Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and the OSGeo Secretary. She was in the OSGeo Board of Directors from 2017 till 2021. She is an active member of FOSSGIS e.V. the german language Local Chapter of OSGeo and part of the team that is organizing the annual FOSSGIS conference. Astrid Emde is an Open Source Geospatial expert, actively working as a GIS Consultant at WhereGroup in Bonn (Germany). She is part of the Mapbender and OSGeoLive team. She received the Sol Katz Award in 2018 at the FOSS4G conference in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).