David J. Henderson McCartney
Born 1969 - Paris, I am a French/British Remote Sensing specialist, software designer, self-made-engineer and a writer. I was co-founder in InterAtlas a 3D aerial survey company that was purchased by Imao a european leader in aerial data acquisition in 2012.
Scottish through my father (publisher), Swedish through my late mother (artist), I grew up in Paris (France) where I was born.
Very young I learned to program with a New Brain computer and photography with a Nikon FM1, dyslexic I was frustrated in my studies that I stopped in high school.
When I reached 19 years of age I volunteered to serve in the french army as a paratrooper, I worked afterwards in the security business for a few years.
I was educated in GIS and image analysis at Lovel Johns (UK), and in the Gobelins school (FR) of applied arts, print and digital media.
In 1996 with the help of my father I worked with Geo-Information (UK) an inovating publishing company who created off-the-shelf orthophotos of London, Berlin and Paris, I was responsable for the French market.
In 1997, Michel Somoguy and myself have founded InterAtlas to develop the off-the-shelf orthophotos market in France as a publisher.
From 2000 to 2005, Thierry Ruiz, Michel Somoguy and myself created a web-GIS technology offering online GIS tools and very quick acces to orthphotos.
In 2007 InterAtlas started oblique aerial acquisition, creating it's own system with a local/web viewer. To day InterAtlas is a leading company in 3D aerial survey and use Acute3D multi-view dense 3D reconstruction technology to create 3D cities.
During all these years and up to now I have been in charge of R&D, production and strategical developement.