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National Surveying, Mapping & Geospatial Conference

March 14, 2016 - April 18, 2016

The second annual National Surveying, Mapping, and Geospatial Conference, hosted by MAPPS and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), will be held March 14–18 at the Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Va.

This year’s joint conference will bring together professionals in the surveying, mapping and geospatial field to discuss public policy, business, professional practice and new technology.

Providing a forum for discussions on best practices, technology, issues and policies, the conference gives participants an opportunity to share information, knowledge and tools, as well as opens doors to new markets and facilitate collaboration on data acquisition, processing, applications and the use of new and emerging technology.

“The feedback from last year’s conference was phenomenal,” said NSPS Executive Director Curtis W. Sumner. “This year the conference will be even more integrated between MAPPS and NSPS, and we are implementing improvements based on our experience and feedback from last year.

The conference will include the traditional MAPPS Federal Programs Conference — open to all attendees — March 15–16. Presentations by federal agencies, the Obama Administration and members of Congress will include briefings on programs, budgets and requirements for the acquisition of geospatial services, data and products by contract from the private sector. MAPPS and NSPS members will visit nearly 200 members of congress and senators at the U.S. Capitol, advancing a common agenda of legislative issues that serve the public and engage the surveying and mapping community.

NSPS will host the finals of its annual Student Competition on March 14. The conference also will include a Mock Trial; a workshop on the newly revised ALTAsurvey standards; plenary sessions presented by individuals as well as NGS; an exhibit hall; social networking activities; and meetings of NSPS committees, its board of directors and its annual General Membership Meeting.

“Bringing together all disciplines within of the mapping, surveying and geospatial profession, and partnering with with federal agencies, as well as promoting the community in Congress, is what makes this conference unique and a must-attend event for MAPPS members, NSPS members and other practitioners in the community,” said MAPPS Executive Director John M. Palatiello.


March 14, 2016
April 18, 2016
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NSPS – National Society of Professional Surveyors


Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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