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"In short, a victory for the plaintiffs would ensure the surveyors a monopoly over all federal mapping contracts, to the detriment of the amici associations, their members, and the GIS and computerized mapping industry as a whole."

http://govm.geospati...l.jsp?id=405391

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"In short, a victory for the plaintiffs would ensure the surveyors a monopoly over all federal mapping contracts, to the detriment of the amici associations, their members, and the GIS and computerized mapping industry as a whole."

http://govm.geospati...l.jsp?id=405391


Can we get NACIS to file an amicus? Is that a thing we do? This could potentially affect a lot of us. I haven't done any federal contract work. Have anyone else here? I'm curious how much map work is done by contract, and of that how much by cartographers vs. GIS groups.

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i'm not sure how they are using the term "mapping". I haven't research this, but one guess is MAPPS has a gripe with non-certified surveyors using GPS to collect data and then display it in a cartographic form. This would under cut the need of surveyors to acturately collect geospatial datasets for the Feds. I'm guessing, and hope, it doesn't pertain to cartographic design type of projects. Although the language used in that article does seem to be extremely broad.

If anyone else knows about this issue, please do chime in.

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way to report old news Rob...

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rob, i was thinking to myself "how rude" in relation to your last post, until i noticed you were talking to yourself :)




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