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  • 07 Jan 2019 11:59 AM | Jennifer Still (Administrator)

    APSG Supports The US Hydro 2019 Conference Organized By THSOA

    The Hydrographic Society of America Inc. (THSOA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting education in hydrography, inshore surveying, inland waters surveying, offshore surveying, positioning and mapping/charting, including related earth sciences.

    One way in which this organization realizes its mission of increasing education and relevancy within these fields is with its annual US Hydro Conference. This year's conference will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi from March 18 to March 21, 2019.

    The theme of the event is "Our Changing Oceans and Coasts: Driving Innovation in Charting", featuring keynote speakers Rear Admiral Shepard Smith [Director, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA] and Rear Admiral John A. Okon [Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy].

    Workshops will be held on March 18, 2019. Technical sessions will take place March 19 - 21, 2019. Learn more about the US Hydro 2019 Conference, including registration and agenda, here.

    Plan to attend this event - and while there, visit representatives from APSG in the exhibit area.

  • 19 Dec 2018 9:35 AM | Jennifer Still (Administrator)

    APSG would like to wish all members and their family and friends alike kind regards and blessings this holiday season. Our organization sincerely thanks you for your membership and involvement this year and look forward to your continued support in the coming year.

    Happy Holidays and Best Wishes!

  • 15 Nov 2018 8:32 AM | Jennifer Still (Administrator)

    Message from Chair

    Dear Members,

    Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Chair for 2019. I promise you I will do my best to preserve the mission of APSG by challenging our committees to make valuable improvements to enhance your membership experience.

    I would like to thank our outgoing Chair, Jason Humber, for his hard work and contributions to the organization and wish him the best in future endeavors. I would also like to thank Greg Pilgrim for all of his contributions as Membership Chair over the past three years. He has decided to move on to other opportunities and will be greatly missed.

    On the other hand, I would like to welcome Chris Echols to the Executive Committee in the position of Vice Chair. Chris has always been a strong supporter of APSG, and we look forward to his help in moving this organization forward. I want to express my gratitude to Bobby Saleh, our Treasurer, and Jennifer Still, our Communications Chair, who are remaining on our team this year. Both bring critical skills to the organization and will ensure the success of APSG.

    Going into the new year and a new term, we have set specific goals that I would like to take a moment to share with you. First and foremost, we strive to continue hosting successful biannual meetings and supporting student chapters. These are essential to maintaining connections as APSG members and are foundations on which this organization was built. Beyond those immediate goals, we also plan to strive for efficiency when it comes to our own efforts as an Executive Committee. This will include organizing and creating easy-to-execute processes for the various committees to ensure we consistently deliver to you as promised. Other areas on which we will focus this year are partnership and participation. We want to seek alignment with the APSG Education Foundation to better define our relationship and help ensure their success. We retain the goal of increasing our membership. Having more members is beneficial to APSG because it creates more diversity in the organization which leads to greater networking opportunities, educational opportunities, and increase the pool of volunteers for events like GIS and Esri PUG.

    On that note, we would like to encourage our members to participate in the committees within APSG. With such a variety of backgrounds, roles, and expertise represented in this organization, we want to ensure these unique qualities are reflected in our committees as well as the education we provide others. If you have interest in getting involved, please reach out to me or anyone else on the Executive Committee so that when opportunities present themselves, we know you are interested.

    We do have specific needs for volunteers, including:

    • Membership Chair
    • Education Chair
    • Speakers to discuss their careers at the Student Chapter meetings
    Thank you for your continuing support and participation in APSG. From the entire Executive Committee, we wish you and your family Happy and Safe Holidays!

    Best Regards,

    Kelly R. Kore, APSG Chair

  • 10 Oct 2018 8:46 AM | Jennifer Still (Administrator)

    The agenda for the upcoming fall meeting at Anadarko is now live! Thank you to all those members who put forward abstracts for consideration.

    Go to the Event details to see what is in store for APSG 40. Stay tuned for more information about each talk, including those vendors and sponsors available, as well as the social to be held following the closing remarks!

  • 31 Jul 2018 1:00 PM | Jennifer Still (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    APSG is pleased to announce details for APSG 40, our Fall meeting to be held on Friday, November 9 at the Anadarko campus in The Woodlands.

