MAPPS will hold an interest meeting of private sector firms with offices, personnel or business interests in Florida to discuss the formation of a state chapter.
MAPPS has successfully launched state chapters in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Georgia and Maryland. This has given the private geospatial community in general and MAPPS member firms in particular a stronger voice in their respective states.
The purpose of the September 12 meeting is to discuss the organization of a similar effort in Florida. The meeting will be held at the offices of RIEGL USA in Orlando.
This meeting is to hear what is important to MAPPS members and private sector firms in Florida! Private sector firms in Florida in the geospatial profession are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about MAPPS.
MAPPS announces that two guest speakers have been added to the program for the September 12 event.
Gene Schiller, Emeritus official of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), former Deputy Executive Director, and a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).
Dr. Steve Dicks, Information Technology Bureau Chief and former GIO of SWFWMD.
Mr. Schiller and Dr. Dicks will discuss the status of water management districts, state funding, and the impact on contracting programs for mapping and geospatial data services.
Lunch will be provided by RIEGL USA.