Anna has a PhD in Geomatics from the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering at Bologna University, Italy. She is currently working with Karel Martens on a project of Transport Justice, investigating the fairness of the transport systems in several metropolitan areas in the USA. Within this project, Anna is conducting the data analysis, mainly using the programming language R. Anna's academic background is diverse, ranging from Astronomy (BSc at Padova University), Physics (MSc at Bologna University) and Water management in developing countries (Master course at Milan Bicocca). In her PhD research she focused on Remote Sensing techniques for desertification studies. Anna is a truly believer and promoter of free (as in speech) and open source software. She loves maps and any use can be made of them, especially if intended for social and environmental benefit.