From the beginning of recording history, mapping the world has been critical to human growth and exploration. Today, mapping the world in 3D is equally critical to the future of AR and how we all will experience the world around us.
Brian McClendon is a Research Professor at the University of Kansas after spending 2 years at Uber leading their Maps and Business Platform efforts. For 10 years prior, Brian was a Vice President with Google and led the entire Geo business unit including Google Maps, Street View and Google Earth. He was a co-founder and angel investor in Keyhole, Inc., a geospatial data visualization company that was purchased by Google in 2004 which led to Google Earth. In the 1990s, He spent 8 years at Silicon Graphics, designing 3D graphics workstations. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas. He ran for Kansas Secretary of State in 2018 as a Democrat, but did not win.