22nd Annual Geodetic Picnic - Innovations in Geodesy Expo

Friday, September 22nd, 2017


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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: End of Day Wednesday, September 13

Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:00 - 3:00 (Coffee and Name tag Pick-up - 08:15)
Nottawasaga Inn Resort and Conference Centre
6015 Highway 89, Alliston, ON L9R 1A4

“Integrated Applications in Geodesy for Surveying, Engineering, Imaging, GIS and Mapping”

“An OFFICIAL AOLS Continuing Education Seminar”

Now in its twenty-second year, the annual “Geodetic Picnic” embraces a day of interesting talks and discussions, excellent exhibitor and networking opportunities, and a truly awesome BBQ lunch. The event is organized by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors with the purpose of focusing on applications that link the Geodetic sciences to the needs of the user community. This event is sponsored by the Continuing Education Committee of the AOLS.
The Geodetic Picnic Program
Morning Session
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Afternoon Exhibitor Session and Other Demonstrations

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Morning Session Topics
  • “Then and Now: Forty Years of GPS” – Pierre Heroux, NRCan
  • Building Information Modelling – “From Scan to BIM” – Roland Mangold, BIMRAY
  • “Ontario’s Imagery and Elevation Data Holdings” – Land Information Ontario
  • Surveying from a Constructors Point of View – Melissa Maki, AECON Construction
 …and more – Stay tuned!
Morning coffee as well as Lunch are included in the registration cost, and will be served on site.  BBQ is the order of the day!
Who Should Attend?
We are seeking to attract both the “traditional” and “non-traditional” users of geodesy. For instance, if you are a surveyor, forester, marine biologist, geographer, real estate agent, mining geologist, engineer, municipal infrastructure manager, communications specialist or any member of the unlimited user community for geospatial technology and applications, then you should attend this event.
Professional Development Hours: 


Professional Development Organizer: 

 Ron Berg and James Ferguson

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Articling Students and Full Time Students in a surveying program at colleges and
universities are encouraged to attend and registration is complimentary!!!




Contact Name: 
Lena Kassabian
Nottawasaga Inn Resort and Conference Centre
6015 Hwy 89
Alliston, ON L9R 1A4
44° 10' 5.6208" N, 79° 48' 6.9048" W