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Gene Roe

Lidar News

I have been involved with disruptive technology and software business start-ups for most of my career. I believe my strength lies in strategic planning, organizational change and new business opportunity analysis and development.

I have been in the survey engineering and mapping business for 50+ years. Dr. Roe is the current Chair of the ASTM E57.04 Data Interoperability Committee for 3D Imaging Systems which developed a widely adopted laser scanning data exchange format. During his career he has focused on the research, development, and introduction of innovative technologies such as CAD/GIS, GPS, 3D laser scanning, lidar, UAS and most recently autonomous vehicles, primarily for the transportation industry. His blog Lidar News ( is one of the leading online 3D laser scanning websites in the world.