Xan works with the National Geospatial Program as the National Map Liaison to Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and is a Geospatial Information Response Team Operations Officer.
Alexandra “Xan” Fredericks is the National Map Liaison to Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program User Engagement Office and serves as a Geospatial Information Response Team Operations Officer. She is the Chair of the USGS Lidar User Group and a member of the Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping, as well as the Florida Coastal Mapping Program Science and Technical Advisory Council. Xan works to help people, from USGS scientists and our Nation’s residents, to a variety of agencies and entities, discover and coordinate geospatial data to empower location intelligence through outreach, collaboration, and data visualization.
Active in the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Xan serves as Florida Region Past President and a past GIS Division Director. She is also active in the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), serving on the Board of Directors and as Board Liaison to the Professional Education Committee. Xan is a GISCI-certified GIS Professional and earned a BS in Marine Science-Geology from Eckerd College, as well as a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS and an MGIS from Penn State University.
Education and Certifications
GISCI-certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) #90578
Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS); Penn State University
Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems; Penn State University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Marine Science – Geology; Eckerd College
Honors and Awards
The USGS Geospatial Information Response Team received a 2021 Esri Special Achievement in GIS award
Xan was named one of the 2021 Geospatial World 50 Rising Stars