Spatial Thoughts was founded with a mission to enable everyone to learn, use and master modern geospatial technologies. Our goal is to provide high-quality and affordable learning resources in a wide range of formats. We are strong believers in open-source, open-data and open-learning materials.

Spatial Thoughts is a QGIS.org certified training provider.

Ujaval Gandhi, Founder

Ujaval got his Masters in Geospatial Information Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. After joining Google Inc. in California, he moved to India in 2006. He was one of the early employees at Google India and part of the team that launched Google Maps for India. He has worked on multiple Geo teams at Google and led the aerial imagery group in India. He was the lead trainer for Google Earth Engine in India and conducted numerous training sessions across the country.

Ujaval’s current interests are using open-source spatial analysis software to automate GIS and Remote Sensing workflows. He is a world-renowned GIS expert and training facilitator who is passionate about advancing the use of open-source technologies in teaching and research.


Vigna Purohit, Training Associate

Vigna has a Masters degree in Remote Sensing and has experience working on research and industry projects. Her interest in automating GIS workflows led her to learn coding and she enjoys working with R, Google Earth Engine and Python.

Rohit Sharma, Research Intern

Rohit did his master’s in Remote Sensing and GIS from NIT Surathkal. He is an early bud in the geospatial industry, exploring tools and recipes to learn geospatial technologies. His keen interest in open source geospatial software and python to perform geospatial projects.