Esri & ACSM Announce Draft Session Agenda for Survey Summit

Join surveyors from around the world at the first Survey Summit, brought to you by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) and Esri. At the Survey Summit, you will learn about emerging technologies that are reshaping the surveying landscape. This is your opportunity to witness and try out the latest and greatest surveying and mapping solutions – all under one roof.

What to Expect
• Workshops and sessions led by industry experts
• Opportunities to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
• Networking with users of GPS, GIS, lidar, and other surveying technologies
• Discussions on standards, accuracy, and new business opportunities
• Torrey Pines Golf Tournament

The Survey Summit is designed for you to take away ideas and solutions that can be immediately implemented in your own business practices.

E-mail us at or call 909-793-2853, extension 1702.

Sessions for the Survey Summit include:


Friday, July 8

Practical GPS
10:00 am – 12:00 pm     Developing a Geoidal Model in ArcGIS
Author: Cliff Wilkie
1:00pm – 2:00pm     GPS Accuracy in Urban Environments (Post-Processed CORS Data)
Author: Knute Berstis, NOAA / National Geodetic Survey
2:00 pm – 3:00pm     GPS/GNSS Technology Update
Author: Eric Gakstatter

Land Surveying
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     The Public Land Survey System (The Big Picture)
Author: James Coan, PLS Inc
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Sun Observation for Azimuth: An Error Analysis Framework
Author: Tarig Ali, American University of Sharjah
2:00pm – 3:00 pm     The Four Corners Legacy: Why Monuments, Not Calculations, Define Boundaries
Author: Warren Ward, Grand County

The Business of Surveying
8:00 am – 3:00 pm     OK, I Have My License, Now What?
Author: Dean Exline, GeoInnovation, PC

GPS Positioning
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     A Field Guide for Real Time GNSS Positioning
Author: William Henning, National Geodetic Surveys
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Achieving Great Heights with NOAA Tools: VDatum and LOCUS
Author: Michael Dennis, National Geodetic Survey
2:00pm – 3:00pm     Upcoming Changes to the National Spatial Reference System
Author: David Minkel, NOAA – National Geodetic Survey

8:00 am – 3:00pm     Geodetic and Tidal Vertical Datum
Author: Anthony Vannozzi, University of New Hampshire
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Responding to RFP’s
Author: Janet Jackson, Intersect
2:00 pm – 3:00pm     Weathering the Storm…Managing in Hard Times
Author: John Matonich, Rowe Professional Services Company

Surveying the New Frontier
8:00 am – 12:00pm     Role of the Surveyor in the Digital Age
Author: John Stahl, Cornerstone Land Consulting, Inc.
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Electronic Aeronautical Surveys (eALP) – FAA Airport GIS Initiative
Author: Aaron Norby
2:00pm – 3:00pm     Managing Project Risk with 3D Laser Scanning
Author: Lisa Henstridge, David Evans and Associates

Emerging Technology: UAV, GIS, LiDAR, GPS
8:00 am – 12:00pm     Unmanned Aircraft systems in Surveying & Mapping
Author: Joseph Paiva, Paiva Consulting
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Applying GIS, GPS and LiDAR for Urban Infrastructure Renewal Projects
Author: Ni jaz Karacic, Pacheco Koch Consulting
2:00pm – 3:00pm     LiDAR and Accurate Coordinate Transformation
Author: Patrick Cunningham, Blue Marble Geographics

The Surveying Business
8:00am – 12:00pm     Business Self Defense: Documenting the File
Author: Wendy Lathrop, Cadastral Consulting, LLC
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Transitioning to a Domesday Cadastre for the Colonial States
Author: Edward Obrien, EJOBPLS2000
2:00pm – 3:00pm     Merging Survey Workflows with GIS Data Storage Solutions
Author: Mark James, Chesapeake Energy

Saturday, July 9

Boundary Surveying
8:00am – 12:00pm     The Art and Science of Real Property Descriptions: Situational Awareness
Author: Wendy Lathrop, Cadastral Consulting, LLC

GIS Technology
8:00am – 12:00pm     Applications of RS AND GIS as Decision Support System
Author: Kumar Mandal, University of North Bengal

The Future of Surveying
8:00 am – 10:00am     The Surveying Body of Knowledge
Author: Joshua Greenfeld, NJ Institute of Technology
10:00 am – 11:00 am     Surveying & Mapping the future of ACSM and GLIS
Author: Stacey Lyle, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

8:00am – 12:00 pm     Local Vertical Datum Conversion, NAVD vs. NGVD
Author: J. Eldredge, Eldredge Surveying & Engineering, LLC

Advanced Survey
8:00am – 10:00 am     Saudi Aramco’s Land Encroachment Survey Using High-Percision Mobile GIS Technology
Author: Yousif Alghamdi, Saudi Aramco
10:00am – 12:00 pm     Lancaster County, Nebraska 23 years of survey level GIS Mapping
Author: Erik Hubl, Lancaster

8:00am – 12:00pm     Understanding Random Errors
Author: James Coan, PLS Inc.

