Prof David John Coleman
Dr. David Coleman is a Professor of Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and former Chair of its Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering. He has authored over 150 articles and reports dealing with spatial data infrastructure, land information policy, geomatics operations management, geographic information standards and volunteered geographic information. He is currently President of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association and a Fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Prior to obtaining his PhD, David spent 15 years in the Canadian geomatics industry as a project surveyor and engineer, then an executive with one of Canada's largest digital mapping firms, and later as a partner in a land information management consulting firm. Over the past twenty years, he has served as President of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, a member of the Mapping Sciences Committee of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a member of both the Research Management Committee and the Board of Directors of the GEOIDE Research Network of Centres of Excellence, Canadian delegate to FIG Commission 3, a member of the UNB Senate and Board of Governors, and a member of advisory boards to public and private organizations in Canada and Australia.