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  • 08 Apr 2013 3:19 PM | Alma Alling
    The APSG Executive Committee submits proposed changes to the Articles of Association. It is available for review and voting will be held at the Spring Meeting in Houston, Texas.

    Voting held at
    Spring Meeting
    Proposed Addition to the APSG Articles of Association
    The Executive Committee makes the following resolution of changes to the Articles of Association available for review by the members of the APSG 30+ days in advance of the APSG Spring Meeting:

    Add this item to Article 5 - Governing, Section 1 Executive Committee
    ​ D.​ The Executive Committee shall maintain a Strategic & Technical Advisory Council for organizational strategy and oversight. The Strategic & Technical Advisory Council will evaluate and advise the APSG Executive Committee with direction and initiatives that should be considered by APSG.
    The Executive Committee wanted the STAC to be formally recognized in order that they may begin the work necessary to address changes to the organization structure of the APSG.

    Voting for this amendment change will be held at the Spring Meeting in Houston, Texas. For more info on the Spring Meeting, click here.

    If you have any questions concerning the above proposed changes please contact either Barry Barrs - Chair of the STAC or Dave Byrne - Chair Executive Committee.
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  • 02 Apr 2013 4:44 PM | Alma Alling
    We are currently seeking after meeting social sponsors for the Spring Meeting.
    If you are interested, please contact Alma Alling at info@apsg.info to sign up. 
     
     
     
    Seeking Sponsors
    for
    APSG29: Spring 2013 Meeting

    Friday, May 10th, 2013
    from
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    at
    Chevron, 1500 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002


    We are currently seeking after meeting social sponsors for the Spring Meeting. If you are interested, please contact Alma Alling at info@apsg.info to sign up.
         
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  • 18 Mar 2013 12:30 PM | Alma Alling
    APSG would like to announce and encourage members to attend the 2013 GeoGathering conference. It will be held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO from August 21 - 22, 2013.
     




    DEVELOPING A DATA STRATEGY
    - Data Collection and Sharing -

    Date:
    August 21 - 22, 2013

    Location:
    Cheyenne Mountain Resort
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
     
    APSG & GeoGathering
     
     
    APSG encourages our membership to exchange geodetic, cartographic, and spatial data management knowledge and best practices to advance survey technology relating to worldwide petroleum development.  The upcoming GeoGathering conference will provide a great forum in which you can do this!

    Please consider attending and/or being a speaker at GeoGathering and representing the APSG.  You may also take an active participatory role in one of the interactive networking sessions, helping clarify the need to possess and employ sound geodetic knowledge and practices in both the field and office, and in between.

    If you would like to attend or present at GeoGathering then please submit your abstract by March 29 via their
    website or email Victoria Skogman directly.
     
    About GeoGathering
     
     
    GeoGathering will take place in beautiful Colorado Springs at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on August 21-22, 2013. This year’s theme, Developing a Data Strategy: Data Collection and Sharing, focuses on the need for efficient and effective strategies around data collection and integrity, sharing, management, analysis, and accessibility…all topics into which rigorous geodetic policies and application need to be interjected to enhance operational safety and effective decision making.

    Acquisitions and fast growth in the gathering industry are forcing operators to take a hard look at their data, from its collection through its provision to the decision makers.  It means looking at data from a much different perspective than before.

    GeoGathering provides a collaborative venue for oil & gas gathering system and upstream operators to share their experiences and learn from others.
     
    - Call for Abstracts is Open! -

    If you are interested in participating in this year’s conference, please submit a presentation abstract at the GeoGathering website today. Deadline for submissions is March 29, 2013. Recommended topics include:

    • PHMSA MAOP Strategies
    • Collection Methods to Meet Requirements
    • Data Sharing: GIS as an Enterprise
    • Organizing Data for Decision-Makers
    • MAOP & Collecting the Right Data
    • Acquisitions & Validating the Data
    • Environmental Permitting: Collection & Management of the Data
    • Data Security and the Cloud
    • Field & Office Data Strategies
    • What Makes Gathering Systems Unique
    • Developing a Data Sharing Strategy
    • Collecting & Sharing Information to Help Enhance Pipeline Safety
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  • 22 Feb 2013 2:25 PM | Alma Alling
    The APSG Canada Chapter is looking for members to join the Leadership Committee
    and is considering a Spring Meeting.
     
