Egbert Casper studied civil engineering at University of Essen, Germany and has a doctorate in computer science in civil engineering from the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany.
For nearly twenty years he was employed at a large civil engineering company in Bochum, Germany, most recently as head of IT department and responsible for information infrastructure, software development, IT consulting and IT project management.
Since 2005, he has been active in the field of 3D city models, including the 3D City Model of Berlin, the implementation of the EU Environmental Noise Directive in German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and other projects like energy computation and energy simulation based on 3D city models which are updated by using crowd sourcing tools.
Since 2006 he is actively involved in the development of CityGML in the Special Interest Group 3D (SIG3D) of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Germany (GDI-DE), since 2009 he is chairman of the SIG3D. Quality aspects, modeling and definition of standards, continuation and securing long-term investment for 3D city models are among his main focuses on his involvement in the SIG3D.
Since 2013 he is owner of CITIS and provides consulting, implementation and training about information infrastructure and information systems, 3D city models and building information management (BIM).
He is a member of the Chamber of Engineers of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Ingenieurkammer Bau NRW), the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik), the SIG3D and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).