Expanded program agenda includes customer site visits and technical sessions on imaging and utilities and communications solutions.

GeoSpatial World 2003 finalized an expanded conference agenda that features new opportunities for mapping, GIS, and IT professionals from around the world to see real-world strategies and solutions in action. This year's conference, "Smart Solutions - Smarter Decisions," focuses on real-world applications for geospatial resource management, land information management, geospatial intelligence, geospatial data management and cartography, and foundations. New for the 2003 event are customer site visits, a Utilities & Communications Solutions track, and technical sessions focusing on earth imaging solutions. These additions further bolster the technical program planned for professionals working in local, regional, and national government; military and intelligence; transportation; commercial photogrammetry; remote sensing; utilities and communications; applications development; and academia.

GeoSpatial World 2003, the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community International Training and Management Conference, convenes May 19 - 21 in New Orleans, La.

Conference provides smart solutions to improve geospatial workflows The conference will provide attendees insight on new solutions and innovations that increase the options for gathering, processing, and using geospatial information. This year's technical program was designed with sessions to inform executives, managers, and technicians on how to implement innovative solutions, solve technical problems, increase productivity in the workplace, and improve an organization's profitability. Key new additions to the conference program include:

  • Site visits to local government customer, Jefferson Parish, and academic customer, St. Bernard Middle School - Two distinct site visits will help attendees explore how GeoMedia technology is assisting professionals and educators increase communication across organizations. Jefferson Parish uses GeoMedia Professional to integrate data from disparate departments including planning, drainage, street, and water. This integration allows each department to create and maintain their own set of geospatial data as well as provides access to internal and external users as they create maps. While visiting St. Bernard Middle School, attendees will see how students use GeoMedia technology in the classroom to contribute information about their school facilities to an interactive electronic map. Through the "Quest with GIS: A Louisiana K-12 Classroom Experience" program, St. Bernard students submit information that helps the American Red Cross, Department of Transportation, State Office of Emergency Preparedness, and the Louisiana GIS Council prepare for future emergencies.
  • New session track featuring utilities and communications solutions - A dedicated track with more than 30 sessions on geofacilities information management and outage and mobile workforce management complements geospatial resource management topics covered at the conference. Utilities and communication solutions highlighted at GeoSpatial World 2003 will include G/Technology; a Geospatial Resource Management- (GRM) enabling engine; InService for outage and mobile workforce management; GeoMedia-based solutions for ad hoc analysis and data mining; and IntelliWhere for location-based services.
  • New earth imaging technical sessions - Sessions will demonstrate how the TerraShare family of products impact photogrammetric production, manage orthophotos on the GIS desktop, provide collaborative production, and distribute geoimagery data via the Internet.
  • Variety of customer sessions centering on innovative GIS solutions - Integral to the education and management components of the conference are the user presentations. Sessions will range from implementation processes to project results and from organizational issues to lessons learned along the way. Smart solutions showcased at the conference range from "Web Electric Outage Reporting at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power" to "The City of Houston's Lane Closure Application" to "NIMA's GIS Enterprise to Support the Global War on Terrorism" to "National Geospatial Preparedness for All-Hazard Emergency Management" to "City of Copenhagen - Enterprise GIS Using GeoMedia WebMap Publisher and OpenGIS WMS Servers" to "Development of a Parcel Management GIS Subsystem for Croatian Roads," and much more.

"We are pleased to offer Intergraph customers and industry professionals the broadest range of sessions ever at GeoSpatial World," said Arlen Reimnitz, executive administrator of the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community. "Besides adding more opportunities for first-hand looks at GIS and mapping solutions, this year's conference addresses the needs of the extended customer base that Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions now serves. In the past year, the Z/I Imaging and Intergraph Utilities & Communications Solutions have merged with the Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions division, allowing the division to strengthen its integrated product offerings and customer support in all related areas."

Customize your agenda online Attendees can search and analyze the entire agenda of keynote addresses, technical sessions, hands-on workshops, and training courses by technical track, session content, day and time, session type, and keyword through the conference's online technical program now live at the conference Web site (www.geospatialworld.com/tp/search/). Using the searchable technical program, conference attendees can plan their personal agenda from among the technical sessions, keynote, workshops, and seminars, based on their interests and needs.

Registrants can receive a pre-registration conference discount until Wednesday, April 30. For complete conference details and registration incentives, visit the GeoSpatial World Web site at www.geospatialworld.com.