2003 GIS in the Rockies Conference to Be Held in October

Title: 2003 GIS in the Rockies Conference to Be Held in October
Author: Bob Tucker
Publication: The Outcrop, August 2003, p. 10

The 16th annual GIS in the Rockies Conference will be held October 1-3, 2003. The theme of this year’s conference is “Geospatial Integration: Today for Tomorrow.” Geographic Information Systems are powerful tools used to solve a wide variety of problems involving spatially distributed data. The GIS in the Rockies conference provides an excellent overview of the diverse applications of GIS technology. The conference combines workshops, technical sessions, seminars and an exhibition to showcase the latest developments in this fast-evolving field. Last year, over 600 attendees from private industry, government agencies and academia participated. Over 70 exhibitors presented products and services, including software, GPS hardware, data, imagery, and professional services.

Wednesday and Thursday activities will be at the Merchandise Mart. Luncheon speakers will be Peter Batty, Chief Technology Officer of Ten Sails, and (tentatively) John Hansen, Chief Technology Officer of the State of Colorado. New to this year’s conference are off-site activities on Friday, including a GPS-assisted golf tournament, and tours of the BP Center for Visualization, the USGS Rocky Mountain Mapping Center, and other facilities in the Denver area.

Twelve presentation tracks will include such themes as Introduction to GIS, Engineering and Infrastructure, GPS and Field Data, and Industry Applications and Development. Karen Morgan of the Colorado Geological Survey will chair the Resource Management track, which will include topics of interest to the geological community. Additional oil and gas-related topics will be scattered throughout other tracks.

Visit the GIS in the Rockies website at http://www.GISintheRockies.org for registration information and pricing. There are significant savings for early registration.