Expanded Poster Session Set to Debut at GITA 2007

Submissions from the global geospatial community accepted through Friday, February 23, 2007

Aurora, Colo., Feb. 13, 2007— The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced the expansion of its second annual competitive Poster Session, set to be displayed as part of its 30 th Annual Conference, slated for March 4-7, 2007, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Organizations wishing to display posters depicting various uses of geospatial technologies are encouraged to submit their entry forms by Friday, February 23, 2007.

The posters will be on display on the conference’s 100,000-square-foot vendor exhibit floor, where each poster will be eligible to win an award in five categories: Best Cartographic, Best 3-Dimensional, Best Analytical, Best Nontraditional, and People’s Choice. The People’s Choice award will be determined by popular vote among the conference attendees. The four remaining awards will be determined by a panel of expert judges. Winners need not be present to win.

The criteria for awards other than People’s Choice are as follows: Best Cartographic: Use of cartographic techniques in creation of intuitive map product. Best 3-Dimensional: Best use of three dimensions in representation of spatial data. Best Analytical: Best interpretation of spatial relationships to extract meaningful results. Best Non-Traditional: Best portrayal of nontraditional geomatics information in a geospatial context.

“The Poster Sessions allows individuals and organizations to highlight those characteristics that make their geospatial projects unique,” said Annual Conference Chair Mary Ann Stewart of Mary Ann Stewart Engineering, LLC. “All members of the geospatial community are encouraged to submit entries.” Information on submitting a poster can be found at http://gita.org/events/annual/30/poster_session.asp.

The conference, noted for its high-quality education and unbiased approach, will also include 14 half-day seminars, 99 technical paper presentations, user discussion forums, networking socials, panel deliberations, and an extensive product and service exhibition. For more information on the event, visit www.gita.org.