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Commander, General Command of Mapping
Col. Osman ALP, Ph.D., Surveying Engineer
Col. Eng. Osman ALP was born in Ankara in 1962. He graduated from Kuleli Military High School in 1981, from Military Academy in 1985 and from Higher Technical School of Surveying in 1987 as a surveying engineer.
He started working in the Department of Geodesy at General Command of Mapping and conducted geodetic field surveying measurements of conventional triangulation network. This was followed by measurement and process of gravity, establishment and improvement of national gravity and elevation data banks. He took part in some projects such as determination of Turkish gravimetric and astrogeodetic geoids, measurement and adjustment of National Magnetic Secular Network. He also spent time on digital terrain modeling. He attended a course on Global Positioning System (GPS) in Durham University in UK for two months in 1990.
He got Master’s and PhD degrees from Istanbul Technical University, respectively in 1993 and 1998. He earned also a Master’s degree EU Law in Selçuk University in 2007.
Starting in 1997, he worked at different positions, namely, NATO and International Agreements desk from 1997-2000, International Affairs Section from 2000-2006, System Development Section from 2006-2007, Logistics Department from 2007-2010.
He was appointed Chief of Staff in 2010 and served between 2014-2016 as Chief of Technical Departments
He taught Surveying in the Department of Civil Engineering and City Planning at Gazi University and in the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Electronic Distance Measurement and Spherical Trigonometry in the Higher Technical School of Surveying and in the Survey Engineering School.
He was appointed Director of General Command of Mapping on 08 August 2016.
He is married to Fatma ALP and has two children. He can speak English.