With 24 years of experience in digital mapping, Brad Barker is Surdex’s Director of 3D Mapping, responsible for managing the lidar and mapping operations staff. He coordinates the production phases of compilation, lidar, and finishing. He meets daily with each department manager to review project status, evaluate progress, coordinate production tasks, set priorities, and review resource allocation. Brad’s expertise includes airborne lidar sensors, GIS and photogrammetric collection, and his responsibilities include project design for GIS systems, ensuring lidar projects meet USGS Lidar Base Specifications, and Quality Assurance for all derivative products. Brad has expertise in GIS/CAD and lidar software packages including the full Esri suite of software products. He obtained his B.S. Cartography and Map Technology from Southwest Missouri State University.