MAPPS to Support the International LiDAR Mapping Forum
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
VA - MAPPS, the association of private geospatial firms,
today announced it will be a sponsor of the International Lidar Mapping Forum
(ILMF) to be held in Denver, CO March 3-5, 2010.
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.
has more than 170 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.
is please 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, and qualifications based
selection for those services. ILMF is important to advocating these
goals," said MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello.
have found that an increasing number of MAPPS members have been supporting the
ILMF event either in terms of exhibiting or actually visiting, so it is a great
addition to formally have the support of the association. Working with trade
associations and other relevant professional organizations, such as MAPPS, is
vital to the success of ILMF as we believe that it helps us to stay focused on
attracting the needs of the community as a whole," said Versha Carter,
Director of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum.
will have an exhibit at booth #97 in the exhibit hall.
full conference program will focus on all aspects of airborne and bathymetric
LiDAR, as well a mobile mapping session, providing education on a cutting edge
technology for development of digital maps for highways and urban areas.
the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF)
The ILMF is the established premier event for the LIDAR industry, attracting
professionals from all over the world. This 10th annual summit is the focal
gathering of industry, leaders, pioneers, experts from government, academia and
professionals from industries looking to invest in and benefit from LIDAR
technology and services.
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 180+ member firms opportunities for networking and
developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education,
public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image