Patrick Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science) completed with 1st class Honours at Curtin University of Technology. Patrick's Honours thesis investigated the use of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web services to estimate carbon stocks in forestry plantations, with real-time updates to the Western Australia Land Information Authority (Landgate), for use in national carbon emissions trading. This Honours thesis was awarded the 2008 Spatial Student Award at the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.
Since this time Patrick has gained 10+ years experience building spatial data and reporting platforms using open source and open standards to support decision-makers in various contexts including forestry, health, humanitarian, e-commerce as well as in the establishment of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) for governmental agencies.
Currently, Patrick is the iMMAP Deputy Program Manager of Bangladesh supporting the Rohingya Refugee Response in Cox's Bazar. Patrick is also the creator and lead of ReportHub, the partner reporting platform that provides visibility on humanitarian projects in real-time. ReportHub supports sector level reporting towards the OCHA Humanitarian Reporting Cycle (HPC) and integrates with HPC.tools. ReportHub currently has 1000+ monthly users and is implemented in Afghanistan, Cox's Bazar, Colombia, Nigeria, Somalia, and Ethiopia covering 12 sectors and working groups.