The Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES) is pleased to issue a call for papers for presentation at the upcoming 26th Biennial Conference to be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis OR, July 30 – August 3, 2017. 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. (



Abstracts and papers

Abstracts and papers related to surveying and geomatics education are of interest for this event.  Abstract submissions open on February 15, 2017. Full consideration will be given to abstracts submitted prior to May 15, 2017.

Potential session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cutting-edge geomatics research (g., GNSS, lidar, sfm, geodesy, uncertainty analysis)
  • Recruiting and retaining top students into the field geomatics
  • Activities of professional organizations related to geomatics education
  • Appropriate integration of advanced technology into coursework
  • Industry\government partnerships or efforts to support education
  • Novel instruction methodologies or education materials
  • Innovative geomatics curricula
  • Internship and service learning programs
  • Young surveyor programs – Helping recent graduates transition into professionals
  • ABET accreditation

The event will also include a special student poster session. (Please submit an abstract if interested).

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract Submission for Full Consideration: February 15, 2017- May 15, 2017
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: May 30, 2017
  • Full paper deadline: July 15, 2017

Submit your 300 word abstract online through the conference website. The link will be located on this page when submittals open on February 15, 2017. The proceedings of the conference will be sent for peer review and possible publication in a special issue of the prestigious Journal Surveying and Land Information Systems (SALIS).  Please review the paper preparation guidelines prior to submission:

SALIS 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 Surveying and Land Information Science (SALIS) can be found at  The journal can be found at

ContactMichael Olsen, Oregon State University, [email protected], (541)737-9327