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June 5, 2012

MAPPS and ASPRS team for conference on emerging technologies

TAMPA, Fla. – MAPPS and ASPRS announced this week that registration is now open for a joint “Specialty Conference” to be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, here in Tampa at the Marriot Waterside. The theme, organizers said in a release, is “Ground to Cloud (R)Evolution – Emerging Technologies Supporting Geospatial Application,” and it will focus on the “(R)Evolution” of technology on geospatial applications such as lidar, visualization and modeling, data fusion and integration, 3D GIS and the integration of GIS and BIM technologies.

The organizations report they “will also touch on many aspects of digital elevation mapping, with a special emphasis on the use of cloud-based computing and the implications of using Software as a Service (SaaS), Platforms as a Service (PaasS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on the geospatial enterprise.”

The conference will begin with pre-conference education sessions/workshops and a classified session at McDill Airforce Base sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

The conference is the seventh in a series that originated in 1994, according to the release, as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) began jointly hosting education conferences on emerging mapping and geospatial technologies. “The conference seeks to bring geospatial data users, managers, and imaging and geospatial information professionals together to present the latest developments,” according to the release.

Information and registration information can be found at

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