Category Archives: Surveying

Surveying Instruments on Mars

Above image credit: National Geographic Keen-eyed viewers of the groundbreaking National Geographic Channel series “Mars,” now in its second season, might have noticed familiar-looking equipment among the near-future science fiction gadgets—surveying instruments. We highly recommend this series for the techie and non-techie alike. It’s a mix of the story of a fictionalized first Mars colony,...

Jake Maxwell, PLS

Chief Surveyor, Municipal Light and Power Alaska, USA The geomatics program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage has many accomplished young alumni. Among these is Jake Maxwell, an exemplary student who has gone on to become an exemplary surveyor, moving up the career ladder and supporting the surveying profession and local community. Maxwell began surveying...

Charles Teng

Product Marketing Manager, Topcon Positioning Systems California, USA Some people believe that marketing professionals within the geospatial solutions industry might know a lot about business but not about the hardware and software they sell or the work their customers do. Charles Teng most certainly dispels that stereotype. Teng has done his time in the geomatics...

Jeff DeBoer

Senior Manager, Topcon Positioning Systems California, USA New and emerging technologies, workflow enhancements, and backend solutions for AEC evolve rapidly, and implementing radical change can be a risky proposition for enterprises both large and small. Solution providers form teams of highly skilled professionals who can “parachute in” to help out, advise, and often develop new...

Gerald Davis

Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Bureau of Land Management Arizona, USA Gerald (Jerry) Davis is a CFedS (federal surveying certification) panel member and professional land surveyor licensed in six states. Davis began his surveying career with the U.S. Marine Corps as a geospatial intelligence specialist. After retiring from the Marines, Davis went to the private sector where...

Bárbara Salgado Seguel

Survey Engineer, Uasvision Ingeniería Chile Bárbara Salgado Seguel has executed and managed a variety of surveying and engineering projects in support of mining, commercial development, public works, and utilities. Her home country of Chile has undergone an unprecedented boom over the past several decades, but also several devastating natural disasters. The engineering and surveying communities...