs
  • Lecturer on UMN MapServer
  • Author of a published MapServer book (in Spanish)

Volunteer experience


  • Member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation since 2016
  • Member of the project since 2007
  • More active on advocating (talks, workshops) and HOT promotion

OSGeo Foundation

  • Charter Member since 2008
  • Member of the board of Directors from 2013 to 2015
  • Since 2012 co-admin of the OSGeo planet and the mailing list server and Nabble archive
  • gvSIG package maintainer (until 2014) and Spanish Language coordination team member for the OSGeo Live project
  • Member of the Incubation Committee from 2008 to 2012
  • Translator into Spanish of the Website in 2007

OSGeo Spanish Language Local Chapter (OSGeo-ES)

  • Member of the initial group that founded the Local Chapter
  • Member of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012

Geoinquietos Valencia

  • Member of the team that coordinates the activities of the group, workshops and talks mainly


  • President of the Spanish Association for Geographical Information Systems between 2016 and 2019

Other volunteering

  • I was part of the Drupal local group in Valencia (DrupalVal, in Spanish)
  • I’ve volunteered in environmental projects to fight against forest fires.
  • I’ve helped on marine research about cetaceans on summer camps.
  • More recently I’ve joined Cibervoluntarios to do trainings on basic Internet skills to seniors and young people.


  • I do have a driver license and a coastal sailing skipper license (even I can’t call myself a skipper yet) but I don’t own a car nor a boat :-)