Carl Reed

Carl Reed's picture

Personal Information

About Me

Dr. Carl Reed is the Chief Technology Officer at the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. Dr. Reed continues to manage the process by which formal OGC Implementation Specifications are developed and adopted by the OGC membership, and he facilitates the Planning Committee meetings and work with the OGC Interoperability Program as a member of the architecture team. Before joining the OGC, Dr. Reed was vice president of geospatial marketing at Intergraph Corporation. Reed joined Intergraph in April 1998 after a long tenure at Genasys II, where he had served as chief technology officer for Genasys II worldwide. During his career, in 1977 and 1978 Dr. Reed designed and implemented the first fully interactive vector based GIS, the Map Overlay and Statisitical System (MOSS). In 1985 and 1986, Dr. Reed was the lead engineer and a software developer in the design and development of GenaMap, the worlds first interactive UNIX based commercial GIS. Dr. Reed received his PhD in Geography, specializing in GIS technology, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978.

Industry roles current:

Advisory Board, LBx Journal (2009 to present)
Regional Correspondent, GIM International
Advisory Board, GeoWorld
URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Journal Editorial Board (1997-1998)
6th International 3D GeoInfo Conference Submission Review Committee

Industry roles past

OASIS - Chair of the GIS Subcommittee of the Emergency Services Technical Committee (2004 to 2011)
Industry Technical Advisory Group, GITA (Geospatial Information Technology Association) (Geospatial Information Technology Association)
Alternate, GSDI (Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association) Board of Directors
GeoWeb Planning Committee
GITA Board of Directors (2009 to 2011)
5th International 3D GeoInfo Conference Submission Review Committee

URISA GIS Hall of Fame award.
2014 recipient of the
Geospatial World Lifetime Achievement Award


Member for
14 years 17 weeks
View recent blog entries