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  • 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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  • 10 Aug 2012 8:57 AM | Alma Alling
     
    Save the Date for the Fall 2012 APSG Meeting in Houston Texas.
    The meeting theme is "New Positioning Technologies".

     
     
    New Positioning Technologies
     
     
     
    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    APSG28: Fall 2012 Meeting
    Back 2 School
    As the end of summer is around the corner and kids are heading back to school, it is time to begin to focus on our next meeting on October 11, 2012.

    Our theme for the 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.

    Please read below for all information regarding APSG28 or visit our website 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
     
     
     
    Call for Papers
    Send an email to Kevin Crozier
    Please consider sharing your knowledge and subjects of interest to you by giving a talk to the membership on Thursday October 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Houston location of Petrosys USA Inc. by giving a talk.  If interested, submit your abstract to Mr. Kevin Crozier <Kevin.Crozier@dvn.com> by September 3, 2012.  Our theme for the meeting is “New Positioning Technologies”. We are looking for topics on all positioning disciplines and any topics related to this are encouraged, but the presentation team will consider any papers of interest to the membership. Presentations must be 45 minutes or less.
    Social Sponsorships
    Send an email to Jose Alvarenga
    We always appreciate sponsorships and are interested in sponsorships for the social. If you care to sponsor, please contact Mr. Jose R. Alvarenga, our Secretary-Treasurer <jalvarenga@ensoco.com>. Our host, breakfast, break and lunch sponsor is Petrosys USA Inc. Out current social sponsor is USA Santos Inc.
    Registration
    Register online at www.apsg.info/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=384297
    Registration for the Fall 2012 Meeting is now open. In order to register early for this event, please visit the APSG website at www.apsg.info. To add this event to your calendar, please click here.
     
     
     
             
       
     
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  • 15 May 2012 10:45 AM | Alma Alling

    Below you will find information regarding important documents from the APSG27 Spring Meeting.


    PRESENTATIONS
    The presentations from the Spring Meeting are available on our website at APSG 27 (May 2012) under the Presentations / APSG Houston tab. There are only three missing presentation. We have emailed the presenters and will have their presentations on our website shortly.


    MEETING MINUTES
    The meeting minutes from the Spring Meeting are available on our website at Meeting Minutes under the New & Events tab.


    PHOTOS
    Photos from our APSG27: Spring 2012 Meeting are available on our website and on our Facebook Page. I would like to once again thank Peter Moreau with Anadarko Petroleum for being our official photographer at APSG27.

    To view the photos from last weeks meeting visit the links below:

    APSG Website- http://www.apsg.info/Default.aspx?pageId=1304593

    APSG Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/APSGWeb


    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at apsgwebmaster@gmail.com or +1 832 630 0375.

    Regards,

    Alma Ayala
    Communications Chair of APSG
    E-Mail: APSGWebmaster@gmail.com
    Mobile: +1 (832) 630-0375
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/almaayala
  • 09 Apr 2012 8:32 AM | Alma Alling
    "Championed by our Education Chair, Ashok Wadwani, APSG presented basic and applied geodesy to the GIS certification class of 18 students.  Ashok reports that the class was a mixture of mature and experienced, and young high school graduates.  However, they had one common goal; to improve their knowledge of mapping sciences and learn about the job prospects. Thanks to Michael Barnes for his expert knowledge and engaging presentation manner, the professor and students now have a better understanding of the role of geodesy in mapmaking, and in particular GIS.  We hope to recruit a few new APSG student members from this effort.  The presentation is available at Lone Star College (April 2012)


  • 19 Mar 2012 10:09 PM | Alma Alling
    After having a first successful inaugural meeting in Calgary. The APSG Canada Chapter is proud to announce its leadership:
     
    Chair:  Roman Abdoullaev, Talisman Energy
    Vice-Chair: Mark Dumka, Dumka Consulting Inc.
    Secretary/Treasurer: John Spreen, Paladin Positioning
    Membership:  Sean Callaghan, Surveyza Consulting Ltd.

    Please welcome the new leaders of APSG Canada. To contact APSG Canada, please visit: Canada Officers & Committees



  • 11 Mar 2012 2:17 PM | Alma Alling
    APSG presents at PPDM Data Management Symposium in Houston. The Professional Petroleum Data Management Association (PPDM) expressed appreciation after the presentation of “Geodetic Integrity: The Essential Basics for Data Managers and Users”.  This presentation was part of APSG’s industry education outreach initiative. Said APSG presenter, Michael Barnes, “PPDM staff and members have a keen interest in geodetic integrity since it is key element of their data management. I am pleased that APSG were able to raise awareness at this meeting. Also, it was good to learn from PPDM and I commend their interesting document “What is a Well?” to all members of APSG.” The presentation is available at PPDM Presentation (March 2012).


