Meet Our Team of Experts
At World Map Blank, we take pride in our small but exceptional team of professionals. We work with expert cartographers, GIS specialists, and an experienced educator to provide you with high-quality maps and engaging learning materials. Please find below some detailed information about our most important content creators.
Olha Bosenko – Expert Cartographer and GIS Specialist
Olha Bosenko from Ukraine is one of our highly skilled cartographers and GIS specialists contributing to World Map Blank.
With an exceptional educational background and years of practical experience, she combines artistry with precision, transforming geographical data into visually striking and informative maps. Her hand-drawn maps and detailed digital GIS representations prove the craftsmanship of a dedicated professional.
Donetsk National Technical University (2000–2005): Olha pursued an in-depth study in Geographic Information Systems and Technology. Completing her journey with distinction, she graduated with a Master’s degree, reinforcing her stature as a certified GIS specialist.
Further training: In addition to her Master’s degree as a GIS specialist, Olha has acquired certifications from various training courses on topics like the Fundamentals of GIS and GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality (University of California, Davis), Cartography (esri), and Maps and the Geospatial Revolution (Penn State University).
Freelance GIS Cartographer, Graphic Designer, and Mapping Illustrator: Throughout her freelancing journey, Olha has showcased a diverse portfolio that encapsulates her expertise in various graphic styles. From travel maps and hand-drawn illustrations to precision-driven GIS maps, site plans, and real estate maps, she’s proven her adaptability and prowess on many occasions.
GIS Laboratory (Dec. 2005 – Jan. 2013): Over seven years, Olha deepened her expertise in the GIS realm at the GIS Laboratory. With a focus on cartography, mapping, and data visualization, she gained extensive experience in geocoding locations, digitizing, and georeferencing satellite images. This tenure cemented her place as a specialist in blending technology with design nuances.
Technical Skills and Proficiency
ArcGis Suite: Highly proficient in ArcGis Desktop and ArcGis Online, Olha is a master at tasks like cartography, vectorization, and data visualization.
Database Management: Building and updating digital databases, especially in gdb formats, is second nature to her. She also excels at crafting intricate attribute tables.
Data Formats: Her versatility extends to handling various geospatial data formats. Whether it’s SHP, KML, SVG, or GeoTIFF, Olha ensures seamless integration across different platforms.
Additional software expertise: Olha’s primary design tools include Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, allowing her to infuse her maps with simple, stylish vector illustrations that captivate the viewer.
Contributions to World Map Blank
Olha has diligently crafted an increasing number of specialized maps for World Map Blank. Her contributions include detailed maps of Ukraine and labeled maps of Switzerland, timeline and other maps of the European Union, precise USA Interstate Highway maps, European rivers maps, and more.
To get a complete overview of her map creations for our site, please take a look at Olha’s author page.
Edelweise Shane Angeles: Experienced GIS Analyst and Cartographer
Edelweise Shane Angeles is a licensed geologist and GIS analyst/extractor based in Davao City, Philippines. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of Southeastern Philippines. With a focus on practical and efficient map creation, Edelweise has contributed significantly to our collection of blank and labelled maps, appreciated for their clarity and utility.
Edelweise applies his skills in Global Mapper, ArcGIS, QGIS, and Google Earth Pro to analyze and extract vital geospatial data. His work involves careful attention to detail and a commitment to delivering accurate GIS solutions.
In terms of software expertise, Edelweise is also proficient in ArcMap, Google MyMaps, and AutoCAD. His use of these tools is focused on delivering clear and usable maps, with an emphasis on accuracy and relevance.
Edelweise offers a range of GIS services, including data extraction, creation and management of shapefiles, custom map development, and map digitization. His approach to these tasks is grounded in practicality and aimed at providing functional solutions to GIS-related needs.
Thanks to Edelweise’s practical skills and dedication to the field of cartography and Geographic Information Systems, his work offers valuable resources for a wide range of users. To see all this contributions, please see Edelweise’s author page.
Lana Janse van Rensburg – Teacher and Educational Content Creator
Lana Janse van Rensburg is a teacher and educational content creator from South Africa who currently resides in Italy. As a bilingual speaker of English and Afrikaans, she brings a rich cultural perspective to her work. Lana’s multifaceted roles as a wife, mother, teacher, and student reflect her dedication to making a positive impact in various aspects of life. She has a profound interest in the environment and conservation.
Her academic journey started at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Honors degrees between 2015 and 2019. Here, she developed skills in scientific analysis, problem-solving, attention to detail, writing, and laboratory work.
Further enhancing her educational expertise, Lana completed a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education at the Two Oceans Graduate Institute in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2022. This program honed her abilities in test planning, writing, presentation skills, and higher education, complementing her already strong interpersonal skills.
Lana’s professional experience includes a tenure as a teacher at the Kingdom Academy School and as an English teacher at ABC360. Her passion for teaching is centered around inspiring learners to be curious about the world, fostering a sense of responsibility and awareness in the younger generation.
Contributions to World Map Blank
Lana contributes to our site by creating map worksheets for geography learning. Utilizing our collection of free blank maps, she designs these educational resources with Canva. The map worksheets engage students in understanding geographical concepts and exploring different regions of the world. Lana’s work in developing these learning materials showcases her teaching and academic research skills.
As a mother, Lana is driven by the desire to make the world a better place for her son. This personal motivation resonates in her professional endeavors, where she strives to educate and inspire not just her own child but all learners to appreciate and care for our planet. Lana’s contributions to our site are not just educational tools but extensions of her dedication to nurturing a more informed and environmentally conscious generation.
For an overview of Lana’s creations, please visit our worksheets page.