Today Marks 27 Years at Geoimage for Lee Anderson
That’s right, 27 years.
Lee is our Accounts Manager and part of the Sales & Business Support team at Geoimage. She has seen it all and is such a valued member of our team. Let’s hear from Lee and all the great things she has seen and done.
Congratulations Lee! Tell us why you love Geo and have stuck around for 27 years?
Lee: Geoimage have always encouraged the growth of my role in the company by offering me new challenges which keep me excited about the industry.
Speaking of industry, what changes have you seen throughout 27 years among the satellite imagery industry?
Lee: Oh gosh – at the beginning it was mainly the early Landsat and SPOT imagery, then along came IKONOS and QuickBird offering sub meter imagery (very exciting in the day). EROS data was also very big for a while. Then along came 50cm imagery (and sometimes 40cm!) with GeoEye-1 then the WorldView satellites and Pleiades. Geoimage were at the forefront in offering this imagery and the necessary processing, so it was great to be involved in that. It was and still is exciting to be part of a company who are always looking to expand on the quality and resolution of the imagery they could offer, also in adapting to new software systems in order to process it. Geoimage never rests in their laurels and always pushes forward, seeking to be involved in new technologies.
Why are you passionate about this industry particularly?
Lee: There has been an enormous amount of growth since I started. Geoimage were one of the first companies to offer satellite imagery and processing services. I am very proud of Geoimage for the way they have maintained their integrity and quality of service during the strong growth of the industry, and the way they have continued to grow their knowledge.
Since I first started, there are many different types of imagery now available. So too has the software needed to process the changing satellite imagery. A special mention must be given to our technical team having to stay on top of the evolving training/requirements to process the available imagery. It is never dull, there is always something new to learn, and I love sharing parts of all this to clients. It’s fascinating stuff.
What is your role at Geoimage and how has it progressed?
Lee: Initially I was responsible for admin and account duties. As I learned this expanded into full management of the accounts and I was given management of the ER Mapper Software maintenance renewals. I was also responsible for maintaining certain databases. I was very excited when I was entrusted with the ordering of some of the imagery we offered.
Today I maintain all accounts and manage a large part of the data ordering. I am the Accounts Manager and part of the Sales & Business Support team. Over 27 years I have learnt all about the Earth’s landscape, different satellites and their technical capabilities, also the best types of imagery to produce results for clients.
How have you as a person developed by working with Geoimage?
Lee: With the constant support of the Geoimage management, the confidence in myself in the changing roles and as a contributor to the company has really grown. When you are encouraged and rewarded it really makes you feel valued.
What are some inspiring words you can share from 27 years working with Geo?
Lee: Be a forward thinker and make sure you love the culture of your workplace. I am lucky that Geoimage have always maintained a cohesive and complimentary team of people who work well together. This plays a large role in an organisation being able to grow. Always look for a challenge and move forward, test yourself and always keep an eye on the future.
Thanks Lee, we are so lucky to have you. Let’s go eat cake now to celebrate.