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  • 14 Aug 2013 8:51 PM | Anonymous
      The presentations and meeting minutes are available for download. Visit our website for more details.
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    US West Chapter
    Summer Meeting Presentations
    The presentations from the US West Summer Meeting can be viewed by clicking here or selecting the links below.

    Joe Shoemaker - Finding Public Land Survey Monuments in the Field - An Update and Implications for GIS Datasets
    Wayne Rodieck - Do it Right the First Time, or Don't Do It At All

    Delmar "Andy" Anderson - Creating a Geomatics Engineering Program, University of Colorado Denver: Launch Fall Semester 2013

    Taylor Ward - Production Site Surveys

    Jan Van Sickle - Delivery Standards
    Summer Meeting Minutes
    The meeting minutes from this event can be viewed and downloaded on our website at
  • 06 Aug 2013 1:29 PM | Anonymous
    Dave Byrne, the APSG Chair, announces the Call for US Central Chapter Vice Chair Nominations.
    Call for US Central Chapter Vice Chair Nominations
    August 06, 2013
    Dear Members & Guests,

    With the fall meeting coming up soon it’s time to start thinking about the annual changing of the guard.  Jackie Portsmouth will be moving up at the fall meeting from Vice Chair to APSG Chair and we will elect a new Vice Chair at that time.  This is your opportunity to nominate worthy individuals that the Nominations Committee should consider and advance as the top two candidates for us all to vote on at the meeting.

    The Vice Chair serves for one year and is elected by majority vote of the APSG membership present at the fall meeting.  At the end of the one-year term the Vice Chair automatically advances to the position of APSG Chair as prescribed by the APSG Articles of Association.

    Candidates for Vice Chair should:
    • Be active members of the US Central Chapter 
    • Have a proven track record in professional, industry, or  community leadership
    • Have employer support 
    • Be committed to two contiguous years of dedicated service,  first year as Vice Chair followed by second year as Chair

    All candidate suggestions should be submitted to Jim Cain, at, by August 21 to provide time for the committee to evaluate the submissions and narrow the list down to two candidates.  Please provide the nominee’s name and contact information.  The two finalist candidates will be announced via email and at the APSG website prior to the meeting and a vote will then take place at the fall meeting.

    Thank you for your suggestions and active involvement in this nomination process!!

    Warmest Regards,

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

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    M: +1 713 594 7206

  • 06 Aug 2013 1:18 PM | Anonymous
    Dave Byrne, the APSG Chair, announces the APSG Fall 2013 Meeting and Call for Papers.
    APSG Fall 2013 Meeting
    August 06, 2013
    Dear Members & Guests,

    Though we’re still deep in the hot, dog days of summer, fall is coming and that means our annual APSG fall meeting is just around the corner!  At the last meeting we looked at our geodetic roots and how they led to and influenced our current geodetic reality.  Now it’s time to look ahead and discuss the latest geomatics technologies and disciplines and the growing capabilities and potential of geomatics to further advance and insure success across the entire oil and gas industry.

    Our fall meeting, titled “The Future of Geomatics in the Petroleum Industry”, will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Anadarko Petroleum in The Woodlands.  We intentionally staged this meeting during the SEG convention in hope that many of our out-of-town members will be in Houston for the show and can break away for one day to attend this APSG fall meeting.

    In preparation for a great meeting we are looking for six or seven speakers with a passion for geomatics and an exciting, noteworthy presentation to deliver on any of the following topics as they relate to the petroleum industry:
    • The role of geomatics in the oil & gas industry from exploration to exploitation to distribution
    • New and innovative geomatics technology; what’s here and now, what’s next?
    • Where and how is geomatics adding value and having a positive influence on the oil & gas industry?
    • Success stories and examples of benefits and opportunities afforded by the application of geomatics technology
    • Career opportunities in the field of geomatics – what’s available and what’s coming?

    Please submit your presentation title and abstract to Jim Cain, at, for consideration.  All submissions need to be received by September 1, 2013.

