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Deadline Extended for Geospatial Technology Report Surveys

August 20, 2007

Aurora, Colo., Aug. 16, 2007-The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced today the deadline to complete surveys for the ninth annual Geospatial Technology Report has been extended to Aug. 31, 2007.

The report will contain detailed information on the complexity, direction, and completeness of geographic information systems (GIS) projects being implemented at nearly 400 infrastructure-based organizations around the world. Users with active GIS implementations are invited to complete the survey at gita.org/gtr_survey. User organizations that complete the survey will receive a free copy of the report. The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2007. The 2006-2007 edition is currently selling for $449 for GITA nonmembers and $299 for members.

Other than company name, number of customers, and start date of the companies’ GIS, all information is kept confidential, and none of the data provided is associated with the responding organizations in the published report.

The survey saw a record 31% growth in 2006 as nearly 400 user organizations participated. GITA is hoping to continue growing the survey by making it easier to fill out. Information from past participants has been saved, so they can simply login and enter in updates and new data.

The report is widely hailed as one of the major industry surveys of the geospatial community. The 2006-2007 report is available for purchase at www.gita.org/gtr.