ACSM-APLS Conference Call for Presentations

The ACSM is organizing a significant opportunity for the reporting of research and applications in geographic information science, cartography, geodesy, surveying and related disciplines. This technical program is being developed through collaboration among the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, National Society of Professional Surveyors and American Association for Geodetic Surveying as the member organizations of ACSM. This meeting will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., March 31 to April 2, 2003, in cooperation with the Arizona Professional Land Surveyors and the Arizona Geographic Information Council.

Paper abstracts, Poster or Presentation Proposals, or Session Proposals are invited on topics including:

Applications of GIS and Mapping Technologies
Geodesy, Surveying and Land Information Systems
Foundations for the Future
Evolving Markets
GIS and Organizations
Advanced Data Types and Sources
Leading Edge Research Trusts

Abstract submissions should be 500 words or less in electronic text format as email attachments to To ensure current and relevant presentations, abstracts will be accepted until Oct. 11, 2002, with final papers due by Jan. 31, 2003. Proceedings will be web-published prior to the conference to ensure the maximum interaction among researchers, developers, and users. Questions, suggestions, or session proposals may also be sent to at any time.

ACSM has an extensive workshop program, but always welcomes new submissions.

Anyone wishing to propose a Workshop for presentation should provide the following information to the appropriate contact noted below by September 6, 2002.

1. Workshop title
2. 500 word abstract describing the length of the workshop (half or whole day); the goals/objectives and content of the workshop; the intended audience of the workshop including whether it is introductory, intermediate, or advanced material; and, names of instructors
3. Instructor(s) vitae
4.Whether or not this is an established or a newly developed workshop and whether these instructors have given this workshop in the past
5. If it is an established workshop, provide a copy of the most current workbook/materials

All workshop proposals will be considered and the Program Chairs will notify those selected for inclusion in the workshop program. In addition to considering new proposals, the Program Chairs may recruit additional workshops to complete a well-balanced program, minimizing subject overlap and maximizing the quality of the overall Workshop program.

Workshop submissions are due September 6.

Please send new submissions in electronic format to workshops