The organizations signed a three-year agreement that will build on the synergies of Esri’s Survey and Engineering GIS Summit and substantially broaden the scope of the ACSM annual conference. 

Esri and ACSM have formally announced that they will hold a joint conference in San Diego beginning in 2011. The organizations signed a three-year agreement that will build on the synergies of Esri’s Survey and Engineering GIS Summit and substantially broaden the scope of the ACSM annual conference. Called The Survey Summit, the event will comprise technical sessions and informative presentations as well as a manufacturer expo. The goal is to bring together GIS users with individuals from the surveying and engineering community to foster education and collaboration and to cultivate new business opportunities for everyone involved.

“We’re really excited about this partnership,” said Curtis Sumner, ACSM executive director. “This event will allow us to demonstrate to the world that the surveying, engineering and GIS professions do intersect with each other and can work together effectively. We think it’s going to be good for the community at large.”

The event Web site is expected to open soon and will be at www.thesurveysummit.com.