Obadyah “Ob” Foord, LS, CMS – LiDAR
LiDAR Technology Director
Ob is a Licensed Surveyor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has a vast educational background which includes a degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and being Leica Factory trained in Static LiDAR Data Capture and Reduction.
Ob became certified as a Mapping Scientist – LiDAR by the American Society Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Ob was one among the first 10 professionals in the country to obtain this certification and is the only one in the state of Virginia.
As LiDAR Technology Director for Rice Associates, he has extensive experience working on a wide variety of projects which include conventional surveying, aerial mapping, bridge situation, boundary, and GIS related surveys. During his career, Ob has worked on federal, state, and municipal projects situated throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Ob serves as one of Rice Associates’ technical experts in ground-based LiDAR scanning and has extensive experience in processing terrestrial static, and mobile and airborne LiDAR data.