99 Paper Presentations to Address 13 Geospatial Topics

Aurora, Colo., Jan. 24, 2007—The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced that 99 technical sessions in 13 track topics will be the focus of the association’s 30th Annual Conference, slated for March 4-7, 2007, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The track topics are Data Acquisition and Maintenance; Internet and Web Services; Organizational Impacts; Public Sector; Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Response; Mobile Applications; Operations Management and Damage Prevention; New Technology Directions; Enterprise Architecture and System Integration; Organizational Impacts and Project Management; Business Intelligence/Work and Asset Management; Planning, Design, and Engineering; and ROI/Business Case.

The Annual Conference Committee used input from the GITA Board of Directors and the Industry Trends and Analysis Group—along with suggestions from last year’s conference attendees—in selecting the topics.

“The Conference Committee chose topics that were emerging new ideas for the industry as well as top-of-mind issues that affect all geospatial professionals,” said Annual Conference Chair Mary Ann Stewart of Mary Ann Stewart Engineering, LLC. “Each of the 13 track topics is designed to touch on an important aspect of geospatial project implementation. This approach enables us to provide relevant information to geospatial novices and veterans alike.”

The conference, noted for its high-quality education and unbiased approach, will also include 16 half-day seminars, user discussion forums, networking socials, panel deliberations, and an extensive product and service exhibition.

Online registration is now open. Registration fees start at $379. Exhibits-only passes are $25. Full details about the conference are available at the GITA Web site, located at www.gita.org/annual, or by contacting GITA at 303-337-0513.