Stéphane Henriod, from Geneva, is a Geographical Information System (GIS) Specialist. After his studies (M.A. in Human Geography and Postgraduate Diploma in GIS) and his first professional experiences in Geneva, he has been working 2.5 years in Central Asia, more specifically in Tajikistan and in Afghanistan. The many projects to which he took part all involved using GIS and / or developing spatial data infrastructure in various fields such as tourism, agriculture, disaster risk management or forestry management. He has been living since May 2012 in Neuchâtel, where he works for the Swiss Federal Office for Statistics. He is currently finishing a distance-learning M.Sc. in GIS at Lund University (Sweden). He is also fond of travelling and mountain activities.
Stéphane has been moderately active on OSM since 2011. He has mainly been collaborating with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap on very poorly mapped areas: Refugee camps in East Africa, Indonesia (Padang, Lombok). He is also planning the coordination of the cartography for mountaineous areas of South-Eastern Tajikistan, and mainly the town of Khorog, using high-resolution satellite imagery. In parallel, he has recently initiated the harmonisation of natural disaster risk mapping on OSM.