Xan Fredericks

Biography

Alexandra “Xan” Fredericks is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) and is the Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). She coordinates statewide lidar projects for NGP and establishes long-range programs through the creation of Interagency Agreements and administration of lidar project proposals for the CMHRP. Xan is the Chair of the USGS Lidar User Group and also serves as the Southeast Region Lidar Point of Contact. Starting in 2007, she specialized in the manual editing and validation of EAARL/EAARL-B data, and has disseminated over 80 lidar-derived GIS datasets with FGDC-compliant metadata. Xan earned a BS in Marine Science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, and a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS from Pennsylvania State University, where she is currently pursuing a Master of GIS. She is currently serving as the 2019-2021 GIS Division Director for the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and is the Vice President of the Florida Region of ASPRS. Xan is also active in the Urban and Regional Information System Association, serving as the Co-Chair of the URISA Professional Education Committee.

Professional Certifications 

GISCI-certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) #90578