The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing has appointed Amar Nayegandhi, Dewberry's vice president and director of remote sensing, as director of its lidar division.
Dewberry said Wednesday that Nayegandhi has led lidar projects for federal clients and obtained extensive experience in coastal remote sensing, topography, and bathymetric lidar data acquisition and processing.
Nayegandhi also served as the project manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Sandy Topobathy Lidar and Imagery project aimed at mapping the national shoreline following Hurricane Sandy.
His work on the NOAA initiative earned him the 2015 LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award from the Join Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise.
“As I step into this position, I’m looking forward to serving the lidar remote sensing industry by working with other ASPRS member volunteers to develop new standards and specifications, and enable the use of this technology in a myriad of applications,” Nayeghandi said.
Nayeghandi’s research work has been included in more than 65 publications, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Photogrammetric and LiDAR Mapping manual.
He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of South Florida and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Nayeghandi was elected as assistant director at ASPRS’ lidar division in 2016.