Meade Joins Leaders Across the Industry to Advance Geospatial Data Sharing
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Quantum Spatial, Inc., an NV5 company and the nation’s largest geospatial data firm, today announced that Senior Vice President Mark Meade, PE, PLS, PSM, CP, was appointed to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). He will serve a three-year term on the NGAC, which is a federal advisory committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior and authorized under the Geospatial Data Act of 2018.
“I am honored to serve on the NGAC,” said Meade. “Working with leaders across all levels of government, as well as the private and non-profit sectors, we have a great opportunity to expand the availability of geospatial data to advance numerous applications and collaborative decision making across multiple sectors of the economy.”
The NGAC provides advice and recommendations on national geospatial policy and management issues, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of the Geospatial Data Act of 2018. The group also ensures the views of representatives of non-federal interested parties involved in national geospatial activities are conveyed to the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
Meade brings more than 36 years in geospatial and engineering experience, and expertise in lidar, imagery, photogrammetry and remote sensing to his role on the committee. Throughout his career, he’s led the implementation of cutting-edge solutions, including ground-based and airborne GPS, inertial navigation system technology, lidar acquisition and processing, digital sensors and topobathymetric lidar.
For the past seven years, Meade has been a member of the senior leadership team at Quantum Spatial and serves as the director for Shared Services, overseeing marketing and innovation for the enterprise. Meade was previously senior vice president and chief technology officer for Photo Science, which was acquired by Quantum Spatial in 2013.
Meade is licensed as a professional engineer and professional land surveyor in multiple states, and is recognized by the ASPRS as a certified photogrammetrist. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Marketing and Finance.