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MAPPS Sends Letter to Iowa Governor, DoT with Concern for Laser Scanner Solicitation
March 2012

MAPPS letter to Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad and state department of transportation director Paul Trombino.

MAPPS concern is based on the fact that such services are currently provided in the commercial market by professional surveying and mapping firms. There are numerous scanner/camera systems owned and operated by private surveying and mapping firms across the United States. These firms have invested heavily in this technology, not only in capital, but in training and development of their personnel as well. Many of these firms have provided mapping, surveying, and geospatial services to the Iowa Department of Transportation for many years. Services such as aerial and ground-based surveying and mapping (commonly known as photogrammetry), aerial photography, land surveying, GIS, and scanning and imagery for mapping have long been contracted to the private sector by federal and state agencies, and many of these services have been contracted to the private sector by Iowa DoT.

More information.

Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino Response April 2, 2012

Iowa Department of Transportation Response to MAPPS Letter November 2009
MAPPS Sends Letter to Iowa Governor, Department of Transportation, Opposing Mobile LiDAR System Purchase November 2009