CV Yvo Weidmann

Name Yvo Weidmann
Date of Birth July 18, 1973
Nationality Swiss
Civil Status Single
Current Position Software and Geomatic Engineer
Key Qualifications GIS-Analysis, Software Development, Database Design
Country Experience India, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Kirghistan, USA
2005 – 2007 Master of Advanced Studies, Software Engineering
Engineering and Information Technology, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland
2001 – 2004 BSc in Engineering, degree course in Geomatics
Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Applied Science of Basel, Muttenz, Switzerland
1999 University of Indiana, USA, Summer school “Human Impact and Global Change”, focus on GIS and remote sensing
1989 – 1992 ETH Zurich, Apprenticeship as laboratory assistant with special academic courses for a baccalaureate diploma
Professional Career
since 2012 ETH - Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology, Zurich, Switzerland
Head of Photogrammetry and Geoinformation
since 2009 Independent GIS Consultant, Dushanbe / Zurich, Tajikistan / Switzerland
2006 - 2009 WaterGisWeb Ltd., Bern, Switzerland
Software Engineer and Project Leader
2005 MFB-GeoConsulting, Messen, Switzerland
Geomatic Engineer
2000 – 2001 Dr. H. Jäckli Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
GIS Project Supervision
1998 – 1999 Sociedad para el estudio de los recursos bioticos de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexiko
GIS Project Supervision
1992 – 1998 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Dübendorf, Switzerland
Technical staff at the Department of Environmental Physics
2002 German Mining Museum; Bochum, Germany
3D modeling and digital cartography of historic mines.
1999 Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC), University Indiana; Bloomington, USA
GIS based vegetation modeling and shade correction of Landsat satellite images.
1999 Center for Conservation Biology (CCB), University Stanford; Stanford, USA
Evaluation of physical landscape parameters based on digital terrain models and satellite imagery for UNESCO biosphere reserve Los Chimalapas, Mexico.
2008 Swiss Mountain Water Award for the project of the WaterGisWeb AG Area-wide GIS based identification of potential sites of small hydro power plants
2005 Swiss Engineering Award for outstanding final degree in Geomatic Engineering
Groups and Associations
- Swiss Society of Cartography (SGK)
- Professional Group for Geomatics of the Swiss Engineering (STV)
- ESRI User Forum Switzerland
- QGIS User Group Switzerland
- Swiss National Speleological Society (SGH)

Reference Projects

2013 ongoing ETH - Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology, Zurich, Switzerland
Design and establishing of geodatabase for Swiss glacier monitoring network; Merging of Geoinformation Systems (GIS) and Photogrammetry; Homogenization of base data collections; Buildup of digital aerial photograph archive.
2013 Gesellschaft Internationaler Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bishkek, Kirgizstan
Feasibility study for cross-country natural hazard mapping between Tajikistan and Kirgizstan (Fergana Valley). Capacity survey and requirement analysis and Bishkek and Osh. Analysis and compilation of possible project partners and implementing organizations. Recommendation for possible approaches and implementations.
2013 DFS Deutsche Forstservice GmbH (DFS), Feldkirchen, Germany
Base maps and mapping of project regions in the aim of forestry in Tajikistan. Compilation of a set of topographical maps for field work with additional information such as precipitation, run-off, meteorology. Compilation of fact-sheets for individual project regions and focus villages.
2012 - 2014 DFS Deutsche Forstservice GmbH (DFS), Feldkirchen, Germany
Geodatabase and geoanalysis for wildlife management in Tajikistan. Support and backstopping for local GIS staff. Development of workflows and data storage systems. Homogenization and documentation of existing data. Management of geodatabase structure and extensions.
2012 Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Thematic Map Production for Natural Resource Management in Southern Tajikistan; Developing of mapping workflow; Database review; Training of local staff; Requirement analysis; Production of map series for land-cover and pasture management over 35 watersheds.
2011 - 2013 WaterGisWeb Ltd. and Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo), Bern, Switzerland
Developing of ArcMap extension for administration and editing of the Swiss national boundaries; Review and consulting of geodatabase system; Design and coding of C# application; Technical project management.
2011 - 2012 Safe Drinking Water Project, USAid, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Consulting for usage of GIS for Safe Drinking Water projects in Tajikistan; Teaching of GIS for internship students of the Tajik Technical University.
2010 Association Milal-Inter, Khorog, Tajikistan and Ges. Technischer Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Consulting and elaboration of a concept for an information system for private investors in the Pamirs; Evaluation of framework for classification of the economical potential; Evaluation of system layout, software frameworks and implementations.
2010 Muttoni and Beffa SA, Faido, Switzerland
Consulting in the field of geodata, coordinate transformation and projections in Tajikistan. Creating of digital terrain model for rock fall modelling in the area of the campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Khorog.
2009 - 2010 WaterGisWeb Ltd. and Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Bern, Switzerland
Conceptual study and developing of an ArcGIS extension for the transformation of the linear events of the ecomorphological database of FOEN.
2009 - 2010 Ernst Basler & Partner Ltd., Zollikon, Switzerland
Country-wide evaluation of the potential for Small Scale Hydropower Stations; Establishing GIS and Database system; Coordination between Switzerland and Tajikistan; Conduction Geoanalysis.
2008 - 2009 Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), Bern, Switzerland
Country-wide modelling and data processing of hydro-electrical potential; extending existing software and databases from ongoing research projects; integrating research data from the University Bern into the modelling.
2008 - 2009 Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Bern, Switzerland
Design and developing a Web GIS tool for country-wide representation of watersheds along river systems and analysing the hydrological regime type, land cover and land use based on existing GIS data.
2007 - 2009 Office for Waste and Water (AWA), Bern, Switzerland
Modelling and software development for the hydro-electrical potential of Canton Bern, considering the different aspects of land use and protection of rivers and streams; cartographical representation of the results, development of GIS tools for modelling and analysis of hydro-electric potential.
2007 - 2009 sol-E suisse, Bern, Switzerland
Development of methodology and software for Area-wide GIS based identification of potential sites of small hydro power plants, developing of a database system for potential sites, cartographical representation of residual flow reach, modelling of stability of potential sites regarding change of discharge.
2006 - 2009 Canton of Bern, Aargau and Graubünden, Switzerland
Design and Development of GIS tools in the field of land use planning, river systems and road infrastructure.
2005 MFB-GeoConsulting, Messen, Switzerland
Customer service and support in the field of digital photogrammetry and remote sensing, organization and leading of seminars in Switzerland and Spain. Projects in the field of 3D landscape modelling.
2000 – 2001 Dr. H. Jäckli Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
Maintenance of the office GIS system; Projects: Design of the geodatabase for groundwater mapping in Thurgau, digital cartography and offset printing, 3D modelling of the railway tunnel Zurich-Thalwil, spatial modelling of contaminated sites.
1998 – 1999 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, USA; World Wide Fund For Nature, Oaxaca, Mexico
Classification of Landsat satellite imagery, GIS-based analysis of vegetation zones, design and generation of a climate database for the state of Oaxaca, fieldwork for the generation of a regional GIS database.
1992 – 1998 Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (HSK), Villigen, Switzerland
Characterization of radio nuclides from nuclear power stations in aquatic systems; technical design, construction and maintenance of the monitoring system.
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