Stewart Walker has MA, MScE and PhD degrees in geography and geomatics from the universities of Glasgow, New Brunswick and Bristol and an MBA from Heriot-Watt. He has authored approximately 200 technical papers.
Walker joined ASPRS in 1973. He is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist and a chartered land surveyor (U.K.). In 1977 he switched from academic life at the University of East London to the private sector, with Surveying and General Instrument Company, Kern, Leica, LH Systems, and Leica Geosystems, in sales, product management and business development, in England, Switzerland and the U.S. He became product manager for SOCET SET® in 1991, when Leica undertook worldwide distribution, joined BAE Systems in 2004 and is responsible for new directions in the development of SOCET GXP® and enterprise software products.
He has served ASPRS as President then National Director of the Southwest U.S. Region, Co-Chair of the Defense and Intelligence Committee, and Chair of the Conference Planning Committee for the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference.
Walker says, “To ensure a vibrant, visible Society, we must market ASPRS energetically and recruit new members relentlessly; entice student members to stay after graduation; foster the Student Advisory Council and its initiatives; and develop fresh ideas for young professionals.”