Harald Schernthanner is academic staff member of the Institute of Earth and Environmental science at Potsdam university. He holds an M.Sc. in applied geoinformatics from the University of Salzburg and received his PhD in geoinformatics from the University of Potsdam. Mr Schernthanner has 10 years of teaching experience. He taught students in undergraduate and graduate GIS and remote sensing seminaries. His research interests cover the spatial analysis of real estate data, remote sensing, landslide susceptibility mapping, and web-based geodata-processing and visualization, preferably implemented with free and open source geographic information systems.