Governor Bill Owens has proclaimed September 29 October 3, 2003, as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Week in the State of Colorado.

GIS Week coincides with the 16th Annual GIS in the Rockies conference, October 1-3, 2003 at the Plaza at the Mart, part of the Denver Merchandise Mart at I-25 and 58th Avenue. The conference theme is "Geospatial Integration Today for Tomorrow."

The Honorary Proclamation reads as follows:

WHEREAS, developers and users of geographic information systems and associated geo-technologies have made major contributions to the citizens of the United States and Colorado through the creation, implementation and use of systems that support decisions based on the location of things on the Earth; and

WHEREAS, the Colorado Front Range is one of the main centers for geo-technologies in the United States; and

WHEREAS, greater understanding of GIS and GIS-related technologies in business, government, academia and the general public is desirable; and

WHEREAS, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Colorado Section; the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Rocky Mountain Region; the Geospatial Information Technology Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter; the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado; and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter; and GIS Colorado will be jointly presenting the 16th annual conference "GIS in the Rockies" in Denver; and

WHEREAS, the conference will feature a program of workshops, technical paper presentations, and exhibits of GIS and GIS-related technologies with the theme, "Geospatial Integration Today for Tomorrow" and admission will be open to the public;

Now Therefore, I, Bill Owens, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim September 29 -- October 3, 2003, as


in the State of Colorado.

GIVEN under my hand and the Executive Seal of the State of Colorado, this seventeenth day of September, 2003

Bill Owens