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News Release: Geospatial Excellence Awards Judges Announced
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Geospatial Excellence Awards Judges Announced

The 2017 MAPPS Geospatial Products & Services Excellence Awards competition has drawn 11 projects and technology product entries from 11 firms.  A panel of 3 independent judges will evaluate the projects and select winners. The judges panel will once again be chaired by Robert Burtch, professor emeritus of the Surveying Engineering Program at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, where he taught courses in surveying, geographic information systems, photogrammetry and geodesy. Burtch is a Professional Surveyor in Michigan and a Certified Photogrammetrist, ASPRS. Joining Mr. Burtch as judges are Perry Trunick, Editor, POB Magazine and Neil Sandler, Publisher, xyHt magazine.  The 11th annual MAPPS awards competition is a contest in which member firms submit recently completed projects and associate members submit recently introduced technology, particularly hardware and software.  The excellence awards competition recognizes the professionalism, value, integrity and achievement that MAPPS member firms have demonstrated in their projects and technology developments over the previous year.