Cliff Mugnier, C.P., C.M.S.



Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

3240H Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Phone: (225) 578-8536 / Fax: (225) 578-4945



  • 1970 Advanced Photogrammetry (George Washington University)
  • 1968 Applied Analytical Photogrammetry (US Army TOPOCOM)
  • 1967 Professional Cartography (USAF A.C.I.C.)
  • 1967 B.A.‑Phys. Geography & Math (Northwestern State University)



  • (2000- Present) Instructor (Full time) in Surveying, Geodesy & Photogrammetry - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • (1980 - 2000) Instructor (Part time) in Surveying, Geodesy & Photogrammetry - Department of Civil Engineering - University of New Orleans
  • (1977‑) Consulting Cartographer, Geodesist & Photogrammetrist - Baton Rouge & New Orleans, Louisiana
  • (1973 ‑ 1977) Photogrammetry Division Manager; - Owen and White, Inc., Consulting Engineers - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • (1972 ‑ 1973) Chief of Applied Photogrammetry; - Raytheon/Autometric Operation - Wayland, Massachusetts
  • (1968 - 1972) Topographic Engineer, Company Commander, Executive Secretary - U.S. Army TOPOCOM Scientific Advisory Committee (TSAC) - Captain, Corps of Engineers - Washington, D. C.
  • (1967 ‑ 1968) Cartographer; - USAF Aeronautical Data & Information Data - St. Louis, Missouri


While serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers he was engaged in research for Lunar and Earth topographic mapping by satellites. He has lectured in geodetic surveying; topographic engineering; map projections and grid systems; International & Louisiana Boundary Law; analytical photogrammetry and geodetic astronomy. Mr. Mugnier has designed, supervised, and executed geodetic surveys; he is consulted on a regular basis regarding network design, techniques, adjustment theory, software systems, specifications, and Grid Systems/Datums world‑wide. Photogrammetric experience has been in research and production in stellar and plumb line camera calibration, triangulation instrument design, analytical bundle triangulation, and research and practice in aerial, close‑range, X-Ray, medical and forensic photogrammetry. He has designed and modified photogrammetric and geodetic instruments including a First‑Order phototheodolite. Mathematical experience has been in error propagation, matrix algebra, statistical analysis, projective geometry, and ellipsoidal conformal mapping.