Dr. Qassim Abdullah, an innovator in digital aerial imagery and LiDAR acquisition, is an accomplished scientist with more than 35 years of combined industrial, research and development, and academic experience in analytical photogrammetry, digital remote sensing and civil and surveying engineering. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Abdullah has developed proprietary software applications for use in digital orthophotography and DEM production as well as developed integrated airborne GPS, inertial measurement, LiDAR data acquisition and precise positioning algorithms and processes. He also teaches courses on Photogrammetry, remote sensing, and Unmanned Aerial systems (UAS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Penn State University. Dr. Abdullah is the recipient of the prestigious Fairchild photogrammetric award from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the author of the monthly column “Mapping Matters” published in the PE & RS journal of the ASPRS. Dr. Abdullah is a professional surveyor and mapper licensed in Florida, Oregon, South Carolina and Virginia.