Spectrum Mapping Welcomes Dr. Kumar C. Navulur as Chief Technology Officer

Denver, Colo. – Tuesday, April 11, 2006 – Spectrum Mapping, LLC, a leader in remote sensing, photogrammetry and mapping, announces the addition of Kumar C. Navulur, PhD to its management team as Chief Technology Officer.

Dr. Navulur will be responsible for architecting and developing new products and solutions for the company.  As part of the management team, his duties include defining and executing the R&D strategy to align with the company mission and annual goals. Spectrum Mapping President, Don Wicks said, “We are looking forward to the energy and experience Kumar will bring to our company.  His multi-faceted experience in the remote sensing industry includes strong management experience in research & development, software development, system design and implementation, information technology, product management and operations.”

Spectrum Mapping’s new Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Kumar Navulur said, “Spectrum Mapping is the technology leader in photogrammetry, remote sensing, LIDAR, aerial imaging and multi-sensor fusion. As these technologies converge, I plan to help Spectrum transform the way these technologies are exploited and derive true value from remote sensing data.”

Dr. Navulur has over 15 years of remote sensing, image processing and analysis experience including managing teams of technical personnel in various disciplines such as product development, operations, and software development; aerial camera calibration and installation; and developing software for sensor corrections and image processing.

Since 2004, Dr. Navulur served as Sr. Manager/Product Architect at DigitalGlobe, Longmont, CO where he managed a team of scientists to develop products from multi-spectral imagery using state of the art object oriented technology for impervious surface extraction, change detection, automated cloud cover extraction, and others. Previous to that, Dr. Navulur held the position of Director, Technology Development at RESOURCE21 where he was responsible for developing  new products and solutions for the Civil and Commercial business unit.

Dr. Navulur earned his Ph.D. in Engineering at Purdue University; Master of Technology, Civil Engineering [Remote Sensing Applications] at Indian Institute of Technology; and, Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering at Andhra University.

About Spectrum Mapping, LLC
Spectrum Mapping, LLC is a full-service mapping, software development, and GIS company with six offices located throughout the United States and Canada.  Spectrum’s full-service mapping core competencies are in the fields of LIDAR; Photogrammetry; Remote Sensing Services; Digital Camera Development and Sales; and Software Development.  With over 25 years experience, Spectrum Mapping is unique in the mapping industry because of the wide range of technology it has access to internally.  With LIDAR and hyperspectral imaging systems, digital cameras, and extensive photogrammetric equipment, Spectrum is one of the largest mapping companies in the U.S.  The ability to work with various sensors and develop innovative solutions for how to fuse and create new products using geospatial data, has given Spectrum a competitive advantage in the mapping industry.

For more information, contact Roland Mangold, business development manager, Spectrum Mapping, LLC:
1560 Broadway, Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80202
By phone: 303-298-9847 ext 333
Or visit: http://www.spectrummapping.com/