D.R. (Des) Shaw

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As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 2001 and updated in 2005

Desmond was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in September 1971. He graduated from North Delta Senior Secondary High School in 1989 and went on to receive a B.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1997.

Articles were served under Alberta Land Surveyors J.J. Matthyssen (May to July 1997), K.E. White (July 1997 to September 1999) and J. Van Berkel (September 1999 to March 2001). An Analysis of the Principles Outlined Within the Report of the Study Group on the Coordinate Based Cadastre was the topic of the technical report submitted as part of the qualifying examination. Desmond received his commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor on March 22, 2001.

Des is an Alberta Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer with over eight years of experience in the Alberta survey industry. Des has gained extensive expertise through managing projects relating to oilfield, legal and construction surveys.

Des is currently a managing partner at Caltech Surveys Ltd., based in Calgary.