MAPPS to Host Policy Luncheon February 23 on Remote Sensing Technologies in Airport Surveys
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the only national association for
private geospatial firms will host a Washington Policy Luncheon on Thursday,
February 23 in Washington, D.C. during the Esri federal user conference. The
forum will focus on the recently released FAA Advisory Circular "Standards for
Using Remote Sensing Technologies in Airport Surveys” (AC 150/5300-17C). Mike
McNerney, Ph.D., P.E. of the FAA is the featured speaker.
Dr. McNerney will discuss the opportunities available for
private sector geospatial firms for airport survey contracting. This is an
opportunity for private sector firms to gain knowledge on the specific geospatial
data, including LiDAR, the FAA is seeking to collect through the airport GIS
surveys. He will also discuss the implementation process for the circular and the eligibility of
airports to receive grants through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Dr.
McNerney will also review the data verification process for the airport GIS
"This is a very timely forum for private firms to understand
how their capabilities can be utilized to upgrade GIS for the nation’s airports and learn about their clients’ eligibility for
AIP grants,” said John Palatiello, MAPPS
Executive Director. "We hope private firms that are interested in competing for
these contracts that will be in Washington D.C. and attend the event.”
The MAPPS Federal Policy Luncheon will take place at 12:00 Noon at the City Club
of Washington at Columbia Square, 555 13th Street, NW, Washington,D.C. Advanced
registration is required. The fee is $65.00 for MAPPS members and $80.00 for
non-members. Lunch will be included. To register, please visit www.mapps.org.
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.