Geospatial Industry Group (GIG)


To work in the best interests of this rapidly developing industry and its technology.

Product Focus

  • Laser units (theodolites and other equipment)
  • GPS equipment, as relates to mapping, machine guidance & control (as in ag planters, fertilizer application, road milling, paving, compaction machines, etc).
  • Aerial and space based mapping, photogrammetry, and vegetation identification equipment and processes.
  • Ground penetrating radar for utility location, pavement, base layer, and soil layer mapping and measuring, hydrography, and so on.

Potential GIG Activities

  • Developing consensus standard terms, definitions and specifications for technologies, products and their use, for use in marketing, user manuals, etc.
  • Monitor, contribute to and/or respond to standards organizations work touching GIG products and use (ISO, ANSI, etc).
  • Develop a working relationship with National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and address industry issues.
  • Promote the value and use of the products.
  • Develop guidelines for save use and data collection.
  • Develop a market statistics program within AEM’s statistics function to measure market size, by several geographic regions and for several product types.
  • Address other issues as the group may decide is needed.
Group Leadership

Chair and SEC Representative

Ray Kerwin

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.

Vice Chair

Andrew Hurley


AEM Staff Contact

Eric Van Tubbergen - AEM Liaison

Program & Project Manager, Market Share Statistics


Arnold Huerta - AEM Backup Liaison

Senior Director, Latin America Statistics