    A Letter From The
    Canada Chapter

    February 22, 2013
     
    Dear Members,

    The Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics Canada Chapter is looking for members to join the Leadership Committee. We have open positions including Chair. Mark Dumka will serve as Interim Chair on a temporary basis. Roman Abdoullaev and Sean Callaghan are no longer with the Leadership Committee.

    The Canada Chapter is also considering a Spring meeting in the May - June time frame. We have an open Call for Papers and are looking for presenters. We are also looking for sponsors for an after meeting social. We'll decide March 29 if we have enough participation to hold a Spring meeting.

    Please contact Mark Dumka (MTDumka@Shaw.ca) if you are interested.

    Thanks,

    Mark Dumka
    John Spreen
    Richard Andrews
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    Canada Chapter Leadership Committee

     
     
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  • 12 Feb 2013 9:18 AM | Alma Alling
      The Winter APSG US West Chapter Meeting presentations and meeting minutes are now available.
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    Winter US West Chapter Meeting

     
    Presentations
    To view/download a presentation, please click on the presenter's name to download a PDF of their presentation.

    Robert White
    Improving Well and Section Corner Coordinates: Ramification for GIS



    Elizabeth Crawley
    Improving Well & GIS Coordinates


    James Stolle
    Improving State Submission Requirements for Directional Surveys Will Improve the Geospatial Data Management of Newly Submitted Survey Data


    Brian Timoney
    How Something for Nothing May be the Key to Unlocking the Value of Your Data


    Noel Zinn
    Earth-Centered Earth-Fixed: A Geodetic Approach to Scalable Visualization without Cartographic Distortion


    Anatoly Panaytov
    How the HDS Can Influence Oil & Gas Geospatial Data


    Randy Bloom
    A Short Lists of Useful Things to Know About the Bureau of Land Management Geographic Coordinate Data Base


    Jan Van Sickle
    North American Datums

    Meeting Minutes
    To download the meeting minutes from the APSG US West Chapter: Winter 2013 Meeting, please click here. To view other meeting minutes, visit: www.apsg.info/mtgmins.
     
     
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  • 07 Feb 2013 7:23 AM | Alma Alling
    APSG was featured in the December issue of XYZ, the quarterly journal of AFT. I would like to thank Bernard Flacelière, for having presented APSG in their December issue. For more info on the publication visit: www.aftopo.org.


  • 04 Feb 2013 8:11 AM | Alma Alling
    Dave Byrne, the APSG Chair, speaks about upcoming APSG events,
    community awareness and education opportunities
     
    A Letter From The Chair
    February 4, 2013
     
    Dear Members,

    Greetings!  I hope your 2013 is off to a great start. The APSG is certainly looking forward to an active 2013 and I want to draw your attention to some upcoming activities in which I hope you can find time to participate. As always, the success of all our events depends on your contribution, promotion, and support.
     
    APSG Participation in ESRI PUG
    The ESRI Petroleum Users Group meeting will be held in Houston this year on May 7-9.  As we have for the last eight years, APSG plans to sponsor a geodetics awareness workshop.  As a new initiative for the second year, APSG will facilitate and judge a map competition as part of our Education Outreach.  If you are interested in contributing to the workshop presentations please contact our Education Chair, Ashok Wadwani.  We also strongly encourage each of you to consider delivering a presentation at the conference outside of the workshop track, but under the APSG banner, to further educate on and promote geodetic awareness, knowledge, and best practices.  This is a great venue for reaching geospatial data users and decision makers across in our adjacent disciplines and areas of expertise.  Details for presentation submission can be found at http://www.esri.com/events/petroleum-energy/get-involved/presentations.html.  Note that the drop-dead deadline for abstract submissions is February 8 so don’t delay!

