In 2015, GANS introduced its Award of Distinction to honour an individual or an organization having made an extraordinary contribution to the geomatics sector in Nova Scotia. The inaugural Award was presented at the GANS Annual General Meeting, in June 2015, to Dr. Jason Bond, Coordinate Control Officer, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.
Dr. Bond was nominated for the award by the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors (ANSLS). The GANS Board of Directors voted unanimously in favour of accepting the nomination and approving the selection of Dr. Bond as the award winner.
The nomination read, in part, “Dr. Bond has been the driving force behind the design, installation and completion of the Nova Scotia Active Control System (NSACS). The NSACS is an important step for the Province to have taken toward our geospatial future and puts Nova Scotia at the forefront of GNSS technology and Provincial coordinate referencing systems.
This achievement demonstrates his innovation in that he planned and led the process to install active GNSS base stations across Nova Scotia that will enable the geomatics community to prosper for years to come. Moreover, this advancement has led to real time corrections to GNSS observations being available to user groups, including the ASNSLS and other user groups across the province.
Dr. Bond personally drafted business cases, held working group meetings, consulted industry and stakeholders. He acquired the necessary funding to create the NSACS while overseeing its design and implementation.
Dr. Bond deserves this distinct recognition for his achievements in regard to the NSACS as he has clearly positioned the Province of Nova Scotia and our geomatics sector for an extremely bright future.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire membership if GANS, it is pleasure to recognize and congratulate Jason for winning the 2015 Award of Distinction!