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Dave Gibson, 2002
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Dave Gibson is the founding Program Director of the Geomatics Program at the University of Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati (1967), a Master of Science degree from the University of Miami (1970), and has recently completed a Ph.D. program at the University of Alabama (2002). He holds academic interest and has instructed courses in a broad sector of the geomatics field including geographic information systems, mapping, cadastral systems, route design, and photogrammetry. Research interests include the economic evaluation of information systems, land boundary definition and resolution, riparian rights, and methods of building base layers for geographic information systems.
In Florida, he has been active in GIS, holding a gubernatorial appointment as founding chair of the state’s base mapping advisory committee (BMAC) and a charter appointment to the state’s Geographic Information Board (GIB). Professional activities include more than twenty years with ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, where he has served at the commission level and on the ABET board for several appointments. He recently held a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers for two terms, serving as board chair for two years. For nearly 25 years, he has been active in the surveying examination program of the NCEES, currently serving as surveying examination consultant. He has also served in numerous professional associations including the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the Urban and Regional Information System Association.
He is the author of a nationally distributed textbook, “Route Surveying and Design, 5th Edition” by Meyer and Gibson, and has instructed numerous continuing education seminars for surveyors and mappers.