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Ambassador (retired) Allan Mustard is a member of the Advisory Board of the Caspian Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, as well as similar boards for three commercial startups unrelated to cartography or data management. He was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan on November 25, 2014, and retired from that position in June 2019 after almost 38 years of public service. He previously served as an agricultural officer at U.S. Embassies in New Delhi, Mexico City, Moscow, Vienna, and at the American Consulate General in Istanbul. He managed the computer center for the Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2000-2002. He speaks fluent Russian, basic German and very basic Spanish, and has written articles for both Wikipedia and the OSM wiki. He delivered the keynote address at the 2016 and 2020 SOTM, the banquet speech at the 2019 NACIS conference on use of OSM in mapping Turkmenistan, and the keynote address to the OpenStreetMap US: Connect 2020 virtual conference. He was also interviewed for a GeoMob podcast in Summer 2020 on the OSMF, and again in Spring 2021 on the 2021 community survey. He was the Chairperson of the OSM Foundation board from December 2019 to December 2021. Ambassador Mustard resides in Falls Church, Virginia, United States.
Ambassador Mustard was the Chairperson of the OSM Foundation board from December 2019 to December 2021.
The biography was taken from version 8376 of the board members' biographies page and might be modified.
I was born in Belgrade (Serbia, Balkan Peninsula), where I completed my basic and master's studies at the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade. At the same Faculty, in July of 2020 I got my doctorate on the topic: "Geoecological determinants of tourist valorization viticultural areas in Serbia". Since 2021, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Tourism, University of Malaga (Spain). During 2022, I started my second doctoral dissertation. As PhD Candidate at Faculty of Tourism, University of Malaga, I am doing research in area: Planning and management of tourist destinations and Data analysis applied to tourism, Big Data, Geodata and Data Mining. Field of my scientific research – Geography, Tourism, (Geo)Spatial analysis, Applied Cartography, Tourism and Territorial (Planning), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), etc. I participated in the State of the Map 2020 organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. My poster was published as top of 20 posters (poster number 13) with title "determining tourist zones of the City".