Biography

Jin IGARASHI is senior software engineer specializing in GIS field with 10 years of work experience in Japan and Eastern Africa. Developed various GIS applications in Fujitsu at the beginning of my career in Japan. Then, worked in Eastern Africa for water supply management by using GIS. Developed GIS systems for assets management of water supply facilities and Non-Revenue Water management and conducted trainings for FOSS4G (Free and Open Source for Geospatial) applications such as QGIS and PostGIS. Since 2020, I am involved in the development of Mapbox Vector Tiles application, and I am personally contributing my own open source projects for water utilities in Eastern Africa. In addition, I am also contributing to translate some QGIS documents and QGIS mobile solution - QField and Input to Japanese language.

If you would like to support my open source activities for water services providers in Africa, please make donattion through Github sponsor.

Interests

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Non-Revenue Water(NRW) management
  • Minor foreign language - Maasai, Swahili, etc.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and Korean history, 2009

    Tokai University, Japan

  • Chinese language, SCHOOL OF CHINESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, 2007

    Beijing University, China

Skills

GIS

QGIS

QField

Input

ArcGIS

GIS Server

QGIS Server/Lizmap

MapServer

GeoServer

Mapbox Vector Tile

United Nation Vector Tile Toolkits

ArcGIS Server

WATER

Non-Revenue Water Management

Hydraulic modeling - EPANET

Asset Management

PROGRAMING

Python

JavaScript

Java

VB.NET

DATABASE

PostgreSQL/PostGIS

SQL Server

Oracle

MS Access

LANGUAGE

Japanese

English

Chinese

Swahili

Maasai

Korean

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Software engineer

MIERUNE, Inc.

Oct 2020 – Present Hokkaido, Japan
Develop GIS applications by using FOSS4G software.
 
 
 
 
 

Software engineer

ONE COMPATH CO., LTD.

Jan 2020 – Sep 2020 Tokyo, Japan
Develop and operate the most popular web map service in Japan which is called “MAPION”. The system uses Tile Map Service and Mapbox Vector Tile service on Amazon Web Service (AWS).
 
 
 
 
 

GIS Consultant

KOKUSAI KOGYO CO., LTD.

Apr 2017 – Dec 2019 Tokyo, Japan
As an expert, I joined the several projects funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
 
 
 
 
 

GIS Specialist

NAROK WATER AND SEWERAGE SERVICES CO., LTD.

Apr 2014 – Sep 2016 Narok, Kenya
Worked as a GIS specialist funded by JICA and conducted GIS mapping and some improvements of Non-Revenue Water management.
 
 
 
 
 

Software engineer

FUJITSU SOCIAL SCIENCE LABORATORY, LTD.

Apr 2009 – Mar 2017 Kanagawa, Japan
Conducted software developments, especially for GIS system for total 6 years.

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