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MAPPS/ASPRS Announce Preliminary Program for Joint Specialty Conference

The revolution and evolution of cloud computing and other emerging new technologies impacting the practice of geospatial professionals will be presented at the 2012 MAPPS/ASPRS Joint Specialty Conference, to be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
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MAPPS Elects New Officers and Directors

MAPPS elected new members to its Board of Directors and a slate of officers to serve the association for 2012-2013.
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Editor's Points: More Questions Than Answers

In a session on “Defining Our Profession” at the MAPPS Summer Conference in Snowmass, Colo., I expected to hear insights on trends in surveying and mapping, and perhaps some ideas for an all-encompassing definition. Instead, the presenters primarily put forth a series of provocative questions.
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Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) Appeals FTC Misuse of "Precise Geolocation Data" in Privacy Report

The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) has asked Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz to address the concerns of the geospatial community in its privacy report.
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URISA Launches GIS Management Initiative

URISA has launched a new initiative to develop a GIS Management Institute. 
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Larry W. Smith Named SCSPLS 2012 Surveyor of the Year

The South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors honored Larry W. Smith of Lexington, S.C., as South Carolina “Surveyor of the Year” for 2012. 
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Kent C. Hudson Elected President of SCSPLS

Kent C. Hudson of Rock Hill, S.C., was elected president of the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors at the annual convention held in June at Sheraton Myrtle Beach Hotel & Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 
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MAPPS to Host Member-Guest Lunch in San Diego

MAPPS is holding a special luncheon Tuesday, July 24 at noon at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel; just a few steps from the Esri Users Conference convention center.
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Engineers and Surveyors: Joining Forces for the Future

The surveying profession is rapidly changing from both a business and technological standpoint. Competitive pressures and the tremendous advances in technology and software are putting pressure on our industry.
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MAPPS Announces New State Chapter in Maryland

MAPPS announced the formation of its fourth state chapter, with the establishment of MD-MAPPS in Maryland.
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More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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