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Managing Director Upande Ltd, Mark is a Geographical Information Systems specialist and consultant with over ten years of experience and expertise in consultancy, GIS training and implementation projects, software development and project management.
His specialties are in: Bespoke GIS curriculum development and training, project management of software application development, spatial data infrastructure (SDI) implementation, cross cultural communication.
He has gained experience working with the UNEP, ZOA Refugee Care, Dienst Landelijk Gebied, Nieuwland Geo Information, EnvisionIT, Maplecroft, Google, Stockholm Environment Institute, UN-HABITAT. He is also the co-owner of Kontent Limited; a company that deals in Web design & development, web marketing & Search Engine Optimization and web publishing.
Upande Limited is a company headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with operational interests in the greater sub-Saharan African region and beyond. Upande focuses on providing services which address problems related to location, direction and destination, with a strong focus on online mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). With fibre optic cable technology advancing rapidly in East Africa and Internet bandwidth prices starting to come down, web mapping technology offers new horizons and new opportunities for a wide audience to engage with geographic data. Upande brings international experience in GIS and web mapping to the African market.