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Lawrie Jordan



Lawrie Jordan




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Biographical Information

Lawrie Jordan serves as the Corporate Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing for Esri, as well as Special Assistant to Esri founder and President, Jack Dangermond. He has over 40 years of experience as a leader in the field of image processing and remote sensing. Jordan was co-founder and President of ERDAS, Inc. for more than 20 years and played a key role in evolving a long-standing strategic partnership with Esri. His background education is in Landscape Architecture, with degrees from The University of Georgia and Harvard University.

Jordan is honored to be a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Trustee of the ISPRS Foundation, and the recipient of the Geospatial World Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award for decades of contribution in the field of Image Processing and Earth Observation. He is also grateful for the privilege to support the United States Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community, including Operation Desert Storm in theatre in 1991, and to be the recipient of the U.S Government’s medal for Outstanding Support and Patriotism, as well as the James S. Cogswell award.


Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, 1975
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honors, University of Georgia, 1968
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