Mapping and GIS community attendees can choose from more than 190 technical sessions.

The Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community (IGUC), Huntsville, Ala., finalized plans for GeoSpatial World 2002, the IGUC International Training and Management Conference. The event will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 10-12. Conference details and online registration are available at

GeoSpatial World 2002 brings together mapping and GIS specialists and industry colleagues from around the world to share and experience first-hand the real-world strategies and solutions presented at this event. "Ideas you can use" will resonate throughout this year's conference during user presentations and technical sessions, workshop and training courses, networking opportunities and conference exhibits.

More than 190 technical sessions are organized into key tracks that include Federal/National Government Solutions, Local/Regional Government Solutions, Public Works and Utilities Industry Solutions, Product and Technology, Transportation Industry Solutions, Education, and Management and Strategic Direction.

An online technical program is available at Attendees can search and analyze strategic addresses, technical sessions, workshops, and training courses - by technical track, day and time, session type, and keyword.

Sponsored by IGUC and Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions, GeoSpatial World is targeted at decision makers, managers, staff, and users who create or use geospatial information technology to meet needs in academia or in the public or private sector.

Complementing the first-class conference program are these key activities:

  • Location-based Services Colloquium - Location-based services (LBS) is gaining substantial momentum. Colloquium speakers will address LBS applications and technology advantages for enterprise and consumer markets. This program is co-sponsored by IntelliWhere(tm), a division of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions.
  • Presentations On-the-fly -Attendees can share demos, hot fixes, or creative uses of an application or software during these 15-minute presentations.
  • Ask the Experts - This popular program enables attendees to meet one-on-one with Intergraph support and training team members to discuss products and various topics.
  • Products, Projects and Solutions Exhibit - Conferees can meet with company representatives and industry organizations that serve the mapping and GIS community to learn how to make day-to-day operations more productive.

    Awards programs honor innovative uses of geospatial technology New to GeoSpatial World are international awards programs that recognize students, educators, and users and their projects and programs based on Intergraph's mapping and GIS technology.

    The Power to Learn Student Poster competition winners and Educator Best Practices award recipients will be honored at GeoSpatial World 2002 for their use of GIS technology in the classroom. Winning entries from students will be on display at the conference. Educator recipients will receive their Best Practices awards at the conference and will also present their entries in the education track of the technical program. Entries will be accepted until February 15. Guidelines and an entry form are available at

    Mapping professionals can demonstrate their cartographic excellence by entering the first annual Awards for Cartographic Excellence. Entries will be displayed and judged, and the winners recognized at GeoSpatial World 2002. Guidelines and an entry form can be found at