MAPPS will hold an interest meeting of private sector firms with offices or personnel 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.
Lunch will be provided by RIEGL USA.
11:00 AM - Networking and Introductions
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 discussed the status of water management districts, state funding, and the impact on contracting programs for mapping and geospatial data services.