MAPPS tracks a multitude of legislative and regulatory issues that affect the geospatial profession generally and private sector firms in particular. Whether it is language in a proposed bill that has potentially serious negative or unintended consequences that could prohibit/inhibit/keep the profession from functioning, or practices that allow the public sector to gain unfair advantage over the private sector, MAPPS advocates on behalf of its member firms in particular and the profession in general by providing valuable information to decision-makers.
Below are links to the issues of high importance to MAPPS.
For members of Congress and staff:
Do you want to sponsor or cosponsor legislation on the MAPPS agenda?
Do you have a question, comment or suggestion regarding MAPPS geospatial legislation?
Do you want to create or join a Congressional Geospatial Caucus?
Contact John "JB” Byrd, MAPPS Government Affairs Manager at (703) 787-6996.
If your firm is a member of MAPPS:
Become familiar with the issues.
Contact your elected officials to respectfully urge action on issues impacting the private geospatial marketplace.
Participate in the MAPPS Federal Programs Conference held each March in Washington, DC.