For further information, please contact
Brian Davies, Chairman
Mohammad Rajabi, Vice Chairman
Roger Wheate, Director
Dick Mynen, Director
Mike Thompson, Director
Please find attached a Notice of our Annual General Meeting and final Call for Nominations. I am pleased to report that Brian Davies has been nominated to the Chairman position and Mohammad Rajabi has been nominated to the Vice Chairman position. Still room for more!
Also attached is the Interim Line-up of Speakers for the upcoming ASPRS Puget Sound Region 2017 Spring Info Session and Tech Exchange on March 22, 2017 at BCIT in Burnaby.
As we our working in conjunction with the local ASPRS group we are offering this event at the ASPRS Member price of $30.00. Please mention that you are member of CIG when registering for the event.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
If you have not renewed you 2017 membership, this would be a great time to do so. This is shaping up to be a great year with the rebuilding of the Vancouver Branch with new events to be announced soon. Thank your continued support of the CIG.
Mike Thompson, P.Eng., FEC
CIG Vancouver Branch Treasurer
Mike Thompson, P.Eng., FEC
Dudley Thompson Mapping Corporation Inc.
Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics – Vancouver Branch is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 and will commence at 3:50 PM. The AGM will follow the 2017 Spring InfoSession and Tech Exchange Seminar being sponsored by the Puget Sound Region of the ASPRS being held at BCIT.
Town Square D Room
BCIT Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, BC, V5G 3H2
Call for Nominations
This is the first call for nominations to the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics. Positions are available for Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Directors. Nominations will be accepted via email to Mike Thompson, P.Eng., FEC at firstname.lastname@example.org and will close Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM. We encourage and welcome you to nominate yourself if interested in directing the future of the CIG.
Please note that nominations will also be requested and accepted from the floor during the AGM.
Canadian Institute of Geomatics – Vancouver Branch
Mike Thompson, P.Eng, FEC
Invitation to participate in the Geomatics Speakers Series at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
The Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics is inviting speakers from the private sector and government agencies to speak to the Geomatics Student about topics applicable to their future careers. We need 8 speakers for this program. Please let me know if you are interested in being a speaker. The program is an opportunity for you talk about an interesting project, program or career. This program brings the Geomatics professionals to the BCIT campus and offers the Geomatics students insight into their future profession.
Past speakers from Telus and Terasen gave presentations on Geographic Information Systems. The Association of BC Land Surveyors talked about how to obtain a land surveyor’s commission. The Land Title and Survey Authority spoke about Crown Land surveys and treaties in BC, and the Canadian Hydrographic Service gave presentations on offshore surveys. Mapping firms and land surveying companies gave presentations on interesting projects and the application of new technology. Equipment suppliers demonstrated the newest models of GPS and total stations.
I am inviting you to participate in this program as a speaker. If you are able to make a presentation to the Geomatics students, please let me know so that we can schedule the speakers for the next two semesters, Sept 2012 to April 2013, for the BCIT Geomatics Program. We need 8 presenters.
Chairman Vancouver Branch, CIG
CIG Speaker Series at BCIT
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011
Location: BCIT Campus in Burnaby:
Theatre Room SW3-1710 @ 15:30 to 16:20
Speaker: Mike Thompson, P.Eng, FEC
Mike Thompson graduated from the University of Calgary in 1988. He worked for several mapping companies before he and Nick Dudley formed Dudley Thompson Mapping Corp. in 2006. Using the latest technologies in hardware and software they are equipped to handle a large range of mapping projects such as;
Topic: A Bit of Old and New
Mapping Ancient Roads using Photogrammetry &
the Technology of Mobile Mapping Systems
Mike will present a method to provide evidence of the existence, or non-existence of roads or other cultural data using aerial photography dating back into the 1920’s. With this evidence a surveyor can petition the courts to render a decision on the position of the road and if the road and right of way are in violation of any previous or standing agreements.
He will then delve into the most exciting technology to hit the survey and mapping community since digital Photogrammetry in the late 1980’s. Mobile Mapping Systems (MMS) using vehicle mounted lasers and integrated with GPS and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) technology. These systems provide an extremely fast and accurate way to record as-built information for mapping and analysis.
