A former archaeologist, Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Bird’s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards ecological conservation. His other focus areas are public health and education. He is an avid open source GIS proponent, recently authoring Mastering QGIS for Packt Publishing and Discover QGIS via Locate Press. In 2015 he became an OsGeo Charter Member.