Invited talk on surveying / geomatics and the high-tech industry

On Mon, July 17, 2023 our invited talk will be given by Kristian Morin. Kris is currently head of SLAM at XYZ Reality. He was formerly at Hilti Group and also at Leica Geosystems / Hexagon. His talk is titled: “Surveying the high-tech frontier for spatial success”. Surveying and geomatics underpin a wide variety of technologies and applications in the high-tech industry. Yet detailed understanding of spatial data, navigation techniques and uncertainty remain elusive in many development teams. This presentation will highlight how the skills we (e.g., surveyors and geomatics engineers) bring are making the difference in successful high-tech products and services.

Technical program is ready

Hello everyone and thanks for the patience. Just wanted to announce that the detailed technical program is now online and ready for download. I tried to accommodate everyone’s requests for the timing of their presentation as much as possible. If you notice that something is incorrect or otherwise needs modification please contact me as soon as possible.

Accommodation updates

Single rooms in the International House are no longer available within the reserved room block. It may still be worthwhile checking with if there is any availability outside of the block. Two-bedroom apartments should be still available to book through the online system. Our block is reserved until Mon, June 19. For three-bedroom apartments or any other bookings outside of the dates in the online system, please e-mail and specify that you are with SaGES.

I have also updated the accommodation page with off-campus options reasonably close to the university.

Invited talk on Aboriginal title

Our invited speaker for Tuesday, July 18, 2023 will be Brian Ballantyne from BoundaryIntelligence. The title of his talk is “The spatial extent of Aboriginal title in Canada: parcels & boundaries”. Aboriginal title is being asserted/recognized to many parcels across Canada, parcels that were never ceded by Indigenous peoples to the Crown. Parcels include Crown land, watercourses and freehold land. Five court decisions and six case studies show that if boundaries are defined, then Aboriginal title has meaning; if not, then claims flounder.

Abstracts currently under review

The call for abstracts is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted. We received submissions from institutions in twenty different states/provinces/countries: South Carolina, Maine, Alberta, Ontario, Italy, Pakistan, South Korea, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, New Brunswick, New York, Ohio, Louisiana, Nebraska, Georgia, Florida, and Iowa. The technical program committee is currently reviewing the abstracts. Authors will be notified by Fri, April 21.

Registration site is now available

Dear surveying/geomatics friends and colleagues,

The conference registration site is now live. Please first read the information provided on the registration tab on this site, and then proceed to the separate registration site. Note the following important registration dates:

  • Early registration closes on Sun, April 23 May 21, 2023 at midnight
  • Regular registration is from Mon, April 24 May 22, 2023 to Sun, June 25, 2023 at midnight
  • Late registration is from Mon, June 26, 2023 to Wed, July 19, 2023 at 7:59 pm

All times are given in Mountain Daylight Savings Time (MDT).

See you in 101 days!