WVSPS 2018 Convention Featured Speaker: Charles Ghilani
With the 2018 WVSPS Convention around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured speakers: Charles Ghilani. He will be presenting seminars on Control Surveying with GNSS, Analyzing Positional Accuracy, and Computations in State Plane Coordinates. We hope you will enjoy his presentations.
Dr. Charles Ghilani is a professor emeritus of surveying engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He has been involved as an instructor in surveying/geomatics education for more than 35 years and has presented workshops on statistics, least squares adjustments, state plane coordinates, and GNSS to surveying practitioners across the country. He has written over one-hundred papers and is the author of Adjustment Computations: Spatial Data Analysis, sixth edition and Elementary Surveying: An Introduction in Geomatics, 15th edition. He is a past president of the Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society, (SaGES) president of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying, (AAGS) and the editor of Surveying and Land Information Science. (SaLIS) He is an ACSM Fellow and has received numerous university and professional awards including the Earle J. Fennel Award from ACSM in 2001, Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn State in 2013, and in 2015 became an honorary member of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors. However, since he spent over 38 years on a Wisconsin dairy and hog farm, you could simply say he is a Wisconsin farm boy.
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