5th Annual Pipeline Open Data Standards (PODS) User Group Meeting

Join the PODS Association for the 5th annual user group meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 8am to 5pm at the Marriott Westchase in Houston, TX.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with other operators and service providers to learn how they are using the PODS data model to meet their business and regulatory needs.  Included in this meeting will be updates from the working groups, information about the Technical Committee, and the future plans of the Board of Directors. This meeting is open to non-PODS members that are interested in learning more about the PODS organization. Registration is required.

The following areas are open for attendee participation:
• PODS User Group Committee
• User Presentations – Call for papers is now open
• Sponsorships – Contact PODS if you want to sponsor the meeting.

Sponsorship is $500 and includes name and logo: In the program; On the website; In newsletters; In the meeting rooms

Attendee focus:  Liquids & Gas Pipeline Operators, vendors, and consultants who have central enterprise data storage or interchange needs related to operations and business development, specifically focusing on the use of GIS in regulatory compliance, integrity management, and data integration. 

Cost: Member Fee:  Free Event (5 free per company) Non-member Fee: $50

Registration:  Register online at https://www.gita.org/forms/forms/Default/pods_reg_form.aspx

Contact: Conference Chair Sheila Wilson, PODS Association Executive Director, 918-246-9343

Who Should Attend: GIS Analysts, Technicians, and Managers • Project Coordinators • Web Developers • Database Administrators • Spatial Data Managers • Programmers • Application Developers • GIS Developers • System Integrators • Oil and Gas Operators • Pipeline Managers • Engineers and Constructors • Risk Analysis Personnel • Risk and Integrity Engineers • Standards Organizations • Regulatory Agencies

About PODS
The PODS Association is a not for profit industry standards organization promoting the continued development and use of a data storage and interchange standard for the pipeline industry.