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2014 MAPPS Winter Conference - holder
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2/9/2014 to 2/13/2014
When: Begins on 2/9/2014
Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California  92037
United States
Contact: Sally Palatiello

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The Conference

Conference sessions will focus on business, management, marketing, technical and workforce issues. These sessions are unlike any offered by other associations or in other geosaptial conferences. The program is designed by and for private geospatial firm principals, owners, partners, and senior professional executives. In today's economy, partnering with other firms is crucial to business success. MAPPS is the place to be to foster those partnerships. It is an investment in business development and planning the future of your firm. Where else can you have quality time with some 100 top professionals - the decision makers - in the geospatial community's leading firms?

It is a MAPPS tradition to include exciting social events, a chance to experience all that Torrey Pines/La Jolla/San Diego has to offer, and numerous networking opportunities, all in a professional, yet family-friendly environment.
Hotel Information
Hotel Reservations

MAPPS will host the 2014 Winter Conference at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, located in the La Jolla/Torrey Pines area of San Diego. The Lodge at Torrey Pines is only a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport.

The MAPPS conference rate of $260 plus tax includes the resort fee. We encourage you to make hotel reservations as soon as possible. The deadline to make reservations at the MAPPS conference rate is Friday, January 10, 2014. Please note Torrey Pines' cancellation policy - if a guaranteed room is not canceled 72 hours prior to arrival, payment equal to one night room and tax will be charged.
Speaker Guidelines
If you are a speaker at the conference, please click here to read and agree to our speaker guidelines.
Transportation
The airport most convenient to The Lodge at Torrey Pines is the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Taxis are readily available within the Ground Transportation section of the San Diego airport. The airport operates a taxi line and taxis are first-come, first-served for arriving passengers. For your return transfer, the hotel concierge would be happy to make a reservation for your departure from The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The rate for a taxi is metered and will depend on traffic conditions but is generally about $50 one way.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines has working agreements with both Hertz and Enterprise. Vehicles rented at the airport may be returned at the Lodge (please notify the concierge at the time of return to ensure proper handling). For one way returns to or from the San Diego airport the agencies will generally charge a one-time "drop fee" of $20 to $25 depending on rate and type of vehicle. This drop fee will vary dramatically if renting from other locations or with certain vehicle classes.

Click here for a full list of rental car companies at the San Diego International Airport.

Parking at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is offered at a rate of $22 per night for self parking and $27 per night for valet parking.

Registration for the Conference
Government and Media invited guests, please click here to register. All others, please click on the "Register for this Event" link above.

Preliminary Schedule
Updated: December 12, 2013 - Sessions and Times are Subject to Change

Sunday, February 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.Registration Packet Pick-up Begins
2:30 p.m.
Sponsor:
Available

PAC Briefing
Special Guest - Carl DeMaio, candidate for Congress in California's 52nd district.

4:30 p.m.
Sponsor:

Keynote Address
Dr. Tim Tully, Executive Vice President of R&D & Chief Science Officer, Dart NeuroScience LLC, San Diego, CA (brother of Mike Tully. Aerial Services, Inc.)

Can't remember what you had for breakfast this morning? Current genetic and drug research into the biochemical basis of learning and memory is showing promising results to treat or cure disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. This "Mapping Memory" keynote will expose MAPPS members, spouses and guests to how cutting edge genetic and pharmaceutical research is being performed that has promise for eventual treatment of these and other debilitating disorders of the human mind.

Welcome Reception







5:30 p.m.

