Product Manager, Laser Scanning Systems, Leica Geosystems
An early adopter and long-time practitioner of laser scanning, Justin Barton comes from an archeology background and spent nearly a decade with the world-renowned team of CyArk, a non-profit that creates digital records of sites and works of historic significance. Barton studied anthropology at UC Berkeley, then earned a master’s in field archaeology at University College, London. He is now working on his doctorate in the School of Architecture of the University of Queensland, where his research focuses on the application of 3D laser scanning technologies to study the effects of erosion on earthen structures.
Barton’s many roles at CyArk over the years ranged from a technician to project management to the chief technology advocate. Peers at Leica Geosystems (part of Hexagon) recognize that Barton is a natural fit there—a long-time user of Leica HDS solutions, a skilled practitioner, a keen technologist, and a proven project leader. As part of his many duties in his current role, Barton liaises with an expanding software-partner and user-developer community.