In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer 40 under 40: a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy geospatial professionals under 40 years of age.
It is our wish that these profiles honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and provide inspiration for young people considering entering related careers.
First, a roundup of honorable mentions. With only forty places to fill on the main list, there’s guaranteed to be gold in the overspill. Here’s some of it:
This was not a competition; we were not seeking candidates with the most academic credentials or business accomplishments. We sought a broad, international representation of the many geospatial fields that our publication covers: those who are doing significant work, often un-heralded, in positions that contribute to the current and future state of geospatial sciences, professions, and industries. This includes those who develop, service, and support the seemingly magical solutions we employ every day: those people who make your geo-world tick.
In addition to nominations, we selected candidates we met in the course of research for our editorial content. Unsurprisingly, many of these candidates were also nominated by multiple parties.
2017’s 40 Under 40, listed with their current role, as they appear in our print issue:
Please click each name to find out more about these colleagues, peers and pioneers, or browse their profiles here.
Todd Foster – MANAGING DIRECTOR AT MILESTONE SURVEY
Rui Wu – TECHNICAL SALES ENGINEER AT TRIMBLE
Mamata Kumari Akella – SENIOR CARTOGRAPHER AT CARTO
Brandy Greer – PRODUCT MANAGER, NETWORK SERVICES AT TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS, INC.
Frank Ferrantello – PRESIDENT OF FERRANTELLO PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS AND LAND PLANNERS
Raffaele Albano – RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA
Solomon Njoroge Njogu – GRADUATE STUDENT AT TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Heidi Jackson – SURVEY TECHNICIAN AT NORTHSTAR LAND SURVEYING
Laura Van de Vyvere – PROJECT ENGINEER AT M3 SYSTEMS
Jonathan Downey – FOUNDER AND CEO OF AIRWARE
Jasna Filipovic – PROJECT MANAGER OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS IN THE HALTON REGION
Michael Wyatt – SURVEYING AND PROJECT MAPPING COORDINATOR AT J.F. BRENNAN CO. INC.
Arnadi Dhestaratri Murtiyoso – RESEARCHER AT ICUBE LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF STRASBOURG
Melissa Robert Sarraute – SURVEYING ENGINEER AT THE URUGUAYAN MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS
Erika Woolsey – CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE HYDROUS
Hayden Howard – VICE PRESIDENT AT COMPASSDATA, INC.
Narelle Underwood – SURVEYOR GENERAL OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Biplov Bandar – RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT THE GEOINFORMATICS CENTER IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Nimas Hayu Merlina Anggarini – TECHNICAL SPECIALIST AT HEXAGON GEOSPATIAL
Shaun Piepkorn – AREA SURVEY MANAGER AT GORRONDONA & ASSOCIATES
Bohan Wu – SUPPORT ENGINEER AT TRIMBLE
Even Rouault – OPEN-SOURCE DEVELOPER, GEO-BLOGGER, AND OWNER OF SPATIALYS
Diana Bečirević – SURVEYING ENGINEER
Sana Khushi – GIS MANAGER IN THE URBAN UNIT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Adam Schleicher – UTILITY ENGINEER AT THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Alok Srivastava – SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER OF GNSS AT TOPCON
Adam D. Crews – OWNER OF CREWS SURVEYING LLC
Ingrid Noyola de la Llave – SURVEYING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY ENGINEERASSISTANT LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, SCHOOL OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Marc M. Delgado – GEOGRAPHY PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ASUNCION
Carla Gibson Boisvert – GEOMATICS SPECIALIST AT CANADA NORTH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Kate Fairlie – LAND ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST AT LAND EQUITY INTERNATIONAL
David P. Acosta – PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION SURVEY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Nikolas Smilovsky – MAPPING DEPARTMENT MANAGER AT BPG DESIGNS
Danielle Smilovsky – REMOTE SENSING SCIENTIST AND GIS ANALYST AT AMEC FOSTER
Mark Christopher Myall – DIRECTOR OF MYALL & THURLOW CONSULTANTS LTD
Sami Mantere – CADASTRAL SURVEYOR AT NATIONAL LAND SURVEY
Raynah Kamau – TECHNICAL SUPPORT ANALYST AT ESRI
Stuart Warnock – OWNER AND PRESIDENT OF PIONEER MAPPING
Paula Dijkstra – REGIONAL MANAGER AT KADASTER INTERNATIONAL