Rockport, Maine, Aug. 7, 2013—Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) President and CEO, Patrick Olson, and Vice President of Federal Programs, Scott Perkins, received President’s Awards at the 2013 MAPPS Summer Conference. During the Conference, AeroMetric Vice President of Transportation, Tim Stagg, was re-elected to the board of directors.
Olson, an AeroMetric representative to MAPPS since 1995, was one of 10 members to receive a MAPPS President’s Award for outstanding service to the organization during the past year. Olson was presented with his award in recognition of his involvement in a MAPPS taskforce dealing with LiDAR issues and the Federal Aviation Administration; for serving as MAPPS PAC chairman, MAPPS-USGS liaison, MAPPS delegate to the Council on Federal Procurement of Architecture and Engineering Services (COFPAES); and for his role as a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).
Perkins, a volunteer since 2000 and former MAPPS Director, also received a President’s Award in recognition of his contributions to MAPPS by serving as the chairman of the NOAA-MAPPS liaison committee as well as for his role as vice chairman of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP).
“As one of the founding firms of the Legislative Council for Photogrammetry, which eventually became MAPPS, it has been a tradition at AeroMetric to give back to our profession through the organization. We are proud to be actively involved at the national and state levels and plan to continue to do so,” Olson said.
“In the beginning, working with MAPPS served as an opportunity to learn from the true leaders of the geospatial profession. It allowed me to gain insight on better strategies and how to grow our business,” Perkins said.
Stagg has been a MAPPS board member since July of 2011. After serving a one-year term as board secretary in 2011 and as treasurer in 2012, Stagg was re-elected to the board as treasurer for 2013.
When re-elected to the MAPPS board, Stagg commented that he was “honored to continue to serve on the MAPPS board of directors. The organization makes contributions in so many meaningful areas, and I look forward to participating in developing practical solutions to the issues at hand."
Aero-Metric, Inc. (AeroMetric) is a full-service geospatial solutions company built on over eight decades of consistent, quality service and enduring client relationships. The firm offers a comprehensive range of on target geospatial solutions, from the latest in enterprise GIS on-premise and in the cloud, to professional mapping services including photogrammetric, LiDAR, satellite, and airborne imaging technology. AeroMetric is a client-focused professional firm and has earned a reputation for technical excellence, superior service, and on-time, on-budget delivery. For more information please call 1-800-558-6707 or visit www.aerometric.com.
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 around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or providing 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.