Sponsor:
Available
Monday, February 10, 2014
7:00 a.m.
MAPPS Office Opens
7:00 a.m.
Sponsor:
Available


Member Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m.
MAPPS Committee & Task Force Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor:
Available

General Sessions
8:30
How to Leverage Your MAPPS Membership for Business Growth

Coming to a MAPPS event is not meeting with one’s competitors as much as it is a meeting with business partners. Membership in MAPPS is an investment in business development through information, partnering, and access. Learn strategies to get the most of your MAPPS membership to grow your business.
9:00
UAV Practice

This session will include descriptions of how UAV are being used today for commercial remote sensing applications around the world and the lessons learned about the technology and emerging business cases.
10:00
International Business Opportunities

This panel session will present case studies and lessons learned from projects across the globe. This session is a "taste" of what will follow at the MAPPS International Conference in September 2014.
10:45
New & Emerging Technology

Intercompany R&D between Optech and sister Teledyne companies results in new systems and instruments that will benefit the MAPPS community. Examples of work include new developments in CMOS cameras, new image processing techniques, as well as the point cloud generation instruments and analysis software fusion initiative
11:15
Geospatial User Fee

A MAPPS Task Force has been investigating a new and innovative way of financing national geospatial data acquisition programs, through the use of a user fee that deposits revenue into a trust fund, rather than relying on the usual and unsuccessful Presidential budget and Congressional appropriations process. Hear about the task force recommendations and ways all private firms can help grow the market.
11:45
Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting

Every four years, MAPPS reviews and updates its strategic plan. In this session, members will be afforded an opportunity to present their ideas on programs, activities, and policies the association should strategically implement over the next four years.

9:00 a.m.
Sponsor:
Trimble Navigation Limited

Spouse Breakfast & Program
3:30 p.m.
Sponsor:
Hexagon

Group Networking Activity

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
7:00 a.m.
MAPPS Office Opens
7:00 a.m.
Sponsor:
RIEGL


Member Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.MAPPS Committee & Task Force Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Sponsor:
Available


General Sessions
8:30
Agency Updates by USGS and NOAA

Vicki Lukas, USGS Chief of National Geospatial Programs Partner & User Engagement will discuss the status of the 3DEP program, the Geospatial Products and Services Contract, and the USGS budget. Nicholas ""Miki"" Schmidt, Coastal Geospatial Services Division Chief, of the NOAA Coastal Services Center will present information on Digital Coast and other activities.
9:30
Best Practices to Comply with Federal Privacy Regulations

In response to a Federal Trade Commission challenge to industries and professions to develop processes for protecting individual citizen privacy when collecting, storing and disseminating precise geolocation data, a MAPPS task force has been drafting a best practices model.
10:45
Look Out Surveying and Mapping Firms, Labor Unions Are Coming After You

Labor unions have recently stepped-up their activity in issues affecting surveying and mapping firms. Firms should be aware of whether this is the beginning of an effort to organize technician-level employees, what the unions’ activities are, and what can be done to thwart unionization activities.
11:15
Legislative Roundtables

The MAPPS Legislative Affairs Committee will moderate a series of roundtable discussions on current issues before Congress. Member input will be sought on university and nonprofit competition, abuse of Federal grants for activities commercially available from the private sector; privacy, issues that intentionally or unintentionally affect the collection, use, storage or dissemination of geospatial information in the name of protecting individual citizen privacy; unmanned aerial vehicles, the COA process, unfair competition from entities using COA’s that private firms’ cannot yet secure, and the FAA roadmap; federal contracting, with some agencies taking 18 months to 2 years to complete a QBS acquisition, this roundtable will explore why is it taking so long and what reforms MAPPS can recommend to make the process more efficient and less time consuming; and authorizations, what's coming before Congress in 2014 and how MAPPS might affect them to benefit our member firms through legislative initiatives and amendments.

3:00 p.m.

Overall Sponsor:
Available
Team Sponsors:
10 Teams Available
Group Networking Activity

TEAM UP FOR OUR TROOPS - Compete for a Cause!
You and your teammates will be racing to create special care packages for the soldiers near and dear to the hearts of MAPPS members. More Information.


