John D. Shortreid, AScT

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John D. Shortreid, AScT

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Geomatics
  • Position: Registrar
  • Post Secondary: BCIT Surveying and Mapping (Geomatics) Technology
  • High School: Lester Pearson, New Westminster, BC

Career Experience

After graduation from BCIT I spent 38 successful and rewarding years within the mapping, remote sensing and GIS industry as a Geomatics Technologist (AScT) and was CEO of my own company for 20 years of that time. I also obtained my commission as a Canada Lands Surveyor (1982). My career has also included an active involvement with ASTTBC, having been a member for 40 years. I have served on or chaired every major committee of the Association including Council (President 1981 to 1983) and FEAT.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I chose a career as a Geomatics Technologist due to my aptitude and interest in geography and mapping. I chose to belong to ASTTBC (1969) for recognition of my credentials as a professional for the supply of work and services in Geomatics.

Career Highlights

  • Registration & Certification as a Technologist by ASTTBC in 1972
  • Commission as a Canda Lands Surveyor
  • President of ASTTBC (1981 - 1983)
  • ASTTBC R.E. Littledale Memorial Award (1988)
  • CCTT National Achievement Award (1990 to1991)

Professional & Community Activities

  • AScT - ASTTBC
    CLS - ACLS