Maurizio Foderà graduated “Expert Surveyor” at Faculty of Engineering – University of Florence in 1995, he is since that year the owner of “Studio di Topografia Applicata Foderà” a company working in the field of Topographic and Photogrammetric surveys, Urban and Architectonic Photgrammety, GIS, Digitalization of cartography for GIS, Geodatabase. He started very soon creating Geographic Information Systems and has made several GIS and WebGIS for public and private customers. He began as a teacher, for some years now, with training activities in GIS courses for High School and for AGIT – Italian Association of Surveyors. He is author and co-author of several articles and publications on GIS and topography and, also, creator and responsible of KARTOBLOG The blog of Italian GIS. In partnership with GISMAP, in 2012, he was in Somaliland for an activity of “Governance and Institutional Capacity Building Training ‘on GPS / GIS themes, and more recently, in September 2014, was in Jordan for a training activity” Open Source GIS for Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment ” for ministerial technicians, academics and members of NGOs of West Asia.