Vancouver, B.C., April 26, 2007—The organizers of GeoWeb 2007 announced today that they are pleased to welcome Michael Jones, chief technologist for Google Earth and Google Maps, as the keynote speaker for this year’s GeoWeb conference (www.geoweb.org). Michael also keynoted at GeoWeb 2006.
GeoWeb 2007 will take place July 23-27, 2007, at the Morris J. Wosk Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference’s principal theme, “From Mashups to Infrastructure,” reflects the breadth, the evolution and the growing maturity of the GeoWeb. Through workshops, paper presentations and interactive plenary sessions, the conference will address the GeoWeb’s meaningful role in mainstream, mission-critical applications.
Jones will open this year’s final conference day with a morning address in the Asia-Pacific Hall. Jones is the chief technologist for Google Earth and Google Maps, Google’s innovative mapping technologies. Jones is a popular technical presenter, an inventor with eleven issued U.S. patents, a director on private company boards, and an associate in several interesting Silicon Valley projects.
Google is also a platinum sponsor for this year’s conference.
“We are really pleased to welcome Michael back as a keynote”, said Ron Lake, Chairman and CEO of Galdos Systems Inc. “Mike and his team at Google have had a significant impact in influencing key geoweb technologies as well as raising its overall awareness”.
About GeoWeb 2007
The GeoWeb conferences are about unleashing the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, Web services, and geographic information systems, known as the GeoWeb. Organized via partnership between Galdos Systems Inc. (Galdos) and the Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), GeoWeb 2007 welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss, and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies and the possibilities related to this important technological shift. GeoWeb 2007 will include dedicated workshops on Geography Markup Language (GML), KML, MapPoint, LandXML, SVG, ebRIM, and OGC Web Services for GIS.