As a neogeographer and geotechnologist, Gale has over 25 year's commercial experience in the mapping, geospatial and location based services industries. He is the CTO of what3words, helping everyone and everything have a human friendly global address
Previously Gale has been Head of APIs for the Ordnance Survey, the United Kingdom's national mapping agency, the Geotechnologist-in-residence for Lokku, was Director of Places and Director of Global Community Programs for Nokia Maps and HERE Maps. Before joining Nokia he led Yahoo’s UK Geo Technologies group, launching GeoPlanet, Placemaker, helping Flickr and Fire Eagle do location based services and has even worked at the European Space Agency, a job which really was rocket science.
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, I am a co-founder of the WhereCamp EU series of conferences, am co-founder and director of Placeholder Labs and of Malstow Geospatial, the chair of the W3G conference and have sat on the AGI's Executive, UK Location Group and the W3C's POI Working Group, I , a small geospatial, maps and location based consultancy.
Jul, 2015 - Current (about 1 year)
2012 - Current (over 4 years)
2010 - Current (over 6 years)
Founder and Organiser
2009 - Current (over 7 years)
|Jul 11, 2014||The Verge - A map of the most offensively named places in the world|
|Jul 24, 2013||Gigaom - Building a business on OpenStreetMap data? OpenCage Data wants to make that easier|
|Jun 1, 2010||TechCrunch - The Yahoo Brain Bleed Continues. A “Vital” Flickr Architect Departs|
|May 31, 2010||TechCrunch - Yahoo’s Former Director Of Geo Lands At Nokia, Finds Yahoo Waiting|
|May 10, 2010||TechCrunch - Yahoo’s Director Of Geo Engineering Locates The Exit|
|Sep 10, 2009||Cult of Mac - One Less Thing To Remember: Airlines Adopting Electronic Boarding Passes|