Matthew Van Eck is the Senior Vice President and GIS Principal of GIS Surveyors, Inc. (GSi). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Northern Illinois University. Matthew has more than 19 years of wide-ranging GIS experience and more than 16 years of experience managing GIS projects. He has worked on various projects for a diverse list of clients ranging from municipal and independently operated utilities, local, state and federal government agencies to Fortune 500 companies. Having honed his skills working for a variety of agencies and companies, Matthew co-founded GSi to provide superior GIS solutions, primarily focused on spatial accuracy. At GSi, he is the on-site GIS subject matter expert responsible for the creation and maintenance of multiple GIS programs, ensuring that the data is accurately portrayed. In 2018, the company expanded its capabilities to include LiDAR services. Matt oversees the LiDAR business division and is the Principal in Charge on the San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) LiDAR System Wide Mapping Project.