LAURENS OOSTWEGELHi! I'm a geodata expert residing in Berlin and over the last years I worked mainly on BIM and GIS. In my work I want to make a positive impact on people's lifes using my competency with geographical data. My interests lay in many aspects of the built environment, of bigger and smaller scale. Over the years I have built experience working with various languages such as python and C#.
QGIS / GRASS
Rhino / Grasshopper
2016 - 2020
Geomatics for the Built Environment (MSc)TU Delft (NL) - Geomatics is concerned with the acquisition, analysis, management and visualisation of geographic data with the aim of gaining knowledge and a better understanding of built and natural environments.
2017 - 2019
Urban Geography (MSc)Utrecht University (NL) - The world is urbanizing. Cities are geographies of opposites. This master teaches you to observe the social world: nuanced, complex as it is. It gives a thorough understanding of the current urban problems.
2013 - 2016
Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (BSc)TU Delft (NL) - A broad bachelor, learning the technical, design and social aspects of architecture and urbanism. Electives in: Urban Geography.
2020 - 2022
Researcher at ZAGUntil recently, I worked as a researcher at the Slovenian National Building Institute (ZAG) in the Building Physics department. Here I worked with:
Oostwegel, L.J.N., Jaud, Š., Muhič, S. et al. Digitalization of culturally significant buildings: ensuring high-quality data exchanges in the heritage domain using OpenBIM. Herit Sci 10, 10 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-021-00640-y
Rebec, K. M., Deanovič, B., & Oostwegel, L.J.N. Old buildings need new ideas: Holistic integration of conservation-restoration process data using Heritage Building Information Modelling. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 55, 30-42 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2022.02.005
In press: Jutraz, A., Malovrh Rebec, K., Oostwegel, L.J.N., Mrissa, M., Kukec, A.: Assuring human wellbeing with heritage building information modelling (HBIM) using an integrated sensors approach.
2019 - 2020
Thesis internship at CGI (NL)In this thesis internship I researched the possibility of indoor positioning in the case of Emergency Response using the Microsoft Hololens. I used three spatial matching techniques to register the Hololens data to a floor plan.
Thesis internship at IPOP (SL)Thesis internship at the Institute for Spatial Policies in Ljubljana where I researched the effect of green space in the city on the social networks of residents.
Internship at Deltares (NL)Deltares (NL) - Internship concerning point cloud analysis and database management. Learned valuable skills in working in a team with multiple programmers.
2021 - now
IfcOpenShell developerIfcOpenShell is an open source (LGPL) software library for working with the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file format. I am responsible for ifccityjson, that is able to convert files in the CityJSON schema to valid IFC files.
2018 - 2019
GEOS BoardGEOS is the study association of Geomatics for the Built Environment. I took care of the events and the external affairs. We organised various study-related activities and a trip to Munich in the summer.
Study abroad at the TU MunichFor my Geomatics electives I went abroad to the TU Munich. Here I studied at the faculty of Geodesy. In one semester I studied various topics concerning cartography, machine learning and software development.
2016 - 2017
Festival Aangeschoten WildFestival Aangeschoten Wild is a music and cultural festival in Delft. Here I took the role of cultural booker, where I composed a variety of cultural acts, ranging from theatre, to expositions and graffiti artists.
2016 - 2017