Buel W "Rusty" Grout, Jr.


BW "Rusty" Grout is a Supervisory Cartographer at the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center - Denver Campus. Since joining the USGS in 1978 Rusty has served in a wide variety of roles including analog mapping of 75 USGS 1:24,000 scale Topo Maps, Digital Elevation Models, Digital Ortho Quadrangles, and most recently US Topo mapping program contours unit supervisor. Rusty's Cartographer Development Program Research Project was the evaluation and implementation of "Line Trace" (LTPlus, LT4X ,LT2000)software, the primary process for nationwide 10-meter DEM coverage. Rusty also served as a member of the 13th USGS South Pole Antarctica Winter-Over Team from Nov. 1984 - Nov. 1985 including serving on the South Pole Satellite Data Link (SPSDL) implementation team leading to the first satellite telecommunications from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to McMurdo Station & CONUS.


MS - Computer Information Systems from Regis University School for Professional Studies

BS - Chemistry degree with Mathematics minor from Metropolitan State University of Denver

AS - Applied Science - Surveying & Mapping and AS - General Science from Red Rocks Community College


Topographic Mapping, US Topo Contours, 3D Elevation Program