Reston, Va. - MAPPS announced a first-class business, technical, education and market opportunity program for its 30th anniversary Summer Conference, to be held July 10-14 at the Viceroy Snowmass Resort in Snowmass, Colo.
first time, MAPPS will host concurrent tracks during one day of the conference.
Attendees will have the option to attend a track on emerging technologies
focused on LiDAR, MEMS, server-based APS; FAA Part 135-implications for aerial
missions and insurance; proposed regulation on licensing small civil unmanned
aerial systems (UAS) and cloud computing solutions. The parallel track will
focus on recruitment and staffing, including leadership succession, workforce
development and training.
session topics at the conference will include:
A discussion on Enhanced View; the history and current issues affecting
Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS); federal and state government agency
updates; the ability for firms to engage with the geospatial media and trade
press; a user fee for geospatial activities; the art of teaming between large
and small firms to win contracts; and an overview of the state of the surveying
and mapping profession. The conference will also include an update on the
current political environment and the role geospatial firms can play, and the
association's annual business meeting and elections.
30 years, MAPPS has focused on the business of the geospatial profession. The
program committee has once again developed a program addressing topics that
impact the business aspects of private firms at the management level from
workforce development and training, to using new tools such as UAV’s and cloud
computing," said John Palatiello, MAPPS executive director. "In
addition, MAPPS meetings provide unmatched networking opportunities."
offering a special membership promotion for firms that are not current members.
The association invites principals of firms to attend the Summer Conference at
the non-member rate, but if the firm joins MAPPS prior to the end of the
conference on Saturday, July 14, 2012, the firm will be credited with the
difference between the member and non-member rate, a 56 percent savings, with
the credit applied to the firm's 2012 membership dues in MAPPS.
program, registration and other information, visit the
MAPPS Announces Program for 30th Anniversary Summer Conference
June 12, 2012