An official from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is confirmed as a speaker at the MAPPS Fall Policy Conference.  

Peder Magee, a senior attorney in the FTC's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, will speak to MAPPS members on Thursday, November 17.

Magee works on a variety of policy and litigation matters, including online behavioral marketing, and was involved in the December 2010 "Preliminary FTC Staff Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers."

The report proposed that firms be required to obtain a citizen's approval prior to collecting, storing or using "precise geolocation" data. MAPPS led a geospatial community effort to persuade the FTC to remove or revise the proposal.  

Other presentations will feature Jerry Johnston of EPA, who will provide a demonstration of the "Geospatial Platform" being developed by the US Government. Johnston will discuss important issues affecting whether and how your firm's data can be on the platform.  

Also, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is launching a new program to utilize remote sensing technologies, including LIDAR and others, in its airports program. An Advisory Circular has been issued, and FAA will brief MAPPS members on the circular and the potential programs.

Other presentations will be announced shortly.

The conference will also feature meetings of the MAPPS Federal Agency Liaison Committees (NGA, USDA, USGS, NOAA, DoD & DHS, and FAA & TSA), which includes valuable information from our Federal agency partners. This year, the MAPPS Fall Policy Conference will be held on Thursday, November 17 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Va., concurrent with the ASPRS/Pecora Symposium.

Early registration for the MAPPS Fall Policy Conference ends October 30.

On November 15, MAPPS will host a special dessert reception to honor and announce the recipients of the Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel.

Tuesday, November 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Geospatial Products and Service Excellence Awards Reception
(RSVP for this event on your Fall Policy Registration Form)

Thursday, November 17
MAPPS Fall Policy Conference
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
General Sessions and Federal Agency Liaison Meetings4:00 PM Conference Adjourns

For more information about the event or to register, visit the MAPPS website.