    APSG 29 Spring Meeting
    We will hold our APSG spring meeting on Friday, May 10, at the Chevron auditorium in downtown Houston.  The meeting theme is “Getting Back to Our Geodetic Roots”.  If you are interested in delivering a 30 to 40 minute presentation relevant to this foundational topic then please contact Jim Cain.  Abstract submissions will be accepted until April 10, 2013.  Our key note speaker will be Roger Lott, a well-respected geodesy leader in our industry

    APSG 30 Fall Meeting
    The fall meeting of the APSG will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. The venue and theme for this meeting are not yet finalized, but both will be unveiled soon.

    Applied Mapping Seminar
    It’s coming back!  Plans are underway to offer the popular Applied Mapping Seminar on Thursday, September 26, 2013, for mappers, geotechs, land techs, data loaders, data managers…and anyone else that works with geospatial data.  Seminar details will be provided on the APSG website soon.

    Community Awareness and Education Opportunities
    The APSG has been asked to provide presenters at various college and university campuses and GIS Day activities in Texas and Oklahoma in 2013. This is an outstanding opportunity for us to reach beyond our local venues and our petroleum-centric base to expose the next generation of mappers and spatial data managers and manipulators to the importance and immeasurable value of possessing a sound understanding of fundamental geodesy and geodetic principles.  Contact our Education Chair, Ashok Wadwani, if you can assist with one of these opportunities.  This will build on our recent successful outreach through Houston Area GIS day and the PPDM Winter Seminar in Houston.

    We are also working with the Geological Society of America to support them at their 125th annual conference in Denver. If you are interested in attending or presenting, please contact Ashok Wadwani.

     
    APSG Status Report
    More details will be given at APSG 29 meeting hosted by Chevron in the Fall.  Here is the summary:
    • 425 total members, of which
      • 22 are life time
      • 33 are full time students
      • 193 are past due for 2013 subscriptions, so please help APSG by paying right away
    • Chapters are operating in Houston, Denver, and Calgary
    • Chapters are in planning in Kuala Lumpur, Europe, Australia, and Middle East
    • Retained acronym of APSG and rebranded from Americas Petroleum Survey Group to Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics
    • Our education program continues to be our core competency and “silverware”
    We are all about elevating awareness, educating, and promoting implementation of foundational geodesy principles and practices across the many facets of the petroleum industry.  As such, I want to encourage each of you to create opportunities to bring friends, coworkers, or business associates to at least one of our many events in 2013 and helping them become actively involved in our mission, too.  I look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events this year!

    Regards,

    Dave Byrne
    2012-2013 APSG Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics

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  • 28 Jan 2013 8:45 AM | Alma Alling
      The APSG 29: Spring 2013 Meeting will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 at Chevron in Downtown Houston.  Our Theme is "Getting Back to our Geodetic Roots". Abstracts should be submitted to jim.cain@cain-barnes.com.
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    APSG29: Spring 2013 Meeting
    Friday,  May 10, 2012 from 08:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
    at Chevron Corporation, 1500 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002


     
     
    Getting Back to Our Geodetic Roots
    Our theme for the US Central Chapter Spring Meeting is "Getting Back to Our Geodetic Roots". The overarching concepts of our geodetic roots are:
    • Terminology
    • The Basics
    • Critical Changes Through Time
    • Collection and Storage Practices & Standards
    • Significance and Value
    • Evangelism
    If you are interested in speaking, please submit your abstract to Mr. Jim Cain <jim.cain@cain-barnes.com> by April 10, 2013. Presentations must be 45 minutes or less.
     
     
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  • 02 Jan 2013 5:16 PM | Alma Alling
      The Winter APSG US West Chapter Meeting will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at Merrick and Company in Aurora, CO USA.
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    Winter US West Chapter Meeting
    Friday, January 18, 2013 from 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
    at Merrick and Company, 2450 South Peoria Street, Aurora, CO USA


    Register Here
    Registration for this event will close Monday January 14th at 12:00 PM C.S.T.

