July 11, 2019
Le 11 juillet 2019

Bringing Surveying News to You
Nouvelles de PSC-GPC News
Underground infrastructure videos - on YouTube and Facebook
Vidéos sur l'infrastructure souterraine - sur YouTube et Facebook
You may have seen them! PSC has three new videos up on YouTube:
Vous avez peut-être vu! GPC a trois nouvelles vidéos sur YouTube :
Safe depth of underground utilities
(Profondeur sécuritaire des
services publics souterrains)
Location of underground utilities
(Emplacement des services
publics souterrains)
Minimum distance of
underground utilities
(Distance minimale des
services publics souterrains)
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Geodetic Engineers
Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Geodetic Survey (CGS)
Ottawa (Ontario)

EN-SUR-02, EN-SUR-03
Permanent (full-time)
$81,936 to $109,493
(EN-SUR-02 – $81,936 – $99,572; EN-SUR-03 – $90,180 – $109,493)

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 22 July 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in land survey theory and practice or other related field such as geodesy, geomatics, geodetic sciences, remote sensing, geophysics, physics or mathematics. The degree must be obtained by end of June 2019.


The Geodetic Survey Division provides authoritative reference values, products and services available on-line for the integration of precise positioning and gravity measurements into national standards. These products serve as the common foundation for all mapping, charting, navigation, boundary demarcation, crustal deformation, and other georeferencing needs in Canada.

For more details, visit GC Jobs – Geodetic Engineers
Ingénieurs en géodésie
Ressources naturelles Canada – Les Levés géodésiques du Canada (LGC)
Ottawa (Ontario)

EN-SUR-02, EN-SUR-03
Permanent (à temps plein)
81 936 $ à 109 493 $
(EN-SUR-02 – 81,936$ – 99,572$; EN-SUR-03 – 90,180$ – 109,493$)

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur l’organisme, veuillez visiter Ressources naturelles Canada

Date limite : 22 juillet 2019 – 23 h 59, heure du pacifique

Afin que votre candidature soit retenue, votre demande doit clairement décrire comment vous répondez aux énoncés suivants (qualifications essentielles)

Grade d’une école d’enseignement post-secondaire reconnue avec spécialisation acceptable en théorie et pratique de l’arpentage ou autre domaine connexe tel la géodésie, la géomatique, les sciences géodésiques, la télédétection, la géophysique, la physique ou la mathématique. Le diplôme doit être obtenu avant la fin du mois de juin 2019.


Les Levés géodésiques du Canada fournissent des valeurs de référence, des produits et des services faisant autorité qui sont disponibles en ligne pour l’intégration des levés de positionnement précis et de gravité aux standards nationaux. Ces produits servent de fondation commune pour les levés cartographiques, la navigation, la démarcation des frontières, la mesure des déformations de la croute terrestre et d’autres besoins de géoréférencement au Canada.

Pour plus d’informations, visitez Emplois GC – Ingénieurs en géodésie
Association News / Nouvelles des associations
National Geodetic Survey Webinars
National Geodetic Survey

Webinar: GPS on Bench Marks: 2022 Transformation Tool Campaign 
July 11, 2019 2:00-3:00pm Eastern time

Webinar: Blueprint for 2022, Part III: Working in the Modernized NSRS
July 25, 2019 2:00-4:00pm Eastern time

In the Media / Dans les médias
This new mapping tool helped Ottawa handle the 2019 floods
City now working to make version of $160K tool available for the public
City of Ottawa officials had a new tool at their disposal during this spring's flooding: a mapping program that showed the danger each additional centimetre of water could pose to buildings and infrastructure.
Laila Gibbons, director of roads and parking services, said the predictive mapping tool contributed to the decision to declare a state of emergency after the Ottawa River Regulation and Planning Board released its forecast in late April.  Read more

Un nouvel outil de cartographie a aidé la Ville d'Ottawa à gérer les inondations
Les employés de la Ville d’Ottawa disposaient d’un nouvel outil pendant les inondations du printemps : un programme de cartographie leur montrait les impacts de chaque centimètre de hausse du niveau de l’eau sur les infrastructures et les bâtiments.
Laila Gibbons, la directrice du Service des routes et du stationnement de la Ville d'Ottawa, a affirmé que l’utilisation de cet outil a contribué à la décision de déclencher l’état d’urgence après la publication des prévisions de crue de la Commission de planification de la régularisation de la rivière des Outaouais (CPRRO) en avril. Lire plus
Fence runs through garage and over a pool in property-line dispute between Bags Inc. founder and Deutsche Bank
Orlando Sentinel
The unusual sight of a black metal fence passing through a garage and over a swimming pool symbolizes a bitter property-line dispute near Boone High.
The 4-year tiff between a firm backed by Craig Mateer, founder of Orlando baggage-handling company Bags Inc., and financial giant Deutsche Bank is at a stalemate. The dispute is over a 15-foot by 99-foot sliver that includes part of a detached garage and part of a pool.  Read more
Preliminary flood zone map is 'ridiculous', Dorval mayor says
The Quebec government holds a public consultation on its preliminary mapping of potential floods zones
Montreal Gazette
Public consultations throughout the province have been organized by the Quebec government to discuss its recently-announced map indicating, in red, potential flood zones — the red zone is dubbed the zone d’intervention spéciale. Read more

