Governor Bill Owens has proclaimed October 4-8, 2004, as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Week in the State of Colorado.

GIS Week coincides with the 17th Annual GIS in the Rockies conference, October 6-8, 2004 at the Plaza at the Mart, part of the Denver Merchandise Mart at I-25 and 58th Avenue. The conference theme is "Worlds of Opportunity."

The Honorary Proclamation reads as follows:

WHEREAS, developers and users of geographic information systems 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 location; 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 important to advancements in the field; 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; and GIS Colorado will be jointly presenting the 17th annual conference "GIS in the Rockies" in Denver; and

WHEREAS, "GIS in the Rockies" will feature a program of workshops, technical paper presentations, and exhibits of GIS and GIS-related technologies with the theme, "Worlds of Opportunity," and admission will be open to the public;

Now Therefore, I, Bill Owens, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim October 4 - 8, 2004, GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) WEEK in the State of Colorado.

GIVEN under my hand and the Executive Seal of the State of Colorado, this ninth day of September, 2004

About GIS in the Rockies
GIS in the Rockies provides a forum for professionals to learn about and to share their experiences with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. This year will be the 17th conference in the series. GIS in the Rockies is organized entirely by volunteers from the local GIS community representing six not-for-profit professional organizations:

  • American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • Geographic Information and Technology Association (GITA)
  • Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC)
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
  • GIS Colorado

Proceeds from the conference are returned to the sponsoring societies. They use these funds to award scholarships and grants and to host technical sessions and seminars.

Source: GIS in the Rockies, Sept. 16, 2004