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2019 Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES) Conference

August 04 – August 08, 2019 • Nicholls State University • Thibodaux, Louisiana

The Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES @ http://www.geosages.org/) is pleased to invite you to the upcoming 27th Biennial Conference to be held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux LA, August 04 – August 08, 2019.

 

 


Presentation Uploads

Please click the following link to upload your presentation. Send to sages2019@nicholls.edu using WeTransfer.com

Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a special issue of Surveying and Land Information Science Journal 

 

 


Exhibitors & Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors:

SILVER SPONSOR:

 

 

 

 

MONDAY BREAKFAST AND BREAK SPONSOR:

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY LUNCH SPONSOR:

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY BREAKFAST SPONSOR:

 

 

 


Conference Dates: August 04, 2019 through August 08, 2019

Program Schedule: 

Sunday, August 4th  4:30pm Registration Starts
5:30pm Welcome Reception
Monday, August 5th 8:30am – 4:30pm Technical Sessions
Tuesday, August 6th 8:30am – 4:30pm Technical Sessions
Wednesday, August 7th Vacation Day New Orleans
Thursday, August 8th 9:00am til NOON Technical Sessions

The NGS Presentation Session for 1 PDH will be on Tuesday, August 6th. Click here to Register.


DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE AGENDA, CLICK HERE

Conference Agenda

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Cotillion Ballroom

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The ASCE Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Surveying and Geomatics Education Committee – Marlee Walton- Bollinger Suite

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Onsite Registration Opens, Welcome Reception Starts at 5:30 pm

Monday, August 5, 2019 – Cotillion Ballroom

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:20 am

Welcome and Announcements /Housekeeping

Opening Remarks

Nicholls Geomatics Program

9:20 am to 10:20 am

Session 1:

#1 An interactive Web-GIS application for Identifying Flood Vulnerable Areas Based on GNSS meteorology

Hoda Tahami, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

#2 Utilization of the Raw Intensity Return from Laser Scanner Measurements to Assist in Control and Validation Targets

Scott Peterson, California State University, Fresno,  Fresno, CA

#3 Rigorous Error Propagation for Topographic Displacements Derived from Image Correlation

Preston Hartzell,  University of Houston, Houston, TX

10:20 am to 10:30 am

BREAK

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Session 2:

#4 Louisiana Land Grants and the U.S. Public Land Survey System

Terry Dantin, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

#5 Using a GIS Platform to Develop a Boundary Survey Plat Compliance Training/Checking Tool

Roger Purcell, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

#6 Profitable Development of Problem Plagued Parcels

Daniel Branham, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Tour of Geomatics Facility / Group Photo

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maik Flanagin,
GIS Lead, Geospatial Engineering Office, Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans Distric, LA.

1:30 pm to 1:45 pm

BREAK

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

National Society of Professional Surveyors – Educational Initiatives

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

BREAK

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Session 3:

#7 Leveraging non-Traditional Educational Opportunities in Support of the 2014 NSPS Education Policy Statement

Anthony Vannozzi, University of Maine, Orono, ME

#8 Structural Analysis of Courses as a Precursor to Moving them On-Line

Bill Hazelton, Troy University, Troy, AL

#9 Workforce development as outreach for surveyors

Esra Tekdal Yilmaz, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre campus, Lehman, PA

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Poster Viewing

Poster#1 Mapping Nicholls State University’s Campus by Utilizing small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)

Ryan DiSalvo, Nicholls Alum, T Baker Smith LLC, Thibodaux, LA
Poster#2 Video-Based 3D Reconstruction of Indoor Environments

Arelena Shala, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Poster #3 Applying GIS to Develop a Survey Compliance Training/Checking Tool

Roger Purcell, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Poster#4 Selected posters from Nicholls Geomatics Program from prior years

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

BREAK

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Awards Banquet

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Cotillion Ballroom

7:30 am to 8:15 am

Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast

8:15 am to 8:30 am

Welcome Note

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Session 4:

#10 Assessing the Effectiveness of Immersive Visualization Technology for Enhancing Geospatial Data Acquisition Curriculum

Matthew O’Banion, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

#11 Immersive Media for Introductory Surveying Laboratory Exercises

Brian Naberezny, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

#12 Augmented and Virtual Reality Utilization to Support Geospatial Learning

Bill Hazelton, Troy University, Troy, AL

9:30 am to 9:45 am

BREAK

9:45 am to 10:45 am

Session 5:  

