Ben Shinabery, PLS is a land survey project manager at Qk4, Inc. where he specializes in high definition digital terrain modeling through traditional survey, 3D Laser Scanning and Aerial Drone Mapping. His experience ranges from collecting 3D data with everything from a plumb bob to high res color mobile mapping LiDAR. He grew up helping his dad survey through the corn fields of Michigan and later ran a survey field crew in the swamps of Florida – Full spectrum land surveying: cold and frozen to hot and humid. Now, Ben would rather pick a nice day and program his drone to do the mapping for him. He prides himself on helping others visualize geographic data in an engaging and understandable way. He lives with his bride and three kids in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Ben achieved eligibility to sit for the Kentucky PLS exam based on experience alone. He has been a Professional Land Surveyor for more than 12 years working on multi-million dollar projects as project surveyor for DOT, energy, and national private commercial clients.