Laurens Oostwegel


Hi! 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#.
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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 ZAG

Until 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).
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).
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 developer

IfcOpenShell 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 Board

GEOS 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 Munich

For 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 Wild

Festival 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

Abracadabaret Board

Abracadabaret is the theatre group I have been part of as a student. Not only did I take part in organising improvisation meetups and participate multiple theatre plays, I also was responsible for the general organisation. Here I presented the role of the treasurer.