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the meeting please contact me at your earliest opportunity.  I’m anticipating a great meeting and look forward to sharing an exciting line up of presentations with you soon!

    Warmest Regards,

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

    O: +1 832 636 3801
    M: +1 713 594 7206
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  • 17 Jul 2013 2:19 PM | Anonymous
    Dr. Jan Van Sickle announces the Geospatial Education and Research program courses offered at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Colorado Denver.
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    APSG Members,

    I want to thank you very much indeed for responding to the request for letters of support for the Geospatial Education and Research program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Colorado Denver. Your input made a difference!  The program has been given the green light and a start has been made.

    The following courses will be offered online starting August 19, 2013 and will also be taught in the classroom on this schedule:

    Course Name
     Course Number
      Course Dates
    GPS/GNSS  CVEN 5800
    3:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.
    Practical High Definition Surveying (HDS)  LiDAR for Engineers and Architects  CVEN 5800
    1:00 P.M.  - 3:45 P.M.
    Intro to Building Information Modeling  (BIM)   
    4:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
     Introduction to GEOINT  CVEN 5800
    4:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
    GIS Spatial Database Development  CVEN 5382
     Tuesday / Thursday
    6:30 P.M. - 7:45 P.M.
    GIS Laboratory
     CVEN 5386
    9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
    Geomatics for GIS  CVEN 5800-015
    5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.m.

    These courses will be taught by
    Dr. Jacek Grodecki, Senior Director, Research and Development at GeoEye

    Dr. Apostol Panayotov, University of Colorado Denver

    Dr. Delmar (Andy) Anderson, Independent Consultant at Del Consulting

    Dr. Jan Van Sickle, Van Sickle LLC

    If you, or anyone you know, wants to sign up for these classes appropriate information will be found by clicking the links below for credit and non-credit admissions.


    Any questions can be directed to Ms. Heidi Utt, Academic Services Program Manager Continuing Engineering Education Program University of Colorado Denver PO Box 173364, Campus Box #115 Denver, Colo. 80217-3364
    Office: North Classroom Bldg. Room #3024
    Phone: 303-556-4907
    Fax: 303-556-6688
    Cell: 720-935-3057
    Thank you again for your valuable input.

    Best Regards,


    Mr. Jan Van Sickle, Ph.D.
    GPS, GNSS and GIS
    303 915 4669

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  • 10 Jul 2013 7:47 AM | Anonymous
    Dave Byrne, the APSG Chair, announces Jay Hollingsworth's new position as Chief Technology Officer at Energistics.
    A Letter From The Chair
    July 10, 2013
    Dear Members & Guests,

    If you did not see the recent announcement, Jay Hollingsworth, one of our past APSG Chairs, is the new Chief Technology Officer at Energistics.  This is very exciting news!  With Jay’s new appointment with this energy industry standards group, the APSG looks forward to having an experienced and knowledgeable voice in a great position in which to raise industry awareness of geomatics, geodetics, geospatial data, and mapping sciences.  See the entire announcement at


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

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  • 09 Jul 2013 2:38 PM | Anonymous
      The US West Chapter 04 Summer 2013 Meeting will be held Friday, 19 Jul 2013 at Herschner Room, Wells Fargo Center, 1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203.
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    US West Chapter Summer Meeting
    Friday 19 Jul 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Wells Fargo Center, Herschner Rm., 1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO

    Register Here

    Strategies for Maintaining Geospatial Data Integrity and Accessibility Downstream
    APSG US West: Summer Meeting is a conference featuring presentations from experts in Geomatics, Surveying, Positioning, Geospatial Data and Mapping Sciences. The topic at this year's Summer Meeting is "Strategies for maintaining geospatial data integrity and accessibility downstream" and the presentation topics for this meeting include:
    • Finding Public Land Survey Monuments in the Field - An Update and Implications for GIS Datasets
    • Improving Pipeline In-Ditch As-Builting with a Photogrammetric Solution
    • Do it Right the First Time, or Don't Do It At All
    • Geospatial Data Delivery Standards
    • Production Site Surveys

