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A Fireside Chat with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello

A Fireside Chat with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello (without the fire)

Professional Surveyor Magazine recently sat with John Palatiello, executive director of the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), for a wide-reaching and insightful interview. Palatiello spoke in detail about the changes that have taken place in the geospatial professions—since his early days on the staff of ACSM more than 30 years ago to today when MAPPS is seen as one of the leading players in the geospatial community.

As part of this interview, Palatiello spoke about such topical issues as the highly controversial issue involving “Save our GPS” versus LightSquared, the outlook for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as the challenges of attracting bright, young talent to the geospatial profession.

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