Daniela Cristiana Docan is currently a lecturer in the Department of Topography and Cadastre at the Faculty of Geodesy in Bucharest, Romania. She obtained her PhD in 2009 from Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest with the thesis Contributions to quality improvement of spatial data in GIS. Formerly, she worked for Esri Romania and the National Agency of Cadastre and Land Registration (ANCPI).
While working for Esri Romania, she trained teams (as an authorized instructor in ArcGIS Desktop by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., USA) from state and privately owned companies, such as Romanian Civil Aeronautical Authority, Agency of Payments and Intervention for Agriculture (APIA), Institute of Hydroelectric Studies and Design, and Petrom. She has also trained and assisted the team in charge of quality data control using ArcGIS for Desktop and PLTS GIS Data ReViewer in the Land Parcels Identification System (LPIS) project, in Romania.
For the ANCPI, in 2009, she created the conceptual, logical, and physical data model for the Romanian National Topographic Dataset at the scale 1:5,000 (TOPRO5). She was a member of the workgroup that elaborated TOPRO5 and metadata technical specifications for the ANCPI and the Member State Report for Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) in 2010.