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NMSU's Reilly heads national surveying organization

James P. Reilly, head of New Mexico State University's surveying engineering department, has been elected president of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He was installed as president of the national professional organization at its annual meeting March 18-23 in Little Rock, Ark.



James Reilly, head of NMSU's surveying engineering department, will head the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping until March 2001. (NMSU photo by Michael Kiernan)

The ACSM is the premier nonprofit professional association dedicated to the profession of surveying and mapping. It serves as an umbrella organization for four similar societies in the field, including the American Association for Geodetic Surveyors, to which Reilly belongs.

Reilly, whose term as president ends March 2001, has served as vice president and president-elect of ACSM in the previous two years.

Reilly came to NMSU in 1990 as surveying department head. He earned his bachelor's degree in mining engineering from Penn State University in 1956 and his master's and doctoral degrees in 1969 and 1974, both in geodetic science from Ohio State University.

In addition to administration, he teaches surveying courses within the department. He is frequently called upon to develop and present surveying-related seminars and workshops, and he serves as a private practice consultant specializing in geodetic positioning. Reilly writes a monthly column on the Global Positioning System for Point of Beginning magazine.

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CUTLINE: James Reilly, head of NMSU's surveying engineering department, will head the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping until March 2001. (NMSU photo by Michael Kiernan)

Rachel Kendall
May 4, 2000