Washington, DC (February 2022) – MAPPS, the preeminent association of geospatial firms in the United States, honored members with the 2021 Geospatial Excellence Awards as part of its 15th annual awards ceremony on Saturday, February 5, 2022. The Awards were held in conjunction with the 2022 Winter Conference at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
MAPPS is dedicated to comprehensively supporting, advocating, and promoting the business needs, technical and professional education, geospatial policy, and legislation interests of its members. MAPPS’ member firms are thought leaders in mapping, surveying, photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, aerial photography, hydrography, GPS and GIS data collection and processing services, technology development, and geospatial products.
The Geospatial Excellence Awards spotlight and honor the members’ important and impactful work addressing planning and design and construction needs with geospatial solutions. MAPPS members support programs and projects for infrastructure, public safety, habitats protections, and the advancement of our communities with environmental sustainability. The honored members produce innovative technologies, software solutions, and ancillary services that aid global companies and government agencies in the development and or restoration of the places critical to growth.
The Geospatial Excellence Awards are presented annually to member firms whose entries exemplify the professionalism, value, integrity, and achievement of the firm’s staff as demonstrated over the previous year. A distinguished and impartial panel of judges evaluated the 16 submitted projects from five categories and selected a winner from each: Data Acquisition & Processing, Surveying/Field Data Collection, GIS/IT/Remote Sensing Analysis, Small Projects, and Technology Innovation/Licensed Data Products. Two additional awards are presented for the Project of the Year and the Membership Choice Award, selected by the voting membership.
- The Geospatial Excellence Award for Data Acquisition and Processing to NV5 Geospatial and GEO1
- The Geospatial Excellence Award for Surveying/Field Data Collection to Michael Baker International
- The Geospatial Excellence Award for GIS/IT/Remote Sensing Analysis to Dewberry Engineers Inc.
- The Geospatial Excellence Award for Small Projects to GEO1
- The Geospatial Excellence Award for Technology Innovation/Licensed Data Products to Teledyne Geospatial, Inc. (f/k/a, Teledyne Optech, Inc.)
- The Geospatial Excellence- Membership Choice Award to (tie):
- NV5 Geospatial and GEO1
- The Geospatial Excellence – Project of the Year Grand Award to Teledyne Geospatial, Inc.
Overall, MAPPS presented seven Geospatial Excellence Awards. To learn more about MAPPS and the Geospatial Excellence Award Program please visit https://www.mapps.org.
About the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors
Founded in 1982, MAPPS is an organization dedicated to the business aspects of surveying, mapping, remote sensing and GIS. MAPPS’s primary objective is to develop strength and unity on matters affecting the interests of its 150 member firms through advocacy, convening, and best practices. As a business association, MAPPS is dedicated to developing the growth and improving the bottom line profitability of its member firms. MAPPS provides a forum for the advancement of the profession and the promotion of its members by providing valuable interaction with government, academia, and the technical programs of ASPRS, NSGIC, COGO, URISA, GITA, and other professional organizations. To learn more, please visit www.mapps.org