« Tuesday February 10, 2009 »

You are invited to participate in the 2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference,
February. 8-11, 2009 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action

The biennial Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference is the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the Salish Sea region. The 2009 conference, hosted by the Puget Sound Partnership and Environment Canada, will build upon the experience of previous conferences by connecting scientific research and management techniques to priorities for meaningful action. Mark your calendar for the 2009 conference in Seattle, Washington, and be sure not to miss this unprecedented opportunity!

Who Should Attend

  • Scientists
  • Policymakers
  • Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations
  • Resource managers
  • Business leaders
  • Elected officials
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educators and students
  • Concerned citizens

The 2009 conference theme is The Future of the Salish Sea: A Call to Action. Since 2003, the conference has moved from chronicling science research to exploring the science/policy interface. The 2009 conference theme captures this progression from sound science to informed action. Conference participants will have the opportunity to apply shared knowledge by developing priorities and a commitment to post-conference engagement.

Conference sub-themes include:

Air Quality & Climate Change

Ecosystem Management Strategies and Techniques

Habitat, Land Use, and Species

Marine & Freshwater Resources

Important Dates:

  • October 10, 2008 Abstract Submissions Due
  • November 10, 2008 Authors notified
  • November 13, 2008 Conference registration opens
  • January 9, 2009 Early registration forms and fees due
  • February 8-11, 2009 Conference

Conference objectives:

  • To promote a sense of place in the Salish Sea, irrespective of political borders
  • To INFORM participants about current scientific research and management techniques in the Salish Sea and to MOTIVATE participants to ENGAGE in needed research and actions
  • To foster collaboration and understanding between scientists and policy makers
  • To transfer knowledge about successes and challenges of ecosystem management activities
  • To identify priority research and management approaches and foster a commitment to action

1. Education and training in geomatics.
2. Geodesy.
3. Digital cartography.
4. Remote sensing.
5. Geographical information systems.
6. Spatial data infrastructures.

Start: 02/10/2009 7:00 am
GIS Development is pleased to announce the dates of second Map World Forum scheduled for February 10 - 13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India. We will appreciate if you can post the press release on your website/ezine/publication and spread the word about the Global Congress where Geospatial Technologists will meet with experts from various other fields to deliberate on creating a Sustainable Planet Earth.
Start: 02/10/2009 10:00 am
End: 02/10/2009 12:00 pm

Registration is not required. This is a repeat of the web cast conducted in Nov. of 2008 for anyone who missed it.

Many tribes are grappling with large image holdings that are leveraged to support diverse GIS programs. With the recent renewal of the U.S. Department of Interior Enterprise License Agreement, the ArcGIS Server Image extension is now included in the software being made available to tribes via the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)/National Geospatial Resource Center (NGRC).

Please join TJ Abbenhaus from the ESRI Olympia Office and David Gadsden from the ESRI federal team for a one-hour webinar on the ArcGIS Server Image extension. Learn firsthand how this technology could help solve your image management challenges.

Gain valuable information about the ArcGIS Server Image extension.

  • Find out about on-the-fly and on-demand image distribution and processing.
  • Hear how to quickly access and serve large quantities of file-based imagery.
  • Learn how you can maximize the value of your imagery by making it readily accessible without reprocessing and reloading it.
  • Explore better image visualization, reduced storage costs, and less data maintenance.

Webcast Details:


When: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 10:00 AM (PST)

Scheduled to Occur: Once

Duration: 1-2 hours (Depending on the discussion)


ESRI has invited you to attend an online meeting using Microsoft Office Live Meeting.


Meeting time: Feb 10, 2009 10:00 AM (PST) 


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Contact David Gadsden or call him at
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