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 imagery, UAVs, and mobile devices. Josh previously worked at Leidos/SAIC supporting the intelligence community, and he worked at ITT Exelis on research and development initiatives, specifically the first iteration of Helios.
Josh has been a member of the ASPRS since being a student at the University at Albany (BA/MA in geography). He’s served on the student advisory council and young professionals council working to increase peer membership and visibility. He was among the first batch of student volunteers at conferences and has served on the Potomac region’s board as a region director for six years.