John M. Palatiello

John M. Palatiello is president of John M. Palatiello & Associates Inc., a public affairs consulting firm based in the Washington, D.C. area, executive director of MAPPS and administrator of COFPAES.


MAPPS Broad View: What Is the 'Gas Tax' for Geospatial Programs?

August 31, 2011
At the 2011 Esri International User Conference in July, the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Mapping was presented an award for building a national cadastral layer.
Read More

Association Update: MAPPS members seek to prosper in a troubled economy.

June 1, 2010
With the economy still sputtering and job creation lagging, new technologies, emerging markets and legislation have been the focus of MAPPS in 2010.
Read More

Capitol Gains: Defining your business.

June 1, 2009
Have you ever gone to the bank for a loan and been asked for your business plan? Have you ever struggled when attempting to tell the bank what your firm’s market share is?
Read More

Capitol Gains: Build Highways, Not Bureaucracies.

March 1, 2009
What’s more important, constructing roads or expanding government?
Read More

Capitol Gains: A strategic approach to building a national spatial data infrastructure.

December 1, 2008
In recent years, many initiatives have been promoted or endorsed to some degree by a federally funded research study.
Read More

Capitol Gains: Commercial competition from universities.

October 1, 2008
The issue of workforce development, training and education of the next generation of surveyors, photogrammetrists and other professionals and technicians in the geospatial field is becoming a topic of increasing concern. It also raises a question as to what role universities should play in preparing individuals for their careers.
Read More

Capitol Gains: A National Parcel Cadastre

June 17, 2008
Ask David Cowen what his passion is and you won’t have to wait a half-second for his answer: parcels.
Read More

Capitol Gains: Questions for the presidential candidates.

March 27, 2008
As this column is being written, the American people have begun the quadrennial process of choosing a president.

Read More

Capitol Gains - A government program "¦ that helps.

January 1, 2008
You’ve heard the joke about the things you should never believe: “The check is in the mail.” “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”
Read More

Capitol Gains-Global climate change and the profession.

November 1, 2007
Both scientists and politicians are debating whether “global warming” or “global climate change” actually exists. Stick with me and I will explain how this relates to the surveying and mapping profession.
Read More



Image Galleries

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.


POB July 2014

2014 July

In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


How long until drones will be commonly used in business?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +