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Geography professor to head up national institute

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By Janet Harron

Geography professor Dr. Rodolphe Devillers has been named president of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG).

Dr. Devillers leads the Marine Geomatics Research Lab at Memorial, a team exploring the use of geographic information sciences and spatial analysis for improving our understanding of the marine environment.

Dr. Devillers, left is pictured with outgoing CIG president Dr. Alex Giannelia
From left are outgoing CIG president Dr. Alex Giannelia and Dr. Rodolphe Devillers.

“It is an honour to take the lead of an institute that has represented the field of surveying and mapping, and then geomatics, for over 130 years,” said Dr. Devillers. “The institute involves hundreds of people across the country, organizes conferences and other events and has many other activities. Some of our focus this year will be to better engage students and young professionals. I am fortunate to have a great team working with me, so I am looking forward to an exciting year!”

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics is the Canadian association that represents the interests of all groups in the geomatics community and is the Canadian member to the International Federation of Surveying, the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the International Cartographic Association and is a founding member of GeoAlliance Canada.


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