[ESIP-all] FW: Sad News

Chaowei Yang via ESIP-all esip-all at lists.esipfed.org
Mon Jun 2 16:24:30 EDT 2014

It is a big shock and huge lost for the geospatial informatics communities and spatial data infrastructure from local to global. Doug's work has led and setup the foundation of SDI developments in the past decades. May peace rest with him and his grand daughter forever. 

Chaowei Phil Yang, Ph.D.,
Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center; www.stcenter.net
Co-Director, Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing http://cisc.gmu.edu/
Chair, ISPRS ICWG IV/II: Computing Optimization for SDB and LBS http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm4/icwg42.html
Professor, GGS, GMU, http://ggs.gmu.edu/
Tel: 703-993-4742 (O)

Yang C., Huang Q., Li Z., Xu C., Liu K., 2014. Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. CRC Press. 358p.
Online content and downloads: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466593169

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From: Gallagher, Kevin <kgallagher at usgs.gov<mailto:kgallagher at usgs.gov>>
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Subject: Sad News
To: GS-CSS All <gs-css_all at usgs.gov<mailto:gs-css_all at usgs.gov>>, GS elt <elt at usgs.gov<mailto:elt at usgs.gov>>, GS elt sec <elt_sec at usgs.gov<mailto:elt_sec at usgs.gov>>

It is with extreme sadness and shock that I inform you that Doug Nebert of the FGDC Secretariat died in a plane crash in Oregon this past Saturday. A truly tragic loss.

A long-time employee, friend, and colleague, Doug's career spanned over 30 years of service with USGS. Ever committed to furthering the availability and use of geospatial and mapping technologies to address important issues, Doug was known nationally and internationally for his expertise, technical ability, and dedication to building cooperative relationships, integrated technical solutions, and spatial data infrastructures. The ripples of Doug's loss will literally be felt by colleagues and friends around the world.

We are awaiting for information from Doug's family on condolences and funeral arrangements and will share them as soon as we receive them.

Please keep Doug's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Kevin T. Gallagher
Associate Director, Core Science Systems
U.S. Geological Survey
108 National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia  20192
Voice: 703-648-5747
Fax: 703-648-7031

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