Fifth Graders Get Geography Lesson from LizardTech

Company Visits Brighton School on GIS Day

Seattle, Wash. — Nov. 14, 2007 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc., and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, announced the company’s participation in GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 by visiting Brighton School for a presentation about geography and geographic information systems (GIS), part of the international Geography Awareness Week.

The focus of LizardTech’s GIS Day presentation will be geography and the role it plays in everybody’s daily lives. Additionally, the evolution of technology and its impact on geographic information systems will be examined in light of the students’ current study of the American Revolutionary War.  In their presentation, LizardTech representatives will display Revolutionary War era maps of the 13 original colonies, while quizzing the students and challenging them to identify the difficulties in map creation during that time period.

LizardTech’s goal through participation in GIS Day is to establish a mentor relationship with local youth. It is the company’s desire to introduce school children to and educate them in geography and GIS in general, thus engendering excitement about this field as a potential future career option. GIS Day is the perfect opportunity to help expose students to new technologies.

“By participating in GIS Day, LizardTech provides an opportunity for students to discover new technologies and curricula they may otherwise not have known about,” said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech Senior Product Manager for Geospatial Imaging.

GIS Day is held on the Wednesday during Geography Awareness Week. It was designed to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations, with a focus on the education of children.  More than 80 countries will participate in holding local events such as corporate open houses, hands-on workshops, community expos, school assemblies, and more.

About LizardTech
LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc., was founded in 1992 to build valuable business solutions from technologies created by the world’s leading research organizations including Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and AT&T Labs. LizardTech is a leader in applying state-of-the-art technologies to the real-world challenges of managing, distributing, and accessing large complex digital content such as aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and color scanned documents. LizardTech’s software is installed on millions of desktops and integrated into a wide variety of platforms and applications. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo. LizardTech is a division of Celartem, Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc., develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.