EAASI and MAPPS join forces to elevate geospatial industry

EAASI and MAPPS join forces to elevate geospatial industry

The USA's Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) has introduced a partnership with the European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EAASI) to jointly promote and advance the geospatial industry within their respective communities.

This collaboration will enhance the missions of both organizations through the exchange and transfer of relevant knowledge and expertise. Key initiatives include promoting workforce development within the geospatial industry and serving as thought leaders to shape and influence the field's strategies and business practices.

MAPPS and EAASI will work together on event promotion, workforce development efforts, webinars and increasing general awareness of each association’s activities.

Inspiring the geospatial community

"This partnership between MAPPS and EAASI marks a significant milestone for both our organizations and the geospatial industry at large. Since their formations, MAPPS and EAASI have been at the forefront of advancing the geospatial industry in the United States and Europe, respectively,” said MAPPS president, Kelly Francis, “By joining forces, we aim to promote the activities of our organizations, enhance the awareness and utilization of private-sector companies, and uphold the highest standards of industry best practices.”

President Francis continued: “Together, MAPPS and EAASI will continue to lead and inspire the geospatial community, ensuring that our member firms remain at the cutting edge of technological advancements and industry developments. We look forward to a prosperous partnership that benefits our members, clients, and the broader geospatial community.”

EAASI president, Florian Romanowski stated: “Although our partnership with MAPPS has now been formalized through the signing of the MOU, the seeds of this collaboration were sown from the very beginning of EAASI. Simon Musäus, the first president of EAASI, emphasized the importance of collaborating with MAPPS, inspired by their successful model in the US. He believed that MAPPS would be a valuable example and supporter in establishing our organization”.

He continued: “EAASI and MAPPS, from the very beginning, were aware that the visibility of the aerial industry among our potential customers is crucial for us. At our association, our next goals are standardization and certification, and to connect with the next generation of professionals expected in our business. New business models are another hot topic.”

Romanowski also added: “Now, as EAASI enters a new stage of development, this formalized agreement will act as an accelerator for our joint efforts, I am optimistic about the future of our cooperation and the positive impact it will have on our industry.”

At the geospatial forefront

Established in 2019, the European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EAASI) represents the forefront of the European crewed aerial surveying market. EAASI’s mission is to advocate for the myriad benefits of aerial surveying, enhance the visibility of aerial survey data, and uphold rigorous industry standards. Drawing inspiration from MAPPS, the leading national association in the US geospatial field, EAASI aims to provide a unified and influential platform for the European market. Founded in 1982, MAPPS is a hallmark of industry excellence, encompassing firms that lead in mapping, surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS services. Following in MAPPS' esteemed footsteps, EAASI has swiftly united over 50 companies, fostering industry collaboration and highlighting the critical importance of aerial surveying across Europe.

EAASI and MAPPS are teaming up to elevate the geospatial industry to new heights.
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