Federica Gaspari

Oleggio Castello (Italy) · federica.gaspari@live.it

Environmental engineering MSc. Graduate at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) passionate about GIS, remote sensing and photogrammetric tools and applications.

Curriculum (Updated in December 2022)


PhD Candidate

Politecnico di Milano

Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering - 38th Cycle
Research Field: Geomatic methods for control and security of bridge infrastructures

Novembre 2022 - Present

Graduate Research Fellow

Politecnico di Milano

Use and management of spatial data at local and provincial level. Development and implementation of procedures in GIS environment for the management of geo-referenced information flows with open-source tools. Main activities based on the municipality of Bobbio and on the province of Piacenza.
Tutor for the 2021 edition of the summer school focused on land surveying and monitoring of the Belvedere glacier in Macugnaga (VB).
Contribution to the learning resources preparation for the international "Climate Change Induced Disaster Management in Africa" (CIDMA) MOOC with recorded presentation about Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for Climate Change and Mapillary application.
Teaching assistant for the courses "Tecniche di rilievo e modellazione 3D per l'architettura" (3D survey and modelling techniques for architecture), "GIS Applications" and "Progettazione di Sistemi Informativi Territoriali" (GIS Database development).

December 2020 - October 2022

Tutor and Teacher OpenStreetMap

"OpenStreetMap: il database geografico collaborativo per la conoscenza del territorio" course tutor for high school teachers.

October 2020 - Present

Geospatial Data Quality Analyst

12-weeks data quality training program focusing on the use and application of methodologies and instruments for ensuring the quality of geospatial features on the OpenStreetMap and GIS environment.

August 2020 - October 2020

Social Media Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Responsible for all the social networks official profiles of "Il Teatro sull'Acqua" for a cultural association based in Arona (Italy, NO) that every year organizes meetings with authors and theatrical shows by the Lake Maggiore. Tutor for the school volunteers' group involved in the communication dynamics during the annual festival in September.

April 2015 - December 2020


Politecnico di Milano

Master of Science · Environmental and Land Planning Engineering

Master Thesis Project:
"Geolocated Twitter data as a proxy for the analysis of natural disasters: the Hurricane Florence case study"
Supervisor: Prof. Federica Migliaccio
Co-supervisor: Katarina Spasenovic, Ph.D. Candidate
Graduation mark: 106/110

September 2017 - October 2020

Université Grenoble Alpes

Erasmus Exchange Programme

Genie Civil and Sciences de la terre et des planètes, environnement

January 2019 - June 2019

Politecnico di Milano

Bachelor of Science · Environmental and Land Planning Engineering

Bachelor Thesis Project:
"Social Media Geographic Information: analisi geostatistiche sui dati di Instagram - Il caso di studio di Expo Milano 2015"
Supervisor: Prof. Federica Migliaccio
Co-supervisor: Diana Pagliari, Ph.D.
Graduation mark: 93/110

September 2014 - September 2017




Native Language


Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing: Level C1

Certification: First Certificate in English (2014)


Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing: Level B2

Certification: Français Langue étrangère (2019), OLS Assessment (2019)


GIS Environment

ArcGIS - QGIS: Proficient User

Phogrammetry & Remote Sensing

ENVI - Agisoft Metashape - CloudCompare: Experienced User

OSM Tools

iD – JOSM – Go Map ! – Mapillary – MapRoulette – OSMCha – OverpassTurbo – Field Papers - WikiOSM: Proficient User

Programming & Data Analysis

Matlab – Python – SQL: Intermediate User

R - HTML5 - CSS - JS: Basic understanding

Editing, presentation and graphics

Microsoft Word – Microsoft PowerPoint – Microsoft Excel - Inkscape: Proficient User

Certification: ECDL (2012)


SAGA-GIS – HEC-RAS: Intermediate User

Communication & Organization

  • Team-work and problem solving attitude
  • Good writing abilities
  • Good knowledge of social networks dynamics and WordPress environment
  • Active listener and confident speaker



Migliaccio F., Pagliari D., Carrion D., Gaspari F., "Geostatistical and temporal analysis of Instagram data: The EXPO Milano 2015 case study," Proceedings ICTIC (Proceedings in Conference of Informatics and Management Sciences), DOI: 10.18638/ictic.2018.7.1.337, ISBN: 978-80-554-1436-2, ISSN: 1339-9144, vol. 7,issue 1,pp. 101 - 105, 2018

Gaspari, F., Stucchi, L., Bratic, G., Jovanovic, D., Ponti, C., Biagi, L. G. A., and Brovelli, M. A.: INNOVATION IN TEACHING: THE POLIMAPPERS COLLABORATIVE AND HUMANITARIAN MAPPING COURSE AT POLITECNICO DI MILANO, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLVI-4/W2-2021, 63–69, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVI-4-W2-2021-63-2021, 2021.

