Throughout January xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day.
Name: Sid Pandey
Company: Dewberry Engineers Inc.
Current Position: Senior Associate, Senior Geospatial Technology Manager
Education: MS in Professional Studies, Geographic Information System, University of Maryland; BS in Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
Biography: Sid is a leader in professional associations, a mentor to emerging professionals and an advocate for the geospatial industry. In 2018, he was recognized in xyHt 40 Under 40 list of Remarkable Geospatial Professionals, and by Geospatial World as a Top 50 Rising Star in the Geospatial Industry for 2021. He is a senior associate and senior geospatial technology manager at Dewberry and regularly helps organizations use geospatial technology to analyze, collect, manage, and visualize data, helping them make informed decisions.
He works to promote the benefits of using geospatial technology, helping others develop and implement solutions to support their workflows and decision making. He has also assisted multiple federal response efforts to major natural disasters, providing geospatial analytics and situational awareness products while also supporting geospatial coordination efforts to promote collaboration and data sharing across the response community.
Sid is a vice-chair of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet 2021-2023 cohort, an advisory board focused on helping emerging geospatial professionals by encouraging them to be active in the industry and providing them with mentorship, networking and professional development opportunities. He was recently appointed to the URISA Leadership Development Committee where he will work to develop and foster leadership opportunities and training within URISA.
With the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC) he helped launch a young professionals initiative that conducts meetings, trainings, panel discussions, and other activities to help students and those new to the industry with getting started in their geospatial careers.