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What's New in 2004

December 30, 2004: 2004 CPGPS Highlights and Distinguished Service Awards

CPGPS 2004 president Dr Jinling Wang presents 2004 CPGPS Highlights and Distinguished Service Awards. Here is his message to all members:

Dear All,

As we approaching the New Year 2005 - just hours ahead here in Sydney, I would like to briefly highlight our major activities in 2004 and recognize the significant contributions from our members.

A) Major Activities in 2004

1) New design and development for the CPGPS website. Our website has been an important icon for our Association. The new website has impressed many visitors and gained a good publicity for CPGPS. In addition, the new website has a good structure, which is the foundation for further developments to accommodate a variety of needs in the future.

2) 2004 CPGPS Student Paper Competition. As part of our efforts to attract more students to our association and help them in their career development, we organized the first student paper competition, which was well participated and achieved its goals - a great su ccess!

3) The First 'Young Scientist Forum' The idea for organizing the Young Scientist Forum on Satellite positionin g and navigation in Beijing was initialized during the early days of our CP GPS. In July 2004, we eventually made that idea a reality. The Forum attracted around 50 participants and provided an excellent opportunity for our me mbers to establish/enhance their professional connections.

4) CPGPS gatherings at major international conferences on GPS/GNSS in Rot terdam, Long Beach and Sydney. Strategic planning for our CPGPS was one of the topics discussed at these occasions, and the draft strategic plan was prepared.

5) Four new cooperate members (Centrality Communication Inc., NavCom Tech nology Inc., SZIntech, Televigation) joined CPGPS in 2004.

6) CPGPS sponsored the 2004 International Symposium on GPS/GNSS held in S ydney. Almost all the papers presented at the symposium have been submitted to our CPGPS journal (special issues are under preparation for publication in both electronic and hard copies).

B) Distinguished Service Awards in 2004

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I have the pleasure to announce the 2004 CPGPS Distinguished Service Awards to:

Dr Zhizhao Liu, for his outstanding contribution to CPGPS activities;
Dr Yamin Dang, for his outstanding contribution to the organization of th e first 'Young Scientist Forum';
Dr Detang Zhong, for his outstanding contribution to the CPGPS website development.

Let's congratulate them for the achievements! (Each of them will receive a plague for the award). I would also take this opportunity to thank you all for the support and trust. With the collective efforts from all the members, our Association has been in the good shape. I believe that, under the leadership of our new pr esident Dr Wu Chen and his team, our CPGPS will move forward with more fruitful activities and achievements in 2005! With my best wishes to you all for a safe, happy and prosperous New Year!

Jinling Wang
CPGPS President

December 22, 2004: Dr Wu Chen has been elected as new CPGPS president for 2005

December 21, Studentship Opportunities available at The University of Calgary

A number of M.Sc and PhD studentship positions are currently available at The Department of Geomatics Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The detailed information ... (PDF, 143 Kb). 

October 20, CPGPS Members Met Together at Long Beach During ION GNSS 2004 Conference

During ION GNSS 2004 Conference at Long Beach, CPGPS board of directors and members had a wonderful meeting. View photos of the meeting...

October 1, CPGPS Announced Winners of the 2004 CPGPS Student Paper Competition

Dr. Yang Gao, Chair, Panel of Judges for 2004 CPGPS Student Paper Competition announced today the Winners of the 2004 CPGPS Student Paper Competition. Here is the announcement:

Dear all,

On behalf of the Panel of Judges, I am pleased to announce the following winners of the 2004 CPGPS Student Paper Competition:

X. Li from The University of New South Wales for her paper "The advantage of an integrated RTK-GPS system in monitoring structural deformation"

K.W. Chiang from The University of Calgary for his paper "Development of optimal GPS/MEMS integrated architecture for land vehicle navigation utilizing neural networks".

The two winners will receive a free registration to the International Symposium on GPS/GNSS to be held in Sydney, Australia from December 6-8, 2004 and a plaque.

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate X. Li and K.
Chiang for winning the competition, and also acknowledge those students who submitted their papers for their active participation, the four judges (Drs. Peng Fang, Yanming Feng, Wu Chen and Yang Gao) for their time in reviewing the papers, the coordination effort made by Dr. Zhizhao Liu and the participation of a student committee member (Binhao Li).

