About Florin-Daniel Cioloboc

Enthusiastic geomatics graduate, passionate about geo-stuff, software development, statistics. Former Vice-President of the European Geography Association for students and young geographers (EGEA).

Posts by Florin-Daniel Cioloboc

Posted on April 27, 2017
GoGeomatics has reached across the Atlantic to interview one of our new geospatial contributors in Europe. Join us as we talk with Florin-Daniel Cioloboc about his experiences with the Google Summer of Code project. This is a program that students around the world can get involved in. Florin an active GoGeomatics Canada contributor and is also a former GSoC participant in the 2016 edition of the Google program. Currently his talents are being utilized as a Data Analyst at Property Shark, a subsidiary of Yardi Systems Inc. GoGeomatics: Can you tell us a little about your background and education?  Why did you decided to study...
Posted on March 24, 2017
Are you are university student who has solid programming skills, geospatial knowledge and is continuously aiming to become better at developing open source software? Then you are in for a great summer of coding. This article is about the opportunity to become a better programmer while working on some really popular open source geospatial software. Does this sound interesting? Keep reading. What is the Google Summer of Code? In short, taken from the official website “Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source...
What I want to share with you are some resources related to something called Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) where you can learn new skills, refresh your current ones or to simply satisfy your thirst for learning. Furthermore, Geomatics students should always be looking for resources where they can build up their skills and portofolio. In the past few years, the term MOOC has gone from putting courses online to a really hot topic. You might have heard of it before, or even tried one but for the sake of making a good introduction let's cover the concept first. For starters, the concept is beautifully explained in the poster below while...
Posted on December 21, 2016
Let’s take a step back and have a look at what happened this year. To be honest, it was pretty hard selection. There are way too many things happening at this point around the world. Long are the days when a handful of companies were doing most of the innovation in this sector. With this in mind, I’m reviewing of some of the most interesting things that happened in our sector. Moreover, in the hopes of making this as a tradition we are only going to cover a few things thus I ask you to comment about what were the most important innovations of this year in geomatics. Let's go over them one by one: Rise of augmented reality in...
Posted on November 16, 2016
Image source: www.tiobe.com Every now and again we hear about the importance of programming for Geographic Information Systems(GIS) professionals, that is quickly becoming a key in the evolution of one’s career. It is argued that even the ones that have a limited grasp of programming can see the benefits. This article is  addressed to a larger audience of GIS professionals who are not only already familiar with programming, but are for those interested in getting a head start or further their knowledge. Why would these be useful? Programming is used with many goals in mind, whether it is automating geoprocessing tasks or...