Imke Lansky

Name: Imke Lansky, Dutch
Bachelor: Computer science at the University of Amsterdam

What I like with Geomatics, is that we create tools to solve real-world problems.

After my bachelor in computer science, I travelled and started a job in cybersecurity. After a year, I decided I didn’t want to continue my career. I started looking at TU Delft and found the master Geomatics in the Built Environment. Geomatics allowed me to apply my programming background to a physical world.

The theory from the courses is often applied in assignments. Most of the assignments use programming languages such as Python to put theory into practice. Because I didn’t have a geoscience background, the theory was more of a challenge than the implementation in Python. For students with a geoscience background, programming was a bigger challenge. What I like with Geomatics, is that we create tools to solve real-world problems. Programming gives me more satisfaction now that the cases are so relatable.

I really like that the students have very diverse backgrounds in both culture and education. We are learning so much from each other. The groups are small and we help each other to get the most out of Geomatics.

Geomatics has opened a door for me, helping me to use my programming skills in a meaningful way. I now enjoy programming much more and I am interested in a future career in geodata science.

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