Welcome from J. Anthony Cavell, LS

Tony Cavell was born and reared in Lafayette, Louisiana. His first pursuit was Physics. He worked for several years in the Physics Department and the Petroleum Engineering Department at Louisiana State Univeristy (LSU), followed by a stint in the construction field during which time his curiosity was piqued about surveying. His surveying experience began in New Orleans, followed by the opportunity to survey offshore back in Lafayette. This was a fortuitous opportunity, during which he experienced the changes of technology from conventional optical equipment through microwave and acoustic positioning to the age of GPS. Cavell joined Navigation Electronics, Inc (NEI) as Vice President in 1993, and served as CEO from 2000-2002. He was a member of the original class of Trimble Certified Trainers and enjoyed giving seminars and presentations across the country and as far afield as Saudi Arabia. He is an active member of Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors (LSPS), which he served as president from 2002-2003. Cavell is currently the manager of ESP Associates of Louisiana. He also provides survey consultation, is a LAPELS Board-approved Sponsor/Provider of CPD activities, and enjoys writing as time permits.

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J. Anthony Cavell, LS

J. Anthony Cavell is licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in Louisiana since 1990, a member of the original group of Certified Federal Surveyors and a Board Approved Continuing Professional Development Provider. He has been speaking and writing on surveying topics since the late 1980s, was awarded the Earle J. Fennell award by the ACSM and was in the first class of Trimble Certified Trainers. He has a particular interest in promoting and elevating the practice and the perception of the ancient practice of surveying. He repays his chosen profession by active participation in his state and national associations including LSPS, NSPS, AAGS, GLIS and ACSM; currently he is serving as Louisiana NSPS Governor and Secretary to the Board of Governors. Tony also provides a portal to the GPS community through his website, GPSman.com. Tony began his surveying experience began in New Orleans, followed by the opportunity to survey offshore back in Lafayette. He served as CEO of a leading surveying instrument supplier; performed control, QA and LASER scanning surveys in Louisiana and Texas. His experience is wide ranging and includes construction, boundary, offshore positioning, hydrographical and topographical surveying, technical sales and training, business administration and university research. Contact Tony Article List Below