I did not hear much this week at SPAR 2012 about the GTMA – the Geospatial Transportation Mapping Association that Ray Mandli and a number of other people have been working on for the past year or so, but it appears they have been very busy. I picked up their brochure, which includes an announcement of a Board of Directors and a membership application.
They have established 5 divisions, including mobile mapping, software, operations, subsurface and consumer. In addition, they are announcing a webinar for May 24, 2012 from 2:30 – 3:30 EDT entitled “Collecting the Road of Tomorrow: Utah DOT’s Imaging/Inventory Project and the Path to Autonomous Vehicles”. Now that should be interesting.
Good luck to the group and kudos for making it happen.