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U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization

Introducing Our


U.S. GEO (Geospatial Executives Organization) is a coalition of geospatial firms, organized under Miller Wenhold Capitol Strategies, formerly John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc., the premier Washington, DC-based geospatial public policy and association management consultants.  

U.S. GEO is not an association or professional society. It is not designed to compete with, duplicate, or replace any existing association or society.  Rather, it is a new business model that fills a unique niche in the geospatial community – an alliance of forward-thinking geospatial executives.  It is an alliance of the most senior leaders in the market who will meet, network, learn, collaborate on public policy, and share best practices.  

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“The mapping, photogrammetry, and geospatial business have grown over the years since I was among the founders of MAPPS in 1982.  The profession developed a political influence that is significantly greater than its size due to the vision and leadership of John Palatiello.  It has always been important for principals, owners, and partners in these firms to have a voice and a forum.  With the changes that have taken place in the business in recent years, U.S. GEO is a welcome and necessary new organization that will carry on the tradition of cooperation, C-level networking, advocacy, and political action.”

Jim Spell
MAPPS Founder and Past President
Former President, Horizons, Inc.

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