Planning for the 16th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference is underway. The new Board of Directors has convened and selected the theme "Geospatial Integration Today for Tomorrow." The Conference will be October 1-3, 2003 at the Plaza at the Mart, a facility at the Denver Merchandise Mart. The program will be structured in a brand new format. Workshops and seminars, technical sessions and the exhibition will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday events will include technical tours and a golf outing at a course having carts equipped with GPS.
The five sponsoring societies are the Colorado Section of the American Congress of 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), and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). Each sponsoring society has two members on the Board of Directors. Board members are William Fuller and Paul Valdez, ACSM; Mark Hess and Jaymes Pardue, ASPRS; Kim Paxton and Deb Wilson, GITA; Robert Boehm and Mike Greer, PLSC; and Simon Montagu and Bob Tucker, URISA. Keith Hangland is an At-Large member. This year GIS Colorado is also contributing to the organization of the conference. Affiliate members Rena Brand and Jarrod Skulavik represent GIS Colorado on the Board. The Board has approved a contract with Cary and Associates to manage the exhibition, and principal Tina Cary is also an affiliate Board member. The officers of the GIS in the Rockies 2003 Board of Directors are Keith Hangland, Chair; Mark Hess, Vice-Chair, Deb Wilson, Treasurer; and Kim Paxton, Secretary.