Have you ever heard Mark Twain’s comment about the weather? “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” he said.
The same could be said about parcel data.
After the mortgage crisis hit the U.S. and global economy, the Federal government hosted a land parcel data stakeholder meeting in 2009.
The only major outcome of that meeting was action by MAPPS. We successfully lobbied for language in the Dodd-Frank financial services reform bill to add a parcel data collection authorization provision to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
In discussions with Federal agency partners, MAPPS President Susan Marlow, MAPPS Government Affairs Manager John “JB” Byrd and I believe we have the government’s attention once again.
Action is needed to make a National Parcel System a reality. A plan to develop and implement such a parcel system is needed. Leadership from within the Federal agencies is essential.
Interest from MAPPS is being sought. If you have a concern about parcel data, if these data are important to your firm, or you have expertise in this area, let me know.
Send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you involved.