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Merrick Lex Berman
Merrick Lex Berman manages Chinese and Japanese geographic information projects such as CHGIS, the Skinner Archive, ChinaMap, and JapanMap. He studied Asian Languages and GeoSciences at UMASS - Amherst and was a Fulbright Scholar at Academia Sinica (Taipei) in Chinese Geography. In addition to developing placename databases, web services and digital collection tools, Lex works on GIS Data Portals, geographic ontologies, and a curriculum for Open Source QGIS training.