Ray Caputo received the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award / Military during USGIF's 2008 GEOINT Symposium in October.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Ray Caputo, Geo-referenced PDF (GeoPDF) project manager for the Army Topographic Engineering Center (TEC), received the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award / Military during USGIF's 2008 GEOINT Symposium in October.  Caputo was recognized for his exceptional support, promotion, and development of GeoPDF.

"Without TerraGo Tech, inventor of the GeoPDF file format, Adobe Systems, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's (NGA) Research Center, and more then a handful of folks at TEC, the GeoPDF project would not be where it is today," said Caputo.

GeoPDF allows the Soldier to print easy-to-read maps "on demand" and access detailed, up-to-date information on Adobe PDF-enabled computers.  Most standard NGA map sheets for almost all the countries in the world have been converted into the GeoPDF file format and packaged on DVDs with a user-friendly index sheet along with other TEC products in the GeoPDF file format, including BuckEye maps and Urban Tactical Planners. 

Prior to joining TEC, Caputo served in private industry positions supporting the Department of Justice Civil Rights Geographic Information System (GIS); Project Manager for GIS Mapping for the Immigration and Naturalization Service/Border Patrol Remote Video Surveillance mapping initiative; Database Administrator for the custom-written Revenue Management System and MicroStation Interface for the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority; Supervisor of the Mapping Department and GIS Manager for the City of Manassas, Va.; and as a Photogrammetrist with the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Caputo earned a bachelor's degree in geography from the State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1987.