S.S. (Scott) Partridge
From Alberta's Land Surveying History
|Scott Partridge, ALS|
|Known for||ALSA Council Member (2015-2017)|
On the occasion of his nomination for Council, 2015
- Approaching thirty years in the surveying and mapping profession.
- BSc in Surveying Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1985.
- ALS commission (finally) in 2003 with articles under John Matthyssen, ALS.
- Professional Member of APEGA since 1989.
- Actively served on a number of ALSA committees: GNSS Working Group, Public Relations (including a year as chair), Registration, Professional Development and Practice Review Board (current).
- Speaker at Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas – 2006 (Long GPS Baseline Processing) and 2010 (Low Distortion Map Projections).
- Presenter at Eclipse College (The BlueBook, GNSS Surveys)
- Presenter at ALSA AGM 2013 (Data Archaeology)
- Project experience largely in Western Canadian oil and gas with notable exceptions - winter GPS resource mapping in Western Siberia, engineering surveying on the SkyDome and Pearson International Airport in Toronto, topographic and cadastral surveying in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
- Currently, lead technology geomagician at LW Survey Canada including3D modeling, GNSS and UAV support.
- Still knows how to use a slide rule and log tables in case the power goes out.
- Picked up a musical instrument for the first time ever in 2007 upon joining the Westwinds Music Society in Calgary and learned to play the trombone. More recently trying to learn to play the euphonium. More practice is definitely needed.
- Volunteer Activity Leader of ‘Check Point Charlie’ and ‘Pirates of Camp Impeesa,’ both thrilling geocaching adventures at Alberta Jamboree 2003 and 2005 for Scouts Canada.
- Volunteer for the MS Society Walk and Bike Tour.