Directions Magazine has been privileged to work with some of the most influential minds in the geospatial industry. Over the years, we have showcased their innovations with the hope of inspiring our readers to greater heights. Dr. Joseph Kerski joins us for our successful series of interviews, GeoInspirations. He is interviewing some of those men and women who have changed the face of our industry, shining a light on the importance of geography and geospatial technology. We hope that you’re inspired to make a difference with geography in your corner of the world.

This episode of GeoInspirations features Sona Guliyeva, a remote sensing professional for the Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azercosmos, and a doctoral student in remote sensing. Learn about her work, her journey, and her vision for the future. Dr. Kerski shares, “I met Sona a few years ago during a presentation for the student consortium of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. I admire Sona’s vision and the fact that as a young working professional, she is already mentoring others in the field! I believe her story is a fascinating one for those listening to the podcast—and for people to share with others.” 


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Azercosmos: Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan: