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Jason M Stoker, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Stoker oversees strategic planning, development and coordination of the 3D Elevation Program and science and application related data, tools, and services.  Jason provides technical expertise, prepares roadmaps, and plans for elevation products and services, and helps determine the long-term vision for 3DEP products and services. 

Professional Experience

  • Elevation Science and Applications Lead, USGS National Geospatial Program

  • FGDC National Geospatial Data Asset Data Manager, 5 National Elevation Theme Datasets

  • Project Manager, Lidar Science Project, USGS EROS

  • Supervisor of USGS EROS Topographic Science Team

  • Former Director, USGS Center for Lidar Information Coordination and Knowledge (CLICK)

  • Lidar Lead, NASA Surface Topography and Vegetation Study Team

  • Past Member of the NSF OpenTopography Facility Advisory Committee

  • Biological Scientist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., South Dakota State University

  • M.S., Colorado State University

  • B.S., Colorado State University

Affiliations and Memberships*


  • AGU

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government