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.

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 Desktop

QGIS

QField

ArcGIS

GIS Server

QGIS Server/Lizmap

MapServer

GeoServer

Mapbox Vector Tile

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.

Projects

Open Source Project for Water Vector Tile app

This project is to develop an simple open source software to develop Mapbox Vector Tile application easily from your PostgreSQL/PostGIS

Japanese Translation for QField mobile app

I am a translater and coordinater of Japanese translation for QField mobile app

Survey for the Establishment of the Experimental Field for the GNSS System Development in the Kingdom of Thailand

This project focused to survey the information about estalishment of CORS data centre in Thailand.

The Project for Strengthening Operation and Maintenance of Rural Water Supply Systems in Rwanda (RWASOM project)

This project focused capacity building of operation and maintenance for rural water supply management in Rwanda. I joined as GIS …

Preparatory Survey for the Project for Strengthening Nzove-Ntora Principal Water Transmission Pipeline in Kigali City, Rwanda

This project focused to upgrade main water transmission pipeline from Nzobe WTP to Ntora reservoir in Kigali, Rwanda.

The GIS project in Narok Water, Kenya

Worked for GIS & NRW as JICA Volunteer

Software developments in Fujitsu

I started my GIS career as software developer in Fujitsu in Japan.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

[FOSS4G Korea 2020] Use cases of Vector Tiles implementation for water utilities in Eastern Africa

A presentation at FOSS4G Korea on 13 Nov 2020.

[FOSS4G Hokkaido 2020] Vector Tiles implementation for water services providers in Eastern Africa

A presentation at FOSS4G Hokkaido on 26 Sep 2020.

[FOSS4G2019]Case Study of Data Collection & Data Sharing for Rural Water Supply Management in Rwanda

An example of usages of FOSS4G application for Rural Water Supply management in Rwanda.

[FOSS4G2019]Case Study of Non-Revenue Water Management of Narok water in Kenya

A usecase how FOSS4G can contribute to manageme water supply in Kanya

Recent Publications

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[WaQuAC-NET Newsletter Vol44]Site visit of Yangon & Mandalay water in Myanmar, and an interview from Rwanda

I published two articles which are my site visit to Myanmar’s water supply and an interview of my Rwandan counterpart - Mr. …

[WaQuAC-NET Newsletter Vol42]Site visit reports of Tohoku disaster area & Bangkhen WTP in Bangkok

I posted about Tsunami Disaster of 3.11 in Tohoku region of Japan. I also wrote my observation of Bangkhen WTP in Bangkok, Thailand.

[WaQuAC-NET Newsletter Vol41] GIS and Water Supply

I introduced my strugglings how GIS can aoproach improving water management in case of activities in Narok water, Kenya.

[WaQuAC-NET Newsletter Vol33 ] My Activities in Narok Water

I overviewed what I conducted in Narok Water while I stayed for 2 years and 6 month in Kenya.

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