Zones inondables : le plan du gouvernement aura « des impacts catastrophiques »
La nouvelle carte des zones inondables présentée par le gouvernement du Québec jeudi soir, en Beauce, aura des « impacts catastrophiques », craint le maire de Beauceville.
François Veilleux est sorti furieux de la rencontre publique tenue par le gouvernement. À court de mots, il n'avait qu'épouvantable et très décevant en tête, vendredi matin.
Le maire de Beauceville ne s'explique pas comment Québec a pu déterminer de nouvelles zones inondables sans avoir consulté les Beaucerons, eux qui connaissent la rivière Chaudière mieux que quiconque. Lire et voir plus
Garden River First Nation to Start Ratification Process
Chief Paul Syrette of the Garden River First Nation announced Wednesday that the ratification process to resolve a lawsuit relating to the western boundary of the Garden River First Nation has begun.
“This is an important moment,” said Chief Syrette. “Garden River First Nation, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada have taken the first step to right a historic wrong for a loss that is almost 170 years old. We are having the ratification on Jult 27, 2019, and are confident it will succeed and lead to a final settlement that will contribute to our economic and social development. We encourage all our members of voting age to cast their ballot in favour of this proposed settlement.” Read more
Boundaries drawn for new national park reserve in B.C.’s southern Interior
The Canadian Press
A next step in preserving one of Canada’s most ecologically diverse regions has been reached between two British Columbia First Nations and the federal and provincial governments.
The parties have signed a memorandum of understanding on a working boundary for a national park reserve in the south Okanagan-Similkameen in B.C.’s southern Interior. Read more

Une réserve de parc national sera créée dans le sud de l'Okanagan-Similkameen
Un projet de réserve de parc national pourrait permettre de protéger près de 300 km2 dans la vallée de l’Okanagan sud. Les gouvernements du Canada et de la Colombie-Britannique ainsi que la Nation Syilx/Okanagan ont signé un protocole d’entente afin d’établir une aire protégée. Lire plus
How “monument men” survey Michigan’s land
WLNS.com Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
Professional surveyor John Nutkins uses a Global Navigation Satellite System receiver to collect location information on existing corner monument.
The early work of Michigan’s “monument men” was critical to laying out the boundaries of land throughout the state.
Early land surveyors systematically divided Michigan into a grid of 1-mile squares, marked with wooden corner posts at half-mile intervals, following a north-south meridian, an east-west baseline, township lines, range lines and section lines.
The posts – known as monuments – would be the basis for documenting ownership of land and establishing cities and villages, roads, streets, bridges and the boundaries of public and private lands. Read more
Surveyors donate plaque at Initial Point, uncover 1856 stone
The Hebron Journal-Register
A group of surveyors visited the 6th Principal Meridian memorial Saturday south of Hubbell at the Nebraska/Kansas state line. Surveyors call the southern state border the baseline that runs east and west.
Jerry Penry, a land surveyor in Lancaster County, was part of the group that included other surveyors from Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming, and approximately 15 onlookers from Kansas.
The purpose of the visit was to dedicate a new surveyor’s plaque and maintenance at the site.  Read more
The woman who mapped the moon: An Arizona geologist and the Apollo 17 lunar landing
Baerbel Lucchitta talked about how luck played a role in her career as a planetary geologist, but hers was a case of someone making their own luck.
Lucchitta did just that when she was a young mapmaker working on the Apollo moon missions with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Astrogeology branch in Flagstaff. She was one of the first women to work in that field and forged a remarkable career in science.
In the late 1960s, however, she was part of a group of junior personnel charged with making maps of potential moon landing sites.  Read more
Okatie man tracked parking lot shadows for a year. Now, he wants to share what he learned
The Island Packet
Michael Dunigan tracked the sun's movement over a year's time in order to create what is known as an analemma.
Unless they were looking for the coolest place to park on a sweltering summer day, most people wouldn’t notice the position of the shadows on a shopping center parking lot.
Michael Dunigan of Okatie isn’t like most people.
For the 64-year-old land surveyor, the shadows tell a story. He was so compelled to illustrate that story that he dedicated a year to doing just that.  Read more
International News / Informations internationales
Geologists discover hundreds of buried valleys throughout Britain
A new survey has unearthed and mapped hundreds of ancient buried valleys, all the way from Aberdeen to Bury St Edmunds.
The Press and Journal
The features have been found throughout Britain and range from a valley more than 530 feet deep in Grangemouth, to a 14-mile-long valley under Melton Mowbray.
Most date from the last ice age, which ended around 11,500 years ago, an are evidence of ancient drainage networks from rivers and glaciers.
They have become partly or completely buried by more recent sediment – such as clay in the case of the massive trench beneath Grangemouth.
But they have significant modern day importance, as the sites could prove unsuitable for development, be a source of energy or even provide an excellent water source for whisky. Read more
Huawei granted mapping license for autonomous driving push
Huawei obtained a permit last Friday allowing the tech giant to draw up high-definition navigation maps in China, a move that will aid the development of simulation software for autonomous vehicles.
Why it matters:   Read more
Argentina beckons Bannockburn runner
Otago Daily Times
Richard Ford's desire to explore is set to take him to places he never imagined.
The 28-year-old will experience the trails of Argentina in November at the world mountain running championships.
A surveyor from Bannockburn, he was one of four runners picked in the New Zealand men's team.
Ford finished third at his first national championships earlier this year. Read more
Upcoming Events / Prochaines activités
National Geodetic Survey Webinars
National Geodetic Survey
Webinar: Blueprint for 2022, Part III: Working in the Modernized NSRS
July 25, 2019 2:00-4:00pm Eastern time
Damage Prevention Symposium
Canadian Common Ground Alliance
October 8-10, 2019
Fallsview Casino Resort
Niagara Falls, ON

Registration now open

More break out sessions are being added - register for #CCGA19 before prices increase August 12!

D’autres séances en atelier ont été ajoutées - la date butoir pour une inscription anticipée est le 12 août 2019 #CCGA19
Fall Conference 2019
Manitoba GIS User Group
October 23, 2019
Club Regent Event Centre
Winnipeg, MB

Now Accepting Speaker Abstracts

November 13-14, 2019
Red Deer, AB

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