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Surveying and Mapping Program Students Get Honorable Mention


Students from SPSU’s Surveying and Mapping program presented a project that received an honorable mention in the 11th Annual National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Student Competition last month in Portland, Ore. The Surveying and Mapping Program is based in SPSU’s Civil Engineering Technology (CET) Department. Eight schools with baccalaureate degree programs in surveying, surveying engineering technology and/or surveying engineering participated in the competition. Each team had four months to develop a project on this year’s theme, “Surveying Applications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS),” write a 30-page paper, prepare a GIS map and give a 25-minute presentation at the conference. Timothy Gerth, Calvin Johnson, Antonio Sample and Lance Threewitt, all majoring in surveying and mapping, made up the SPSU team. Their advisors were surveying and mapping Prof. Daniel Lee Branham, a CET lecturer, and John Lee, a CET instructor. The team chose as its topic “Floodplains and Elevation Certificates – Using Current and Preliminary Flood Maps for Future Planning.”