MAPPS Announces Recipients of Presidential Awards
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
MAPPS, the national association for private sector geospatial
firms, recognized 15 individuals for significant contributions to the
association and the profession at the association's recent annual
conference in Bolton Landing, NY.
Jeff Lovin (Woolpert, Inc., Dayton, OH) outgoing President, recognized the following individuals for Presidential Awards:
- Bobby Tuck (Tuck Mapping, Big Stone Gap, VA) nominations committee chair;
- Jim Page, legislative affairs committee chair;
- Eric Andelin (Woolpert, Inc., Garland, TX), program committee chair;
- Bob Hickey (Photo Science, Inc., West Chester, PA), MAPPS Treasurer, COGO delegate and MAPPS scholarship task force;
- Mike Tully (Aerial Services, Inc., Cedar Falls, IA), government cost estimating tutorial;
- Jim Van Rens (Riegl USA, Orlando, FL), associate members committee chair;
- Pat Olson (AeroMetric, Sheboygan, WI), COFAPES delegate;
- Scott Perkins (Wilson & Company, Kansas City, MO), scholarship task force;
- Mark Safran (BAE Systems, Mt. Laurel, NJ), GEOINT committee chair;
- Zsolt Nagy (AECOM, Charlotte, NC), FEMA task force chair;
- Kurt Allen (Photo Science, Inc., Bowie, MD), MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Awards Program task force;
- Tina Cary (Cary and Associates, Longmont, CO), coordination of business-to-business networking; and
- Steve Cox, (McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte, NC) economic survey.
Cy Smith, GIS Coordinator of the State of Oregon, was the first public
sector recipient of a Presidential Award for his role as Chairman of the
Coalition for Geospatial Organizations (COGO).
"MAPPS is truly a member-driven organization, and all of our
accomplishments are achieved through the efforts of individual
volunteers. The President's Award recognizes those who go above and
beyond serving the organization. Each of these individuals has invested
so much of their time and talent in the organization, and these awards
are an expression of my personal gratitude," said Lovin.
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, mobile mapping, LIDAR,
building information models (BIM), 3D mapping, 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 enhancement.
For more information on MAPPS, please visit www.MAPPS.org.