Point of Beginning magazine is seeking completed project entries for our Geomatics Innovation Awards contest (previously Highlights in Surveying).

Did your firm implement new GNSS positioning or data collection tools with successful results? Are you on the leading edge of mobile mapping, aerial LiDAR or terrestrial scanning? Have you developed innovative techniques for applying software solutions and generating deliverables? Does your firm offer capabilities that are head and shoulders above the rest? If so, then the 2011 Geomatics Innovation Awards contest is for you! The 2011 awards will highlight projects that demonstrate vision, creative problem solving and successful technology implementation.


This competition is open to surveyors, civil engineers, GISPs and others. To be considered, projects must have been completed between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

Deadline for Entries: July 15, 2011
Entrance Fee: Free

The grand prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges and will be featured in the October 2011 issue of POB. Runners-up will be profiled in future issues.

Submission criteria/requirements:

  • Complete this form and include any additional documentation (PDFs only) that details the innovative aspects of your project .
  • Submit at least three photographs or visuals (such as scans or models). High-resolution digital images (300 dpi) are preferred. Include any necessary copyright information or photography credits.
  • NOTE: All firms involved in the project as well as the client must be willing to sign a release form giving POB the right to publish project details and images in print and online.

To enter a project, click the login button at the top of the page to create a user ID and access the entry forms. You may enter multiple projects.

If you would like to see the application before starting the online form, or if you would like to fill out a form offline and fax it in, you must still create a user ID. You can review and prepare your answers in a word processing program, then come back to the online form and cut and paste your description in the space provided. Hard copy forms may be faxed to 248/562-3112.

If you have any questions about the Geomatics Innovation Awards, please call POB Editor Kristi Grahl at 248/366-6981 or e-mail pobeditor@bnpmedia.com.

New in 2011: POB will also highlight a Surveyor of the Year!

To nominate yourself or one of your esteemed peers for this prestigious honor, send an e-mail to pobeditor@bnpmedia.com by July 15, 2011, with the following details:

  • Surveyor's Name
  • Company Name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Reason for Nomination (500 words or less)
  • Your Name (if different from nominee)
  • Your Phone