Maude Pelletier

This entry is part 7 of 27 in the series December 2023/January 2024

24 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2024

Company: Balko Technologies
Current position: President
Age: 39
Education: MS geographic sciences, Laval University, Quebec City; BS geography, Laval University, Quebec; certification of professional piloting of light drones, Centre de Formation Aéronautique du Québec (CQFA)

Pelletier is a geomorphologist with a strong background in GIS/geomatics. Her various professional expertise has allowed her to obtain in-depth knowledge of all geomatics processing deliverables related to lidar data and aerial imagery.

In 2016, she founded one of the first companies in Canada specializing in UAV-based lidar data acquisition. In parallel, she has been working on an R&D project for the past eight years with a team of experts in electronic, mechanical, and software development to build the world’s first modular lidar.

In 2021, she founded Balko Technologies, the first manufacturing company in Canada to develop and resell a modular drone lidar.

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