Geomatics Events

Events and activities related to FAU Geomatics are announced here:

Meet with Dr. Yong, FAU CEGE Department Chair

WHEN:        Saturday, November 14, 2015
TIME:           12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:      EG101 – Akhurst Room, Engineering West, Building 36, First Floor

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida

 Pizza and refreshments courtesy of the FAU Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering


Meet with Dr. Yong, Chair of the FAU Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering to share your ideas for program improvement, ask questions, voice your opinion and get department’s Geomatics Engineering program latest updates.

South Florida Construction Career Day

FAU Geomatics Engineering students, and faculty attended the  South Florida Construction Career Day in Davie, FL on Oct. 20-21, 2015. Over 1000 high school students visited the event. Drs. Nagarajan and Su, Geomatics undergraduate students,  Christina Sheehan and Augustus Slaven, Geomatics gruaduate student Debojit Biswas, set up an hands-on learning lab on “Roadway & GPS Surveying” with the help from the partners from Bowman Consulting, Wantman Group, FSMS and FDOT.

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FSMS Palm Beach Chapter Meeting

The November meeting is on Wednesday Nov. 04.  Dr. Sudhagar Nagarajan, Assistant Professor discusses the status of the program along with a special message from Dr. Yan Yong, CEGE Department Chair. Please see the announcement:

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FSMS Indian River Chapter Meeting

The October meeting is Tuesday October 27th.  Please see the announcement:


FAU Infrastructure Night 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Florida Atlantic University Theater

2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting

The 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting will be held on February 10, 2016 in conjunction with the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) 2016 Annual Conference at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The program is in the process of being finalized. Key speakers currently confirmed include:
– Prof. Mike Barry- Chair, Land Tenure and Cadastral Systems, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary
– Terry Bennett- Senior Industry Strategist for Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk
– Don Buhler- Chief Cadastral Surveyor, US Dept of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
– Bryn Fosburgh- Executive Vice President, Trimble Navigation
– Ken Mooyman- President, Leica Geosystems (NAFTA)

– Melissa Robert- Surveyor, Uruguay Ministry of Transport and Public Works
– Jon Warren- President, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
– Dave Zenk- State Geodetic Advisor, NOAA- National Geodetic Survey
Young surveyors are also invited to attend the MSPS Annual Conference (February 11-12) at no charge (non-MSPS members only).

IMPORTANT NOTE: REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED! Deadline to register: December 31, 2015 (subject to capacity limit of 100 attendees).

Updated program information as it becomes available can be found on the FIG Young Surveyors Network webpage ( and Facebook page (FIG Young Surveyors).

Registration form: 

Registration Fee:  $40.00 (includes meeting, continental breakfast, lunch and gala dinner)

The FIG Foundation, Trimble Navigation and Leica Geosystems are generously providing a limited amount of funds to help support young surveyors to attend the meeting. Application form for funds:

Please note:  The FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) definition of a young surveyor is 35 years or younger or within 10 years of graduation.

Please contact me if you have questions or need more information.

Thank you!

John D Hohol, President

FIG Foundation

Fahad Khan won the 2nd place in the Poster Contest of Student Group in 2015 South Florida GIS Expo

FAU Geomatics Engineering Faculty and Students attended 2015 South Florida GIS Expo

GIS and Lidar Seminar on Boca Raton Campus on Oct. 06, 2015

Please see the announcement:


FSMS Indian River Chapter Meeting

The September meeting is Tuesday September 29th at Bonefish Mac’s on Becker Road in Port St. Lucie.  Please see the agenda:


In August of 2015, FAU Geomatics Scholarship Fund received donations from FSMS local chapters:

Collier-Lee Chapter          $500

Indian River Chapter       $250

Thanks to the FSMS chapters for the continued, faithful support of the mission of FAU Geomatics!

In July of 2015, FAU Geomatics Engineering Program received a generous donation of a Leica ScanStation 2 System from Nobles Consulting Group, Inc.

Nobles Consulting Group, Inc. (NCG) is a leading consulting firm of professionals who provide land surveying, mapping, civil engineering and structural engineering throughout the southeastern United States.

Thanks to Nobles Consulting Group, Inc. (NCG) for the great support to FAU Geomatics Engineering Program!




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Harris Corporation has graciously offered a unique learning and social event for Florida Region ASPRS members.   Please sign up for the field trip using the form link below by September 18th. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow ASPRS members and learn at the same time!

 fill it out in Google Forms

Title: Harris Corporation Field Trip

 Place: Harris Customer Briefing Center (CBC)

1025 W NASA Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901

 Date\Time: September 25th @ 10 AM -2 PM

 Lunch: Provided


Harris Corporation is a worldwide provider of Defense and Aerospace product and services including a Geospatial Commercial Division.

Harris provides a variety of Space and airborne solutions to the international remote sensing community with over 23,000 employees and 9,000+  engineers.

This two part field trip will be an introduction of Harris IntelliEarth™  Commercial Remote sensing hardware, products, and services including an introduction to Geiger Mode LiDAR

In addition, an interactive half hour tour of our customer Briefing Center (CBC) will highlight a broad variety of product and services from all Harris divisions many relevant to the work we do in the commercial and defense remote sensing community.

Geomatics student Paige Rogolin received the Outstanding Academic Students award from Northern Campuses Achievement Awards (NCAA). The Northern Campuses Achievement Awards were presented on April 14, 2015. Paige is the only engineering student who received the Outstanding Academic Students award in 2015. Congratulations to Paige!


More details of the award can be found here.

About 20 FAU Geomatics students gathered to have a BBQ on April 11, 2015 to celebrate the ending the Spring semester. Before the BBQ, students finished the last surveying lab session on FAU campus.

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