Roman Kathofer graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. (Masters) degree in Geomatics from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria, during which time he discovered his love for photogrammetry. At the TU-Vienna he worked as a production manager and stereo operator on projects for the Austrian Federal Railways. At the same time he was a lecturer at his almer mater assisting students with their projects.
Then he moved for Leica to the Far East for 9 years working as a consulting engineer in Hong Kong at first and later heading Leica's Support Centre Southeast Asia. During these years Roman also began to appreciate different approaches to various mapping tasks, always eager to learn something new.
Since 1998 Roman’s family calls Canada their home while staying in contact with friends and business colleagues in Europe and the Far East. Before founding Frontier Geomatics, Roman was the Director of Customer Support at Applanix enjoying a wealth of personal relations with clients all over the world.