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Roger Mitchell is the Senior Vice President of Program Development at MDA developing geospatial applications to improve efficiency. He joined MDA in 1984.

Currently Roger directs the research and development/marketing of products and services focusing on Department of Defense/Intelligence Community problems. Highlights of his many accomplishments include:

  • Developing the technology enabling the creation of the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) Foundation global change detection dataset called RPM which lower costs of feature maintenance and broad area search
  • Directing the development of NGA Foundation datasets including VISNAV global land cover, VISNAV global Soils, and ShoreScape global shoreline
  • Directing exploitation of new technologies: massive Cloud computing, new geospatial products, next generation of smallsat applications, social media, and crowd sourced data
  • Developing programs with DHS, FEMA, USGS, NASA, USDA, EPA, Google, Apple, and petroleum companies

Prior to joining MDA, Roger was Vice President of Research and Development at ATE Management & Consulting Inc.

Roger holds three patents (Patent Number 8,548,248 B2, 5,719,949, and 6,125,329) related to production of geospatial products. He is a member of the USGIF Working Group and Smallsat, ABI, and contract clarity subgroups and was appointed to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).

Roger received his B.S. degree in Computing Science in 1972 from the University of Calgary.




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