GoGeomatics is continuing the exploration of careers in surveying by interviewing Thomas Hoppe, the founder of 43 Degrees North – Surveying and Mapping Solutions. 43 Degrees North is situated in Cobourg Ontario in picturesque Northumberland County along the north shore of Lake Ontario is a professional Land Surveying and Geomatics company in Ontario Canada. They provide a variety of geo-referenced solutions from boundary surveys, aerial photography ground support, pre-engineering surveys, construction layout, and survey training with an emphasis on GPS applications and technology
Pat has worked in both the public and private GIS sectors and we were fortunate to have him share his experiences with us. He is currently the GIS Team Leader for all projects that require GIS services.
The office that he works at is involved in Environmental Management, and there are approximately 50 on-going projects. The work environment and turnaround times are usually very fast pace and it is his duty to make sure that the GIS services are delivered with the best quality possible and on time.