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TAG: MAPPS

MAPPS Fall Conference Planned in Conjunction with Drone Expo

February 23, 2015By

Drone World Expo, an event for commercial drone technologies and applications, is partnering with MAPPS to bring together stakeholders, constituents, and all levels of government in the surveying, mapping, and geospatial fields. The MAPPS Conference will be held as a part of Drone World Expo, set for November 17-18 at the San Jose, Calif., Convention Center. “With all of the exciting developments taking place... read more

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MAPPS Supports Proposed FAA UAV Rules

February 23, 2015By

MAPPS has come out in support of the proposed framework of regulations that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed for commercial UAV use. The FAA’s rules would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes. MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello issued the following statement about the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the FAA concerning operation and... read more

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MAPPS Chosen for FAA Working Group on UAS

September 30, 2014By

MAPPS, the national association of private sector geospatial firms, has been selected as a member of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) working group on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). MAPPS is the only representative of the geospatial, aerial survey, and remote-sensing community on the committee. “As an association representing the many private sector businesses that are anxious to use unmanned aerial... read more

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Digital Coast Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

September 22, 2014By

A bill to establish a “Digital Coast” program whereby the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) develops a coordinated and comprehensive national mapping effort for coastal, state and territorial waters of the United States, has been introduced in the U.S. Senate, earning praise from MAPPS (the national association of private sector geospatial firms). More than half of all Americans, 153... read more

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