New GITA Chapter Chartered in Oklahoma

Aurora, Colo., Oct. 11, 2007—The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is pleased to announce that a GITA Oklahoma Chapter has been officially approved by the board of directors.

Robert Stokes, Topographic Mapping Company and Oklahoma Chapter president, said local interest has been strong, and 60 people attended the preliminary meeting in support of the chapter.

“This represents a watershed moment in Oklahoma history and reflects the dramatic advancement of geospatial activities in the state of Oklahoma. My thanks go out to the Oklahoma members of GITA for all their hard work and dedication. The chapter is on the map—now it is time to get to work!”

Chapter meetings will alternate between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and the first meeting will be next week, Oct. 3, at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK. Anyone interested in getting involved with the geospatial community on a local level should contact Mr. Stokes at Also look for a chapter web page at soon.

GITA North American regional chapters sponsor local educational sessions and provide a forum for technology information exchange in the areas they represent. Chapters are established by the Board of Directors in response to written petition from the members in the area. GITA members are automatically members of the chapter serving their area. The Oklahoma Chapter joins 22 other GITA chapters. For more information visit

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