Nick Day

Nick Day is immediate past chair of the RICS California branch. He is a FRICS (Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), FRGS (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society) and PLS (Professional Licensed Surveyor in California). He is also a past chair of ASCE’s Geomatics Division, and author of the ASCE Pipeline Division’s manual on Route Location. He has been chief surveyor and chief route engineer for Pacific Gas & Electric Co, based in San Francisco, a project surveyor with Towill Inc., and recently retired from Caltrans (California Dept of Transportation), Oakland. Nick now travels widely and, for a hobby, writes regular columns for Geomatics World and GIS Professional.


Web Exclusive: Slip Sliding Away

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Remember villain Lex Luthor in “Superman” smugly announcing that his now worthless land in Nevada would soon be valuable beachfront property when California slipped into the Pacific Ocean after “the big one”?
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