BCIT Geomatics Speaker Series - January 19, 2011- for detail, please view
BCIT Geomatics Speaker Series - Feb 16, 2011 - for detail, please view
"Brown Bag Lunch"
Mr. Ian Horseman from Telus will be talking to the GIS students at Selkirk College in Castlegar about applications of GIS at Telus. Your members who live and work in this part of BC may wish to attend. Can you circulate the attached poster to members of the Assoc. of Canada Lands Surveyors and the Assoc. of BC Land Surveyors.
There is no charge to attend. It is an opportunity for professional development and is an opportunity to bring Geomatics professionals to the Selkirk College campus .
This is the first "Brown Bag Lunch" that the Canadian Institute of Geomatics has organized at Selkirk. The purpose of these presentations is to bring Geomatics professionals to meet with and talk to the students about projects and about careers in Geomatics.
Thursday Sept 17th there will be a dinner meeting on Aboriginal Title. It was held at the Keg Caesar at Hornby and Dunsmuir.
The dinner meeting was open to anyone wishing to attend.
Please note that the presentations may take several minutes to downsload due to their size.
One Day Workshop - March 12, 2009
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
The Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics will hold a Dinner Meeting and Annual General Meeting on Thursday November 20, 2008.
Peter Burns will speak about Highway Surveys and Road Dedication.
Start time will be at 6:00
Location to be announced.
Tuesday Brown Bag Lunches at BCIT 2008/2009
Location: BCIT Campus in Burnaby: Theatre Room SW1-1205 @ 11:30 -12:20
There is no charge to attend, they open to students, faculty, CIG members and anyone interested in hearing the presentations.
|Sept 30, 08||George Schlagintweit, Canadian Hydrographic Service||Modern Hydrographic Surveying Techniques|
|April 21,2009||Peter Burns, Natural Resources Canada||Roads, Dedication & Boundary|
|Oct 21, 2008||Jennie Moore||British Columbia Institute of Technology|
|Nov. 4, 08||Jeff Beddoes, BC Surveyor General's Office||Legal Surveys in British Columbia|
|Nov. 18, 08||Chuck Salmon, Assoc of BC Land Surveyors||How to become a BCLS|
|Dec 2, 08||Bill Hain, Telus||GIS application for a Utility Company|
|Jan 13, 09||TBA|
|Feb 3, 09||Glen Bjorgan, McElhanney||GPS Receivers for Stability Monitoring|
|Mar 3, 09||Piet Nooij, Terasen||GIS|
A.S.P.R.S. & C.I.G. Golf Tournament
Texas Scramble format
Saturday, September 22, 2007
commencing at 11:00
Lake Padden Golf Course
4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA
Tel. 360 738 7400
Please contact the club directly if you require a cart or clubs
Golf - $50 Dinner $30
Payment accepted in either US or Cdn funds
Please make all cheques payable to CIG Vancouver Branch and forward with completed form below to:
Peter Huebner, Spectrum Mapping Corporation
601, 1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2P4
Please provide either your email address or fax number to advise of tee times
Register early ¨C registration and payment required before September 1
Donation of prizes would be greatly appreciated
For further information, please contact Peter Huebner at
604 683 3282 or
The Vancouver Branch invites you to ¡°The Teddy Bear Toss¡±
Friday December 16, 2005
(Please see PDF file for more details)
The Vancouver Branch invites you to ¡°Mapping in British Columbia - Issues and Challenges"
Wednesday November 16, 2005
Holiday Inn at Metrotown Centre
(Please see PDF registration form for more details)
CIG - ASPRS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Texas Scramble Winners with a Low Gross of 61
Left to right: Barry Maskell, Cus Huckvale, Lloyd Hume and Mike Rochon
Texas Scramble Runners Up with a Low Gross of 65
Left to right: Tom Barratt, Fred Melsom, Heather Malloy and Warren Barnard
BCIT GRADUATING AWARDS CEREMONY
John Ogundare, Director, CIG Vancouver Branch
presents CIG Student Membership Award to
BCIT Student, John Franko.
June 17, 2003
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