Bert Spaan - CV

Contact Information

B.J. Spaan (Bert)
Date of birth
July 13, 1982 (Amsterdam)

Work Experience

The New York Public Library, New York City

NYPL Labs, NYPL Digital

2015 – 2017

Waag Society, Amsterdam

Software Engineer

2012 – 2015

Geodan, Amsterdam

Developer in User Experience Design Team

2010 – 2012
  • Maintenance of large geospatial databases on Linux servers
  • Design and development of Google Maps-like web mapping systems with open-source software:

    Java, Hibernate, Spring, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, GeoServer

  • Development and design of the BAG Viewer, online viewer for Dutch cadastral data

SkyDreams, Utrecht

Software developer

2008 – 2010
  • Front-end web development with PHP/Zend, JavaScript/JQuery
  • Statistical analytics and visualization with Python, PHP and MySQL
  • Database management and analysis

TomTom, Amsterdam

Map Development Team

2007 – 2008
  • Internship — research project on road data simplification, patented by TomTom as PCT/EP2008/004558
  • Full time employment, implementing research results


University of Wisconsin–Madison

Department of Geography

  • Courses

    Cartography, interactive & web-based maps, interaction design, data visualization

  • Interactive map project in collaboration with the U.S. National Park Service

    Winner of the 2008 Student Web Mapping Competition of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)

Utrecht University

Department of Information and Computing Sciences

2005 – 2008

Eindhoven University of Technology

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

2000 – 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Courses

    Mathematics, computer programming, user interfaces, databases, computer networks, algorithm design, software engineering, statistics

Department of Architecture

2003 – 2004
  • One year of various courses