Xan Fredericks

Biography

Alexandra “Xan” Fredericks is the National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the National Geospatial Program and is a member of the Geospatial Information Response Team. Xan has been the Chair of the USGS Lidar User Group since 2017 and a Co-Chair of the Florida Coastal Mapping Program Steering Committee since 2019. Starting in 2007, she specialized in the manual editing and validation of EAARL/EAARL-B data, and has disseminated over 75 lidar-derived GIS datasets with FGDC-compliant metadata. Xan earned a BS in Marine Science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, as well as a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS and an MGIS from Pennsylvania State University. She is currently serving as the 2019-2021 GIS Division Director for the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and as the 2020-2022 President of the Florida Region of ASPRS. Xan is also active in the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), serving as a member of the 2020-2023 URISA Board of Directors.

Professional Certifications 

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