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There is a growing need for accurate land surveying data to be a fundamental requirement for government level geographic information systems. As an example for the USGS National flood inundation mapping science initiative a professional survey level data layer would be of great benefit to help determining exactly which structures in or out of the flood zones. Greetings my name is John W. Veatch. I am a land planner, a professional land development engineer, professional land surveyor, Florida Realtor and I suppose because I have been issued a patent by the US Government you could call me an inventor of GIS (geographic information systems). My partners and I are about to launch a flood mapping pilot project in S.W. Florida. My patented system uses conventional land surveying instruments, GPS, Lidar and HD computer rectified 3D aerial imagery to product land survey maps. This process has been used for land title surveys for commercial transactions from Baltimore MD. to Palm Springs Calf. Our companies have been involved in this technology for the past two decades. We have produced over 140,000 land title surveys and collectively we have provided over $40 million dollars of GIS data for Government clients such as the states of Texas, New York, Michigan, Virginia, local governments including Los Angeles county, the Dallas/Fort Worth municipal area and major utilities such as PAC Bell. We are now about to launch the next level of information technology that will add the layer of information to these systems that will have the force of the law behind it. We have now incorporated 3D into our system and this technology has opened the door to several new business opportunities for the companies that use our surveys. Once we have proven the concept of our new system we will be in a position to launch this process nationwide.