GIMA Day 2018

Welcome to the website of GIMA Day 2018! We are happy that you are interested in this career event for students and companies in the geo-information sector. As GIMA Day committee we, together with our partners, work hard to create a diverse programme for the fourth edition of Gima Day, which will take place on Monday the 17th of December

The programme of the 2018 edition includes a company fair, presentations from several GI-innovators and workshops where you can get a one hour masterclass in topics of your interest. Also, if you are looking for a traineeship or a graduate position in the GI-field, this is your ideal opportunity to get in contact with potential employers! 

GIMA Day Committee 2018-2019

  • Derek van Bochove- Chair of GIMA Day Committee
  • Niels Struis - Vice president and Head Acquisition
  • Florieke Drenth - Secretary
  • Megan Visscher - Acquisition
  • Astrid Herwig - Facilities
  • Cas Thoonsen - PR and Marketing
  • Eva Geerlings - PR and Marketing
  • Koen Boschman - Chair of NODE, Advisor
  • Ronja van der Roest - Treasurer of NODE

Partners of GIMA Day 2018

Antea Group

From city to land, from water to air; the engineers and consultants of Antea Group have been contributing to our living environment for years. We design bridges and roads, we realize residential areas and hydraulic structures. However, we are also involved with themes such as environment, safety, asset management and energy. In the Netherlands, we grew under the name Oranjewoud to an all-round and independent partner to businesses and governments. As Antea Group, we also use this expertise worldwide. By combining excellent knowledge and a pragmatic approach, we design solutions in a feasible as well as a realizable way. Goal-oriented and with an eye for sustainability. For more than 65 years.


Enginear is an innovative player in the recruitment market originated from the knowledge, experience and network of more than 15 years of specialized matching and career guidance. We are specialists in the field of the built environment, in which we mainly focus on civil engineering, the built environment and geo-informatics. We match young engineers and employers in a substantive, effective and transparent manner. We use our knowledge and experience daily to grow and develop the skills of students, engineers and companies, and most of all, to ensure that everyone is working together enthusiastically. Every engineer that contacts us seizes the opportunity to make career choices based on self-reflection and by doing this, creating a sound basis for their future. This approach is key to the success of every match between a young engineer and a company.

Furthermore, each student or young engineer can sign up for one of our free training sessions and workshops. It’s also possible to come to one of our offices for personal career advice where we talk about the best way to start your career.



Then Sweco is the place to be. Together with our customers we plan and design the communities and cities of the future. We give you the opportunity to work on the most challenging international, national and regional projects. Enabling you to develop professionally and collaborate closely with our customers is the key to Sweco’s continued success. To us, continuous improvement is not optional – it’s a requirement. It is also what makes Sweco such a rewarding place to work, regardless of whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced consultant. Sweco is a company for employees who want to perform and create value for their customers and where we all make important contributions to the customer experience.

Working at Sweco, you will be part of a dynamic team where everyone counts and where everyone is approachable and committed with a recognised expertise. In such an environment, it is a pleasure to work at Sweco and with Sweco.


For more than three decades, Geodan has been a leading geo-ICT company with locations in Amsterdam and Den Bosch. With our products and services, we provide answers throughout the world to questions such as: How can we optimize our logistic processes? How can we create a smart living environment? How can we speed up the energy transition? And how can we access reliable information in times of crisis? As pioneers in location intelligence we contribute towards solving the many challenges of today and tomorrow. At Geodan you receive the freedom to discover and to experiment. But also the help of some 170 highly smart individuals that we’re truly proud to call our colleagues. Would you like to join us in helping make the Netherlands safer, smarter and more sustainable, and to work with clients such as ProRail, PostNL, ABN AMRO and various (governmental) authorities? Is your head overflowing with smart solutions or would you like to learn all about our impactful solutions with location intelligence? You can, at Geodan.


Geogap creates amazing Geographic Information System applications and services using modern web technologies. With a strong focus on users and usability, Geogap intends on bridging the gap between the GI world and the rest of the world. Besides developing and monetizing our platforms KadastraleKaart and BGTviewer, we create tailor-made solutions and analyses for a wide range of clients like the Dutch National Police, Utrecht University, the Rekenkamer of Amsterdam, and many more. Most of our solutions use a variety of open-source geospatial software such as QGIS, PostgreSQL, Geoserver, Angular and NodeJS.

