Rob Shanks

Rob Shanks

President and CEO, GlobeXplorer

Rob Shanks has dedicated his career to expanding and promoting the benefits of spatial technology and associated land information. A pioneer in internet- and intranet-based map and information sharing technology, he has extensive experience leading the development of innovative technology products and services.

Prior to founding GlobeXplorer in 1999, he was executive vice president of HJW GeoSpatial, a leading engineering mapping company. At GlobeXplorer, he has lead the development of state-of-the-art spatial information systems for a wide range of business services in both the public and private sectors. He holds a master of arts in geography (Geographic Information Systems specialization), from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also earned undergraduate degrees in geography and environmental science.

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