The LSU Center for GeoInformatics (C4G) & La. Spatial Reference Center (LSRC) mourns the loss of Mr. William Ernest “Bill” Henning, III of Dagsboro Delaware, who passed away on January 25, 2024. He was 76 years old. We offer condolences to his family and friends. 

He was a frequently invited speaker at our outreach events due to his role as a Senior Geodesist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Geodetic Survey. He helped NGS develop the guidelines and methodology for using GNSS real-time positioning. Always available, he made many presentations on behalf of the C4G & LSRC. He authored. Best Practices in Using Real-time GNSS Networks, and others. We continue to use his Best Practice references to this day. (

He is survived by Gail Henning of Dagsboro, Delaware, his beloved wife of 53 years. Bill and Gail were high school sweethearts and dearest best friends. He is also survived by his daughter Kathleen Henning and son-in-law Scott Newman of Los Angeles, California, and his daughter Jacquelyn Koch and son-in-law Jonathan Koch of Baltimore, Maryland. He is also survived by his sister Diane Henning Sengstake of Bel Air, Maryland.

A service honoring Bill’s life will be held on Friday, March 8th at 10:30 am at Melson’s Funeral Home in Frankford, 43 Thatcher St, Frankford, Delaware 19945. Family and friends may call after 9:30 a.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held immediately following the service from 12-3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Bill’s love for animals through donations to support Town Cats of Ocean City (Ocean City, Maryland) and Brandywine Valley SPCA (Georgetown, Delaware).

The C4G YouTube channel has 10 sessions where Bill is the presenter or a member of the expert panel, the following includes direct links to each of these videos:

Louisiana 2014 Height Modernization Workshop


Best Practice Methods Using Real Time GNSS Networks at South East Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East in New Orleans on 8/15/12

  • Real-Time Network Best Practice pt1, pt2 & pt3


2011 National Static and Real-Time Network GPS/GNSS Best Practices Seminar, June 21, 2011 in New Orleans.