Ming works for Esri UK, a leader in GIS software and services in the UK for ten years. Specially, he manages all the operational aspects of the online services and has in-depth experience in all things GIS and cloud computing. More generally, Ming has worked as a GIS consultant with the World Bank, DfiD and the United Nations around the world in the last 20 years.
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