Joe Cantz, the photogrammetry and remote sensing (PRS) discipline leader at Woolpert, was named to the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) board of directors at the annual Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF) conference.

Cantz, a certified GIS professional and photogrammetrist, was selected to lead the Corporate Members Council. This is the first ASPRS board appointment for the Woolpert associate, who has been a member of ASPRS since 2000.

“I am excited to be a part of this fantastic organization moving forward, particularly leading the Corporate Members Council,” Cantz says. “We came out with a renewed energy from our conference and are looking to continue it into the future. As we move ahead, we are looking to renew the involvement of many existing geospatial companies as well as add new ones to ASPRS.”

Cantz says this council is vital to maintaining relationships and facilitating communication between corporations/service providers and ASPRS. He has been integral to several Woolpert PRS collections for multiple departments of transportation, FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and various other governmental agencies.

“Joe is a tremendous ambassador of the geospatial community, and we are very honored to celebrate his ASPRS board nomination,” says Kirk McClurkin, Woolpert’s geospatial director. “His wealth of knowledge and future geospatial contributions will continue to grow Woolpert's world-renowned and industry-leading team of geospatial professionals.”

Founded in 1934, ASPRS serves more than 7,000 industry professionals around the world.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that strategically blends engineering with technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually works with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. For more than 100 years and with 24 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. armed forces.