Marco Painho is a Professor of Geographic Information Systems and Science at the Nova School of Information Management (NOVA IMS) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. He holds a degree in Environmental Engineering by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a Master in Regional Planning by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a PhD in Geography by the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the coordinator of the Master in Geographic Information Systems and Science (UNIGIS PT) and the Master od Science in Geospatial Technologies (Erasmus Mundus). He has over 30 years of experience in the GIS domain and coordinated over 100 projects in the application areas of the environment, natural resources management transportation, teaching among others. He is the author and editor of over 200 academic and professional publications.