With the National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference bringing together all stakeholders, the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, Va. is going to be Ground Zero for the geospatial sector this April.

As part of the big week April 13-16, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that registration is now open for the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Geospatial Summit, which will be held Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14. All in-person meeting attendees for the NGS Geospatial Summit are required to register by visiting the www.surveyingandmapping.net website, recently launched by the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) and National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) groups that are organizing the National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference.

Early registration ends March 13. NOAA encourages participants to register for the full conference to take advantage of the MAPPS and NSPS programs, as well as the exhibit hall.

Alternatively, NOAA participants can register for NGS events at no cost by selecting the Government Program registration option, found at the bottom of the registration page. The Government Program registration is for attendance at the NGS, Fish and Wildlife Service, or Department of Homeland Security sessions only. It does not include any food or beverage functions or other overall conference sessions.

NGS has also created a dedicated web page for information about the specific events it is hosting. For those not able to attend the conference in-person, NOAA will provide webinar registration information for all NGS events in March.