The Arkansas Geographic Information Office is pleased to announce that Seth LeMaster has joined the agency. Seth is filling the position previously occupied by Tony Davis. He is a member of the Arkansas Army National Guard and just recently finished a year deployment where he was the Geospatial Intelligence Lead for Special Operation Forces in Western Afghanistan. In this position he produced thousands of topographic and imagery products. Afghanistan is physically five times larger than Arkansas and LeMaster managed over 10TB of vector, raster, imagery, and elevation data. He was frequently called upon to brief and train higher officials on the capabilities and intelligence value of GIS. He also worked side-by-side with members of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency as well as other government agencies. LeMaster’s role required him to exploit a variety of topographic and imagery GIS programs to include ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, SOCET GXP, and Quick Terrain Modeler. Through his experiences, Seth brings a vast amount of knowledge and motivation to expand and build upon the capabilities of AGIO and data access through GeoStor.
“Seth is going to be a real asset in our state. His unique blend of experience already matches much of what AGIO does. We manage a large collection of data, expose it to users and assist decision makers, and he’s been doing the same work in just a different environment. Our constituents will enjoy getting to know him and I’m confident they’ll agree his personality is the right touch as he helps lead the state GIS activities at the AGIO,” said Shelby Johnson, State Geographic Information Officer.
Seth is a native Arkansan from Little Rock. He holds a degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and he and his wife currently reside in Little Rock.