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David Stearns

Advisory Board Chair
Project Specialist – Mapping Support Engineer
Local Mapping Operations - US Midwest
B.G.S., Geography, Univ. of Kansas, 1994
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David has been with HERE Maps (Consortium of Audi, BMW, and Daimler) for 20 years and during that time has extensive experience in the field of digital mapping.  He has participated in numerous data collection projects dealing with map update and maintenance.  He has managed numerous GIS database update projects in the digital operations division while utilizing geospatial technologies in the U.S., Europe and Mexico.  He is now a project specialist in US North Regional Map and Content in the Missouri Valley team.  He coordinates and interfaces with the Garmin Cartography team in Olathe, Kansas.  Professional interests include GIS, cartography, geography, meteorology, geospatial intelligence, telematics, global positioning systems, personal navigation devices, autonomous vehicle navigation and geospatial technologies.  He is a member of the NSGIC, Mid-America GIS Consortium and the Kansas Association of Mappers. David serves on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson Highway Association.  He lives in Olathe, Kansas and is married with two sons.  In his spare time he likes to travel, chase severe storms, read and study US history specifically dealing with the US Civil War and the Cold War.  Additionally, he enjoys photography and collecting old company road maps.  Please feel free to contact him with any questions or career insights.

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