National Surveyors’ Conference 2013
The fabulous ninth National Surveyor’s Conference was held from June 18th to 21st, 2013 in Niagara Falls, Ontario in collaboration with Professional Surveyors Canada!
This excellent Conference included an inspiring keynote speech by Summer Mortimer, Para-Olympian, great discussion during the workshop “Recruiting and Retaining the Best and Brightest”, and incredibly informative sessions on Lidar and HDS mobile scanning, marine surveys, and surveying on Parks Canada lands among others!
The ACLS Council welcomed Estelle Moisan as the new President and Gord Stark as the new Vice President, as well as Tania Bigstone and Joe Iles who were elected as Councillors by electronic membership vote.
During the Gala dinner on June 21, new CLS commissions were presented to the following people: Douglas Bruce, Arthur Cooke, Manjit Singh Sangha, and Adam Stephen. ACLS also recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of Tim Koepke by presenting him with the first Tim Koepke Award of Merit. This award will be presented annually to a candidate who has contributed to the Association in an extraordinary manner.
The sixth annual David Thompson Awards were also presented, during the Gala dinner.
In the category Innovation in Geomatics, the winner was David Tulloch from Tulloch Engineering for the project entitled “Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning for Mining Applications”. Finalists for this award were Tim Blak from Tulloch Mapping and Travis Hartwick from Stantec for “Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Mobile LiDAR Survey for Boeing Bump Index”; and Daniel Lachance from Altus Geomatics for “Job safety analysis using online task hazard library”.
In the category Contribution to Society, the winner was Jim Christie from McElhanney Associates for the project entitled “LiDAR Reveals Hidden Angkor Ruins”. The finalist in this category was David Tulloch from Tulloch Engineering for the project entitled “Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning for Mining Applications”. For more information on this project, please see here: http://www.profsurv.com/article.aspx?i=71167
In the category Unusual Applications in Geomatics, the winners were Tim Blak from Tulloch Mapping and Travis Hartwick from Stantec for the project entitled “Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Mobile LiDAR Survey for Boeing Bump Index”. The finalists in this category were Jim Christie from McElhanney Associates for “LiDAR Reveals Hidden Angkor Ruins”; and Andrew Leyzack from Canadian Hydrographic Services for the Franklin Expedition project.
The David Thompson National Geomatics Awards Program is open to all commissioned surveyors who are members of a Canadian surveying association, submitting projects that have been completed within the last three years. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014.
For more details on the David Thompson National Geomatics Awards Program, please visit: http://www.acls-aatc.ca/en/node/27
National Surveyors’ Conference 2014
Next year’s National Surveyors’ Conference will be held in beautiful St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick at the Algonquin Resort in May, 2014!