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?
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.
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
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
Kirkland will discuss the LightSquared issue, its impact on GPS users including consumers and the geospatial community, the current status, prospects for the future, lessons learned and how the lobbying and public relations experience can serve the profession on future issues.