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The Business of MAPPS: State Mapps

While MAPPS has been active at the national/federal level throughout its 30-year history, state-level activities demanding the policy attention of the member firms of MAPPS have increased in recent years.
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The Business of MAPPS: The Broad View

H.R. 4233, the Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act, is a bill before Congress that would restore the USGS to its position as the pre-eminent civil federal mapping agency. 
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The Business of MAPPS: president's perspective

Over the past several years, MAPPS has carried out an awareness campaign on the use of the term “profession.” We believe individuals involved in surveying, mapping and other geospatial services are part of a profession, rather than “industry.” But what distinguishes an individual as a professional?
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MAPPS Announces New State Chapter in Georgia

MAPPS has announced the formation of its third state chapter with the establishment of GA-MAPPS in Georgia.
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Editor's Points: Mapping Your Future

On May 3, 2012, a Congressional oversight field hearing was held in Colorado Springs, Colo., to address problems and solutions regarding the federal government’s geospatial activities.
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MAPPS Federal Programs Conference Opens

The annual MAPPS Federal Programs Conference opens today in Washington D.C., featuring presentations by Federal agencies, the Obama Administration, members of Congress and visits to the U.S. House and Senate by MAPPS members.
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Hoover Dam Bypass Named 2012 Outstanding Civil Engineering Project

At nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River and 1,900 feet long, the Hoover Dam Bypass helps to protect the security of the Dam by removing through traffic from US 93, reducing the vulnerability to a terrorist attack and also protect the most sustainable source of electricity and a scarce water supply for the entire Southwest.
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NCEES Approves Amendment to Credentials Evaluations Policy

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) board of directors recently approved an amendment to the policy that governs the NCEES Engineering Standard to expand access to its credentials evaluations service.
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Nick Palatiello Promoted to Vice President of External Affairs for MAPPS

John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A), the association management firm for MAPPS, has promoted Nick Palatiello from marketing communications manager to vice president for External Affairs.
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URISA's GISCorps Recognized for Volunteer Service

URISA’s GISCorps was recently honored with a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of the President of the United States for ‘making a difference through volunteer service’.
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HxGN Live

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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In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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