The following podcasts are 7- to 10-minute informative sound bytes addressing business issues of interest to surveying and mapping professionals, developed by the editorial team or contributors/sponsors.
April 21, 2011
Curt Sumner, executive director of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), talks about the association's reorganization effort and explains why cohesiveness both within ACSM and between different organizations is so important.
April 6, 2011
The announcement at SPAR International 2011 about the new 3D Professional Association generated a great deal of interest--and also some concern. Will the new association compete with existing associations, such as MAPPS, ASPRS and ACSM? What are its goals? POB goes behind the scenes with Ken Smerz, executive director of 3DPA, to learn more.
April 6, 2011
In this episode, Jim Plasker, executive director of ASPRS, the imaging and geospatial information society, explains how ASPRS is evolving to better serve the needs of individuals involved with all types of imagery.
Association Series, Episode 1 - The Business of MAPPSApril 4, 2011
The world of professional associations is becoming increasingly complex. How can you choose which organizations are the best fit for you and your firm? A new podcast series goes behind the scenes with the executive directors to help you navigate the labyrinth. In this episode, POB talks to John Palatiello, executive director of MAPPS, who explains why the organization is described as focusing on "the business of maps."
April 4, 2011
Members of NSPS and other ACSM member organizations might be familiar with Health Proponent the direct-to-consumer arm of Health Advocate, Inc., which offers expert, personalized help to navigate the complex healthcare system. In this podcast episode, Marty Rosen, Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President and Cofounder of Health Advocate, shares tips for how solo practitioners and small business owners can keep health care affordable and beneficial.
Whether you're a business owner looking to expand your workforce or are in the job market yourself, these tips from Richard Serby, founder and president of GeoSearch, can help you understand your options.