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  • Welcome to Geometronics
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    Geometronics is part of the Technical Services Branch, Traffic-Roadway Section, serving the project development and construction engineering businesses of the Oregon Department of Transportation. The Geometronics Unit includes five Groups - Survey Operations, Geodetic Control, Photogrammetry, Right of Way Engineering, and Maps and Plans.

    The purpose of the this web site is to provide contact information and links to various needed technical resources. If you have any difficulty navigating or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Group Information Latest News

Survey Operations Group
The Survey Operations Group provides two primary divisions of support and services. The first division that this group is responsible for consists of establishing project-specific geodetic control, placement and survey of aerial photography ground control, and applications involving specialized field techniques and equipment. This includes use of . . .
Geodetic Control Group
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The Geodetic Control Group is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the statewide network of GPS Reference Stations in support of current and future transportation projects and to facilitate the advancement in positioning technologies. This includes . . .
Remote Sensing Group
The Remote Sensing Group performs survey work to produce basemaps, mosaic images, and digital terrain models from aerial photography and related tools and techniques as well as plan photography missions, flight paths, and associated ground control plans. The group is also responsible for managing the agency aerial photo archives.
Right of Way Engineering Group
One of the main functions of the Right of Way Engineering Group is to provide unique expertise to the five Regions and consultants for the preparation of Right of Way Drawings and property descriptions. Other responsibilities of the Right of Way Engineering Group includes: . . .
Maps and Plans Center
The Maps and Plans Center is responsible for maintaining records of various documents related to the agency survey, engineering, and construction activity. Among these documents are . . .

New Geometronics Manager/Deputy Chief of Surveys 
Born and raised in Klamath Falls, Joe Thomas is a graduate of Klamath Union High School and Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, with a BS in Civil Engineering Technology (Survey Option). Joe has worked for ODOT for over 30 years, beginning his career in the Roseburg Construction Office in 1985 as a Construction Inspector. For more than 25 years he worked in several construction positions, including 11 years as the Construction Project Manager (PM) in Medford. His most notable project was the $72 million South Medford Interchange project during his time as the Medford PM.  Joe then served for five years as the Region 3 Survey Manager, during which time he also managed Right of Way and Utilities for three years before beginning the position as Geometronics Manager/Deputy Chief of Surveys on January 1, 2016.  Joe has been a licensed Professional Land Surveyor for over 23 years.


Current Topics
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Reference Station Update
The TransNet (ODOT's new name for Intranet) site was redesigned to streamline information needed to conduct business. The link below will allow ODOT staff members to access this site.