Twelve tracks cover full range of mnapping topics.

The preliminary program for the 17th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference has been posted to the conference web site, This is the earliest date the program has ever been available.

Workshops and seminars are being presented by such luminaries as Herbert W. Stoughton, PhD, PE, PLS, CP; Denver Business Journal columnist Ben Leichtling, PhD; and book authors Jan Van Sickle and Thad Tilton. Program tracks include technical topics, policy issues and professional development:

  • Emerging Standards/Open GIS
  • Resource Conflict Management
  • Professional Development
  • Enterprise GIS
  • Imagery & Remote Sensing
  • Regional Cooperative Efforts
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Surveying, Cartography & Geodesy
  • Public Policy
  • GPS, Surveying & Field Data
  • Frontiers of Technology
  • Vendor Showcase

About the conference
The conference will be October 6-8, 2004 at the Plaza at the Mart, a facility at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Wednesday and Thursday will include technical sessions, the exhibition, and shorter workshops. Full-day and two-day workshops will be Monday and Tuesday. Friday's program includes technical tours and a golf outing.

The sponsoring societies are the Colorado Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Rocky Mountain Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and GIS Colorado.

For more information, visit the website or contact Karen Brandt, Chair, at

Source: GIS in the Rockies, Juen 14, 2004