To say that geospatial professionals cover a lot of territory is an understatement. Market reach is both vertical and horizontal. Its specialists span from technology developers to service providers.

Trying to chart and categorize all that “geospatial” encompasses seems next to impossible. After all, every day a new application is thought of and put into action.

With so many different specialties under the supersized umbrella that is this sector comes great opportunity for storytelling. What you all do is so wide-ranging, technical and valuable that we thought it would be nice to start sharing how you do it with other GeoDataPoint readers.

In our February issue, we introduced Geo Positions. The recurring GeoDataPoint digital edition installment shines a spotlight on the experts that make up the geospatial field.

The conversational Q&A, for one, explores the multitude of geospatial job titles and responsibilities that exist, hopefully opening your eyes to the wealth of career options available. What’s more, it gives you all the recognition you so much deserve. Finally, and most valuable, it serves as a form of education, allowing you to learn from how others in this field work.

In our first-ever Geo Positions, we interview Bryan Merritt, who, as geospatial manager of a multidisciplinary engineering firm in New York, works with a lot of different applications and technologies including laser scanning.

Hopefully the new installment sparks ideas that make you all the more a master at your craft.

We’re just getting started and we’re happy to take suggestions, whether you have a new question you’d like included or an under-exposed specialty you’d like to see covered.

Of course, we’re officially on a never-ending quest for new professionals to profile in future digital editions. Are you interested in being interviewed? Do you have a colleague who’d be a perfect fit? If so, shoot me an email at