#13 Evaluating the Efficiency of small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) against Conventional Field Surveying Techniques for Monitoring Earthen Levee System in South Louisiana

Brennon Dardar, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Holloman AFB, NM

#14 Accuracy Assessment of small UAS Surveys and the Role of GCPs With and Without GNSS-PPK Positioning

Dimitrios Bolkas, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre campus, Lehman, PA

#15 Real-time Infrastructure Monitoring Solutions for US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

Kent Hebert,  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District, New Orleans, LA

10:45 am to 11:00 am

BREAK

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Session 6:

#16 New design criteria for low distortion projections

Thomas Meyer, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

#17 Strategies Used for Recruiting and Retention in the Geospatial Informatics Educational Field

Steve Ramroop, Troy University, Troy, AL

#18 Is the lack of surveying in a civil engineering program a problem?

Marlee Walton, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch – SaGES Business Meeting

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

BREAK

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Session 7: 

#19 E-Portfolios, Licensure, Continuing Education and Employment: The Perfect Storm of Opportunity for the Surveying Student

Anthony Vannozzi, University of Maine, Orono, ME

#20 The AutoCAD® Detective: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Sean Galway, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, Canada

#21 First Year Freshmen Experience

Charles Nettleman, Nettleman Land Consultants, Inc.

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm

BREAK

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Session 8:

#22 Identifying Threshold Concepts in a Geomatics Engineering Course

Ivan Detchev, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

#23 Learning About Surveying from Peer Groups

Jinseok Hong, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

#24 Enhancing Student Learning of the Fundamentals of

Surveying with the Help of the ICAP Framework

Elena Rangelova, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm

BREAK

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Session 9:

# 25 National Geodetic Survey’s Educational Offerings

Erika Little, National Geodetic Survey, NOAA

# 26 New Geodetic Datums (2022): Replacing NAVD 88 and NAD 83

Dru Smith, National Geodetic Survey, NOAA

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

NGS/Local Stakeholders follow-up Interaction

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Dinner

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Cotillion Ballroom

7:00 am to 7:30 am

Continental Breakfast Bus leaves for NOLA at 7:30 a.m.

7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Vacation Day at NEW ORLEANS return Thibodaux by 9:00 pm

Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Cotillion Ballroom

7:30 am to 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am to 9:40 am

Session 10: 

#27 Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Create a Spatio-Temporal Characterization of a Restored Barrier Island in Terrebonne Parish
Gary LaFleur, Jr. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

#28 Re-thinking the Data Model: GIS as/is a Relational Database
Bill Hazelton, Troy University, Troy, AL

#29 A Comparative Analysis of Data Sets Using sUAS, Terrestrial LiDAR, and Conventional Topographic Survey Methodologies
Cody Parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District, New Orleans, LA

#30 Camera-based Bridge Vibration Monitoring
Yushin Ahn, California State University, Fresno,  Fresno, CA

#31 Challenges in creating realistic and immersive virtual reality environments and laboratories for engineering education
Jeffrey Chiampi, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre campus, Lehman, PA

9:40 am to 10:00 am

BREAK

10:00 am to 11:40 am

Session 11:

#32 Enhancing Surveying Engineering Education with Immersive Virtual Reality
  Dimitrios Bolkas, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre campus, Lehman, PA

#33 A Student Centered, Active Learning Approach to the Delivery of a Visiting Professional Lecture Series
  Anthony Vannozzi, University of Maine, Orono, ME

#34 The Importance of Spatial Reasoning for Geospatial Education
  Bill Hazelton, Troy University, Troy, AL

#35 Curriculum Development for Student Recruitment
  Matt Wilson, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

#36  Visual Traverse: an Open Source Python Program to Assess, Post-process, and Visualize Polygon Data
  Yanli Zhang, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

11:40 am

Conference Adjourned

 

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Registration

Registration does not include SaGES annual membership dues and guest events. This year the dues will be collected either at the conference site or via SaGES website. We are currently planning exciting guest events. The guest events are extra and will be collected at the conference site. Program will be published shortly.

