20th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference Announces Event Dates and Issues Call for Papers

Denver, Colorado USA – The Board of Directors for the 20th annual GIS in the Rockies Conference issued a Call for Papers today inviting professionals to share experiences and expertise illustrating how surveying and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have emerged over 20 years.  The conference will be held September 12-13, 2007 at INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. It will feature an array of user case studies, technical sessions and vendor presentations through a series of organized tracks.  Presentations will be based on abstracts received through the Call for Papers.

“This is an exciting year for the GIS in the Rockies conference and sponsoring organizations. In celebrating our 20th year, the GIS in the Rockies planning committee has assembled a strong set of program tracks that will recognize the rich history and promising future of the geospatial industry in the Rocky Mountain region,” said Chris Longo, Chair of the GIS in the Rockies Planning Committee. 

The five sponsoring societies have developed a program track designed to appeal to a broad community of users and interested people.  The professional societies and organizations share a dedication to promote professional development, education, and general community outreach while helping people understand the uses and benefits of the technology.

The program tracks for the 2007 GIS in the Rockies Conference are:
• Advanced Data Acquisition and Mapping
• Geospatial Imaging: GIS Foundation and Layers of Value
• GIS for Communities
• Utilities, Infrastructure, and Management
• Surveying: Building GIS from the Ground Up
• GIS for Urban and Regional Government
• GIS for Managers
• Emergency Management and Homeland Security
• Sustainability and Renewable Resources
• GIS Application Development
• Federal Track: GIS in the National Picture

Abstracts can be submitted online at www.gisintherockies.org/papers.  Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2007. For more information regarding presentations, contact Marcia Walker, Program Coordinator at program@gisintherockies.org.

About GIS in the Rockies
GIS in the Rockies is a technology conference providing community outreach, education and professional development for people interested in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.  Formed by several professional societies and organizations, the conference enjoys its 20th annual event at INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado USA. 

The sponsoring societies include: the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA), the Colorado Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), 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 about GIS in the Rockies and links to the sponsoring societies, visit www.gisintherockies.org.