“Collaboration: The Map to the Future” is a surveying, mapping and geospatial conference will serve as an umbrella featuring a “conference within a conference” format in which participating organizations will hold respective meetings and sessions. The hosts are MAPPS and NSPS, with events during the conference by the National Geodetic Survey of NOAA, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Geospatial Management Office of the Department of Homeland Security.
The conference will include general sessions, an exhibit hall, and social/networking activities designed to create synergy among the many vertical segments (technical disciplines, applications, and sectors) of the surveying, mapping and geospatial community. It will bring together all stakeholders, constituents, and levels of government in the surveying, mapping, and geospatial field. It will be a forum for a discussion of issues and policies, sharing of information and provision of education, and collaboration.
For the general sessions, this “Call for Presentations” is being issued to invite thought leaders in the community to share their knowledge and facilitate discussions on issues in the profession.
Proposals for individual presentations, panel discussions, and “town hall meetings” are requested on topics such as:
Data Acquisition, Processing, or Applications
New and Emerging Technology
GPS and GNSS
The conference organizers particularly encourage firms that are exhibitors to propose presentations on technologies to be the subject of their exhibit booths.
Presentations can be --
Technical: an emerging technology, applications, data collection or processing,
Government Programs: data collection initiatives, contracting, legislation, or public policy, or
Business and Professional Practice: management, ethics or operations issues in a surveying, mapping, or geospatial firm, agency or organization.
If you have a presentation you would like to make, or session you would like to organize, we would welcome those offers and ideas. Please submit your suggestion or expression of interest, along with a title, 50 word abstract, and name of the presenter, to John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director, by March 1.