Next up in the I am Hexagon Geospatial video series is Marek Brylski. Marek first became interested in maps and geography while he was reading books in school. Find out how he started his journey towards becoming a Product Line Director for Hexagon Geospatial by watching his #MyGeoStory.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in Lodz, Poland.
Q: What did you study in school?
A: From the early classes I used to be interested in mathematics, at the university I studied electronic engineering.
Q: How do you spend your free time?
A: I like reading books, doing sports with my wife (skiing in the winter, biking/running during summer), travelling with my family.
Q: What’s the coolest project you’ve worked on during your time at Hexagon Geospatial?
A: M.App Studio is the winner. The reason to pick it is the innovation, the level of difficulty and its relevance to what we do together.
Q: What do you see happening in the future of geospatial?
A: Our lives are more and more affected by technology, it enters simple daily duties—it’s in our phone, and in our microwave or dishwasher. Geospatial technology is not yet entering our lives that way, but it will be. When the complexity is hidden and geospatial services provide simple answers, geospatial technology will become part of our lives. An example of that is the crowdsourcing way of collecting traffic information from the vehicles on the roads and using that to present a better, faster way to drive. The same can be done for tourists in the city, skiers on the slope. Location based services can help us find the places we want to visit in a better way. Maps will evolve into useful and simple information driven by geospatial technology to improve our life experience.
Q: What’s an interesting thing about you that you’d like people to know?
A: Besides reading books I also like writing books. In the past I have written two books for my children, when they were young. Now, I am progressing on my first fiction novel, which will go into self-publishing channels when it is finished. It appears to be laborious to write a book and my work is challenging, so I have little time to finish it, but one day I’ll have it done.