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James R. Nicolau, IV

Project Manager for Land Surveying and 3D Scanning at Psomas Surveying’s “ambassadors” to related professions and industries help elevate the stature of the profession; James R. Nicolau serves in such a role. As the son of a business owner and professional land surveyor, James was introduced to the profession at a young age. With every...

Alexander Ustinov

Deputy Department Head at RusHydro’s JSC Institute HydroProject That the worlds of geospatial information, engineering, and high-precision positioning have been able to merge under an umbrella of real-time geodesy has been possible in part to the efforts of a new wave of “geo-renaissance” practitioners like Alexander Ustinov. With educational credentials that include the St. Petersburg...

Anita Graser

Researcher at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Department of Geoinformatics The open-source geoformation community truly has grass roots; it is an international movement where collaboration in research and development of tools and solutions mostly inhabits the cloud and is conducted in real-time through services like GitHub. Anita Graser is one of the movement’s most tireless...

Joshua Sisskind

Software Developer at DigitalGlobe A skilled geospatial developer, Joshua Sisskind is also dedicated to growing the geospatial professions. He works on the open-source software toolkit Hootenanny, a joint effort between National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and DigitalGlobe, that provides a scalable processing engine and interactive editing interface to enable rapid conflation of map features generated from satellite...

Sandy Kennedy

Director and Chief Engineer for Core Cards at Novatel The heart and soul of high-precision GNSS equipment—for survey rovers, precision agriculture and machine guidance, defense, airborne and mobile mapping systems, etc.—are the receiver boards and, specifically, the core cards. For NovAtel, a major producer of standalone and OEM GNSS hardware, components, and solutions, the development...

Hanna Fadhila

Hydrographic and Land Surveyor at Java Offshore In the fields of energy and oil and gas are a substantial number of surveyors adept at both land and hydrographic surveying, ready to jump into all manner of projects across the globe. These young practitioners provide inspiration for those considering entering the field: their jobs require a...