    We invite you to submerge yourself in Advancements in Offshore Positioning - Evolution and Revolution, exploring Offshore technology that is improving the effectiveness and efficiency of obtaining first oil and sustaining production as well as reducing operational risks and improving safety across the board. 

    This meeting will feature a keynote presentation by Ed Saade, president of Fugro USA, as well as talks by APSG members throughout the day. Examples of topics that may fall in this theme include:

    • Remote services to reduce offshore personnel
    • Risks and rewards of adopting new and innovative technologies
    • Expectations from Operators on new technologies and efficiencies
    • Crowd sourcing and collaboration across industries - collecting knowledge for global consumption

    Interested in presenting? Please send the title and abstract of your topic to by Friday, September 28.

    We hope to see you there!

    Jason Humber
    APSG Central Chapter Chair

  • 27 Jul 2018 8:52 AM | Jennifer Still (Administrator)

    Message from Chair

    Dear Members,

    Many of you may have noticed, but for those who have not - Here is an official introduction to the new!

    This past month APSG began rolling out the new website, updated to offer members a way to better access the information you need and better represent the organization as a whole. We believe this is a step in the right direction.

    The Member's Only content such as Presentations, Publications, and Member's Directory are accessible using your usual log-in details.

    Please report any issues or offer ideas for new features by contacting me at or Jennifer Still at We welcome your feedback and suggestions for new content.


    Jason Humber
    APSG Central Chapter Chair

  • 14 May 2018 1:00 PM | Jennifer Still (Administrator)

    Did you have the chance to attend this year's Esri Petroleum GIS Conference - better known in the Oil and Gas community as Esri PUG - in Houston, TX this month? We were able to catch up with APSG professionals and student members alike - such a great turn out!

    For those who missed the presentations that our members gave this year, they are available to current APSG members in the Presentations section as are photos in our Photo Gallery online.

  • 28 Apr 2016 10:00 PM | Bobby Saleh

    APSG presented a series of three informative presentations at this year's Esri Petroleum User Group Conference.  The title of the series was called: "Basic Geodetics - What Every GIS User Should Know".

    Click on the links below to view the presentation slide sets:

    ESRI_PUG_Conference_2016_APSG_Workshop_Basic_Geodetics - Steve Long.pdf

    ESRI_PUG_Conference_2016_APSG_Workshop_Map_Projections - Michael Barnes.pdf

    ESRI_PUG_Conference_2016_APSG_Workshop_Coordinate_Reference_Systems - Phil Summerfield.pdf

  • 04 Apr 2016 9:40 PM | Bobby Saleh

    The APSG will give three presentations at this year's ESRI PUG conference. The PUG event will be held in downtown Houston on April 26-28th, 2016 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  The APSG workshop abstracts are posted at the following location. 

    Click here for the PUG 2016 - APSG Workshop Presentations
  • 27 May 2015 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    APSG Central Chapter News

    Dear Members,

    I wanted to share with you the recent activities within our Chapter.

    The Spring meeting was a resounding success. In fact it was our best meeting in terms of attendees. The presentations were very well received and the feedback was also very positive . For those of you who missed the meeting the theme of our meeting was "Advances in Geo Spatial Technologies" and we had presentations on UAV, LIDAR and other new technologies. We had several excellent speakers. I have had several attendees calling me and wanting to include the same topics for our next meeting as they felt the rules governing the UAV's are rapidly changing and they need to be aware of the new rules. We will consider this request along with other suggested topics for our fall meeting which is scheduled for October 29th, 2015. The location and the theme has not been decided but will be announced soon.

    Back to the Spring meeting and I want to thank all the presenters, volunteers, attendees and sponsors who made the meeting a great success.

    I would also like to inform you that the APSG's first student chapter at Texas A and M university is now officially recognized and we are planning activities with them. If any one of you is interested, please contact us.

    I also want to update you with the personnel changes in the Central Chapter. Robert Edwards, our treasurer, Erin Medina our Website chair and Samantha Murray our education chair have decided to step down due to various reasons. At the last STAC Meeting it was decided that Stephan Kieval will be the interim website chair, Kelly Fournier will be the interim treasurer and Greg Pilgrim will be interim membership chair. Please join me in welcoming these folks to our APSG team. Also please join me in thanking Samantha, Robert and Erin for job well done.

    Stay tuned for details on the Fall meeting


    Ashok Wadwani


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