DEREK C. HOOD, PLS
President / Principal
Registrations - Credentials
California Professional Land
Nevada Professional Land Surveyor
California Community College
Teaching Credential #251137
Engineering and Related Technologies.
Certified Party Chief –
International Union of the Operating Engineers
1998 – President of the
California Land Surveyors Association, Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter.
Mr. Hood began his Land Surveying career in 1979. He has worked on
projects for both the public and private sectors. In 2000, Mr. Hood became
Principal and President of Inland Aerial Surveys, Inc. and during this time
has been specializing in photogrammetry. Past duties have included, but not
limited too, managing the surveying and mapping departments for large Civil
Engineering firms in the Inland Empire. Surveying services performed range
from performing boundary establishment, control networks – established from
conventional and GPS surveying techniques, Construction, Topographic mapping
prepared from Aerial Photogrammetry, LIDAR and conventional Land Surveying
Mr. Hood holds a Community College Teaching Credential for the subjects
of Architectural, Engineering and Related Technologies. He has also served
as an instructor for the Southern California Surveyors Apprenticeship
Committee. Classes instructed were on the Party Chief level ranging from
coordinate geometry, land surveying practices, Aerial Photogrammetry and
conventional topography, boundary establishment and public lands.
Mr. Hood also has experience as a Survey Party Chief, Mapping compiler
(utilizing Analog, Analytical and Soft-Copy photogrammetric mapping
equipment), as well as several hundred hours as an Aerial Camera Operator.
Mr. Hood with his diverse background in Land Surveying as well in
Photogrammetry gives him a unique insight for any project.