Bangor, Maine – Kappa Mapping received the Small Projects award in the annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards competition. This marks the fourth consecutive year Kappa has been recognized by MAPPS.
winning entry –
Gear and Lines to Reduce Whale Entanglements – used stereo-photography and
photointerpretation to determine the density and location of buoys and lines,
as many as four miles out to sea, along Maine’s coast.
Department of Marine Resources (DMR) scientists can anticipate potential points
of convergence between vertical fishing lines and whale migration paths,
accurately detect and report entanglements and help formulate fishery
regulations to reduce entanglements, particularly of the critically endangered
delighted to have Kappa’s work acknowledged by this respected association and
to showcase the services our firm provides to our clients,” said Kappa
President Claire Kiedrowski.
Bangor-based firm was recognized by MAPPS at a presentation ceremony Oct. 30
at the 2012 MAPPS/ASPRS Joint Specialty Conference in Tampa, Fla.
Mapping was able to accomplish the project tasks in the face of many unforeseen
obstacles by being flexible, innovative and motivated to produce the best
possible outcome for all parties,”
said Erin Summers, marine scientist for DMR.
Judges included Robert Burtch PS, CP of Ferris
State University, Big Rapids, Mich., chairman of the judges’ panel; Christine "Kristi" Grahl, editor of POB Magazine and GeoDataPoint, Troy, Mich.; Robert Banzhoff, editor for surveying of
Professional Surveyor Magazine,
Haggerstown, Md,; Leonard Gilroy, AICP, director of government reform at Reason
Foundation, Los Angeles; and Donn Dears, president of TSAugust.org, a nonprofit
think tank conducting research on energy and economic issues in Geneva, Ill.
“This project once again demonstrated the ingenuity and ability
for Kappa Mapping to work with clients to provide solutions that are within
budget and have long lasting societal benefits on a daily basis,” said MAPPS
Executive Director John Palatiello.
Kappa Mapping Wins Small Projects Award in MAPPS Awards
November 27, 2012