Conference doubles partner and client sites represented.

More than twice as many customer sites and key business partners attended NovaLIS'(Charlotte, N.C.) second annual user conference, including industry leaders such as ESRI President Jack Dangermond, who delivered the keynote address. The conference took place November 3-6 on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

The NovaLIS User Conference 2003 - inform, integrate, relate - was a four-day conference that gave the company's customers the opportunity to interact with each other in both classroom and social settings. Product users also touched base with NovaLIS' most strategic business partners during the sold out Partner Expo to learn about the complementary services and solutions they provide. In addition to clients based in Canada and the United States, attendees traveled from as far away as Northern Ireland and Puerto Rico.

NovaLIS is the leader in the supply of land information management products to governments in North America and the Caribbean. The company achieves this position by having the highest level of GIS and product integration in the market. ESRI Canada, ESRI Inc., and Leica Geosystems jointly own NovaLIS. NovaLIS' corporate headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Regional offices are strategically located across the United States and Canada. NovaLIS is committed to providing land and government agencies with outstanding business solutions. Through its network of partners, NovaLIS works with corporations, agencies, and national, regional and local governments worldwide.

Source: NovaLIS, Nov. 27, 2003<.i>