Ten Members Receive MAPPS President's Award for Service
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Ten Members Receive MAPPS President's Award for Service

August 02, 2013 -- MAPPS, the national association for private sector geospatial firms, recognized ten individuals for their significant contributions to the association and the geospatial profession at an awards banquet held at association's annual  summer conference in Rockport, Maine.
Richard "Dick" McDonald, CP, PLS (T3 Global Strategies, Inc., Bridgeville, PA), immediate past president, recognized the following Presidential Award recipients:
"The strength of this organization is the dedication of its members to improving the association and the profession," said McDonald. "These volunteers help drive MAPPS."
The MAPPS Presidential awards were created in 1992 to recognize individuals who provide exemplary volunteer  service to MAPPS and the geospatial profession.
Formed in 1982, MAPPS is the only national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. The MAPPS membership spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LIDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or provides a consulting service of interest to the geospatial profession.
MAPPS provides its member firms opportunities for networking and developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image enhancement.
For more information on MAPPS, please visit www.MAPPS.org.