All posts by Shelly Cox

New Video Promoting Surveying as a Career

US Careers Online has partnered with WithersRavenel to highlight Geomatics and Surveying as a possible career path. North Carolina based US Careers Online—a leader in helping students find a career in new and interesting fields for over a decade—has released its newest video profile highlighting the field of Geomatics and Surveying. The video is collaboration...

María Elena Osorio Tai, PhD

Professor, The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Mexico City, Mexico María Tai’s nominators characterize her as modest as she walks from her research office at the Atmospheric Sciences Institute to the engineering department at UNAM (to teach GIS, numerical and mathematical modeling, and geodesy), but they say that behind her demeanor is a great...

Christopher F. Jordan, PLS

Project Surveyor & UAS Pilot, McGill Associates, P.A. & Geomatics Adjunct Instructor, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College North Carolina, USA Chris Jordan is a pioneer in drone technology and has honed his skills over the past decade to catapult his company to being a leader in the surveying industry in his area. Jordan is licensed in...

Rick Coffman, LS

Director, Surveying & Mapping, WHPacific, Inc. California, USA As a disabled veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Rick Coffman seems only energized by obstacles. His upbeat personality combined with a passion for measuring and numbers led him to surveying, where he is now described as the tip of the spear in a successful survey operation...

Matt Pietryszyn

Team Lead, Location Intelligence & Data Visualization, City of Brampton Ontario, Canada The City of Brampton in Ontario is on the leading edge of vibrant, geospatially charged communities; xyHt receives many nominations for 40 under 40 each year for folks in the connected geo-community there. Matt Pietryszyn received multiple nods, not only for his work with...

Lorien Barlow

Documentary Filmmaker, Hard Hatted Woman LLC Nyack, New York We met Lorien Barlow at Autodesk University, where she wowed us with a passion and desire not motivated by financial or personal gain—waiting tables or whatever it took to make her project come to fruition. Her first feature-length documentary film, Hard Hatted Woman, is about women...