Carolyn J. Merry

- 2014

Carolyn, a world renowned scholar in remote sensing and geographic information systems, passed away on June 3, 2014. She will be remembered by many at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), where she had served as a professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. She retired in May 2013 after 25 years at the school. She will also be missed by many for her several leadership positions, including past presidencies at the Imaging and Geospatial Information Society (ASPRS), the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO), as well as chair of the ASCE Civil Engineering Department Heads Coordinating Council. Carolyn was also a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) and the National Academy of Science’s Mapping Science Committee. She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Redfield, as well as her sister, Patricia Merry, brothers James (Kim) and Donald (Amber) Merry, as well as her nephews, nieces, and grand-nieces.