Eva-Maria Unger

Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40” (or “40<40”): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age.CoverSmall_xyht_Outlook16

It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering entering related careers. We feel that profiling young professionals might give potential entrants an idea of the tremendous influence and accomplishments their own early careers might yield.

We put out a call for nominations in mid-2015 for 40<40. This is not a competition; we were not seeking candidates with the most academic credentials or business accomplishments. Instead, we sought a broad 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 magic solutions you employ every day: 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.

Something profound I gathered from getting to know those profiled is that they could very easily work together on a large multi-disciplinary geospatial team because they all value ego less than innovation and hard work.

40 under 40 As They Appear in Our Print Issue

Christine Gayron Matej Nagy James R. Nicolau, IV Javier Garcia Robles
John Perry Serene Ho Antonio Abellan Jeremiah Johnson
Chris Trevillian Stephen Chibueze Ndukwe Charley Glynn Jie Zhang
Nick Zeeben Amber Knapp Elena Kruzhkova Shannon Hoy
Nora Csanyi May Boris Skopljak Eva-Maria Unger Joshua T. Rayburn
Amanda J. Allred Hanna Fadhila Chris McAlister Beth Schechter
Bruno Bougard Sandy Kennedy Brian J. Naberezny Sarah Winter
Rohan Bennett Joshua Sisskind Bojan Šavrič Nickson Odieny Onyango
Linda Foster Anita Graser Andrea Halter Brian Lingobardo
Javier de la Torre Alexander Ustinov Caitlin Blundell Landon Urquhart

40 More

We received so many highly regarded nominations that we need to acknowledge 40 more young people active in the geospatial professions.

With Profiles Online:

Alasdair Begley, Director & Cadastral Surveyor at Saunders Havill Group, Australia Amanda Askren, City Survey Manager at the City of Renton and Young Surveyors Network (US) Chair, Washington, USA
Gus Porter, Vice President at Sawtooth Land Surveying, Idaho, USA Jason Paris, Sales Engineer at Leica Geosystems, California, USA
Johannes Riegl Jr., Marketing Manager at RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, Austria Jon Gustafson, Senior Project Manager at Continental Mapping Consultants, Minnesota, USA
Katie MacIntosh, Senior Hydrographic Surveyor at Subsea 7, UK Lindsay Renkel, Marketing Manager at Trimble Navigation, Colorado, USA
Onwuzuligbo Chukwubueze Uzochukwu, Lecturer of Geodesy at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria Paul Doersch, Founder at Kespry, California USA
Perri Howard, Artist at Velocity Made Good, Washington, USA Ryan Brazeal, Surveyor at Caltech Surveys and Geomatics Instructor at SIAST, Canada
Ryan Gariepy, Chief Technology Officer at Clearpath Robotics, Canada Scott Peterson, Geomatics Instructor at Fresno State University, California USA
Sid Nair, Product Manager at Teletrac, California, USA Sravan Puttagunta, CEO of Civil Maps, California, USA     
Steven Lake Waslander, Associate Professor in Robotics and UAS, University of Waterloo, Canada Ted Mort, Vice President at Eco3D, Arizona, USA
Tony Nettleman, Assistant Professor in Education/Boundary Law at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Vijay Allagaraj, Product Developer at Quantum Spatial, Georgia, USA
Yusuf Aro-Lambo, Surveyor at the Office of the Surveyor General and active in the Young Surveyors Network, Nigeria  Vincent Bernard, Hydrographic Surveyor at Tideway, part of DEME Group, France
Sarang Thombre, Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Finland Shannon Hixon,  Product Manager (High End) NAFTA, Leica Geosystems Inc., USA


FIG & NSPS YSN: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) & National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS: USA), Young Surveyors Network (YSN)  
URISA Vanguard Cabinet: Urban and Regional Systems Association, Vanguard Cabinet, URISA young geospatial professionals advisory group    

Individuals under 20:

Alex Miller, Nicholas Orndorff, and Clara Orndorff: International underwater robotics competition champions for Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE), Washington, USA
Morgan Ré: NASA, Mountain Vista Governor’s School and John Handley High School, Virginia, USA
Sarah and Lily Jenkins: Winners of the International Science and Engineering Fair, Molokai High School, Hawaii, USA

Honorable Mentions:

Brandy Greer, Product Manager for GNSS at Topcon Positioning Systems,California, USA 

Emmanuel Stefanakis, Professor of Geoinformatics at the University of New Brunswick, Canada     
John Scott Lehr, GNSS Technician at WSP, Canada Josh Hendricks, Land Surveyor at the US Corps of Engineers, Arkansas, USA    
Lee Hannan, Imaging and Business Development at KOREC Group, UK Loic Galisson, General Manager at Soldata, Inc, Washington, UAS    
Matt Keppich, Business Unit Manager of Underground Mapping at Cardno, Australia Miguel Amor, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, at Veripos, Texas, USA    
Oya Erenoglu, Research Assistant in Geological Engineering at Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey Paul Waterfall, Product Engineer for Imaging & Image-based Measurement at Imetrum, UK    
Robert Kingdon, Researcher and Instructor of Geodesy at the University of New Brunswick, Canada      

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