ION Alberta In-person and Virtual Meeting and AGM – Monday, June 26, 2023

We were excited to present our next in person lecture series where Mike Horton presented the Global Earth Observation Decentralized Network.

This meeting was also our AGM and election.

GEODNET: Global Earth Observation Decentralized Network

Speaker: Mike Horton graduated from UC Berkeley with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Upon graduation, Mike founded Crossbow Technology, a pioneer in MEMS-based Inertial Measurement Units. In 2009, he sold Crossbow Technology to MOOG Aerospace and began an active career in Angel Investments. In 2019, he co-founded ANELLO Photonics, the Creator of the Silicon Photonic Optical Gyroscope. In 2021, he started GEODNET, a blockchain-based decentralized CORS networks. He hold over 15 patents in the field of Navigation and Inertial Measurement.

Abstract: This presentation will explain the architecture and operations of the world’s largest decentralized GNSS reference network – GEODNET. The presentation covers the motivation of the network, the reference stations capabilities, available real-time data streams, and the underlying blockchain / GEOD token mechanics. The presentation will also highlight existing use-cases and users of the GEODNET network.

Notice of Election – 2023:

The election of the executive for 2023-2025 will be held at prior to the presentation. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact the chapter secretary, Landon Urquhart ( prior to June 12th, 2023.
Call to order (12:05 pm)
Chair Report
Treasurer Report
Election of Officers
– Nominations
– Election
Adjournment (12:30pm)

Presentation begins (12:35pm)

All current ION members are entitled to run for office and to vote. The positions open to nomination include Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

The current executive committe is:
Chair: Paul Alves*, Hexagon
Vice Chair: Yang Gao*, Univeristy of Calgary
Secretary: Landon Urquhart*, u-blox
Treasurer: Kyle O’Keefe*, University of Calgary
Outreach: Paul Gratton, Hexagon (appointed)
*Offered to remain in their position, although all positions are open for nominations.