MAPPS, the national association of private sector geospatial firms, announced a program providing first-class business, technical education and market opportunities for its annual Winter Conference, to be held Jan. 27-31, 2013 at the Trump International Resort in Sunny Isles (Miami) Beach, Fla.
MAPPS, the national
association of private sector geospatial firms, announced a program providing
first-class business, technical education and market opportunities for its
annual Winter Conference, to be held Jan. 27-31, 2013 at the Trump
International Resort in Sunny Isles (Miami) Beach, Fla.
Sessions will focus on education programs,
networking to build business-to-business relationships and ways to better
manage a surveying, mapping or geospatial company.
Topics on the conference
program will include: mergers and acquisitions; human resources:
performance evaluations and 360 reviews; health care reform: implementation in
your firm and family; wealth management; National Geospatial Advisory Council
(NGAC) update; indoor mapping; sensor fusion; automated feature extraction;
thermal mapping; asset management; Florida market for geospatial services;
Federal agency updates; location/mobile mapping; ethics; privacy issues and
geospatial firms; legislative issues roundtable; geospatial excellence awards;
CFO issues panel; and an important session on "big data" with Amazon,
Esri and Google all presenting.
"These timely and important sessions focus
on the business aspects of the geospatial profession, providing the leaders of
private geospatial firms an opportunity to learn about market opportunities,
changes in technology and issues that impact their business such as the
implementation of health care reform and privacy legislation," said Mike
Tully, (Aerial Services, Cedar Falls, Iowa) chairman of the MAPPS program
In addition to the education sessions, the
program includes networking events to build teaming relationships and partnerships,
a cornerstone to MAPPS conferences.
"For 30 years, MAPPS meetings have been
known for the opportunity to network with the leaders of the geospatial
community-- the key decision makers, the principals, owners, partners and
senior professional executives of the top firms in the market," said John
Palatiello, MAPPS executive director. "This conference program is one of
our best. We are particularly excited that technology leaders such as Google,
Amazon, Microsoft and Esri are all presenting at the conference."
For program, registration and other information,
visit the MAPPS conference
MAPPS is offering a special membership promotion
for firms that are not current members. The association invites principals of
firms to attend the Winter Conference at the non-member rate, but if the firm
joins MAPPS prior to the end of the conference on Jan. 31, 2013, the firm will
be credited with the difference between the member and non-member rate. That is
a 56 percent savings. The reimbursement will be credited toward the firm's 2013
membership dues in MAPPS.
MAPPS Announces 2013 Winter Conference Program
December 17, 2012