Yang Gao
Chair, Panel of Judges for 2004 CPGPS Student Paper Competition

September 2, 2004: Call papers for 13th International Conference on Geoinformatics

The 13th International Conference on Geoinformatics will take place in Toronto, Canada on August 17 – 19, 2005. It is the thirteenth of a series of international conferences that began in 1993 with the aim of providing a unique gathering place and open forum for geospatial professionals and practitioners from all disciplines to exchange experience and knowledge on Geoinformatics. The conference theme, “Coping Disasters across Continents”, encourages divisive topics related to developing geospatial data solutions and technologies to facilitate various decision-making processes and geospatially enabled operations prior to, during and post natural and human disasters on local, national or global scales. Jointly organized by the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographical information Science (CPGIS) and the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Globe Positioning Systems (CPGPS), we trust that the event will offer an unprecedented opportunity for you to discover the cutting -edge Geoinformatics technology and its development and applications in disaster management and emergency response.

All CPGPS members are encouraged to participate in the event. More information ...

August 8, 2004: CPGPS Publishes JGPS Vol. 2, No. 2 Online Version

JGPS Vol. 2, No. 2 is available online now.

July 20, 2004: The 1st Young Scientist Forum on GNSS was held successfully in Beijing

The first chinese young scientist forum on satellite positioning, coorganised by Chinese ssociation of Surveying and Mapping, CPGPS, and Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mappy, was held successfully in Beijing between 16-18 July. More than fifty delgates from China and abroad attended the meeting. During the meeting, more than 15 of our members had a discussion on the
issues related to GNSS.

June 25, 2004: The 1st Young Scientist Forum on GNSS

The 1st Young Scientist Forum on GNSS organized by CPGPS, Chinese Association of Surveying and Mapping and Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping will be held between 16-18 July, in Beijing. All of CPGPS members are encouraged to attend the forum. For those who want to attend the event, please refer to the invitation letter for further information in detail.

March 25, 2004: Job opportunity at UNSW

The Satellite Navigation and Positioning (SNAP) group within the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems at UNSW is inviting applicants for appointment as Research Fellow for the research project on integrated positioning and geo-referencing platform. More ...

March 20, 2004: Welcome CPGPS members to join IAG Working Group (WG4.3.1)

CPGPS Secretary General, Chair of IAG Working Group 4.3.1 welcomes CPGPS members to join IAG WG4.3.1: Performance Evaluation of Ionosphere Tomographic Model. Details refer to the website: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~zzliu/iag_wg.htm

March 12, 2004: CPGPS becomes a sponsor of the 2004 International Symposium on GPS/GNSS, December 5 - 8, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Jinling Wang, CPGPS president, the conference convener of the 2004 International Symposium on GPS/GNSS welcomes CPGPS members to submit abstracts and join the conference. Details refer to the conference website: http://www.GNSS2004.org.

February 24, 2004: CPGPS Publishes JGPS Vol. 2, No. 1 Online Version

JGPS Vol. 2, No. 1 is available online now.

February 12, 2004: CPGPS launches the 2004 Student Paper Competition

CPGPS President Dr Jinling Wang announces the 2004 Student Paper Competition Activity and appoints Dr Yang Gao, the founding President of CPGPS, to chair the Panel of Judges of the 2004 CPGS Student Paper Competition. The judges for the panel will be invited by Dr Gao.

All of CPGPS student members are encouraged to participate in this competition. Please refer to the proposal for the 2004 Student Paper Competition for details.

February 1, 2004: CPGPS launches new web site

CPGPS Web Development Committee launches new CPGPS web site with new interfaces, new organized contents and new features. Now CPGPS members in USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe etc. can renew their membership and submit membership dues online. More ...

January 30, 2004: CPGPS Corporate Member UniStrong Guest Visiting Calgary

January 30, 2004, Mr. Xinping Guo, President of UniStrong Company, Beijing, a corporate member of CPGPS visited Calgary and gave a presentation on the company at the Department of Geomatics Engineering, The University of Calgary. About 20 Chinese students from the department attended this presentation and had a dicussion after that. The Headquarter officers Dr. Yang Gao and Zhizhao Liu arranged this presentation and introduced Mr. Guo to a few professors of the Department.

January 29, 2004: Job opportunity at RMIT

The School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University is seeking to fill a continuing lectureship (equivalent to tenure-track Assistant Professor) position in the field of Surveying and GPS/Geodesy. More ...

January 09, 2004: President Dr. Jinling Wang anounces 2004 CPGPS Management Team:

Dear CPGPS members,

I am pleased to announce the 2004 CPGPS management team - Board of Directors. With such a strong team and a solid foundation of our CPGPS, I am confident that we will be able to move forward with a big step in 2004! 

During the past few days, I have been impressed by the strong support from our members. Thank you for all the suggestions and inputs for our work in 2004. The management team will be in touch with you, through a variety of communication channels, to further develop our work plans for concrete actions that benefit our members and contribute to our profession.

With my best wishes to you all for a prosperous 2004!

Jinling Wang
President of CPGPS

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