GIS Specialisten

The boost in GIS use over the past years has resulted in an increase in demand for specialised GIS professionals. This is the motivation behind GIS Specialisten, which was founded in January 2009 by Pieter Bijen and Marlex de Jong. Due to our experience and expertise in the GIS domain we are able to reach our goal: to support organisations with the implementation, maintenance and use of GIS. We offer a set of three services to this end:
   1. Delivering skilled professionals who are specialised in GIS (recruitment and employment services);
   2. Providing customers with the knowledge and expertise necessary to implement and maintain a GIS (consultancy and project management);
   3. Training and educating both our own specialists and employees of our customers (training courses, workshops and demonstration events).

Customers always benefit from a personalised approach to ensure a perfect match between our services and your specific needs.


Voort employs technical professionals in a wide range of fields. Both specialists and multi- disciplinary talents. Voort brings technical professionals together. Who are you? What drives you? What are your ambitions? And most importantly: how can we work together to make them a reality? More that 1000 professionals are employed by Voort, but are hired by one or more of their clients. Do you want to know more or check out your possibilities? Go to www.voort.com or get in touch with one of their consultants.


Geon is an independent expertise agency for geographic information management. We believe in the 'power of the map'. By making information accessible through location, your work becomes more fun, more efficient and more effective. It provides more efficient working. This saves your organization a lot of time and money. Geon-projects progress as planned. We focus on tangible improvement of your business and services. Geon advisors are, of course, first and foremost professionals. They have a lot of knowledge of and experience with spatial information facilities. We also have access people knowledge and know how organizations work together.

We solve issues in the areas of quality, data management and processes. Thereby we always look for a connection. Connection between your data, your applications, your processes and your organization. Geon advisors are down-to-earth northerners: practical people. Geon always realizes a suitable solution. What can we mean for you?


We help to understand and tell stories that are locked in data. Our ultimate goal? Inspiring and educating our consultants so they can lead our customers to optimal decision making. To reach that goal we use the power of location. What happens is amazing: we make airports safer, we get ambulances to patients in time and we improve railway infrastructures. To achieve that we work with the best-educated professionals with an extraordinary passion for GIS and ETL. Thanks to our partnerships with Esri and Safe Software, we always lead the way with applications in the field of ArcGIS and FME. Our focus on partnership and our experience over the past years guarantee that we realize the best possible solutions.

Stefan van den Berg joined Tensing as a Young Professional shortly after graduating from GIMA in 2018: “In just a few weeks I got my first certification (Esri) and my first assignment as a consultant.” Do you want to start as a Young Professional at Tensing? Contact us at www.tensing.com/contact.


At Stantec, we design with community in mind. The Stantec community brings together 22,000 consultants, technicians and engineers around the globe, working together in 400 locations on 6 continents. In the Netherlands, we have been a leading firm in the field of environmental services, soil consultancy, asset management, waste and resources, safety and compliance. Our experienced consultants provide services in industry, infrastructure, environmental law, QHSE and quality management.


Tauw Group is an international firm of consulting engineers with branches in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Italy with over 1,000 employees. In the Netherlands the organisation operates as Tauw bv and Atrivé bv. We support clients in a responsible way with clear recommendations taking into account all aspects in the field of the environment, safety, energy, water and the living environment.

Tauw wants to contribute to a sustainable environment. Together with our clients. Because the quality of the living environment can always be improved. As long as this is our conviction, we will continue to exist. With passionate professionals who are proud of the sustainable solutions they devise. Sustainable solutions for a better environment.


Merkator b.v is an important player on the Geo-ICT market and exists for 10 years now. In addition to consultancy services, Merkator is also focusing more on developing smart products and services from the cloud. Geographical information as an accelerator to business processes is our core business.
In this presentation we want to present Merkator as a company and as an employer and like to give you a couple of examples in our profession of Geo-ICT.


We are IMAGEM. We are translators and location intelligence is our domain. We translate data from the dynamically changing environment to make data-driven decisions. With our hybrid software platform, we convert real-time data into usable information. Self-learning algorithms embedded in our solutions help continually improve predictions. 

The map of the future is a smart app that translates the complex world into dynamic information and interactive infographics. This creates insight, enabling us to nadequately respond to changes in the world around us. We translate geospatial data and business information into knowledge and insight, and give meaning to things that matter. We help you get a better grip on the future. For more information, visit www.imagemnl.com.


Esri, the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75% of the Fortune 500, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, IoT, and location analytics to create the maps that run the world. Visit us at esri.com/news.

Nieuwland Geo-informatie

Nieuwland Geo is a specialized ICT company, focused on geographic information. We combine experience in geo-technology with in-depth knowledge of areas as ecology, water, forestry, spatial planning and infrastructure. Nieuwland Geo is established in Wageningen. We provide advisory and technical assistance to governmental bodies, public and private institutions. We successfully handle complex projects (development, management and user support). Typical for Nieuwland are the highly specialized projects in close co-operation with end-users.

Pictures of Gima Day 2017