Résumé of W.F. (Wim) Feringa


Before becoming a cartographer, Wim Feringa studied and graduated for Social Worker in 1978. He started at ITC in 1985, at first as Reproduction Photographer (qualified at 1989) and later on as cartographer (qualified 1991). From his early days at ITC he has been involved in guidance of practicals and later on in teaching. Due to rapid technological changes Web production and related issues became the main issues. Production technology always has had his interest, and over time he gradually specialised in that direction.

Wim has been involved as trainer and lecturer in many workshops, short courses and refresher courses in The Netherlands as well as abroad. A short list of these activities is as follows:

  • DeskTop Cartography in Nepal, Zambia and The Netherlands
  • Interactive web-map design in The Netherlands
  • Cartographic Production Techniques in The Netherlands
  • Web Cartography in The Netherlands
  • Paper Maps from ArcView in the Netherlands
  • Application basics (FreeHand, Flash) in The Netherlands
  • ColourUse and ColourManagement in The Netherlands
  • Graphic file-formats for the World Wide Web in The Netherlands
  • Design and Production of Web Sites in The Netherlands

Advisory services include amongst others:

  • Curriculum Design of the one year "Basic course in Cartography", RECTAS, Nigeria
  • Design of a Digital Cartographic Lab, RECTAS, Nigeria
  • Designing Symbolization and producing a model of the Model Risico Kaart van Nederland", as well for Web as Paper (Ministery of Internal Affairs, The Netherlands)
  • Development and Production of CD-Rom: "Atlas Ambiental de Municipalidad de Trujillo" Peru

Production experience

  • Over the years Wim produced many maps and built up a lot of practical experience in map design and GIS based map production (any type of maps) using a wide range of GIS and graphic software.
  • Development of the "In-Service Training Package for Cartographic Draftsmen" in cooperation with A.M. Mank.
  • Production of a CD-Rom and a Website for the Dutch Topographic Service.


Book Chapters

Bakx, J.P.G., Gorte, B.G.H., Feringa, W.F., Grabmaier, K.A., Janssen, L., Kerle, N., Parodi, G.N., Prakash, A., Schetselaar, E.M., Tempfli, K. and Weir, M.J.C. (2012) Pre - processing. In: The core of GIScience : a systems - based approach / ed. by V.A. Tolpekin and A. Stein. Enschede: University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2012. ISBN: 978-90-6164-335-7. (ITC Educational Textbook Series; 2012). pp. 167-204.

Feringa, W.F. (2001) Design, colour, images, fonts, file size. In: Webcartography : developments and prospects / M.J. Kraak and A. Brown (eds.) London etc. : Taylor and Francis, 2001. ISBN 0-7484-0868-1. pp. 195-209. Full text

Feringa, W.F. (2001) File formats and plugins. In: Webcartography : developments and prospects / M.J. Kraak and A. Brown (eds.) London etc. : Taylor and Francis, 2001. ISBN 0-7484-0868-1. pp. 177-193. Full text

Monographs/Edited Books

van Westen, C.J., Straatsma, M.W., Turdukulov, U.D., Feringa, W.F., Sijmons, K., Bakhtadze, K., Janelidze, T., Kheladze, N. and ... [et al.] (2012) Atlas of natural hazards and risks of Georgia : e-book. Tbilisi, Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN), University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2012. ISBN: 978-9941-0-4310-9. Full text | Full text

Conference Proceedings (full papers)

Ivanova, I., Huisman, O., de By, R.A., Rutzinger, M., Bakker, W.H. and Feringa, W.F. (2010) Developing a distance education programming skills course fo geo - information sciences and earth observation students + powerpoint. In: ISPRS 2010 : ISPRS mid - term symposium commission VI : cross - border education for global geo - information : ITC, Enschede, the Netherlands, 2-4 June 2010. - [s.l.] : International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), 2010. pp. 62-67 + 39 slides. Full text | Full text | Full text

