Microsoft Sponsors GeoWeb 2007

Vancouver, BC, June 19, 2007—GeoWeb 2007 conference organizers are pleased to announce that Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington, will be returning as a major sponsor to this year’s conference, GeoWeb 2007.

GeoWeb 2007, which will take place on July 23-27, 2007, at the Morris J. Wosk Centre in Vancouver, Canada, is the only conference focused exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet. The conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss, and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

Microsoft is a Gold sponsor as well as co-sponsor of the popular fireworks reception along with Oracle Corporation. As part of the Gold sponsorship, Dr. Vincent Tao, director of Microsoft Local Search and the Virtual Earth division, will deliver a plenary speech on Thursday afternoon.

Furthermore, Microsoft will also deliver a workshop focusing on GeoRSS, Interoperability and the Microsoft Virtual Earth™ platform. The workshop will take place on Monday, July 23 rd from 9:00am-12:00pm.

“We are thrilled to welcome Microsoft back to GeoWeb”, said Ron Lake, chairman & CEO of Galdos Systems Inc. “We believe that GeoWeb 2007 is a unique event in the geospatial industry because it brings together a broad cross-section of industry leaders to discuss and promote the technologies related to the collusion of GIS and the Internet.” He concluded, “Knowledge acquisition and networking are cornerstones of the GeoWeb conferences.”

The conference is quickly building momentum. Early bird registration closes June 15 th 2007. Space is limited. Participants that register before the early bird deadline receive a 20% discount. GeoWeb 2007 boasts a comprehensive program comprised of two and half days of paper presentations, 14 technology workshops, two social networking events, and a vendors exhibit and spotlight sessions. Registration is available online at or via phone at 1.303.337.0513.

For further information including registration, accommodations, sponsorship, and exhibiting opportunities, please visit the conference website at

About 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