Quantum Spatial to Sponsor USGS Coalition Briefing on Increasing Resilience in Face of Natural Hazards

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Speakers to Explore Importance of 3D Mapping, Flood Modeling and Infrastructure Planning

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We are proud to support the 3DEP program and this USGS Coalition briefing, which is educating the public on the importance of 3D mapping and its impact on our day-to-day lives.

Quantum Spatial, Inc., the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, today announced that it is sponsoring the USGS Coalition Lunch Briefing - “Flood Modeling, Infrastructure Planning and 3D Mapping Technologies: Increasing Resilience in the Face of Natural Hazards” - on October 3, 2017 at noon ET. The purpose of the luncheon is to educate members of Congress, their staff and numerous other interested parties on the application of new mapping technologies in planning for infrastructure, natural hazards and disaster recovery efforts.

These technologies play an integral role in the United States Geological Survey (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), which supports collection of high-resolution topographic data collection using LiDAR. Advanced mapping and analytics solutions provide detailed insights about natural and constructed features, which is then used to identify flood plains; plan for highways, dams and other projects; restore watersheds; and mitigate damage from landslides, earthquakes and coastal flooding.

“Geospatial data collected through 3DEP is transforming the way that federal, state and local authorities, nonprofits and private businesses address construction and infrastructure, protect the environment and prepare for both natural and manmade disasters,” said Kurt Allen, vice president at Quantum Spatial. “We are proud to support the 3DEP program and this USGS Coalition briefing, which is educating the public on the importance of 3D mapping and its impact on our day-to-day lives.”

Details about the briefing:

WHAT: USGS Coalition Lunch Briefing
Flood Modeling, Infrastructure Planning and 3D Mapping Technologies: Increasing Resilience in the Face of Natural Hazards

Moderator:
Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director for Core Science Systems, USGS

Speakers:
Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (invited)
Kurt Allen, Vice President, Quantum Spatial
John Palatiello, Executive Director, MAPPS
John Dorman, Program Director, North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program
Jeff Lovin, Senior Vice President, Woolpert    

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:    2325 Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20515

RSVP:    To attend, register at https://www.aibs.org/rsvp/usgs_coalition_briefing.html

About the USGS Coalition
The USGS Coalition is an alliance of over 80 organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and its ability to provide critical data and services to the nation. The Coalition supports increased federal investment in USGS programs that underpin responsible natural resource stewardship, improve resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, and contribute to the long-term health, security, and prosperity of the nation. For more information, visit http://www.usgscoalition.org.

About Quantum Spatial, Inc.
Quantum Spatial, Inc., (QSI) the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, provides geographic insights to the largest government and corporate organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding. A pioneer in advanced mapping technology, QSI’s end-to-end solutions and services deliver the industry’s highest data quality and accuracy, while leveraging the widest array of technologies for analyzing all types of terrains. Customers use the company’s acquisition, processing, analytics and visualization solutions in a range of technical and scientific disciplines – from geology and biology, to hydrology, forestry and civil engineering. Utilities, oil and gas producers, engineering and construction firms, as well as the military and major government agencies, are QSI customers. QSI has multiple offices around the country. For more information visit quantumspatial.com, join us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @QuantumSpatial.

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