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MAPPS Partners with ILMF, Will Present and Exhibit Feb. 11-13 in Denver

Friday, February 08, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
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MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the association of private sector geospatial firms, will make a presentation and exhibit at the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) to be held in Denver, CO February 11-13, 2013.

The LIDAR and mobile mapping market plays an important role in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. The commercial focus of ILMF is particularly aligned with the objectives of MAPPS, which is to promote the business interests of the profession.

Nick Palatiello, MAPPS Assistant Executive Director for External Affairs, will make a presentation on Tuesday, February 12 on the "Opportunities and Threats" facing the LIDAR marketplace. He will provide an overview on how the MAP-21 Act enacted into law in July 2012 and the proposed US Geological Survey's 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) could enhance demand for LIDAR in the United States.

"MAPPS is pleased to support ILMF. As the association of the leading firms in airborne, terrestrial, mobile and bathymetric LIDAR, MAPPS has been in the forefront of advocacy of this technology, use of the private sector in the collection, processing and value-added application of LIDAR data, and qualifications based selection for those services. ILMF is important to advancing these goals," said Palatiello.

This is the second time that MAPPS has partnered with ILMF. MAPPS will have an exhibit at booth #42a in the exhibit hall.

MAPPS has more than 160 member firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LIDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services.

The full conference program will focus on all aspects of airborne and bathymetric LIDAR, as well as mobile mapping systems and provide education on a cutting edge technology for development of digital maps for highways and urban areas.

About the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) 

The ILMF is the established premier event for the LIDAR community, attracting professionals from all over the world. This 10th annual summit is the focal gathering of leaders, pioneers, experts from government, academia and professionals from organizations looking to invest in and benefit from LIDAR technology and services.
 
About MAPPS
Formed in 1982, MAPPS is the only national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. The MAPPS membership spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LIDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or provides a consulting service of interest to the geospatial profession.
 
MAPPS provides its 160+ member firms opportunities for networking and developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image enhancement.
 
For more information on MAPPS, please visit www.MAPPS.org.