Ivanova, I., Feringa, W.F., de By, R.A. and Retsios, V. (2008) Self - instructive course on principles of databases. In: Sharing good practices : e-learning in surveying, geo - information sciences and land administration, proceedings FIG International Workshop 11-13 June 2008 ITC, Enschede The Netherlands Enschede : Apeldoorn : Fredrikshaven : ITC, Kadaster, FIG, 2008. ISBN 978-90-6164-271-8. pp. 35-50. Full text | Full text

Scientific and Professional Publications

van Westen, C.J., Damen, M.C.J. and Feringa, W.F. (2013) Training package on national scale multi - hazard risk assessment : theory book : e-book. Kiev, PPRD-EAST, 2013. Full text

Ivanova, I., de By, R.A., Bakker, W.H., Kooistra, J.F., Feringa, W.F. and Retsios, V. (2010) Principles of databases : distance education. Enschede, ITC, 2010.

Ivanova, I., Huisman, O., de By, R.A., Feringa, W.F., Bakker, W.H., Rutzinger, M. and Retsios, V. (2010) Programming skills : distance education. Enschede, ITC, 2010.

Tempfli, K. (editor) , Huurneman, G.C. (editor) , Bakker, W.H. (editor) , Janssen, L.L.F. (editor) , Bakker, W.H., Feringa, W.F., Gieske, A.S.M., Grabmaier, K.A., Hecker, C.A., Horn, J.A., Huurneman, G.C., Kerle, N., van der Meer, F.D., Parodi, G.N., Pohl, C., Reeves, C.V., van Ruitenbeek, F.J.A., Schetselaar, E.M., Weir, M.J.C., Westinga, E. and Woldai, T. (2009) Principles of remote sensing : an introductory textbook. Enschede, ITC, 2009. ITC Educational Textbook Series 2, ISBN: 978-90-6164-270-1. Full text

Brussel, M.J.G., Chambi Echegaray, G., Feringa, W.F., Morales, J.M., Sijmons, K., Knippers, R.A., Turkstra, J., de Meijere, J.C., Krol, B.G.C.M., van Westen, C.J., Rossiter, D.G. and Strobl, R.O. (2008) Atlas ambiental de Lima : Peru. Lima, Gráfica Biblos, 2008.

Feringa, W.F. and Köbben, B.J. (2007) Melka Kunture virtual museum : report on the design & construction of the website & webGIS. Enschede, ITC, 2007. Full text

van Elzakker, C.P.J.M., Feringa, W.F., van den Worm, J., Poppe, E.L. and Köbben, B.J. (2007) Vergelijkbare bestemmingsplannen : advies cartografische verbeelding digitale bestemminsplannen : eindrapport : opdracht Minister van VROM. Enschede, ITC, 2007. Full text

Turkstra, J., Sijmons, K., Vargas Franco, R.D., Keizer, E.W.H., Brussel, M.J.G., Montoya, A.L., Spaliviero, M. and Feringa, W.F. (2003) Atlas ambiental de la Ciudad de Trujillo : thematic atlas Peru on CD-ROM. S.l., Municipalidad Provincial de Trujillo, 2003.

Brown, A. and Feringa, W.F. (2003) Colour basics for GIS users : also as e-book. London etc., Pearson Education, 2003. ISBN: 0-130-33343-3. Full text

Brown, A. and Feringa, W.F. (2001) Kleurenruimten en kleuren op het web. In: Kartografisch Tijdschrift, 27(2001)4, pp. 32-38.

Brown, A. and Feringa, W.F. (1999) A colour handbook for GIS users and cartographers. Enschede, ITC, Department of Geoinformatics, Cartography and Visualization, 1999.


Blok, C.A., van den Worm, J. and Feringa, W.F. (2008) Workshop LNV case GEO3 project : visualisatie : poverpoint. Presented at Workshop Omgaan met Nationale Beleidskaarten, 13 November 2008 Utrecht. 15 slides. Full text