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Governor Bill Owens Proclaims GIS Week in Colorado 10.02.2002

October 2, 2002
GIS Week, Oct. 7-11, coincides with the 15th Annual GIS in the Rockies conference, October 8-10, 2002.

Governor Bill Owens has proclaimed October 7-11, 2002, as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Week in the State of Colorado.

GIS Week coincides with the 15th Annual GIS in the Rockies conference, October 8-10, 2002 at the Plaza at the Mart, part of the Denver Merchandise Mart at I-25 and 58th Avenue. The conference theme is "GIS from Start to Finish."

The Proclamation reads as follows:
WHEREAS, developers and users of geographic information systems and associated geo-technologies have made major contributions to the citizens of the United States and Colorado through the creation, implementation and use of systems that support decisions based on the location of things on the Earth; and

WHEREAS, the Colorado Front Range is one of the main centers for geo-technologies in the United States; and

WHEREAS, greater understanding of GIS and GIS-related technologies in business, government, academia and the general public is desirable; and

WHEREAS, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Colorado Section; the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Rocky Mountain Region; the Geospatial Information Technology Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter; the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado; and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter will be jointly sponsoring the 15th annual conference "GIS in the Rockies" in Denver; and

WHEREAS, the conference will feature a program of workshops, technical paper presentations, and exhibits of GIS and GIS-related technologies with the theme, "GIS from Start to Finish" and admission will be open to the public;

Now Therefore, I, Bill Owens, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim October 7-11, 2002, as

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) WEEK

in the State of Colorado.

Given under my hand and the Executive Seal of the State of Colorado, this twenty-third day of September, 2002

Bill Owens
Governor