PSATS 2017: Howard Hodder to Present with ESRI on ArcGIS

PSATS 2017: Hodder to present on ArcGIS

Join us Monday at the annual PSATS Conference when HRG’s Geomatics Practice Area Leader Howard Hodder will be presenting a workshop on ArcGIS with real-world examples of how local governments are benefitting from this technology

 

ARCGIS: A Fast Track to Building Smart Communities
2:45 p.m. in Cocoa Suite 1

Around the world, local governments are using GIS to improve decision making, service delivery, and citizen engagement. Since most government data is location-based, equipping your township with the latest GIS technology will help streamline operations and give citizens a more positive experience.  During this workshop, you’ll learn how GIS addresses the need of today’s local governments with real-world examples.

 

Howard will be co-presenting this workshop with Andrew Falker and Keith Swavely, account managers at ESRI (the global market leader in GIS).

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Matt Warner Honored as One of Surveying’s Top Professionals

Matt WarnerMatt Warner has been honored by XYHT magazine as one of surveying’s bright young stars. He is listed as an Honorable Mention in the magazine’s January cover story on the top 40 geospatial industry professionals under 40.

The feature highlights young professionals from around the world who are pushing the boundaries of the profession toward new levels of sophistication and inspiring a new generation of leaders. The list includes people from 19 countries around the world of very diverse backgrounds in private consulting firms, government agencies, and technology companies. Many of them have advanced degrees and are active in non-profit organizations that promote the profession worldwide.

Warner himself has a bachelor’s degree in surveying from The Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the Pennsylvania State Geospatial Coordinating Board, an appointed commission from the governor. He is also an affiliate member of the National Society for Professional Surveyors as a member of both the New York and Pennsylvania societies of professional land surveyors. In addition, he is a member of Penn State University’s industrial advisory committee for the surveying engineering program.

As the regional manager of HRG’s Geomatics Service Group, Warner has amassed vast expertise in the new technologies that are yielding ever higher levels of accuracy in the profession. He has presented at numerous conferences, tradeshows, and seminars on concepts associated with improving the accuracy of GIS using sophisticated data collection methods. Through the years, he has been a strong advocate for how technology can gather the most accurate, high quality data while improving the safety of surveyors and reducing the impact of surveying on facility users (for example, limiting the closure of roads being surveyed).

“Matt Warner is definitely a leader in the surveying field and an inspiration to the many surveying professionals here at HRG,” says the firm’s Geomatics Service Group Director Howard Hodder. “He is committed to delivering the highest quality data for our clients and works tirelessly on their behalf. I’m so happy to see him recognized this way alongside so many other great professionals.”

ABOUT XYHT MAGAZINE

XYHT is a North American publication with a global focus on geospatial positioning and the many industries it impacts. Formerly published under the name Professional Surveyor, the magazine derives its name from the coordinates that form the basis of geospatial data: x refers to left-right data points, y refers to fore-aft, H refers to up-down (or orthometric height) and t refers to time. This new name is symbolic of the changing focus of the magazine from just land surveying to all industries that rely on precise data on spatial location, including hydrography, applied geography, 3D imaging, and GNSS. (Even smart cars will rely on geospatial information identifying the centerline of the roadway and the location of buildings and other features that run alongside it.) As we move into the future of smart technology, geospatial data will be the baseline underlining it all, and XYHT magazine will be there covering its development. Learn more at www.xyht.com.

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit the website at www.hrg-inc.com.

Howard Hodder Named One of Central PA’s Top Forty Under 40

Howard HodderThe Central Penn Business Journal named Howard Hodder, Jr. to its 22nd annual Forty Under 40 list, which honors individuals for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the Central Pennsylvania community.  He and the other honorees will receive their award at a banquet at Hilton Harrisburg on November 21.

Hodder is the director of geomatics at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc., overseeing a staff of surveyors and GIS professionals throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. He is also a certified GIS Professional and has a master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University.

During his 18 years at HRG, he has advanced his career from an entry-level GIS specialist to the corporate-wide leader of the service group, by consistently expanding the firm’s technical capabilities, and surpassing sales goals. He was named an associate of the firm in 2006.

Hodder’s commitment to professional excellence is evident in his pursuit of continuing education as well as his active participation in industry groups such as the PA State Geospatial Coordinating Board, the PA Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (PA MAPPS), various university and college curriculum advisory groups, the PA State GIS Conference planning committee, and others.

This commitment to the geospatial industry is only matched by his commitment to the Central PA community. Hodder is a graduate of the Leadership Harrisburg Area’s Community Leadership Series program, which is designed to prepare local leaders to address the challenges and opportunities facing the region. He also coaches youth soccer and softball and is a vice president on the Cumberland Valley Softball Association board.

“I’m truly honored that the Central Penn Business Journal chose me to be included with this year’s class alongside so many talented and accomplished individuals,” Hodder says.

The Central Penn Business Journal has been honoring the area’s leading young professionals with its Forty Under 40 list for 22 years.  This year’s award recipients will be featured in a special supplement to the Central Penn Business Journal on November 25.

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit the website at www.hrg-inc.com.

 

Howard S. Hodder, Jr. MGIS, GISP, Promoted to Director of Geomatics

Howard S. Hodder, Jr. MGIS, GISP, was promoted to Director of Geomatics. Howard holds a Masters degree in GIS from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors degree in Geography from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He joined HRG in the Lancaster office in October 1998 as a GIS Specialist in the Survey Service Group. During his career with HRG’s Survey/Geomatics Service Group, Howard also served in the role of GIS Regional Service Group Manager and, most recently, as GIS Specialty Service Group Manager. Howard was named an Associate in 2006.

As a technical director, Howard will be responsible for maintaining general technical project standards, executing Quality Management Plans, and collaborating with the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Marketing Manager in developing marketing strategies.

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Kreiger Appointed to A Position with Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors

HRG’s Michael D. Kreiger, PLS, was appointed as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors’ (PSLS) Board of Directors. Kreiger has committed to serving the profession of surveying by accepting this leadership role. He will now be instrumental in advancing the state-wide organization’s mission to provide education, legislative involvement, and enhancement of public awareness related to the profession.

Currently, Kreiger serves as the firm’s survey regional service group manager of the Eastern Region, leading a team of 14 surveyors and technicians. In this capacity, he is responsible for management of all survey work and mapping products generated from this region, including topographic and boundary surveys, construction stakeout, and aerial ground control surveys for private and public sector clients. He has been with HRG since 2007.

Kreiger has an associate’s degree in surveying technology from The Pennsylvania State University and is licensed as a professional land surveyor in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In addition, his role on an Army Corps of Engineers’ project involving an 83-mile coastal erosion prevention survey in Long Island, New York was highlighted in a feature article in Point of Beginning Magazine (POB).

“We are proud of Mike’s recent appointment to the PSLS board,” says Eric Orndorff, M.S, P.L.S., HRG’s Technical Director of Survey and GIS Services. “This role is demonstrative of his passion for promoting and fostering public understanding of the profession.”

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.