Technical report expected to draw more than 200 respondents.

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) has launched the data collection process for its 6th annual Geospatial Technology Report. The report contains detailed information on the complexity, direction, and completeness of geographic information systems (GIS) projects being implemented at more than 200 infrastructure-based organizations around the world. Users with active GIS implementations are invited to complete the survey at www.gita.org/geo_report. Other than company name, number of customers, and start date of the companies' GIS, all information is kept confidential, and none of the data provided is associated with the responding organizations in the published report.

"The information provided by user respondents provides valuable insights for those who want to justify a new project, increase funding for an existing project, expand the use of geospatial technology to the enterprise, or just add a new application," said GITA Executive Director Bob Samborski.

The report is GITA's best-selling publication, and is widely hailed as one of the major industry surveys of the geospatial community. The 2003 report, available for $125 for GITA members and $225 for nonmembers, will be published in the fall of 2003.