John Palatiello

John Palatiello

 John M. Palatiello is executive director of MAPPS. For 30 years, he has worked to enhance the professional image of surveyors and other geospatial practitioners. He can be reached at


Funding Bills Highlight Need for Data Sharing

Congress should focus on geospatial data sharing between federal, state and local governments and the private sector to save money.
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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.

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The Business of MAPPS: The Broad View

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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: The Broad View

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Words Matter: A Primer for Geospatial Professionals
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MAPPS Summer Meeting Tackles Tough Topics

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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.
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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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Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.


POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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