Vancouver, BC, Aug. 14, 2007—GeoWeb 2007 Conference organizer Galdos Systems Inc. and conference supporter the Geospatial Information & Technology Association are pleased to announce that the conference met its objectives to assemble top senior professionals, focus on the acquisition and exchange of the latest geospatial technologies and provide attendees with valuable networking opportunities. GeoWeb 2007 was held July 23-27, 2007, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Event highlights included a guest speaker address by Vinton Cerf, a founding father of the Internet, and keynote addresses by Michael Jones, Google Earth CTO, Jack Dangermond, ESRI President, and Geoff Zeiss, Autodesk Director of Technology, Enterprise Solutions Architecture Infrastructure Solutions. Podcasts of all keynotes speakers, guest speakers and plenary sessions are now available at http://www.geowebblog.org/index.php?cat=5. In addition, conference attendees will be emailed a password granting them access to the proceedings from the 50 + paper presentations.
“I’ve been attending this conference for a number of years now, and it continues to get better each year — good technical papers, interesting panels, and great opportunities for random interactions with some very bright people, “ said Michael Gerlek, Software Architect, Lizardtech Inc. “We’re looking forward to GeoWeb 2008!”
The year’s conference also featured 14 interactive workshops, four exciting Spark panel sessions, and a Vendor’s Spotlight and exhibit floor, showcasing the very latest in GeoWeb technologies.
The conference reception took place on Wednesday evening at the Vancouver Museum and was attended by nearly all conference goers. The dinner was punctuated by floor-to-ceiling views of English Bay and a private waterfront terrace, allowing attendees prime seating for the International Celebration of Light fireworks display.
Galdos and GITA are already planning GeoWeb 2008, set to take place in July 2008. Please visit www.geoweb.org for information as it becomes available.
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 www.geoweb.org.