Raviscioni, S., Rojas Bolanos, M. A., Gaspari, F., Ponti, C., Biraghi, C. A., and Tadi, M.: COLLABORATIVE MAPPING STRATEGY IN SUPPORT OF SLUM UPGRADING: THE CASE OF BOGOTÁ, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B4-2022, 273–280, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B4-2022-273-2022, 2022.

Gaspari, F., Ioli, F., Barbieri, F., Belcore, E., and Pinto, L.: INTEGRATION OF UAV-LIDAR AND UAV-PHOTOGRAMMETRY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING AND BRIDGE ASSESSMENT, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B2-2022, 995–1002, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B2-2022-995-2022, 2022.

Ruzindana, E., Gaspari, F., Ntakobangize, E., Ponti, C., Biraghi, C. A., Kilsedar, C. E., Tadi, M., Muindi, Z., Agenga, P. & Mugeha, L. (2023). Open Data Addressing Challenges Associated with Informal Settlements in the Global South. In Open Mapping towards Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 13-27). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05182-1_2

Conferences & Talks

Global Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit 2020 (Dec 4th, 2020): “HOT Data Quality Internship: Results and perspectives of a collaborative project” – Lightning Talk (Video - Slides)

WikiMania 2021 (Aug 16th, 2021): "cOSMopolIT - Diversity and Inclusion within OpenStreetMap Italy" - Lightning Talk (Video)

FOSS4G 2021 Buenos Aires (October 1st, 2021): "Innovation in teaching: the PoliMappers collaborative and humanitarian mapping course at Politecnico di Milano" - Presentation on Academic Track (Video)

ISPRS 2022 Nice (June 6-11, 2022): "Integration of UAV-LiDAR and UAV-photogrammetry for infrastructure monitoring and bridge assessment" - Poster session


State of the Map 2021 (Jul 2021): "Collaborative and Humanitarian Mapping 2021" (Poster)


  • Charter Member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. Nominated with the 2022 elections.
  • Faculty Advisor and co-founder of PoliMappers, volunteer students’ association based at Politecnico di Milano. Social Media and Communication responsible from November 2019 to December 2020.
  • Member of AVIS Arona chapter, AVIS - Association of volunteered Italian blood donors, since 2013.
  • Active Mapper Member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Member of the Comms group of State of the Map (SotM) working group since 2021 and member of the SotM local committee in 2018 (Milano) and 2022 (Firenze). Co-founder of the Diversity&Inclusion group cOSMopolIT from the OSM Italian local chapter. More details on the OpenStreetMap-related activities on the personal WikiOSM page.


Amateur swimmer and wannabe Grand Slam tennis champion in the free time.

Cinema , tv series and literature enthusiast. Since 2013, member of editorial staff of print and digital magazines mainly focused on cultural topics:

  • IlTermopolio (March 2017 - ongoing): Film and TV Series Editor. Special events covered:
    • Milano Film Festival [2018 - 2019]
    • Festival de Cannes [2019]
    • Locarno Film Festival [2019 - 2020 - 2021]
    • Torino Film Festival [2019]
    • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival [2020]
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam [2021]
  • UniciMagazine (May 2018 - ongoing): Film Editor.
  • GogoMagazine (November 2018 - October 2020): Freelance entertainment web editor focused on Netflix and Warner Bros preview. Special coverage for Lucca Comics & Games 2019.
  • NetWeek (June 2018 - March 2020): Weekly column "Il cinema letto per voi" with cinema reviews for the local weekly newspaper "NovaraOggi", “Giornale di Arona” and “Borgomanero Week”.
  • Cinematographe (October 2019 - August 2020): Film Newser and variety editor.
  • The MacGuffin (March 2019- August 2019): Film and TV Series Editor.
  • ThrillerNord (May 2016 - October 2018): Book reviewer and author interviewer. Monthly column on movie adaptations.

Occasionally, piano player and guitarist in the making .