     
    What Are The Practical Methods and Procedures That Will Improve Geospatial Data Management In Oil and Gas?
    APSG US West: Winter Meeting is a conference featuring presentations from experts in Geomatics, Surveying, Positioning, Geospatial Data and Mapping Sciences. The topic at this year's Winter Meeting is "What Are The Practical Methods and Procedures That Will Improve Geospatial Data Management In Oil and Gas?" and the presentation topics for this meeting include:
    • Earth-Centered Earth-Fixed: A Geodetic Approach to Scalable Visualization without Cartographic Distortion
    • Improving Well and Section Corner Coordinates: Ramifications for GIS
    • How Something for Nothing May Be the Key to Unlocking the Value of Your Data
    • How the HDS can influence Oil & Gas geospatial data

    Unable to attend? Please send your apologies to our US West Chapter Secretary-Treasurer Robert White at rcwhitejr@mac.com.
    Event Location
    The event will be held at Merrick and Company at 2450 South Peoria Street, Aurora, CO 80014-5475. Please note that Merrick’s building is about one (1) block south of E. Iliff Avenue on the east side of Peoria Street.
    Social Location
    After the meeting, the APSG will hold a Social at Noonan's Tavern at 13521 E. Iliff Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014. 
     
     
     
  • 19 Sep 2012 8:06 AM | Alma Alling
    Our Fall 2012 events will be held in Houston TX on October 11, 2012 and in Calgary, AB October 19, 2012.
    For more information, visit our website at www.apsg.info.
     
     
     
    Upcoming Events
    September 19, 2012
     
     
     
     
     
    Fall is almost here
    The end of the year brings many things; beautiful weather, holidays, family gatherings, and APSG's Fall meetings among many other things.

    This Fall, we are excited to announce that we have two meetings; the APSG US Central Chapter Fall Meeting in Houston on October 11, 2012 and the Canada Chapter Fall Meeting in Calgary on October 19, 2012.

    Our theme for the US Central Chapter Fall Meeting will be "New Positioning Technologies" and our theme for  the Canada Chapter Fall Meeting will be
    "Geospatial Integrity." Feel free to join us for a day full of topics that are not only interesting and educational, but also important and necessary to our industry.

    Please read below for all information regarding our upcoming events or visit our website at www.apsg.info for more information.  We hope to see you
    there.

    If you have any comments or concerns, please contact me at
    apsgwebmaster@gmail.com.

    Regards,

    Alma Ayala
    Communications Chair of APSG
    E-mail: APSGWebmaster@gmail.com
    Mobile: +1 832-630-0375
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/almaayala
     
     
    UPCOMING EVENTS
     
    US Central Chapter
    Fall 2012 Meeting

    Thursday October 11, 2012 @ 08:oo am
    Petrosys, 8 Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas
     
    Canada Chapter
    Fall 2012 Meeting

    Friday October 19, 2012 at 09:00 a.m.
    Tower Centre, 115 - 9 Ave. SE Calgary, AB
    Our theme for the US Central Chapter fall meeting "New Positioning Technologies" will discuss technology available for the different positioning methods such as; land, satellite, marine, and other types of surveying that can help reduce cost, while increasing productivity, efficiency and overall profits.


    AGENDA
    The agenda for this event can be downloaded by clicking here.



    REGISTRATION
    Please register for the US Central Chapter Fall 2012 Meeting by clicking here. To add this event to your calendar, please click here.

    Our theme for the Canada Chapter fall meeting "Geospatial Integrity" will discuss proper ways to process and maintain data accuracy, and ways to ensure good governance on spatial data processes; these are discussions that can help reduce cost, while increasing productivity, efficiency and overall profits.


    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Submit your abstract to Mr. Roman Abdoullaev <rabdoullaev@talisman-energy.com> by October 12, 2012.


    REGISTRATION
    Please register for the Canada Chapter Fall 2012 Meeting by clicking here. To add this event to your calendar, please click here.


    Currently Seeking Event Sponsorship
     
    We are currently seeking sponsors for the US Central and Canada Chapter Fall Meetings. If you wish to sponsor, please contact Mr. Jose R. Alvarenga, our Secretary-Treasurer for US Central <jalvarenga@ensoco.com> and Mr. John Spreen, our Secretary-Treasurer for our Canada Chapter <jspreen@paladinpositioning.com>.
     
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