Denver, CO – August 6, 2007 - The program committee for the 2007 GIS in the Rockies Conference announces that Autodesk executive Geoff Zeiss will serve the Thursday luncheon keynote speaker for the 20th Annual GIS in the Rockies conference.

“We are very excited to have Geoff Zeiss providing the keynote address at this year’s conference. As we celebrate the 20th year of the GIS in the Rockies conference, we believe Mr. Zeiss’ address will provide a unique perspective on the future of open source geospatial initiatives and industry solutions for government, utilities, and communication,” says Deborah Wilson, member of the GIS in the Rockies Board of Directors.

Mr. Zeiss is director of technology for Autodesk Geospatial and has more than 10 years experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries. His particular interests include streamlining the infrastructure management workflow at utilities, telecommunications firms and local government, open source geospatial and Web 2.0 and its impact on infrastructure management, and converged BIM/CAD/GIS solutions.

The 2007 GIS in the Rockies conference will be held September 12 – 14, 2007 at INVESCO Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Geoff Zeiss of Autodesk Inc. and Mr. Jack Dangermond of ESRI will serve as the two keynote speakers for the event.

The six sponsoring societies for the 2007 GIS in the Rockies conference have developed a series of program tracks with the theme “Celebrating 20 Spatial Years”. Presentations and workshops are designed to appeal to a broad community of GIS users, surveyors, and other interested technology professionals.

This year’s panel topics include:

Advanced Data Acquisition and Mapping
Utilities, Infrastructure, and Management
Surveying: Building GIS from the Ground Up
GIS for Urban and Regional Government
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
GIS for Managers
Sustainability and Renewable Resources
GIS Application Development
GIS for Communities
Federal Track: GIS in the National Picture
Geospatial Imaging: GIS Foundation & Layers of Value

Off-site visits and activities will take place in and around the Denver metro area on Sept 14th. Additional information on panel sessions, exhibits, and off-site activities can be found at the event website

Questions about exhibiting at the conference should be directed to Kim Longo atvendors@gisintherockies.orgor 303-250-0612.

About GIS in the Rockies

GIS 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 20th 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,