What's a Woolpert? Episode 6: Geospatial Standards

So, What’s a Woolpert anyway?

It’s not a what, but a who. Specifically, it is the collection of whos that comprise Woolpert—the premier architecture, engineering, and geospatial (AEG) firm.

What’s a Woolpert enables our thought leaders to add insight to current events and perspective to new technologies that impact the natural, built, and social environments around us. From water legislation to turf systems, satellite advancements to the buzz of AI, join us as we share work and personal experiences, connect the dots within our increasingly interconnected world, and brainstorm solutions to widespread challenges so we can all get smarter together.

Geography is a common denominator across the globe. A location exists independent of language, government, culture, or politics, yet consistent standards across geographies are crucially important to our navigation of the natural and built environment.

For our first international “What’s a Woolpert?” podcast, we are thrilled to be joined by Dr. Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse and Dr. Qassim Abdullah, two internationally known geospatial industry leaders who work at Woolpert from offices in Melbourne, Australia, and Knoxville, Maryland, respectively.

In this episode, Qassim and Zaffar discuss everything from mapping the ocean floor by 2030 to the immense value of space-based sensors to the need for high-definition transportation mapping—all of which require consistent, accurate, and shared geospatial data. We also learn about how their important work with the United Nations, the World Geospatial Industry Council, the Open Geospatial Consortium, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Transportation Research Board, the International Organization for Standardization, etc., is actively contributing to this effort.

Please join us for an insightful discussion around these and many other topics and technologies, the intricacies of educating our next generation of geospatial experts, and how advancing these global AEG initiatives can benefit the world at large.