Members:
Early Registration (received by June 1, 2019) — $350.00
Registration (received from June 1-August 1, 2019) — $400.00
On-site Registration — $450.00

Non-Members:
Early Registration (received by June 1, 2019) — $375.00
Registration (received from June 1-August 1, 2019) — $425.00
On-site Registration — $475.00

Graduate Students:
Registration (includes lunch only) — $100.00

Under Graduate Students:
Registration (includes lunch only) — $50.00

To register, please complete this SAGES CONFERENCE CREDIT CARD FORM.  You can either fax back at 985-448-4552 or email to SAGES2019@nicholls.edu

This year we are not charging Guest Vacation Day to New Orleans which includes transportation and snacks. Meals on your own.

The conference cost includes one accompanying guest for icebreaker, reception, and dinners  Sunday, Aug 04 – Tuesday Aug 06, 2019.  Includes food. Bar is a cash bar.

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Location

Nicholls State University – Bollinger Memorial Student Union, Thibodaux, Louisiana

Directions and Maps:

Directions to campus from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette.

Campus Map

Closest airport: New Orleans International Airport (MSY) (approximately 55 miles away)

Alternate airport: Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)  (approximately 77 miles away)

Alternate airport: Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) (approximately 100 miles away)

 

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FAQs

Transportation from New Orleans airport to Nicholls State University:

(54 minutes) 44.1 mi via US-90 W and LA-308 N

 

Rental Car:

Enterprise Rent -A-Car https://www.enterprise.com
New Orleans Airport: (504) 468-3018
Thibodaux, La: (985) 449-0077
Thrifty Car Rental:
https://www.thrifty.com
(877) 283-0898
Avis Car Rental:
https://www.avis.com
(504) 464-9511

Taxi:
$100-$120 (New Orleans airport to Nicholls State University)

 

The Busy Bee Concierge Estimates
Phone #: (985) 413-2724
1-4 People
One way- $110.00  |  Round Trip- $210.00

Uber

Uber Estimates: (lowest cost ride)
PICK UP
Base Fare: $1.38
Long Pickup Fee Variable:
Per Minute to Pickup: $0.21
Per Mile to Pickup: $1.06
Uber One Way Estimates:
Uber X- $70.38
Assist- $70.38
VIP- $70.38
UberXL- $99.83
Black- $192.23
Black SUV- 265.03

 


Nicholls State University Campus Information:

Events will take place in the Cotillion Ballroom:

Address: NSU – Leighton Dr, Thibodaux, LA 70301

Parking on Campus is FREE

nicholls state university campus map

Events will take place in the Cotillion Ballroom (17).  The Mardi Gras Suites are attached to the Ballroom.
Entrance to the Ballroom is across from Ellender Memorial Library (22)
Map to Cotillion Ballroom from Highway 1 (LA1)

Resources for Thibodaux, La

Restaurant Suggestions in Thibodaux:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g40459-Thibodaux_Louisiana.html

 

Thibodaux Restaurants Map:

 

Things to do in Thibodaux:

https://www.lacajunbayou.com/

http://www.lafourchegov.org/visitors

http://www.thibodauxchamber.com/

 

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Accommodations:

Hotels In Thibodaux, Louisiana
**Listed pricing is only good until July 15, 2019**

Carmel Inn & SuitesPh: (985) 446-0561  Call and mention SAGES Conference for discounted price of $77.00 plus tax. The hotel is located 1.4 miles about 4 minute drive to campus.

Days Inn & Suites – Ph: (985) 446-1933: discounted price $79.00 plus tax. Please contact hotel directly to avail the discounted prices for SAGES conference.  The hotel is located 2.7 miles about 8 minute drive to campus.

Hampton Inn & SuitesPh: (985) 446-0900  USE CODE: SAG for discounted price of $99.00 plus tax. The hotel is located at 2.8 miles about 10 minute drive to campus.

More accommodations available within 20 to 30 minute drive to campus from Houma, Louisiana.

 

Thibodaux Hotels Map:

Hotels in New Orleans, Louisiana

Hilton New Orleans Airport – (504) 469-5000

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport – (504) 467-5611

Wyndham Garden Hotel New Orleans Airport – (504) 885-5700

DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport – (504) 467-3111

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport – (504) 712-0504

Days Inn New Orleans Airport – (504) 645-5473

Radisson Hotel New Orleans Airport – (504) 305-6800

La Quinta New Orleans Airport – (504) 466-1401

Comfort Suites Airport – (504) 466-6066

Best Western Plus New Orleans Airport – (504) 360-2990

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Conference Vacation Day  August 07, 2019  – New Orleans

 


Abstract submission is Closed

 

 

 


Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either via
email mailto:SAGES2019@nicholls.edu or Ph: 985-448-4444