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 interest and expertise is 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.
He is also a visiting faculty/researcher at University of Johannesburg within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.