Papers requested for GITA's Annual Conference 26, scheduled for March 2-5, 2003, in San Antonio.

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) has issued a Call for Papers for its Annual Conference 26, scheduled for March 2-5, 2003, in San Antonio, Tex.

The conference is expected to draw approximately 3,000 geospatial professionals who will come to learn and exchange ideas on the power and benefits of GIS and related geospatial information technologies that are reshaping the way infrastructure-based organizations do business.

The conference committee seeks professionals from the user and vendor communities to present ideas that will assist others in making solid business decisions with an emphasis on customers, competition, efficiency, and profit.

The 13 conference track topics include:

  • Data Management--The Evolution of Data
  • E-Biz--Leveraging the Web
  • ExecuNet for the CXO
  • GeoSoluciones
  • The Human Factor--People Make the Difference
  • Mobile--Driving IT to New Frontiers
  • Municipal Perspective--Facing Unique IT Challenges
  • Networks Operations Management--Forging the Trail
  • New Technology--Spurring Your Organization to Solve Business Problems
  • System Architecture--Designing the Enterprise
  • System Integration--The Enterprise Roundup
  • User Presentations--The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Work Management--Critical Components of Today's Business.

Paper abstracts should be 200 words in length and include the intended audience rank (novice, intermediate, advanced, or all audiences) and three learning objectives summarizing what participants will gain from the presentation. Abstracts may be submitted via GITA's online submission form at, or e-mailed as an attachment to The abstract submission deadline is June 3, 2002. Complete information on the call for papers process, including a sample format, may be obtained from the GITA Web site, located at Other questions may be directed to Henry Rosales, GITA's director of education, at 303-337-0513.