GITA Announces Publication of Eighth Annual Geospatial Technology Report

Aurora, Colo., Jan. 22, 2007—The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced today the publication of the 2006 Geospatial Technology Report. The eighth in a series from GITA, the 149-page report contains detailed information on the complexity, direction, and completeness of geographic information system (GIS) projects being implemented at 386 organizations—a 31% increase in participation from the 2005 edition.

The 2006 Geospatial Technology Report addresses GIS projects in six markets: electric, gas, water, pipeline, and telecommunication utilities, as well as the public sector. Information in each industry section focuses on land base accuracy, sophistication, maintenance cycles, application usage, and interfaces, as well as the top 10 applications and technologies. This year’s report contains over 300 tables and charts.

New to the report this year are Benchmarking metrics from ITAG and Geospatial industry workforce statistics. The report also includes charts illustrating the manner in which various technology trends are developing, with up to six years of archived data. In addition, information regarding budgets, data-sharing capabilities, and the top three geospatial issues faced by each market are addressed for the first time in this year’s edition.

The report, provided free of charge to users who completed surveys that provided the data, is available for $299 for GITA individual members and $449 for nonmembers. Copies of the report may be ordered online at GITA’s Web site,, or by contacting GITA headquarters at 303-337-0513. For information on participating in the surveys for the 2007 report, contact Kathryn Henton at 303-337-0513.

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