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MAPPS Commends Reintroduction of “Map it Once, Use it Many Times” Act in Congress

MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the national association for private sector geospatial firms, today commended Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) for reintroducing H.R. 1604, the “Map It Once, Use It Many Times” Act on April 17. H.R. 1604 is intended to reform, consolidate, and

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup February 12, 2012

Iron Rod with Cap under a Bucket

Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup: Congress Told LightSquared Network Would Cripple GPS Air Traffic Navigation System William J. Beitler, PLS Named Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors’ (PSLS) Surveyor of the Year Topcon Precision Ag TV Spot Video New Rugged Trimble

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Congress Told LightSquared Network Would Cripple GPS Air Traffic Navigation System

Chairman Thomas Petri's Opening Statement at GPS Hearing

THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION HEARING EXAMINES GPS USE IN AVIATION INDUSTRY On Wednesday, February 8, The Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to review of issues associated with protecting and improving our nation’s aviation satellite-based global positioning system infrastructure. Here’s are

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ACSM Congress Votes to Disband at ACSM and Survey Summit 2011

At this past ACSM and Survey Summit 2011, the American Congress on Surveying & Mapping (ACSM) Congress voted to disband. There has been much speculation about whether, or how, ACSM would continue to exist. The ACSM Congress approved the following motion:

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ACSM Lobby Day Webinar Rebroadcast

ACSM Lobby Day Webinar Rebroadcast Join the American Congress on Surveying & Mapping (ACSM) for a Webinar on August 3, 2010. This Lobby Day Webinar, originally broadcast on June 22, discusses useful tips for ACSM members in securing and attending

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Professional Land Surveyor News: MAPPS Seeks Legislation in Congress to Authorize “Imagery For The Nation”

MAPPS Seeks Legislation in Congress to Authorize “Imagery for the Nation” “Making America Prosperous (MAP) Act” Would Create National Geospatial Image Maps A bill to authorize the program known within the geospatial community as “Imagery for the Nation” is being presented

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Professional Land Surveyor News: FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Available Again

FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Available Again The other day I told you FEMA announced that the eLOMA process was temporarily unavailable. Also, FEMA would not be issuing Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA). This was because Congress did not reauthorize funding

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Professional Land Surveyor News: FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Temporarily Unavailable

FEMA Announces That eLOMA Is Temporarily Unavailable Yesterday, as a registered user of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mapping Information Platform (MIP), I received an email notice that the eLOMA process is temporarily unavailable. Also, FEMA will not be issuing Letters

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April Interest Rate on SBA 504 Loans Declines to Record Low – 5.25%

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 loan program is currently providing long-term, fixed rate financing for commercial real estate at the lowest interest rate since the program’s inception. The SBA’s lending partners, Certified Development Companies (CDCs) are busy working with

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Survey-Should AIG Employees get Bonuses?

Should AIG employees get bonuses? I’m not sure why AIG employees working (?) for a company that would be bankrupt without our hard earned paid taxes would deserve a bonus! If you’ve got the nerve to ask for and receive

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