Hi! I am Spyridon Staridas. Friends call me Spiros.
I am a Passionate cARTographer and a Map Artist!
I live on the beautiful island of Crete, Greece! I spend my days drawing maps, studying maps, writing about maps and basically breathing maps.
I attended the Imagery in Action MOOC by Esri!
I talked about cARTography and the process of map making in Kalo Mesimeri.
I attended the Cartography MOOC by Esri for the second time, because repetition is the mother of learning!
Certified on the Fundamentals of digital marketing by Google Digital Garage.
The second edition of Città di Candia, my Cultural Map of the Old City of Heraklion, was published.
Spent two months in Malta as a Lecturer and Course Supervisor for Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing, on behalf of Epsilon Malta. I loved Malta!
I attended the Cartography MOOC by Esri.
I worked with Tom Patterson to translate the Equal Earth Political Map in Greek language!
We explored with Andriani some hidden gems of our small city.
My Story Map The Volcano of Santorini won the first place at the 2018 Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest.
The Story Map Footpaths of Erissos, we made with Paths of Greece, won the third place at the 2017 Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest.
We talked with Andriani on TV about maps and map making!
I met Fivos, head of Paths of Greece and we travelled together to Fiscardo, a picturesque village in Kefalonia island, to map the Footpaths of Erissos. We’ ve made a great team since then and we collaborate until today, having accomplished tremendous work in hiking projects.
STARIDAS GEOGRAPHY #MakingMapsPretty, my self-employing firm with main mission the application of GIS solutions and the production of high-quality, accurate, up-to-date and pretty maps, was founded.
September 2010 – July 2012
Attended for two years the three levels of GIS courses (Basic, Advanced and WebGIS) in the private school Gis Education, in collaboration with the GeoInformatics Center of the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering in Athens, Greece.
Moved to my home town, Heraklion Crete Greece where I established my own office with main mission to perform high-quality and accurate geoscience studies and environmental impact assessments, based on sophisticated Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Finished my Masters course in Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng) at the University of Leeds UK / Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences / School of Civil Engineering.
Graduated from the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of School of Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens!
- ArcGIS Pro
- ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud
- ArcGIS Online
- ArcGIS StoryMaps
- Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
- ArcGIS Field Maps
- ArcGIS Earth
GIS & Graphic Design
GIS & Spatial Analysis
- Google Earth Engine
- Orfeo ToolBox
- Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP)
- QGIS Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin