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 Co-Chair of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Bathymetry Working Group. 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 through outreach, collaboration, and data visualization.
Xan is a GISCI-certified GIS Professional with an MGIS from Penn State University and a BS in Marine Science-Geology from Eckerd College. She serves on the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Board of Directors and as the ASPRS Florida Region Past President. Prior to her current role, Xan was the Lidar Coordinator for the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program.
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