GIS in the Rockies Conference Program Is Online Earlier Than Ever Before

Twelve Tracks Cover Full Range of Mapping Topics

Denver, Colo. — June 29, 2005 — The preliminary program for the 18th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference has been posted to the conference web site, Doug Ort, Program Chair, said, "We are pleased to have a high-quality program organized earlier than ever before. I think moving our venue to INVESCO Field at Mile High has increased everyone’s enthusiasm." Karen Brandt, Chair of the Planning Committee, added, "This year’s program is covering white-hot core GIS topics with workshops on lidar, surveying coordinates, databases, geodesy, and — new this year — open source.  Our intention is to give attendees the depth of information they need to succeed on the job."

Program tracks include technical topics, policy issues and professional development:

• Surveying and GIS – Covering the Field
• Advanced Data Acquisition & Map Production
• Spatially Enabling Infrastructure Management
• Imagery and Remote Sensing
• Homeland Security
• Public Policy
• Introduction to GIS & LIDAR
• GIS and Emergency Response Management
• Emerging Standards
• Resource Conflict Management
• Professional Development
• Vendor Showcase

The Wednesday luncheon speaker will be futurist Thomas Frey, founder of the DaVinci Institute ( The Wednesday evening social will feature Lannie Garrett presenting her hilarious Patsy DeCline show (

About the conference
The Conference will be 21-23 September 2005 in Denver, Colorado, at INVESCO Field at Mile High.  Wednesday and Thursday will include technical sessions, the exhibition and job fair, and workshops. Full-day and two-day workshops will be Monday and Tuesday. Thursday evening will include a new 5K Fun Run/Walk. Friday’s program includes technical tours and a geocaching event.

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