    The agenda for this meeting can be downloaded by clicking here.
    Event Location
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    Information regarding event parking can be found at the event page by clicking here.
    Social Location
    After the meeting, the APSG will hold a Social at Katie Mullen's Irish Pub & Restaurant (Sheraton Hotel) at 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202 . 
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  • 19 Jun 2013 7:48 AM | Anonymous
      Presentations, Meeting Minutes & Photos from the Spring APSG Canada Chapter Meeting are available for viewing.
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    Spring Canada Chapter Meeting
    Many thanks to those that attended the Spring Canada Chapter Meeting. Presentations, Meeting Minutes and Photos from this meeting are available for download.
    Presentations from the Canada Chapter Meeting can be viewed on the APSG website or you can simply click the links below.

    Mark Dumka - O&G Spatial Data Management

    Dean Mikkelsen - Seismic P Formats

    John Brigden - Directional Drilling

    Chris Tucker / Robert Radovanovic - 3D Laser Data from Airborne to Handheld

    Roger W. Leeman - The Bow Project
    Meeting Minutes
    To view the meeting minutes, please click here.
    Photos taken at the APSG Canada Chapter Meeting can be found on the website under Photo Gallery / Canada Chapter Photo Gallery / Photo Gallery (June 2013) or you can visit our Facebook Page by clicking here.
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  • 13 Jun 2013 9:03 AM | Anonymous
    Ken Turnbull announces the nominations for the upcoming year for the APSG US West Chapter.
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    Dear ASPG Members;

    I am pleased to announce we have members willing to step forward and accept the nominations for the upcoming year for the APSG US West Chapter.

    They are:
    Chairperson -  Natalie Cutsforth
    Secretary/Treasurer -  Andy Anderson

    John Farrell would like to remain as Vice Chair.
    Bill Emison would like to remain as Membership Chair.

    A broad request for nominations was circulated, but this brought no volunteers. Andy and Natalie were personally contacted by me, because I thought they had the necessary credentials and experience, and both have accepted.

    The nominated individuals will be presented at the July 19th meeting for approval by the membership.

    Thank you for your support.

    Ken Turnbull
    Nomination Committee – APSG West Chapter

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  • 03 May 2013 9:40 AM | Anonymous
    The APSG Executive Committee withdraws proposed amendment to Articles of Association.

    Message to the APSG membership from Barry Barrs, Chair of STAC

    Re: Proposed Amendment to Articles of Association Being Withdrawn

    Since the recent email announcement concerning the proposed amendment to the APSG Articles of Association, numerous emails have been received, in addition to one phone call, voicing concerns that the amendment is not specific enough as currently written. After discussing this further with a spokesperson for the group opposed to the amendment it was mutually agreed that the amendment would be withdrawn and STAC will continue to meet and work on both organizational structure changes needed to incorporate Chapters and the establishment of more specifics around the STAC. To ensure that the APSG membership are engaged in and informed of these proposed changes well in advance, the plan is to make every effort to have the proposed Articles of Association changes ready for review by the full membership approximately three months prior to the fall 2013 meeting.  This will provide ample time to obtain feedback from the members for due consideration and make any additional adjustments well in advance of the fall meeting.

    The time currently set aside on the agenda at the spring meeting for “Amendments to Articles of Association” will be used to engage the membership on ideas for consideration for the organizational structure changes to incorporate Chapters and put more specifics around STAC.  Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting

    For more info on the spring meeting, click here.

    If you have any questions concerning the information in this email, please contact Barry Barrs - Chair of the STAC.
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  • 02 May 2013 10:39 AM | Anonymous
      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".
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    APSG29: Spring 2013 Meeting
    Friday,  May 10, 2013 from 08:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
    at Chevron Corporation, 1500 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002

    Reminder Registration for APSG29 Ends Thursday, May 9 at Noon C.S.T.
    Our theme for the US Central Chapter Spring Meeting is "Getting Back to Our Geodetic Roots". The agenda for this event can be downloaded here.
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