What is the GEPC?

The Geospatial Engineering Practices Committee (GEPC) represents the interests of those studying and employed within the field of geospatial engineering and promotes standards of excellence within the profession.

This is achieved by raising the profile of both the institution and the profession, and through working in collaboration with professional bodies, such as the joint Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and CICES Geospatial Engineering Panel (GEP) – more information can be found here.

To find out more about the planned activities of the GEP.

The committee is made up of a group of individuals with a broad range of specialisms and backgrounds in geospatial engineering. Meet the GEPC committee.

BIM Policy Statement 

If you’d like to contact the Chair of the Committee, click here.

Geospatial Engineering Specialisms

Geospatial engineering is an important part of civil engineering construction projects. Engineering surveyors are involved in all phases of construction, providing mapping at design stage, controlling building position during construction and checking for movement by monitoring afterwards.

  • Land surveying
  • Engineering surveying
  • Hydrographic surveying
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geospatial Information Management
  • Utilities and Subsurface mapping

Our strategy

The 8 point GEPC strategic plan aims to:

1 Promote UK Contacts in Professional Institutions to gain and participate in membership of Construction Bodies.
2  Participate internationally with FIG and overseas Professional Bodies.
3  Promote Surveying to the Construction Industry.
4  Provide Membership Support.
5  Establish Support of Regions and Branches.
6  Support Conferences, Lectures, Courses of Instruction and Educational Events.
7  Support Accreditation, Education and Cooperation of Degrees.
8  Provide advice and participate within industry on Health, Safety & Environmental issues.

The Richard Carter Prize

The Richard Carter Prize is presented to a geospatial engineering surveyor who is judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the civil engineering surveying industry, either individually or through team leadership. This biennial award is designed to encourage applicants from all backgrounds and is not restricted solely to members of CICES. This award exists specifically because of a donation left to the institution by former CICES member Richard Carter. More details

Surveyor Biographies

The committee are in the process of collating surveyor biographies from practitioners ranging from those just starting in their careers to senior members of the profession, and covering a cross section of specialisms. It is the committee’s intention to regularly add to the biographies available. If you would like to be featured, please contact the GEPC chair on the details at the bottom of this page. Please click the link to view biographies of individuals working in the profession. Surveyor Biographies

Information notes

GEPC has developed several information notes, which are available for download. The information notes are available to download and can be read using Adobe Reader.

Laser Scanning
Ordnance Survey Benchmarks
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Client Guide to Instrumentation and Monitoring
Full Guidance  Summary
TSA Guidance notes

PAS128 Essential Guide
Network RTK GNSS
Network RTK GNSS
Network RTK GNSS
Railway Surveying
Achievable Accuracies from Aerial Photogrammetric Systems
Aerial LiDAR Surveys
Close Range Photogrammetric Accuracies
Commissioning Inshore & Nearshore Hydrographic Surveys
Commissioning Surveys of Watercourses
Determined Boundaries
Digital Orthophotography
Geological Mapping from Satellite Imagery
How to Tender
Measured Building Surveys
Mobile LiDAR Surveys
Offshore Hydrographic Surveys
Offshore Satellite Imagery Survey
Pedestrian Mobile Mapping
Satellite Imagery Survey
Setting Out
Small Unmanned Aircraft Surveys
Survey Specification for Architects
Survey Specification for the Provision of Architectural Services
Terrestrial Laser Scanning
Topographical Surveys
Utility Asset Tagging
Theft Mitigation Measures
Safety Recommendation for Class 3 lasers