INTERNATIONAL LIDAR MAPPING FORUM (ILMF), ASPRS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, AND MAPPS WINTER CONFERENCE come together to form “Geo Week 2019” taking place January 25-31 in Denver. Previously, these three events took place separately throughout the year. By uniting these three events for the first time, geospatial professionals will be able to accomplish a year’s worth of geospatial business in just one week.
Lisa Murray, Group Director for Diversified Communications, expressed her excitement about the opportunity. “For years the geospatial community has asked us to collaborate with other events to bring industry members together for a powerful combination of education, technology innovation, and commercial exchange. In 2018 we took a giant step forward with the successful co-location between ILMF and the ASPRS Annual Conference. With the addition of MAPPS in 2019, Geo Week is the next step in the evolution toward a cohesive, vendor-neutral event for the entire geospatial community.”
Karen Schuckman, Program Manager for ASPRS, expressed her excitement about the collaboration. “ASPRS is thrilled to be a founding partner, along with ILMF and MAPPS, of Geo Week. Over the past decade, we have seen more and more fragmentation in our industry in terms of conferences and events. the opportunity to come together in one place over one week restores the power of networking between newcomers and seasoned experts and between practitioners in many related disciplines. Geo Week promises to become the geospatial event of the year for those who are most passionate about mapping and remote sensing in all forms: space-based, airborne, and UAS.”
Brian Raber, President of MAPPS, added: “On behalf of the Board of Directors and industry leading firms of MAPPS, I am very excited to be an integral part of Geo Week. Co-locating our annual Winter Conference with ASPRS and ILMF clearly demonstrates that the new direction of MAPPS embraces creating unity in the geospatial community”. He continues, “The value proposition for attending Geo Week to the private, government and academic sectors is overwhelming by offering complimentary programs benefiting everyone.
Each of the three events will retain the distinct educational programs their respective attendees have come to rely upon for industry news and information as well as career development. Various conference pass options will be available to allow attendees to take part in any or all programing and activities. For more information regarding Geo Week, please visit http://www.lidarmap.org/geoweek.
Registration for 2019 International LiDAR Mapping Forum and ASPRS Annual Conference is now open. Event organizers recommend registering early for the best price and to avoid lines onsite. To register, please visit: https://xpressreg.net/register/ilmf0119/landing.asp?sc=207062.
About International LiDAR Mapping Forum
International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference & exhibition focused on airborne, terrestrial and underwater lidar as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technology used for applications including Asset Management; Civil Infrastructure; Coastal Zone Mapping; Emergency Services & Disaster Response; Land and Natural Resource Management; and Urban Modeling.
ILMF is part of a network of events and media for the global geospatial market organized by Diversified Communications, a leading organizer of conferences, trade shows and online media with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Commercial UAV Europe, Commercial UAV News, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, SPAR3D.com, AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and AEC Next News. For more information, visit: http://www.lidarmap.org.
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com.
About American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. Learn more at: http://www.asprs.org.
About Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS)
MAPPS is the only national non-profit association of industry leading private geospatial firms focused on creating policy and thought leadership benefiting the entire profession. Regular Members are engaged in consulting, surveying, photogrammetry, LiDAR, satellite, drone and airborne remote sensing, aerial photography, hydrography, GPS, and GIS data collection, conversion and analytical services. Associate Members produce innovative technologies, sensors, software solutions, and commercial data products. MAPPS advocacy and political action at the federal and state level are crucial to create legislation, policies and programs having positive impacts on the geospatial community and society.