I just finished reading the article “Words Matter: A Primer for Geospatial Professionals” (The Business of MAPPS: The Broad View, John Palatiello, January 2012 POB).

I just finished reading the article “Words Matter: A Primer for Geospatial Professionals” ( The Business of MAPPS: The Broad View, John Palatiello, January 2012 POB). Thank you, Mr. Palatiello, for concisely incorporating these terms into a format that everyone can relate to in regard to our geospatial professions. This has been, and continues to be, an ongoing battle to educate and protect our profession. Your magazine piece was on target and very well written. Please accept my compliments for your time and effort on this column, and I look forward to more thought-provoking articles from you in the future.

--Kenneth J. Wilson, PLS, Santa Barbara, Calif.