January 31, 2006 – The Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association has announced the establishment of a three-year $90,000 fund to have graduate students from the University of Calgary’s Department of Geomatics Engineering conduct research for the Association.
“We pushed hard to have this program established at the University of Calgary more than 25 years ago and now it is known as a world-class department,” announced Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association President and University of Calgary graduate Stephen Green.
“Now is the time for more research to be done at the graduate level,” continued Green. With so much resource-based economic activity taking place, there is no short of land-related topics that need to be addressed.”
Representatives from the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association and the University of Calgary will meet in the near future to determine specific research needs. However, it is anticipated that the research topics could include the use of multimedia data in establishing land rights and boundaries, the effectiveness of land tenure systems, digital land databases for Canada, and dispute resolution processes.
“Whatever area of research we start with,” said President Green, “I know that the University of Calgary’s work will be high quality, innovative and of broad application and relevance to Alberta and the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association.
The Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association, formed in 1910, is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying and is responsible for protecting the public’s interest.