MAPPS, the association of private geospatial firms, today announced it will be a sponsor of the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) to be held in Denver, CO March 3-5, 2010.
LiDAR and mobile mapping market plays an important role in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. The commercial focus of ILMF is particularly aligned with the objectives of MAPPS, which is to promote the business interests of the profession.
MAPPS has more than 170 member firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LiDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services.
MAPPS is please to support ILMF. As the association of the leading firms in airborne, terrestrial, mobile and bathymetric LIDAR, MAPPS has been in the forefront of advocacy of this technology, use of the private sector in the collection, processing and value added application of LIDAR, and qualifications based selection for those services. ILMF is important to advocating these goals, said MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello.
We have found that an increasing number of MAPPS members have been supporting the ILMF event either in terms of exhibiting or actually visiting, so it is a great addition to formally have the support of the association. Working with trade associations and other relevant professional organizations, such as MAPPS, is vital to the success of ILMF as we believe that it helps us to stay focused on attracting the needs of the community as a whole, said Versha Carter, Director of the International LiDAR Mapping Forum.
The full conference program will focus on all aspects of airborne and bathymetric LiDAR, as well a mobile mapping session, providing education on a cutting edge technology for development of digital maps for highways and urban areas. To view the full conference program visit http://www.lidarmap.org/conference/
To register to attend the event visit http://www.lidarmap.org/register/
Formed in 1982, MAPPS is the only national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. Current MAPPS memberships span the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LIDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. MAPPS provides its 180+ member firms opportunities for networking and developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image enhancement.
For more information on MAPPS, please visit www.MAPPS.org.
About the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF)
The ILMF is the established premier event for the LIDAR industry, attracting professionals from all over the world. This 10th annual summit is the focal gathering of industry, leaders, pioneers, experts from government, academia and professionals from industries looking to invest in and benefit from LIDAR technology and services.