GIS in the Rockies Issues Call for Papers

Denver, Colo. — March 7, 2005 — The Planning Committee for the 18th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference issues its call for papers with an invitation to come share, explore and learn about geographic information systems (GIS). The program theme is "The Geospatial Revolution: A Whole New View." Abstracts are invited for the following program tracks:
• Surveying and GIS – Covering the Field
• Public Policy; Homeland Security
• Spatially Enabling Infrastructure Management
• Advanced Data Acquisition and Map Production
• Professional Development; Introduction to GIS
• The Evolution of Remote Sensing
• GIS and Emergency Response Management
• Vendor Showcase.

The sponsoring societies are each developing a program track to ensure the conference offers value to all segments of the geotechnology community. “Our selection of INVESCO Field at Mile High is bringing new energy to our well-established conference,” said Karen Brandt, Chair of the GIS in the Rockies Planning Committee. “And the new view it gives us is a great symbol of the changes underway in GIS. We look forward to many provocative discussions.”

Abstracts are to be submitted online at Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 April 2005.

About the conference
The Conference will be September 21-23, 2005 at INVESCO Field at Mile High.  Wednesday and Thursday will include technical sessions, a job fair, the exhibition, and shorter workshops (90 minutes). Friday’s program includes technical tours, a geocaching event and a golf outing.

The sponsoring societies are the Colorado Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Rocky Mountain Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and GIS Colorado.

For more information, visit the web site at or contact Karen Brandt, Chair, at