Christian Kuntzsch

About Me

Hi there! I'm Christian Kuntzsch. I love maps, data analysis, visualizations and web dev.

And that's what I do!


MSc in Geoinformation Science and Visualization

10/2011 - 05/2015 University of Potsdam

Thesis: Conceptual design and implementation of a multimodal trip planner using the example of the University of Potsdam. Possibilities and limits of using free open source software and data.

BSc in Geography

10/2008 - 09/2011 University of Leipzig

Effects of precipitation events on groundwater levels in the northern Leipzig Aue. A statistics based approach.


Software engineer

10/2017 - Current WhereGroup GmbH

Front- and backend development (JavaScript, PHP) for geo-spatial content management system 'Mapbender'.

Managing and deploying server architecture (Apache, Tomcat).

DevOps practices through continuous integration (Gitlab CI, Bitbucket Bamboo).


06/2017 - Current Freelance

Building a personal web site with resume and portfolio.


05/2017 - 06/2017 Johanssen + Kretschmer Strategic Communications, Berlin

Research, processing and presentation of neighborhood composition.

Data-based mapping of relevant stakeholders for power grid expansions.

Academic Staff

07/2015 - 04/2017 University of Potsdam, Potsdam

Teaching "GIS - Methods and Techniques" and "Remote Sensing" for students in courses "Geoecology" and "Geography teaching"

Teaching "Spatial analysis" for Master students in course "Geoinformation Science and Visualization"

Supervision of students' projects and Master theses

Administrative tasks at the Master studies "Geoinformation Science and Visualization"

Administration of client/server infrastructure for students and staff

Co-management and succesful completion of the project "Easy Going" - Conceptual design and development of a pedestrian navigation system, supported by the BMBF

Research Assistant

04/2013 - 09/2015 University of Potsdam, Potsdam

Tutorials "Introduction to GIS"

Teaching "GIS - Methods and techniques" for students in courses "Geoecology" and "Geography teaching"

Participation in the project "Easy Going" - Conceptual design and development of a pedestrian navigation system

Student Research Assistant

04/2012 - 04/2013 Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam

Creating a database of flood events

Evaluation of "Street View" data for the use of flood risk assessment

Student Assistant

10/2010 - 08/2011 University of Leipzig, Leipzig

Tutorials in spatial statistics

Tutorials "Introduction to geographic information science"


06/2010 - 08/2010 Nature park Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft, Bad Liebenwerda

Design, qualification and publication of cycling tours


04/2004 - 07/2004 German Meteorolocigal Office (DWD), Leipzig

Intern at different positions

GIS and Remote Sensing Skills


ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine

Leaflet, Mapbox, OpenLayers, Google Maps API

PostGIS, Mapserver, Geoserver

Coding Skills



JavaScript, Shell, SQL, PHP

Python, MongoDB, Node.js, Java, LaTeX

General IT Architecture and Management Skills

Windows, Unix

User Management, Active Directory

Database Design

Language Skills

German (native)

English (Professional)

French (Basic)

Get in Touch

Potsdam, Germany
Freelance Currently Not Available

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