ACSM, ASPRS and MAPPS want to encourage agencies to make forms user friendly.

ASPRS is working with the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) and the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) to ensure a response by the geospatial community to issues of concern. The coalition’s primary interest is to encourage the agencies to make forms and processes user- and terminology-friendly for surveying, mapping and other geospatial information professionals and their clients.

A copy of the Federal Register announcement on this subject (a PDF document) may be viewed/downloaded at: http://intranet.asprs.org/Fedreg_330.pdf.

Interested members may review the proposed regulations with specific concentration on the SF330 lists of Disciplines(Function Codes) and Experience Categories (Profile Codes). Because the PDF document has those lists embedded as images that may not be manipulated in word processing software, Microsoft Word versions of those two lists are also available at http://intranet.asprs.org/Function_Codes.doc and http://intranet.asprs.org/Profile_Codes.doc respectively.

Comments on the adequacy and completeness of the regulations, and specifically the lists, are requested no later than December 13. This allows the comments to be synthesized and transmitted by the December 18 deadline for comment. Please e-mail your comments or mail to: SF330_Comments@asprs.org. Jeff Kenner, ASPRS Professional Practice Division Director, Jim Crabtree, ASPRS Photogrammetric Applications Division Director, John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director and this office will all receive copies of your comments. All comments received will be shared with ACSM and a consolidated list of recommendations will be forwarded to the agencies.