ESRI's Survey and GIS Summit 2005 Expands to Include Engineering and Engineering Design

Redlands, California – The ESRI Survey and GIS Summit 2005 will now include engineering and engineering design tracks and presentations. The summit, taking place July 23-26, 2005, brings professionals together with the goal of bridging the gap between surveying, engineering, and geographic information system (GIS) technology. More than 500 attendees are expected to attend the event in San Diego, California.

Expanding the Survey and GIS Summit is a natural progression because both the surveying and engineering industries employ GIS technology to manage or create geographic data. Surveyors use precise instruments, procedures, and computations to accurately locate and define geographic features while conducting field surveys that range from cadastral to engineering construction layout. Engineers design and build structures and infrastructures on geography measured by surveyors. In both cases, geographic data is created, then used by GIS systems. The Survey and GIS Summit is an opportunity for engineers, surveyors, and GIS professionals to learn about the most current applications and solutions available for multidisciplinary collaboration and interoperability.

The summit will kick off with a plenary session that includes a keynote presentation describing how engineering, surveying, and GIS can be integrated successfully. The following days include presentations, technical demonstrations, and discussions led by land surveyors, engineers, educators, GIS professionals, and other field experts. Paper presentation topics include engineering and engineering design, spatial data quality issues, integrating survey data and GIS, geodetic control, and other important topics.

The summit coincides with the 2005 ESRI International User Conference and will include the User Conference Plenary Session, the Map Gallery Opening and Evening Reception, and the Exhibit Pavilion. Additional information is available at or by e-mailing

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Founded in 1969, ESRI is the leading developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI software is used in all 200 of the largest cities in the United States and in more than 60 percent of counties and municipalities nationwide. Headquartered in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,700 business partners. ESRI’s goal is to develop comprehensive tools that enable users to efficiently manage, use, and serve geographic information to make a difference in the world around them. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. ESRI can be found on the Web at