Tag Archives: survey

Michelle Japitana

Instructor and Concurrent Chairman, Engineering Sciences Department, Carga State University, Philippines Testimonials for Michelle Japitana were remarkable. (This year we received a record number of nominations from the Philippines, and we wish we could honor all the fine candidates.) Michelle’s nominators noted that her strength in the geospatial community is her research capabilities in the fields...

Christopher Glantz

Christopher Glantz

Lead Remote Sensing Surveyor, Oregon Department of Transportation Oregon, USA The “outside of work” section of Christopher Glantz’s resume describes why he was nominated: “I am passionate about educating the public and other geospatial professions about the land surveying profession.” He doesn’t just do lip service; Chris is the president of the NSPS Young Surveyors...

Daniel Kvaal

Surveying Instructor, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, Minnesota, USA One (of many) nominations for Dan Kvaal calls him “a one-person army” in promoting the surveying profession. One of Dan’s greatest skills is communicating and working with others and in teams, especially evident in his teaching duties and volunteer work with the National Society of Professional...

Paula Gentle

Geodetic Surveyor, LINZ New Zealand Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the primary national government geospatial agency managing maps, charts, land records, and the national geodetic reference system. Paula Gentle is one of the geodetic “shepherds” of the reference infrastructure of physical survey marks and trig beacons. New Zealand is quite tectonically active, and part...

Rhea Lyn Dealca

Director of Projects and Administration, Foundation for Economic Freedom Philippines After working with the UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015, Rhea Lyn Dealca returned to the Philippines where she believes she can make the greatest impact. As a geodetic engineer, she has spent more than 10 years working for the government, including...

Belinda Serafin

Graduate Surveyor, Sydney Trains Australia Sydney Trains is the premier public transportation system for this city of more than four million. With infrastructure serving more than 340 million rider trips per year, the maintenance, upgrade, expansion, monitoring, and mapping for properties, planning, and environmental matters require a top surveying team. In 2017, a new graduate...