Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw is NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey Rocky Mountain Regional Advisor. He began his career at NGS and has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Geographic Information Systems, which has made him the NGS geospatial go-to person. Brian emphasizes how GIS depends on geodesy as a frame of reference for location and is the foundation of positioning. One of his primary duties is educating geodetic and geospatial professionals about the importance of datums and how they are critical to consistent coordinates, especially when aligning and comparing disparate data for making important decisions.