Carl Cargill, director of standards at Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara, Calif.; and Barry Glick, chairman of the board of directors of Webraska, Saratoga, Calif., will provide keynote addresses at Location-Based Services, a symposium scheduled for Oct. 2425, 2002, at the Sheraton Reston Hotel in Reston, Virginia. Location-Based Services is presented by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC).

"We're very excited to have not only one but two speakers of the caliber of Carl Cargill and Barry Glick," said Bob Samborski, executive director of GITA. "Their insights into how location-based services can help organizations will be extremely valuable."

Samborski said attendees of the conference can expect to gain a realistic picture of location-based services (LBS), including learning what the technology can -- and can't -- do. The one-and-a-half days of the symposium will also include presentations and panel discussions featuring speakers from Cquay; EMA, Inc.; ESRI; Intergraph; MapInfo Corp.; Navigation Technologies; and Oracle Corp.

The presentations and vendor exhibits will also include live demonstrations of OpenLS applications from leading LBS vendors. The cost of attending the LBS program is $349.

More information on the Location-Based Services program, including registration information and a complete agenda, is available at the GITA Web site (