This year’s edition  represents a 58% increase in organizations participating in the report since 2005. The $49 discount will only be available on-site at GITA’s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference slated for March 9-12, 2008, in Seattle, Wash.
 


GITA Announces New $49 Discount for Geospatial Technology Report
 
Aurora, Colo., Feb. 14, 2008-The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced a new $49 discount for the 2008 Geospatial Technology Report (GTR). This year’s edition  represents a 58% increase in organizations participating in the report since 2005. The $49 discount will only be available on-site at GITA’s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference (www.gita.org/gis), slated for March 9-12, 2008, in Seattle, Wash.
 
The 2008 GTR is set to publish in February 2008, and boasts a record-breaking 467 user company participants-that’s an increase from 386 in the 2006-2007 report and 294 in 2005.
 
To take advantage of the $49 discount, GTR purchasers must attend GITA’s 2008 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference and fill out a special on-site order form. The $49 is a 16% discount off the member price of $299 and 11% off the nonmember price of $449. Members will pay $250, and nonmembers will pay $400. The report is provided free of charge to user organizations that participated in the GTR survey. Online registration for GITA’s Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference is now available at gita.org/gis.
 
"GITA members and conference attendees are the driving force behind this phenomenal increase in participation, and we wanted to say 'thank you'," said Bob Samborski, GITA executive director. "It's been incredible to watch the GTR go from an idea, with less than 50 companies filling out the initial survey, to where it is today. We look forward to continuing that growth and making this unique report an even more valuable resource in the future."
 
The 2008 Geospatial Technology Report addresses geospatial projects in six infrastructure markets: electric, gas, water, pipeline, telecommunication, and public sector agencies. Information in each industry section focuses on landbase accuracy, sophistication, maintenance cycles, application usage, and interfaces, as well as the top 10 applications and technologies.
 
Copies of the report may also be pre-ordered online at GITA’s Web site, www.gita.org/bookstore, or by contacting GITA headquarters at 303-337-0513 or info@gita.org. For information on participating in the surveys for the 2009 report, contact Kathryn Hail at 303-337-0513 or khail@gita.org.
 
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