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Alan R. Dragoo is a Licensed Surveyor in the State of Maryland, and was employed for 27 years by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) in Laurel, Maryland.  He was a Geodetic Project Manager in charge of high precision horizontal and vertical geodetic surveying projects using the Global Positioning System and classical methods in support of the WSSC Control Network, the Interagency GIS System and the deformation studies for 3 dams.  Alan also worked for Trimble Navigation for 8 years as a Technical Support Representative in support of sales for the Northeast U.S.  Alan also worked for Keystone Precision Instruments for 8 years as the Sales Manager for Land Survey products for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.  He is currently employed by Maser Consulting at their Sterling, Virginia office as their Assistant Survey Department Manager.


Alan worked with the National Geodetic Survey to Survey the top of the Washington Monument.  Alan was Co-director for the completed survey on the top of the U.S. Capitol to determine its position and in the basement of the U.S. Capitol to locate the cornerstone set in 1792.  Alan is a member and Fellow of the National Society of Professional Surveyors; Past President for the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS), Past Editor for the “Geodetic Surveyor” a newsletter for AAGS, National Society of Professional Surveyors Director for the Maryland Society of Surveyors, and MSS Surveyor of The Year for 1996, Russell E. Lowman award and Life Time Achievement award in 2015.  Alan was also Director for the spring 1996 ASPRS/ACSM Baltimore Convention and Director for the spring 1998 ACSM Baltimore Convention.


Alan has authored and co-authored articles and papers for “Professional Surveyor” magazine, Surveying and Land Information System” a journal for the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and society newsletters in the United States and Canada.  Alan has also presented numerous Technical Sessions and Workshops on matters related to geodetic surveying, State Plane Coordinates, Least Squares, Compatibility of GPS with Conventional Measurements, Trimble Business Center Software, and The Sources of Errors and Their Consequences for Conventional Surveying.


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