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MAPPS 3DEP Initiative Moves Ahead

Posted By John Palatiello, Monday, May 4, 2015

MAPPS is spear-heading a campaign to promote to Congress the need to fund the 3DEP program in the Appropriations process.

We launched a specific website in support of 3DEP -

We published a "coffee table book" on 3DEP and LiDAR (see digital version). I will be happy to provide you a printed, hard copy.

We ran an advertisement in "The Hill" on April 14 and 15. (scroll down)

More than 120 surveying and mapping professionals visited Congress on April 15 to advocate for 3DEP during a national conference.  Here is the issue paper that was presented to more than 80 Senators and 125 members of the House.

MAPPS hosted a 3DEP stakeholder forum of interested Federal agencies and non-Federal interested parties.

We are assembling a broad coalition of organizations in support of 3DEP.

Interest in LiDAR is also catching on at the state level.  Legislation was recently enacted in Washington State to expand LiDAR coverage, as a result of the Oso, WA landslide.

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