Hans Blomme is master in History (2010) and has been working for the GhentCDH since 2012. He maintained the Virtual Research Environment of TIC Collaborative and contributed to the development and use of analytical tools. He developed skills and knowledge of database systems and content management systems for historical research. Since 2013 he has been working as the Department of History’s policy officer “Historical cartography and historical data processing”. Next to creating historical reconstruction maps with GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS, Geoserver), he is occupied with the creation and processing of historical data in databases and the maintenance of websites.