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Webinar: Transitioning to the United States 2022 National Coordinate System without Getting Left Behind
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has for several years been developing - and promoting - the ongoing modernization and evolution of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), toward the 2022 goal of replacing the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). The new positioning paradigm will better leverage the utility of modern positioning technologies - notably the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) – and will impact all users of geospatial data, either directly or indirectly. This presentation will discuss the whats, whys, hows, and whens of 2022 Datum effort.


Edward Carlson. As the Pacific Region's Geodetic Advisor for NOAA's National Geodetic Survey, Mr. Carlson, is the a liaison between NGS and the Pacific which provides training, guidance and assistance to constituents managing geospatial activities that are tied to the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), the framework and coordinate system for all positioning activities in the United States. The Geodetic Advisor serves as a subject matter expert in geodesy and regional geodetic issues, collaborating across federal, state, county, city, and local users to ensure that all geospatial activities are properly referenced to the NSRS. He also serves as a primary contact for relating user needs to NGS and NOAA plus transferring new technical developments to local users. 

Michael L. Dennis, PhD, RLS, PE is a geodesist at NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) where he manages the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 Project.  He is also involved in evaluation of data processing and survey network adjustment procedures, development of standards and guidelines, and public outreach.  Dr. Dennis is a Professional Engineer and Surveyor with private sector experience, including ownership of a consulting and surveying firm.  He is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors Association and the Surveying and Geomatics Division in the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

The recording of this session is available on the UCGIS YouTube channel and the presentation slides are available here