The Surveying Business
8:00am – 12:00pm     The Surveyor as Expert Witness – Disclosure Reports
Author: John Stahl, Cornerstone Land Consulting, Inc.
8:00am – 12:00pm     Pricing Professional Services
Author: Larry Phipps, Land Surveyors Workshops

Advanced Survey Computations
8:00am – 12:00 pm     Uncertainties and Quality Assessment of Spatial Data
Author: Joshua Greenfeld, NJ Institute of Technology

High Accuracy GIS
8:00am – 12:00pm     From RTK to Mobile: High Accuracy Municipal Infrastructure Data Collection
Author: Steven Santovasi, City of Waterbury, CT – Bureau

Sunday, July 8

Advanced Survey Computations
8:00am – 3:00pm     Orthometric Heighting with GPS
Author: Thomas Meyer, University of Connecticut

The Business of Surveying
8:00am – 12:00pm     The Surveyor’s Role in Boundary Conflict Resolution
Author: Joh Stahl, Cornerstone Land Consulting, Inc.
8:00am – 12:00pm     The 4 P’s of Running a Successful Business
Author: Steven Hyde, HydEx Group, LLC
8:00am – 12:00pm     Ethics for the Land Surveyor
Author: Jeffery Lucas, Lucas & Company, LLC
1:00pm – 3:00pm     Panel Discussion: Building an Accessible Geodetic Control Network for California
Author: Bruce Joffe, GIS Consultants
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Engaging with Science & Technology
Author: Ilse Genovese, ACSM
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Raising Land Surveyor Applicant Quality in New York
Author: Jennifer Mauer, NYSPALS
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Ownership Transition Strategies
Author: John Matonich, Rowe Professional Services Company
2:00pm – 3:00pm     The Apparent Effects of Recent Court Decisions on Littoral Boundaries
Author: Jerry Nave, North Carolina, A&
amp;T State University

Project Management
8:00am – 12:00pm     Civil Integrated Management (CIM), 3D MC and the PLS
Author: Chad McFadden
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Integrating GIS Processes with a Large Pipeline Survey Project
Author: G. O’Leary, Provost and Pritchard Consulting

Data Management in Surveying
8:00am – 9:00am     USACE Survey Documentation Archival and Retrieval Tool (U-SMART)
Author: James Garster, USACE Army Geospatial Center
9:00am – 10:00am     Parcel Fabric and Survey Control: The View from Denver
Author: Paul Rogalla, City and County of Denver
10:00am – 12:00pm     Management of Digital GCP Using ArcGIS Geodatabase for Geomatics Purposes
Author: Zainal Majeed, Department of Survey & Mapping – State of Kelantan
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Swamp and Overflowed Lands: A Florida Respective
Author: John Gargis, Consulting Surveyors, Inc.
2:00pm – 3:00pm     UA Students Use HAZUS-Multi Hazard Software
Author: Larry Shubat, University of Akron

Technology Trends
8:00am – 9:00am     GIS, BIM, IFMS convergence and Transformation from 2D to 3D
Author: Mark Wutz, URS Corporation
9:00am – 10:00am     Volunteered Geographic Information for Assessment of the National Infrastructure
Author: Danny Kahler, Kahler Engineering Group
10:00am – 12:00pm     Building Data Collection: Tools, Technologies and Trends
Author: Hugh Baertlein
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Land Administration Standardization
Author: Peter Oosterom, TU Delft
2:00pm – 3:00pm     GIS, Surveying and Cadastral Management for Illinois DOT Project
Author: Russell Olsen, Midwest Technical Consultants

New Alta Standards
8:00am – 3:00pm     NEW 2011 ALTA/ACSM Survey Standards
Author: Gary Kent, The Schneider Corporation

Surveying Calculations
8:00am – 12:00pm     Math for Surveyors
Author: James Coan, PLS Inc.
1:00pm – 3:00pm     Improved Geoid Height Models from Supplemental Data on BenchMarks
Author: Daniel Roman, National Geodetic Survey/Geosciences Research Division

LiDAR for Surveyors
8:00am – 12:00pm     How to Model GIS with LiDAR
Author: Steve Snow, Esri
1:00pm – 2:00pm     Fast-mapping mosaics, orthophotos
Author: Joseph Paiva, Paiva Consulting
2:00pm – 3:00pm     Thermal Remote Sensing: Art and/or Science
Author: Seyed Kazem Alavipanah, UT