Team #1
Sponsor:
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Team #2
Sponsor:
Merrick & Company
Team #3
Sponsor:
Microsoft
Team #4
Sponsor:
Microsoft
Team #5
Sponsor:
RIEGL
Team #6
Sponsor:
RIEGL



Wednesday, February 12, 2014
7:00 a.m.MAPPS Office Opens
7:00 a.m.
Sponsor
Available
Member Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
MAPPS Committee & Task Force Meetings

8:15 a.m.
Sponsor - Track 1 & 2:
Available
General Sessions
Track 1

8:15
Marketing Budget

This panel will discuss the strategic and tactical concerns of large and small businesses when establishing a marketing and Business Development budget including how to measure ROI and effective benchmarks/metrics for measuring success.
9:00
Streaming LIDAR

Euclidean Unlimited has released a new product optimized to stream unlimited LIDAR data from any device to anywhere in less than a second. Don't miss this session to learn about this revolutionary streaming technology.
9:45

Time Hacks: Increasing Your Personal Productivity and More Efficiently Using Your Time

Are you buried by the crushing weight of endless emails, meetings, tasks, projects, and goals at both work and home? Having a system in place to identify your goals, manage your projects, collect your tasks, wrangle your calendar, and act on those tasks leads to less stress and more productivity. This session will help you identify the task system best for you and provide tips as to how to best make use of your precious time.
10:15
Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements between employer and employee are governed by state law and enforceability varies from state to state. This session will review such agreements and discuss the latest case law and status of such agreements in the states.

Track 2

8:15
The Future of Oblique and 3D Mapping - Trends & Applications

In recent years oblique aerial images of urban regions have become increasingly popular for 2.5D city viewing, navigation and modeling. In contrast to vertical images, obliques provide complementary information on building heights, appearance of facades, and measurable as well as recognizable features and in the future, 3D object manipulation. Despite the increasing availability of oblique imagery for many cities, fully automated processing for true 3D lags. This session offers a review of the current state of oblique/3D technology, future applications and emerging market trends, as well as connect the dots between UAVs and interior 3D mapping applications integrated and contributing to modeling and navigating the 3D world domain.
9:00ARC GIS On-Line

ArcGis Online provides the basic infrastructure and platform in Amazon cloud for collaborating and sharing data and services via a "portal”. This session will review how this platform can and is being used by MAPPS firms to augment their businesses.
9:45
Federal Government Demand for Address Data

Learn why numerous federal agencies and numerous stakeholders have identified a critical need for a National Address Database, including a complete, current, and accurate address list, such as street number, street name, city,state, zip, along with the associated geocodes and x, y coordinates, such as Latitude/Longitude, GML point geometry, spatial reference system and associated metadata that are essential for a variety of government and non-government functions, including emergency response, conducting the Census, income tax collection, delivering the mail, planning, routing, and many others.
10:15
Intellectual Property Licensing

This session will explore the development of an intellectual property licensing model for derivative products from professional services to private markets.
11:42 a.m.
Sponsor:
Optech Logo

Golf / Free Time

Golfers of all levels are welcome to participate in the MAPPS scramble on Torrey Pine's golf course. A separate registration and payment is required.
7:00 p.m.
Banquet Reception Sponsor:
Available

Banquet Reception
7:45 p.m.
Banquet Sponsor:
Available

Banquet & Excellence Awards Presentation
Winners of the seventh annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Awards will be announced and honored at the banquet. Projects submitted exemplify the professionalism, value, integrity and achievement of MAPPS member firms.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
7:30 a.m.MAPPS Office Opens
8:00 a.m.
Sponsor:
Available
Member Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Sponsor:
Available
General Sessions
8:30
The Money Pot

A demonstrative game that shows how money actually moves through the economy, affecting tax rates, trade deficits and tax revenue.
9:15
What Makes a Great Project?

Firms enter the MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards competition because they believe they have a great project. In this ""lightening round"" session, each firm that submitted in the 2013 competition will briefly tell what made their entry a great project, why they entered it in the awards competition, and what was unique or particularly interesting about their entry.
9:45
Is Photogrammetry Dead?

Modeled after a highly successful "Is Film Dead?” session held a decade ago, this discussion will explore the rise in new technologies, data sources and methodologies that do not require conventional and traditional photogrammetric processing.


11:30 a.m.
Meeting Adjourns

All registrants will receive the MAPPS Daily Conference Newsletter.
Sponsor:
Available

The MAPPS daily conference newsletter is distributed to conference attendees and sent electronically to the entire MAPPS membership. The newsletter provides updated information regarding conference programming and news related to MAPPS and the profession.