Mark Brinkman

Mark Brinkman has 22 years experience in navigation, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and land surveying. Mr. Brinkman is responsible for all GPS training and surveying for the company, in addition to performing "conventional" surveying duties. His career began in 1975 with the U.S. Navy where he specialized in shipboard navigation, with a particular emphasis on celestial navigation. He also trained U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen and ROTC Cadets in the fundamentals of celestial navigation.

1982, Bachelor of Arts – History, Oakland University; Rochester, Michigan

Selected Project Experience

GPS Specialist – GPS Party Chief

BellSouth Mobility DCS: Used GPS to locate and control the placement of over 1,500 telecommunications towers throughout the Carolinas and eastern Georgia.
SC Highway 14: Fifty-six control panels were set and observed with GPS. This project had a length of nine miles from start to finish.
Lockheed-Martin: Donaldson Center photo control points were scattered throughout the old airbase for client use.
Greenville International Airport: Windshear tower placement at various points around the airport’s perimeter.
Donaldson Center: Establishment of a reference point where aircraft can calibrate their on-board GPS receivers prior to flight
Piedmont Olsen Hensley: Responsible for all training of survey personnel in the use of GPS equipment. This included both field procedures and data processing techniques. Also developed an innovative "mobile office" where all aspects of a GPS project from start to finish could be performed in the field for extended periods of time.


GIS/Mapping Technician

Aiken and Georgetown Counties, SC: Cadastral mapping/GIS – parcel construction for utility mapping; also included all roads and waterway digitizing and placement
City of Union, SC: Water, gas, and sewer placement for new GIS.
Software used in these mapping duties included ESRI and GEOSQL products, various releases of AutoCAD products.



Last modified: 18 February 2002