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1/28/2018 » 2/1/2018
2018 Winter Conference

3/13/2018 » 3/14/2018
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2017 National Surveying, Mapping & Geospatial Conference - Silver Spring, MD - March 13-15, 2017

Targeted LiDAR Use to Support In-Office Review and Validation of an Address Frame by Census
Speaker: Michael Ratcliffe

National Coastal Mapping Strategy
Speaker: Ashley Chappell

Geospatial Information as a Utility
Speaker: David Alexander

Surveying Indoors
Speaker: Allen Nobles, Frank Collazo, Kevin Perkins, Mark Brooks

Parcel Update
Speaker: Mike Donnelly & Mike Piscotti

P3 101: Are You Ready to P3s for Infrastructure?
Speaker: Sam Headon

Building a Capital Investment Business Case in an Architecture, Engineering, Surveying or Mapping Firm
Speaker: Bob Hanson

Federal Agency Briefings
-- DHS
-- BLM
-- Census


2017 Winter Conference - Palm Harbor, FL - January 13-17, 2017

*** For sessions with multiple speakers, click on the speaker for his/her presentation. 

Real Time Maps
Speakers: Sanjiv Singh, Near Earth Autonomy; Grady Tuell, 3D Ideas

BIM & Indoor Mapping
Speakers: Mark Brooks, Optimal Geo; Kevin Perkins, Applanix; Frank Collazo, Leica Geosystems; Allen Nobles, Nobles Consulting Group

Internet Security
Speaker: Mike Tully, Aerial Services, Inc

Internet of Things
Speaker: Brian Beha, Esri

Emerging Leaders Session: Business Law
Speakers: George Southard, Trimble;  Kelly Francis, AeroGraphics

3D Elevation Program:  Year 1 a Success, Year 2 Ahead!
Speaker: Lou Driber, US Geological Survey

NGS Programs
Speaker: Juliana Blackwell, National Geodetic Survey

Unmanned Hydro Systems
Speakers: Thomas Newman, TerraSondJohn Tamplin, Seafloor System; Brian Anderson, ASV Global

NextGEN Corridor and the Opportunity at Hand
Speaker: Chris Ogier, Foundation Spatial Associates

Emerging Leaders Session: Communication Strategy & Skills
Speakers: Richard Serby, GeoSearch, Inc., Marvin Miller, MRG GEO

Best Practices and Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Speakers: Kelly Francis, Aero-Graphics; Joe Bruno, ESP Associates; Paul Braun, Continental Mapping Consultants

Part 107 Operational Experience
Speaker: Andres Vargas, Riegl USA

Mapping with Drones: Key Considerations and Factors to Achieve Desired Accuracy
Speaker: Jason Heywood, DroneViewTechnologies

Political & Legislative Forecast
Speakers: John Palatiello, MAPPS; JB Byrd, MAPPS

Emerging Leaders Session: Project Management
Speaker: Jeff Tornapore, Michael Baker International

Energy & the Environment
Speaker: Donn Dears, Power for USA


2016 Summer Conference - Traverse City, MI - July 16-20, 2016 

Year in Review Video

PAC Briefing
Speaker: John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director and MAPPS PAC Treasurer

sUAS Part 107 Rule
Speaker: Randy Willis

FAA/UAS Update (no presentations available)
Speakers: Randy Willis, FAA; John Perry, Altavian; Greg Winton, MAPPS Aviation Counsel

UAS Risk and Insurance
Speaker: Robert Habel, Aon Risk Solutions

Geospatial Market Opportunities to Support America’s Oil & Gas Energy Sector
Speaker: Jay Arnold, Magnolia River

Speaker: Paige Parker, Planet Labs

Leadership (no presentation available)
Speaker: Richard Serby, GeoSearch

Thought Leadership -  A/E, Aerial Acquisition
Presented by MAPPS Forum Chairs

Campaign Against Occupational Licensing
Speaker: John Palatiello

When Disaster Strikes: The Need for a Continuity of Operations
Speakers: Marvin Miller, MRG GEO; Mike Tully, Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI); Brian Raber, Merrick & Company

Results of the MAPPS Salary and Benefits Survey
Speakers: Brian Raber, Merrick & Company; Bob Hanson, Michael Baker International

Professional Ethics
Speaker: Marvin Miller, MRG GEO

FEMA Flood Mapping and TMAC
Speaker: Scott Edelman, AECOM

A Perspective on Geospatial Workforce Development & MAPPS Geospatial Awards
Speaker: Bob Burtch, Professor Emeritus, Ferris State University

10 Questions for Geospatial Equipment Manufacturers (no presentation available)
Speaker: Mark Brooks

Connected Vehicles: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Geospatial Firms?
Speaker: Jim Dineen, HERE


2016 National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference - Arlington, VA, March 14-18, 2016

Federal Agency Briefings


2016 Winter Conference - Henderson, NV, January 31-February 3, 2016

The Business of MAPPS is the Business of Maps
Kass Green, KGA

3D Elevation Program: Building on the Momentum
Vicki Lukas, USGS

Digital Coast Lessons Learned: From Vision to Reality and Opportunities to Excel
Miki Schmidt, NOAA

MAPPS Privacy Guidelines
Susan Marlow, Stantec

Sensor and Data Integrations for Surveys for Highly Complex Highway Structures
George Southard, Trimble

Big Data or Data That's Big? The pervasiveness of LiDAR in the Approaches to Engineering
Bob Hanson, Michael Baker International

The Mentor Perspective
John Knowlton, AECOM
The Small Business Administration and the Mentor-Protégé Program
12 Steps to Success

George Dupin, SBA

POB Top 100
Michael Anderson, POB

Risk Identification and Contract Risk Management
Kevin Klein, Klein Agency LLC
Bob Hanson, Michael Baker International

Conducting Effective Utility Investigations
Jim Ansbach, Cardno

Using Existing Airborne LiDAR to Compete With UAV or Geiger Flash
Mike Sitar, Teledyne Optech

Efficient Processing of UAV Projects
Philippe Simard, SimActive

What MAPPS Needs from FAA to Make UAS Operations More Profitable
John Palatiello, MAPPS
FAA Update
Randy Willis, FAA
UAS Registration
Jeff Lovin
UAS Registration Update
John Perry

Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Greg Tilley

Data Driven Quest for Resilience
John Malueg, Stantec

A Review of UAS Sensor Markets: Who, What and Where Are They Going
Ed Kunz

Protecting Your Practice
Justin Klein

Aerial Oblique Market
What Is Resilience?
Frank Wilson, ControlCam
GeoAssist Oblique Viewing Software & Measuring Tools
Jim O'Loughlin
Aerial Oblique Market
John Copple

QBS: What Is It, Why Is MAPPS For It, and Is It Still Relevant?
John Palatiello