Bart Van Hoecke joined Merkator NV/SA at the end of 2014. He has a bachelor in Applied Informatics (Erasmushogeschool Brussel – 2006) and was previously employed by Intergraph Belgium. He was involved in the implementation of the first two Intergraph CAD (Dispatching) platforms in the Belgian fire market: Fire Antwerp and Fire Ghent. After that he contributed to various developments and implementations for the A.S.T.R.I.D. CAD suite for Police, Ambulance and Fire. Moving to more GIS centric workflows was a natural next step and Bart is very eager to take on this challenge at Merkator.