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January 2, 2013

MAPPS co-founder Donald Mohr, 1930-2012

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ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – Donald Mohr, a former president of the Legislative Council of Photogrammetry and co-founder of the ensuing Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) in 1982, died Christmas Day at the age of 82.

Mohr was also the founder, with colleagues, of AeroMetric, which began as Aero-Metric Engineering in 1969, and along the way added four other firms. According to the company web site, “the firm originally supported local engineering and construction firms with high-quality photogrammetric mapping and survey services,” and along the way has added a number of other geospatial technologies. “In 1970,” the company’s history touts, “AeroMetric introduced the use of natural color film for photogrammetric applications in place of traditional black-and-white panchromatic film,” and, “In the late 1980s and early 1990s, AeroMetric developed specialized hardware and software applications to generate digital orthoimagery and to conduct photogrammetric compilation in softcopy.”

Mohr retired in 1990, but AeroMetric continued to add capabilities and continued its association with MAPPS, where its executives continue to participate.

A memorial service for Mohr was held this past Sunday at Saron United Church of Christ and a memorial fund has been established in his name for Saron United Church of Christ and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Contributions and condolences can be sent to his wife Marlene Mohr at 22 Point Elkhart Drive, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020.

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