All aspects of the science and engineering of imaging spectrometry have been advanced by the work of Dr. Alexander F.H. Goetz over the past 30 years. Dr. Goetz’s pioneering efforts were among the first to realize that it was feasible to obtain laboratory like spectra from space that would quantify earth materials based on biogeochemistry. He has made fundamental contributions to developing high spectral resolution field spectrometers and airborne imaging spectrometers, and to the image processing software and atmospheric correction software needed to analyze the data. These parallel developments in core technologies have made imaging spectroscopy available to a wide range of users of varying user expertise and disciplines, thus enabling the current state of rapid advances in the use of this data.