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2014 MAPPS Winter Conference

2/8/2014 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

Phone: (703) 787-6996

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.
Details
The Conference
Schedule
Updated: February 7, 2014- Sessions and Times are Subject to Change
 
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.

Sunday, February 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.Registration Packet Pick-up Begins
Charles Fries Room

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 Conference Newsletter

7:00 a.m.
MAPPS Office Opens
7:00 a.m.
Sponsor:
Available


Member Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m.
MAPPS Committee & Forum Meetings
Associate Members Committee
Cadastre Forum
GEOINT Forum
Infrastructure Forum
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor:
CompassData

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.

Speakers:
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC and MAPPS President
Nick Palatiello, MAPPS Assistant Executive Director for External Affairs
Presentation
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.

Moderator:
Mike Tully, Aerial Services, Inc. and MAPPS Director

Speakers:
George Southard, Trimble Navigation Presentation
Paul Morgan, MTSI Presentation

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.

Speakers:
Brian Raber, Merrick & Company and MAPPS Director Presentation
Brant Howard, CompassData Presentation
Matthew Andersen, U.S. Department of Commerce ITA

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

Moderator:
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC and MAPPS President

Speaker:
Don Carswell, Optech Presentation

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.

Moderator:
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC and MAPPS President

Speaker:
Allan Mikuni, Towill, Inc. Presentation

11:30
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.

Facilitator:
John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director

9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Sponsor:
Trimble Navigation Limited

Spouse/Guest Breakfast
Spouse/Guest Program - Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle - Focus on Healthy Food Choices
Speaker: Suzanne Brown, Natural Food Chef

3:30 p.m.
Sponsor:
Hexagon

Group Networking Activity

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Conference Newsletter
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 & Forum Meetings
Aerial Acquisition Forum
Program Committee
Commercial Remote Sensing & Licensed Data Forum

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Sponsor:
Available


General Sessions
8:30
Agency Updates by USGS and NOAA

Vicki Lukas, USGS, Chief, NGP Topographic Data Services 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.

Moderator:
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC and MAPPS President

Speakers:
Vicki Lukas, USGS Presentation
Miki Schmidt, NOAA Presentation


9:30
Using NOAA Digital Coast Resources in FEMA Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning

NOAA Digital Coast resources provide meaningful data and tools for visualizing and analyzing natural hazard risks and is an excellent example of geospatial collaboration. This presentation describes a national pilot project in Monterey County, California to address the use of Digital Coast in the update of its FEMA hazard mitigation plan.

Moderator:
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC and MAPPS President

Speaker:
Zsolt Nagy, AECOM Presentation


10:15
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.

Moderator:
John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director

Speaker:
Susan Marlow, Smart Data Strategies and MAPPS President-Elect
Presentation


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.

Speaker:
John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director Presentation
David Woolley, D. Woolley & Associates, Inc. Presentation

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 transportation and infrastructure, including MAP-21 re-authorization, focusing on highways, railroads, underground utilities and infrastructure, what's coming before Congress in 2014 and how MAPPS might affect them to benefit our member firms through legislative initiatives and amendments.

Facilitator:
Kurt Allen, Quantum Spatial and MAPPS Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman

Presentation

8:30 a.m.
Sponsor:
Trimble Navigation Limited

Spouse/Guest Breakfast


3:00 p.m.

Group Networking Activity


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
Team #7
Sponsor:

Team #8
Sponsor:
Quantum Spatial

Team #9
Sponsor:
Quantum Spatial




Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Conference Newsletter
7:00 a.m.MAPPS Office Opens
7:00 a.m.
Member Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
MAPPS Committee & Forum Meetings
Small Business Forum
Emerging Markets & Technologies Forum
Privacy Task Force
Government & University Competition Forum
8:15 a.m.
General Sessions

Track 1

Moderator: Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC and MAPPS President
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.

Speakers:
Brian Mayfield, Atlantic Presentation
Joshua McNary, Aerial Services, Inc. Presentation
Phil Thiel, Dewberry
Presentation

9:15
3D Point Cloud Visualization

Euclideon’s Unlimited Detail is an enabling and game changing technology for instantaneously accessing, visualizing, disseminating and managing locally or internet accessed 3D point cloud data sets of unlimited size using conventional computers.

Speaker:
Bill Emison, Merrick & Company
Presentation
10:00

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.

Speaker:
Joshua McNary, Aerial Services, Inc.
Presentation
10:30
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.

Speaker:
Richard Serby, GeoSearch, Inc.
Presentation


Track 2
Moderator:
Susan Marlow, Smart Data Strategies and MAPPS President-Elect
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.

Speaker:
Armando Guevara, Visual Intelligence
8:45
Intellectual Property Licensing

This session will explore the development of an intellectual property licensing model for derivative products from professional services to private markets.
Speaker:
Bob Hanson, Baker and MAPPS Director
Presentation
9:15
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.

Speaker:
Susan Marlow, Smart Data Strategies and MAPPS President-Elect
Presentation

10:00
State of Open Source

This presentation will explore the capabilities provided by open source geospatial components as well as the opportunities for integration with proprietary systems and other open toolsets and ecosystems. It will address misconceptions and objections to open source, as well as legitimate concerns organizations have as they begin to experiment with and implement open source. Highlights will include why you might want open source, what you can do with it, how to acquire it, how to evaluate it, obstacles you might encounter, and how to overcome those obstacles

Speaker:
Ken Bossung, Boundless
Presentation
11:42 a.m.
Sponsor:
Optech Logo

Golf / Free Time

7:00 p.m.

Banquet Reception
7:30 p.m.

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.

Quantum Spatial Leads Winners in MAPPS Geospatial Product and Services Excellence Awards 

MAPPS Excellence Awards Presentation
Master of Ceremonies

Neil Sandler, Publisher, Professional Surveyor Magazine

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Conference Newsletter
7:00 a.m.
Sponsor:
Available
Member Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m.Committee & Forum Meetings
Ocean & Coastal Mapping Forum
Surveying Forum
Membership Committee
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.

Moderator:
John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director

Speaker:
John Marker, Marker Economic Consulting
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.

Moderator:
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLCand MAPPS President

Presentation

Speakers:
Brian Mayfield, Atlantic
Jane Smith, Cardinal Systems
Jean Gardiner, Hexagon
Jay Arnold, Magnolia River
Brian Raber, Merrick
Don Carswell, Optech
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC
Kurt Allen, Quantum Spatial
Jim Van Rens, Riegl USA
Susan Marlow, Smart Data Strategies
Thomas Newman, Terrasond
Amando Guevara, Visual Intelligence
Chris Ogier, Woolpert


10:00
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.

Moderator:
Jeff Lower, PAR, LLC and MAPPS President

Speakers:
Mark Brooks, Magnolia River Presentation 
Mike Kitaif, Cardinal Systems
Reudi Wagner, Hexagon Presentation
Jerry Skaw, Microsoft Presentation 
Jim Van Rens, Riegl USA Presentation




11:30 a.m.
Meeting Adjourns

Additional Conference Sponsors
All registrants will receive the MAPPS Daily Conference Newsletter.
Sponsor:
CompassTools

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.
Sponsor:

Keycard sponsor.




 
 

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