One of Laser-Scan’s founders has been appointed as a non-executive director at Snowflake Software. Peter Woodsford (60) has now moved to a non-executive Director role at Laser-Scan, which he helped to launch in the early 1970s.
At Laser-Scan he has played many roles including Technical Director, Managing Director and Chairman. He has directed development teams in large screen graphics displays, automated vectorisation, map production systems and Object-Oriented geospatial databases. He is a key member of the OpenGIS Consortium (OGC) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. In 1990 he was Chairman of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). He is currently President of OEEPE Commission 5 – Delivery and Integration of Data and Services.
Woodsford is highly regarded within the GIS industry and is the author of over thirty publications on Geographic Information and associated technologies and business applications. He has been a member of several industry review bodies.