July 25, 2006 - Denver, Colorado- The program committee of the 2006 GIS in the Rockies Conference announced that attendee registration is proceeding at a strong pace and is on track to be one of the biggest GIS in the Rockies conferences to date. The early registration rate of $200 remains in place just 10 more days and will increase to $275 after August 4, 2006.
The 2006 GIS in the Rockies Conference will be held September 13 - 15, 2006 at INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. The six sponsoring societies and organizations share a dedication to promote professional development, education, and general community outreach while helping people understand the uses and benefits of GIS technology.
"This year's theme - GIS: From Behind the Scene to Extreme - illustrates the emergence of GIS as not only a mainstream technology, but one that has gone well beyond its day-to-day uses," said Mike Greer, Chair of the GIS in the Rockies Planning Committee. "From assessing and mitigating damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to new and innovative uses such as Google Earth, GIS is showing up in the hands of more and more people each day. No longer considered a back room technology used by scientists and map makers, GIS in the Rockies 2006 aims to showcase the varied and exciting uses of GIS across a broad array of interests and needs."
Panel sessions will be organized along the following program tracks:
- GIS for Utilities
- Advanced Data Acquisition and Mapping
- GIS for Surveyors - Spatially Enabling your Business
- GIS in Public Policy
- Remote Sensing
- Data Sharing
- Homeland Security & Emergency Response
- Maps in Apps
- Spatially Enabling IT
- Mapping Goes Mainstream
- Vendor Showcase
Off-site visits and activities will take place in and around the Denver metro area on September 15th. Interested GIS and Surveying professionals can register for conference entry online at the event website:www.GISintheRockies.org.
Questions about attending the conference should be directed firstname.lastname@example.org.
About GIS in the RockiesGIS in the Rockies is a technology conference providing community outreach, education and professional development for people interested in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. Formed by several professional societies and organizations, the conference enjoys its 19th annual event at INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado USA. The sponsoring societies include: the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA), the Colorado Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC), the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and GIS Colorado.
For more information about GIS in the Rockies and links to the sponsoring societies, visitwww.gisintherockies.org.