John M. Palatiello is executive director of MAPPS, the only national association in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems fields. His own firm, John M. Palatiello & Associates, additionally handles governmental affairs and other outreach and management responsibilities for various professional associations in the respective markets. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the summer, the U.S. Congress will be feverishly working on appropriations bills for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Appropriations bills are the funding sources for the government and provide the money for agencies to execute programs and contracts.
MAPPS, and its meetings, is like a Jimmy Buffett concert. If you’re not a member, you don’t know what you’re missing. Once you go, you won’t ever want to miss one. The MAPPS 2011 Summer Meeting, held June 26-30 at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y., on Lake George was no exception.