From left: Brad Fugate (Woolpert), Sharon Vanderbout (Kent County GIS Coordinator and IMAGIN Board Member), and Jim Living (Woolpert - award recipient)
In front of a crowd of nearly 300 people, Brad Fugate, Woolpert Photogrammetry Project Director and Living scholar for nearly 20 years, gave a PowerPoint presentation summarizing Living's career GIS accomplishments.
Living began his career in 1957 when he went to work for Spartan Air Service in Ottawa, Ontario, flying WWII Mosquitoes - fighter-bombers converted for aerial photo reconnaissance.
six-year tenure at Spartan, he
flew international photo missions, spending summers in the Arctic Circle and winters in South America.
In 1963, Living accepted a position with Abrams Aerial Survey
Over the years, he participated in hundreds of mapping projects, logging thousands of air miles around the U.S. before moving into sales in 1972.
outgoing personality and knowledge of aerial photography, he
adapted to the new position very well.
Woolpert award ceremony attendees (left to right): Chris Mannix, Dan Paulsen, Tom Mochty, Jeff Lovin, Savo Slijepcevic, Larry Christenson, Brad Fugate
, and John Przybyla.