Paolo Viskanic is an agronomist from Merano, who specialized in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and applied them in many projects in Africa and Europe in the past 25 years. The 50-year-old was born, brought up and still lives in Merano. After a degree in tropical and subtropical agriculture in Florence, he worked for 15 years in UN, World Bank and EU Projects in East Africa and Eastern Europe. The focus of his activities was mainly on managing information and databases for the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources. During his studies and his international assignments, he learnt about geodata and databases, using this knowledge later on to offer innovative services via R3 GIS S.r.l. for the benefit of public administrations and private clients in Italy, Austria Switzerland and Poland.