TopoMatters – Colorado Drone Mapping and LiDAR

TopoMatters Leadership

Meet the Founder

Brian Yohn, the founder of TopoMatters, boasts an extensive and diverse professional journey spanning over 30 years in B2B services businesses, with a particular emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs). Beyond numerous notable corporate achievements pioneering new businesses at Comcast, DISH Network, Microsoft and others, Brian’s foray into the world of mapping and LiDAR data was fortuitously triggered during a personal undertaking. 

While designing his family’s residence in Buena Vista, Colorado, he was introduced to LiDAR data and was immediately captivated by its potential applications. Brian adeptly employed LiDAR data to meticulously craft the site plan for his home, unveiling the vast potential of this cutting-edge technology.

This endeavor sparked a profound passion for exploring complementary technology solutions, such as unmanned aircraft systems and advances in geospatial computing, to deliver high value commercial mapping products to the end user.

Brian and his team are FAA Part 107 certified remote pilots and meet the regulatory requirements to conduct commercial unmanned aircraft operations.

Aerial Data + Insights to Plan, Survey, Design and Build

A Journey of Personal Passion and Commitment

Brian, the driving force behind TopoMatters, holds a BS in electrical engineering from Drexel University and an MBA in finance from the University of Delaware. His passion for maps has deep roots, stretching back to his time as a Boy Scout and earning the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout. As an adult, he continued to indulge his love for adventure in the mountains and desert, solidifying his connection with the terrain through mapping. A proud Colorado 14er finisher, Brian’s experiences in challenging landscapes further fueled his appreciation for mapping technologies and their commerical applications. His journey, marked by professional dedication and personal passions, underscores the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of mapping services and lays the foundation for the pioneering work of TopoMatters. When he’s not thinking about the next kick-ass mapping project, Brian enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, snowboarding, backcountry tours, fly fishing and generally anything that involves playing outside with family and friends!