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E. H. Thompson Centenary Seminar and A Celebration of 60 years of Geomatics
at UCL On the Friday 17th September
University College London will be celebrating the 60th year of the department of Photogrammetry and Surveying (Now called Geomatics).
Combined with the centenary of the birth of Professor E.H. (Tommy) Thompson who was head of department up until 1976. University College London has been the centre of education in geomatics since the first students in surveying graduated in 1950 from the Department of Civil and Municipal Engineering. In 1961 a separate Department of Photogrammetry and Surveying was formed. The driving force in setting up this department was Edgar Hynes Thompson, who was born 100 years ago on 13th January 1910. E.H. Thompson was Professor of Photogrammetry and Surveying from 1951 to 1976.
The 100th anniversary of Thompson's birth and 60 years of Geomatics at UCL will be celebrated by a series of events on Friday 17th September.
The programme can be seen at http://www.cege.ucl.ac.uk/events/uclgeo60
To obtain further information or make your reservation to attend contact
Lee Phillips, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT