Maurits van der Vlugt

Maurits van der Vlugt

Maurits is recognised as one of Australia’s leading authorities in Location Information Management, Business Strategy Development and Project Execution.

Maurits has a long career in consulting government and the private sector on delivering strategic location-intelligence solutions, along with the enabling technology frameworks, business cases and implementation planning. Having worked for over 25 years in the geospatial information industry in Europe, the USA and Australia, he has developed an extensive international network.

His areas of interest and expertise extend into Location Based Services, Emergency Management, Open Data and Social Media.Signature clients include the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, BHP Billiton-Iron Ore, the WA Water Corporation, the federal Department of Communications, Bureau of Meteorology, Insurance Australia Group, and Land Information New Zealand.

Maurits assumes an active leadership role in the Spatial Information Industry as a director and deputy-chair on the board of the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA), and vice-chair of the OGC’s Australia-New Zealand Forum. He also volunteers his time to not-for-profit initiatives such as GeoNext and GeoRabble.

He has delivered numerous conference and business presentations, and published many journal and magazine articles. Maurits has authored numerous articles and award-winning presentations, taught “Customising GIS for the Web” at the University of Redlands (USA) and held“Ignite” talks in Australia and the USA.

Key skills include

  • Deep working knowledge of geographic information technology, Spatial Data Infrastructures, neo-geography, social media, and emergency management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, translating Jargon into English and vv.
  • Working with and leading multi-disciplinary (and multi-language) teams
  • Proven track record in commercial and business management
  • Thorough understanding of distributed, standards-based, spatial information systems
  • End-to-end project management and delivery
  • Fluent in English, Dutch and German


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