March 13-17, 2017

(Conference is March 13-15 & NSPS Business Meetings are March 14, 16, 17) 
Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland

3DEP Stakeholder Meeting

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is a partnership designed to produce nationwide LiDAR coverage (IFSAR in Alaska) to address the requirements of 34 Federal agencies, 50 states and local, tribal, and private organizations. Since its inception in 2012, the USGS and its partners have been laying the foundation for implementing national data coverage in 8 years.  A fully funded program will provide a 5:1 return on investment and more than $690 million annually in new benefits to government entities, the private sector, and citizens. 3DEP presents a unique opportunity for collaboration between all levels of government, to leverage the services and expertise of private sector mapping firms that acquire the data, and to create jobs now and in the future. 3DEP is operational and ready for full implementation. Several associations have documented their support and have played a critical role in advancing 3DEP communications. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a status report to our primary Stakeholders and discuss strategies, challenges and opportunities to fully implement 3DEP in collaboration.  

The 3DEP Executive Forum facilitates executive dialogue and collaboration on strategies to implement and sustain 3DEP for the benefit of its Federal stakeholders and the broader community. MAPPS is the only national association of firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States.

•    3DEP Executive Forum
•    American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
•    Association of American State Geologists (AASG)
•    Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
•    Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO)
•    Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS)
•    National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)
•    National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
•    National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC)

Participation in this meeting is by invitation. Conference attendees may attend to observe. Capacity is limited.