January 5, 2018


Educating and Certifying the Next Generation of Surveyors

Of the many degrees and certifications offered in the geospatial industry, members of the Borbas team continue to advance their knowledge and become the most well versed service providers for all types of clients.

Dan Soda has joined the Penn State Masters in Geospatial Information Technology online degree program. For those of our clients who are always happy to see Dan on their projects, don’t worry, he will continue his daily duties. Dan joins John Beattie, PLS as one of our two certified FEMA Floodplain Managers. If you have any questions about how FEMA flood data may affect you, call John or Dan. Dan is also an FAA Certified Drone Pilot and was recently certified by the State Police to operate our hydrographic and bathymetric survey boats.

Dylan Grabinsky is working to complete his Bachelor’s degree in surveying engineering technology at NJIT
(We should add that our founder and president, Peter Borbas, has been a long time advisory board member for the program at NJIT). Dylan recently became an NSPS Certified Survey Technician. Dylan is also one of the members of our UAV/drone team that became an FAA Certified Commercial Drone Pilot this year. We believe in supporting the Surveying Engineering Technology degree program at NJIT so much so that we created the Borbas Surveying and Mapping Scholarship Foundation.

For the second year in a row, John Beattie, PLS, CFM, will be teaching the survey technicians at the annual New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors SurvCon to be held in Atlantic City in February. John’s instruction will be on “Ground to Grid”. This is the matter of understanding the relationships of GPS surveys measurements and positions to those of conventional instruments. Even in the well-educated survey community, John is a specialist in this area. John will also be assuming the position of President Elect of the organization at that conference.