New document defining Professional Services

The ASPRS has released the Draft Guidelines for the Procurement of Professional Services for comment. The draft document seeks to replace guidelines published in 1987 by the ASPRS. With input from MAPPS, ACSM, federal and state employee members of ASPRS, and the ASPRS Professional Practices division the document will hopefully be representative of all of those in the industry that utilize remote sensed data. The document should provide those who seek to find the best method to choose vendors a hand in the process. The document is short and focused and includes sections that define the profession, outline relevant licensure issues, and provide various procurement methods.

The document and an overview PowerPoint can be accessed on the ASPRS Procurement Guidelines Committee website


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Jesse is Instructor in Geography and a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.