Established in 2007, Leading Edge Geomatics specializes in remote sensing and geomatics solutions, focused on airborne digital imagery and laser (LiDAR) data acquisition. With seven aircrafts delivering quality imagery, Leading Edge Geomatics has grown into one of the largest LiDAR service provider in the country. With extensive years of combined practice in the geomatics industry, our team has successfully completed over 920 LiDAR projects throughout North America as well as national level projects in the Caribbean. To date, Leading Edge Geomatics has flown over 450,000km² of LiDAR across North America.

Our ability to produce customized reports and solutions suited to our client’s needs has helped establish Leading Edge Geomatics as an industry leader in aerial surveying and geomatics services. Since opening our doors, Leading Edge Geomatics has built relationships with hundreds of clients in various industries. From forestry and utilities to mining and engineering firms, Leading Edge Geomatics continues to develop and enhance services to ensure clients receive accurate data and high-quality imagery to help reduce their operational costs and increase profitability by managing assets more efficiently.

Our Corporate Culture

Leading Edge Geomatics strongly relies on the energy and creativity of our team which is why we make every effort in building an environment that encourages innovation and cross-team collaboration, and boosts productivity. We believe that individual development is just as important as company growth, which is why we offer an incentivized program to reward performance. Prioritizing individual development is a large factor which contributes to our engaged and motivated team members. Our senior management also works with their teams and offers guidance to ensure they are utilizing their unique skills, and fully equipped to own their role. By setting a strong foundation internally, we continue to accomplish our goals and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Our Brand Promises

Our Brand Promises are an integral part of our brand identity. They not only communicate our commitment to our clients and business partners, but they also help build trust.

High-Quality & Data Accuracy

We are committed to achieving the highest of quality to meet the unique requirements of our clients and the most stringent industry standards.

Actionable Mapping Solutions

Our comprehensive mapping solutions transform complex data into actionable insights to assist clients with making informed decisions which can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase profitability.

Build Valuable Relationships

Our clients are an integral part of our growth, which is why we place great focus on building and nurturing valuable client relations throughout project lifecycles as well as after project deliverable.

Go Above & Beyond Expectations

From the first point of contact to the final project deliverable, we are committed to providing our clients with experiences which go beyond their expectations.

 

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are our foundation, guiding our daily operations, interactions and relationships with employees, clients, vendors, and business partners. After launching a new brand identity and establishing our Brand Promises, introducing Core Values was equally as important. 

INTEGRITY

At Leading Edge Geomatics, we value honesty and transparency and are always committed to doing what is in the best interest of our clients.

ACCOUNTABILITY

It is a priority that we remain consistent with delivering on our promises.

INNOVATION

Our expert team is always exploring new ways to provide the most unique of solutions to our clients.

ADAPTABILITY

We strive to be open-minded and accepting to changing environments while maintaining efficiency in all that we do.

Executive Team

Charles Miller
President & CEO
Derrick MacDougall
VP of Finance
Tim Harrison
Director of Research & Development
Sadaf Piracha
Marketing Manager
Emma Mathieson
HR Manager
Malcolm Elliott
Project Manager
Alison Conley
Geospatial Processing & Solutions Manager
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Charles Miller
President & CEO

Charles Miller, President & CEO of Leading Edge Geomatics, is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in senior management across several industries. Recognized for his work in shifting organizations into high gear, Charles specializes in operational growth strategies. Charles’ past work has earned notable accolades including Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada, and nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Charles attributes his success to balancing entrepreneurship with a focus on gaining complete industry and company knowledge. Charles engages with all aspects of Leading Edge Geomatics, making measured decisions to accelerate and improve departmental performance.

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Derrick MacDougall
VP of Finance

Overseeing all financial related matters, Derrick establishes the annual financial plans and strategies of Leading Edge. Starting off as a staff accountant at McCain Foods, Derrick successfully worked his way up to senior management roles. Prior to joining Leading Edge, Derrick held the title of CFO at Mrs. Dunster’s Ltd. Derrick holds a CPA designation with an MBA from University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University.

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Tim Harrison
Director of Research & Development

Coming from a background in architectural and engineering software, Tim has been championing Leading Edge Geomatics software development efforts for the past seven years. Tim is responsible for the research and development of new product offerings, internal automation systems, and innovative services across all Leading Edge verticals. In addition, Tim oversees the direction of Leading Edge’s Information Technology and Information Management strategies.

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Sadaf Piracha
Marketing Manager

With an iBBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Sadaf began her Marketing career in 2011. Over the years, Sadaf built her business development and marketing skills which secured her the title of Marketing Manager at Leading Edge Geomatics. Sadaf’s work encapsulates all branding and marketing efforts for the company, including website development, brand creative, internal and external communications, and social media management.  Prior to joining Leading Edge Geomatics, Sadaf served as the Marketing Manager in various industries, including PR, F&B and CPG companies.

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Emma Mathieson
HR Manager

Emma oversees all aspects of Human Resources of Leading Edge, from recruiting and hiring, to policy development and performance management. Emma holds a BBA in HR & Marketing from UNB Fredericton, and has worked in various industries including beauty and large event security. Born and raised in Fredericton, Emma joined the company in 2013.

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Malcolm Elliott
Project Manager

Malcolm is skilled in spatial and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geo-science, LiDAR and Remote Sensing. Malcolm’s professional interests lie in using machine learning and automation to explore new ways of analyzing data and improving current and future remote sensing capabilities at Leading Edge Geomatics.

Malcolm is a Mount Allison University (‘17) alumni and attended COGS (Centre of Geographic Sciences – ‘18) to obtain his advanced diploma in Remote Sensing and Geomatics before starting at Leading Edge Geomatics.

Malcolm became Project Manager at Leading Edge Geomatics in 2021 after transitioning into the leadership of the Project Management team from the Geospatial Processing & Solutions group where he had been a Remote Sensing Analyst and Lead Project Analyst from 2018.  In the PMO, Malcolm is able to use his intimate knowledge of geomatics and processing to help refine workflows and interact with customers to ensure product quality is met and exceeded.

You can find him on the ski slopes at Crabbe Mountain in the winter months or cycling around Fredericton in the summer.

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Alison Conley
Geospatial Processing & Solutions Manager

Alison Conley studied for her undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, attaining an honours Bachelor of Science degree double majoring in Marine Biology and Oceanography. She additionally holds an Advanced Diploma in Marine Geomatics from the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS NSCC).

Beginning as a junior analyst with Leading Edge Geomatics in 2018, Alison started out focusing on topobathymetric projects but touched on everything from wide area to utility as needed. She has been involved in LiDAR workflows from raw positioning to deliverable production. Since 2019 she has taken on roles of increasing leadership responsibility from junior to bathymetric analyst to bathymetric coordinator and is now the manager of our Geospatial Solutions department, where raw LiDAR of all sorts and photo data is processed to deliverable state. She overlooks the day-to-day operation of the data processing teams.

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