Hundreds Register for GITA’s Free Online Geospatial Convention

October 31, 2005: Aurora, Colo.,—The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced that over 650 people have already registered for its first-ever online conference and exhibition.

The conference began on Oct. 1 and will run through Dec. 31, 2005. Attendees will gather virtually to attend sessions presented by seven featured speakers in two separate sessions. Participants can also visit the convention’s exposition, where they can review information from companies who supply GITA members with software, hardware, and services. Registration for the virtual convention and exposition is free. Further information and a registration form is available at

The online nature of the convention allows attendees to learn from recognized experts, without the travel bills and other expenses associated with a “real-world” event. Registrants can attend the convention any time from the opening day on Oct. 1 until the convention wrap up on Dec. 31.

The first session of the convention, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 14, 2005, will feature four speakers: Karen Ball, technical manager, Intergraph Utilities & Communications; Jack Dangermond, founder and president, ESRI; Pat Drinnan, supervisor, Mapping & Facility Records, FortisAlberta Inc.; and Stan P. Weber, owner/executive consultant, Stan P. Weber Executive Consulting. A new lineup of speakers will be announced for the second session, which will premiere on Nov. 15, 2005.

The convention is being produced in cooperation with the Real Estate CyberSpace Society, an international real estate organization with members in 28 countries.

About GITA
The mission of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is to provide excellence in education, information exchange, and applied research on the use and benefits of geospatial information and technology in business, utility, and government applications worldwide. Visit GITA on the Web at