Benita Mehta

Benita Mehta is editor of GeoDataPoint and managing editor of POB. She has worked for BNP Media since August 2013. If you'd like to write for GeoDataPoint, or have story ideas and press releases, please send them to

Alain Samaha

Alain Samaha, ME, MBA, is Business Area Director of GIS and Geospatial Software at Trimble. Samaha has an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Nadia Anis

Nadia Anis is a partner at Ferrari Moe, LLP, a medium-size, full service architecture and engineering firm located in San Rafael, Calif. She also serves on the leadership team for the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD).

Jim Balding

Jim Balding is a licensed architect with more than 25 years of experience integrating technology into the architectural field. He founded the architectural and design technology firm The ANT Group and also serves as co-chair of the Technology Committee for the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD)

Brian Bailey

Brian D. Bailey is a geospatial services consultant at Maser Consulting P.A., a privately owned multi-disciplined, engineering firm with a balance of public and private sector experience. Headquartered in Red Bank, N.J., Maser Consulting is an award winning firm employing an average of 360 professionals with projects located nationally.

Ken Brown

D. Ken Brown is an experienced geospatial professional with a well documented history of project management and project leadership accomplishments. He is the director of Geospatial Services at Long Engineering in Atlanta and currently serves as chair of the Council of Professional Surveyors (COPS), a coalition of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Zhong Chen

Zhong Chen is a professional engineer and land surveyor who founded Dynasty Group Inc., in 1994. Dynasty Group has offices in Chicago, IL, and has also completed projects in mainland China. Chen is also a principal of uGRIDD, a web-based service for georeferencing, manipulating and processing infrastructure data.

Laura Crook

Laura Crook is advanced technologies consultant for Stanger Surveying in Tyler, Texas, where she advises on the management of in-house GIS and laser scan data, provides guidance on key GIS and scanning projects for clients, and offers direction on the implementation of other cutting-edge technologies.