Internet Pioneer to Speak at GeoWeb 2007

Vancouver, B.C., June 6, 2007—GeoWeb 2007 organizers are pleased to announce that Vinton Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, will be GeoWeb 2007’s Guest Speaker. GeoWeb 2007 will be held July 23-27, 2007, at the Morris J. Wosk Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Organized by Galdos Systems Inc. and supported by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), GeoWeb 2007 is the only conference focused exclusively on the convergence of Web technologies, XML, Web services, and GIS.

“These are exciting times for the GeoWeb and this year’s event will be the culmination of achievements over the last year as well as a discussion point for future developments,” commented Vinton Cerf. “I look forward to speaking at this year’s event and meeting with innovators as well as established leaders to discuss what’s next for this pivotal industry.”

“We are thrilled to have Vint Cerf present at GeoWeb this year,” commented Ron Lake, chairman and CEO, Galdos Systems Inc. “It seems only fitting that we should have one of the co-founders of the Internet’s architecture present at a time when the GeoWeb emerges as the next big stride for the Internet. Attendees will benefit greatly from his insight on mapping and GIS technologies as they relate to the Web.”

Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, former U.S. President Bill Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. In November 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens.

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About the GeoWeb Conferences
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 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. For information, please visit