Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Nora Csanyi May

Senior Systems/Geodetic Engineer at Fugro Geospatial Inc. and Instructor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Nora May received her MS in surveying and geoinformatics engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary and her PhD from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University. She has...

Nick Zeeben

Product Manager at Autodesk Legacy incremental models for software development have not always served the changing needs of the customers. “Scrum” teams, working in close collaboration, are a new, agile development model that recognizes that customer needs can change during the course of legacy development cycles.  Nick Zeeben is a product manager for Autodesk, leading...

Ryan Gariepy

Ryan Gariepy – CTO, Clearpath Robotics – Canada We learned about Ryan and his company, Clearpath Robotics, while researching developments in robotics for our June 2015 cover story. Robotics is no longer just about the mechanics of propulsion and control of payload devices; navigation, intelligent and autonomous navigation, and proximity sensing and feature recognition are where...

Sid Nair

Sid Nair – Senior Director, Marketing and Product Management, Teletrac-Navman – California, USA There’s a lot of talk about “the internet of things,” or IoT, but of great and lasting value is “the internet of where things are”—how better to manage assets and processes spatially.  There are all sorts of ideas of how to make...

Yusuf Aro-Lambo

Yusuf Aro-Lambo Senior Surveyor, Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation and National Coordinator, Young Surveyors Network – Nigeria The FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) initiative for young geospatial professionals—the YSN (Young Surveyors Network)—has been successful in outreach, education, and attracting youth to seek and build futures in such essential professions. A particular success story...

URISA Vanguard Cabinet

URISA Vanguard Cabinet – Urban and Regional Information System Association – USA URISA is one of the most influential professional associations serving the geospatial information communities. Formed in 1966 (long before the advent of modern GIS), the focus was to bring together professionals working towards improvements in urban and regional planning. As geographic information moved...