Holiday Greetings MAPPS members.
As we start winding down for the holidays and end of year, your Board is working on ways to improve the value of MAPPS for our members. One vision that is critical to MAPPS relates to our association increasing the number of partnerships and collaborative opportunities. We are currently working on several future relationships with the two mentioned below ready to announce.
- Over the past week your Board negotiated a partnership with the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) taking place in Denver February 5-7, 2018. MAPPS will hold a special event at ILMF with more details to follow. For those members that will register for ILMF in the future, we have negotiated a 10% registration discount. Please note the MAPPS discount cannot be combined with any previous or future discounts. Registration and discount details are below:
- Per my recent announcement MAPPS is reengaging our collaboration with the trade press. Initially, the xyHt HEIGHTS publication has already produced excitement amongst some members. Please see my previous announcement and participate in this publication. The greater the MAPPS participation, the better the publication that can be taken to Capitol Hill on March 14th during the Federal Programs Conference.
- With limited staffing over the holiday period, email will be the best form of communication between Friday, December 22nd and Tuesday, January 2nd. Please feel free to email Diane Schafer, MAPPS Director of Meetings during the holidays at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming Winter Conference. Thank you in advance for your patience for any potential delay in response.
- Lastly, I apologize for any confusion that the recent or future emails coming from JMP&A has caused. As previously disclosed, the JMP&A agreement terminates on December 31, 2017.
On behalf of your MAPPS Board of Directors we wish everyone a Happy Holiday, and successful close to your 2017 business year.
Brian Raber, CMS, GISP, GLS