Photo Science's Bowe Named URISA Young Professional of the Year

by | Dec 11, 2013

Lexington, Ky., Nov. 26, 2013”Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science) staff member Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP has been named URISA’s (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Young Professional of the Year.

This award is in recognition of Bowe's outstanding efforts as part of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet is a URISA initiative which debuted in 2011 to engage young GIS practitioners (35 and under), increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. The Cabinet's mission is to collaborate with URISA's Board of Directors and Committees in creating and promoting programs and policies of benefit to young professionals.

Bowe is a GIS Technician at Photo Science and has been a URISA member since 2011. Regarding being named the URISA Young Professional of the Year, Bowe said, I want to thank Photo Science for giving me the opportunity to participate in URISA. This award is an incredible honor. Working with this organization has been unbelievably rewarding. I have not only grown professionally, but I have a fantastic network of people with whom I am as close as family. I hope to be able to inspire other young professionals to participate in URISA.”

Bowe has 11 years of experience providing GIS support. She is especially experienced in metadata creation and is well regarded as Photo Science’s premier metadata expert. She compiles and oversees the management of metadata creation for Photo Science. In addition to being an active member of URISA, she is working with the Young Professionals Council of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), she is a founding board member and secretary of Cumberland URISA (the local chapter of URISA in Kentucky and Tennessee), she reviews applications for Geographic Information Systems Professionals (GISP) Certification through the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI), and she is a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP).

About Photo Science, Inc.

Photo Science, Inc. (Photo Science), a Quantum Spatial company, is a geospatial solutions provider specializing in aerial acquisition (imagery and LiDAR), data collection/processing, photogrammetric mapping, mobile mapping, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), systems integration, and GPS surveying services. For more information please visit

About Quantum Spatial, Inc.

Quantum Spatial is a leading professional services firm specializing in spatial data generation, integration, enablement, and analytics, serving the needs of clients worldwide. Quantum Spatial's goal is to improve our client's operations and decision making in areas such as natural resources, government, infrastructure, energy, and public safety by utilizing the power of geospatial data and analytics through our unique cloud-based delivery infrastructure. For more information please call 1-855-255-5212 or visit


The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is an independent, not-for-profit 501c(3) organization established in 1966. From webinars and workshops to multi-day conferences, URISA presents an abundance of educational programs, offers volunteer GIS expertise through its GISCorps program, and assists government agencies with benchmarking GIS maturity through its GIS Management Institute. For more information visit



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