Call for Papers: Surveying and Geomatics Educators..

Call for Papers: Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society 2022 Summer Virtual Conference

August 2, 3, 4, 2022
Call for Papers Surveying Geomatics Educators
The Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES) is pleased to issue a call for papers for presentation at the upcoming 1st Virtual Conference to be held online August 2-4, 2022.SaGES promotes the effective teaching and learning of surveying, mapping, geomatics, and other spatially related education. SaGES is a forum where academia, industry and government work together to exchange ideas, promote common causes, and provide opportunities to improve the teaching and learning of geomatics ( is a call for papers only. We will be sending you information on fees and registration soon.Look for special offers on fees for attendees who have not attended a SaGES conference before, and for graduate and undergraduate students.Practitioners and other interested individuals are most welcome; this is not intended to be a conference for academics and teachers only.
Abstracts & Papers
Non-peer-reviewed abstracts and papers related to surveying and geomatics education are of interest for this event. Paper presentations should be designed for 15 minutes, with five minutes for questions. This schedule will be strictly held and moderators will enforce this policy.See topic list below for five-minute lightning talks; we welcome abstracts for these also. For these talks, they will be grouped to best fit schedules and 5-10-minute Q&A periods will be opened up at the end of each group of lightning talks. Even though these talks are listed under two topics, there may be more than two groups of lightning talks if the numbers warrant.
Topic 1: Surveying & Geomatics Education (suggested topics not intended to be limiting)Innovations in pedagogy styles and methodsInnovative geomatics curriculaDistance education—success stories, hybrid vs 100% virtualIntegration of advanced technology into courseworkABET accreditation—experiences, best practices, program assessment techniquesRecruiting and retention effortsService learning opportunitiesTopic 2: Surveying & Geomatics Research (suggested topics not intended to be limiting)Research in conventional surveying, boundary and title research, cadastreGeodesy, GIS, GNSS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, hydrographicEmerging technologies (UAS, USV, TLSS, LiDAR, SAR, AR VR, real-time monitoring, holographic computingImportance of undergraduate research at predominantly teaching institutionsGraduate/undergraduate student researchTopic 3: Surveying & Geomatics Outreach (suggested topics not intended to be limiting)Role of professional organizations (all levels)Role of professional licensureIndustry/government partnershipsSummer internships/cooperative workWorkforce development, trends, and changesTopic 4: Lightning Talks (five-minute talks with Q&A in panels of presenters; this opportunity is not designed to exclude longer presentations on the same topics, if presenters so choose)How I/we handled teaching during COVIDLessons learned in distance education
Important Deadlines
Abstract Submission: May 15, 2022Notification of Abstract Acceptance: May 31Presentation materials deadline: July 31Presentation, at a minimum, must be submitted; presenters can optionally submit a paper as well to the conference or directly to the Journal of Surveying and Land Information Science (SaLIS)
Submission Details
Click to submit abstract
Click button above to submit your 300-word abstract. If link is inoperative, send one email to to: copying should be in MS Word and the files should be named: SmithJ.Topic4.docx. Example filename is for paper submitted by J. Smith to be considered for Topic 4.Note: reviewers and SaGES are solely responsible for determining category in which an accepted presentation fits regardless of the author’s stated topic/category. If papers are submitted, they will be sent for peer review and possible publication in a special issue of the prestigious Journal of Surveying and Land Information Science (SALIS). Full versions must be provided to be considered for SaLIS. Please review the paper preparation guidelines prior to submission at this link. ( SaLIS author instructions can be downloaded from this link. ( is a scientific journal devoted to reporting research and new work conducted to advance geodetic surveying, land surveying, large‐scale mapping, and geographic information systems designed to advance the development and management of the cadastral parcel data layer and other land information applications. Information about the Journal of Surveying and Land Information Science can be found at the above link. The journal can be found at

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