  • 13 Jan 2012 4:42 PM | Alma Alling
    We are saddened to announce the passing of James G. Morgan on January 6th 2012. Jim was one of the primary leaders of the development of surveying and mapping management in the oil and gas exploration industry.  

    Jim worked at Chevron Petroleum Technology Company in Houston, Texas from 1976 to 1996 when he retired. He supervised the Navigation and Survey section for Chevron Corporation, providing technical consultation and services related to navigation, positioning, surveying, geodesy and mapping.

    Prior to joining Chevron, he was vice president and general manager of Satellite Positioning Corporation.

    Jim led our profession in educating both Chevron and the industry during a major revolution in surveying that resulted from the development of the Doppler Transit and NavStar GPS systems with the associated need for geodetic coordinate datum transformations.  He had a great talent for explaining new or complex technical issues in memorable and understandable ways.  Many will recall his teaching at Chevron’s “Positioning for 3D seismic surveying” during the early 1990’s.  

    Jim was educated at California State University, Northridge, where he received B.A. and M.S. degrees in mathematics and published many papers and articles related to the fields of navigation and positioning. He was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Institute of Navigation (ION), and the National Ocean Industry Association (NOIA). During 1984-1986, Jim was chairman of the SEG Technical Standards Committee. He was respected and admired throughout the industry, and was a great friend and mentor to many.

    Jim was a keen birdwatcher, and he and his wife, Elayne, supported the preservation of habitat.  Jim led the annual bird migration counting at High Island, Texas, among other birding trips and activities, both domestically and abroad, including a trip to Ecuador.

    Jim is survived by his wife, Elayne, of 52 years, along with his daughters, Michele and Heather, and his son, Kevin.  He is survived by sons-in-law, Charlie and Alfonzo, and daughter-in-law, Gabby.  Jim was the proud grandfather of Catherine and Micah. 


  • 10 Nov 2011 3:43 PM | Alma Alling
  • 29 Sep 2011 8:56 AM | Alma Alling
    The APSG26 Fall Meeting Minutes have now been published. To view the minutes, please visit: http://apsg.info/Resources/Documents/2011.09.16_APSG26_Minutes_Final.pdf
     
    Also, the Nominations and Call for Papers Chair has updated their Goals and Activities for the 2012 term. If interested, you can view these at: http://apsg.info/Default.aspx?pageId=821726
  • 27 Sep 2011 8:50 AM | Alma Alling

    Membership Committee Chair Goals & Activities

    Mission is to retain and recruit at least 200 paid up members by Fall Meeting 2012.
     
    TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY FALL 2012 APSG MEETING

    1. COMMITTEE REVIEW – Committee in review – team organized for next 2 years. Looking for a few more volunteers.
    2. STABILIZE MEMBERSHIP – Focus on three priorities:
      1. retention of current active members
      2. recruitment of ALL lapsed members
      3. recruitment of underrepresented demographics, e.g. younger, academia, data experts
      4. grow APSG Chapters as set forth by Past Chair & STAC
    3. MEMBERSHIP TARGET – grow active, PAID UP members by at least 20% from 300 to 360.
    4. RECRUIT – recruit full-time students for FOC membership (with student ID)
    5. CHANGE – change all online members to “ACTIVE” – do away with “Associate” memberships
    6. PROMOTE – The new 5-year membership structure for $100 & Lifetime memberships for $250

    Name

    Affiliation

    Position

    Term

    Michael Barnes

    Cain & Barnes LP

    Chair

    2010-2011

    Melissa Wood

    Fugro

    Vice Chair

    Chair

    2010-2011

    2011-2013

    Larry Buchanan

    Infoterra

    Recruiter: Data suppliers

    2010-2012

    Steve Long

    Shell

    Recruiter: E&P members

    2010-2013

    Don Dudley

    Petrosys

    Recruiter: Software members

    2010-2012

    Israel Arroyo

    EnSoCo

    Recruiter: Younger members

    2009-2012

    Dean Mikkelsen

    Neuralog

    Recruiter: G&G members

    2010-2012

    Kris Berglund

    Blue Marble

    Retention of 2008-2009 growth

    2008-2011

    Derek Salvage

    ExxonMobil

    Retention & special projects

    2008-2013

    Eva Garza

    Fugro

    Recruiter:  GIS professionals

    2011-2014

    volunteer needed


    Recruiter:  Data professional

    2011-2014


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