Knud served in the Marines for four years as a surveyor. He was released from active duty as a sergeant. He subsequently joined the Army reserves, eventually retiring as a major in the engineers.
Knud received an associate in science degree in Wildlife Management from Penn State University in 1978. He went on to obtain a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Penn State in 1980. In 1981 he earned a master of science degree focused on surveying from the University of Wisconsin. He returned to the Pennsylvania State University to earn his Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1986. He completed his education by earning a law degree (J.D.) from West Virginia University in 1989.
Knud taught at the University of Maine for 33 years (1989-2022). Previously he taught at Penn State University.
Knud is a licensed surveyor, engineer, and attorney at law. He specializes in boundary law, easements, surveyor liability, land development, and alternate dispute resolution. He offers consulting services in those areas.
Knud retired from the University of Maine in December 2019. He continues to perform contract teaching at various surveying programs. He currently resides in Hobe Sound, Florida with a summer residence in Old Town and Hudson, Maine.
Alfred Leick received a PhD from Ohio State University, Department of Geodetic Science, in 1977. He is the author of several textbooks and articles.
His teaching career at the University of Maine in the area of GPS (Global Positioning System), geodesy, and estimation spans 34 years. Teaching assignments just prior to retirement included photogrammetry and remote sensing, digital image processing, linear algebra and differential equations. He was the creator of the online GPS-GAP (GPS, Geodesy and Application Program) program at the University of Maine which now continues to be available by Alpha GPS & Geodesy in modified form.
Dr. Leick launched his GPS research in 1982 when testing the prototype Macrometer satellite receiver at M.I.T. He continued GPS research throughout the years, including while on sabbatical leave at the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (Cambridge, MA) in 1984, 3S-Navigation (Irvine, CA) in 1996, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA) in 2002, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Associcate at the University of Stuttgart in 1985, a Fulbright Scholar sat the University of Sao Paulo during the Summers of 1991, 1992, a GPS Project Specialist on behalf of World Band and NRC (National Research Council) at Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (P.R. China) in the Spring of 1990.
Dr. Leick has been a consultant to numerous GPS applications, e.g. early projects such as the Montgomery County geodetic network densification (1984), the millimeter engineering alignment survey at the Stanford accelerator (1984), and the Orange County 3000 station densification network in California (1993). He is a Fellow of ACSM (American Congress on Surveying and Mapping).
Alfred retired in June 2012. He currently resides in Glenburn, Maine on the shore of Pushaw Lake.