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GIS in the Rockies

09/10/2008 8:00 am
09/12/2008 5:00 pm

When: September 10 to September 12
Where:  The Ranch - Larimer County 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland Colorado 80538

GIS in the Rockies is the inter mountain west's premier geospatial information and technology conference. This year's conference, Mapping Your Assets, will focus on issues related to Real Property Asset Management as well as challenges facing the geospatial industry as GIS integrates into the traditional information technology component of the enterprise. To support the conference's subject areas, some of the industry's lead professionals are being recruited to support the various conference tracks.

This year's conference will be held between September 10th and 12th 2008 at The Ranch, located in Loveland, Colorado. Pre-conference workshops will be held on September 9th. Track sessions and seminars will run concurrently on the first and second days of the conference. On Friday technical tours and other recreational opportunities are scheduled.

The conference offers opportunities for industry professionals to learn more about geospatial technology issues and business-centric strategies supporting every vertical market touched by the geospatial industry. Historically, attendees have included representatives from local, state, and federal government, the utilities industry, environmental services, land surveying professionals, the oil and gas industry, retail and business marketing professionals

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First Nations Archaeology Symposium - Haida Gwaii

09/10/2008 8:00 am
09/12/2008 7:00 pm

The goal of the Invitational First Nations Archaeology Symposium on Haida Gwaii will be to identify common struggles, successes and failures in protecting ancestral sites. Most importantly, solutions to the inadequate protection of ancestral sites will be developed during the symposium.

For more information please see the attached pdf brochure below (note: you must be logged in to download brochure) or click here.


Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Maps

09/03/2008 1:00 pm
09/06/2008 1:00 pm

British Cartographic Society Annual Symposium

The British Cartographic Society has announced the dates and location for its Annual Symposium. Under the banner of Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Maps,the residential conference will take place from the 3rd to the 6thSeptember, inclusive, at the Harben House Conference facility inNewport Pagnell. This annual event, which has been held every yearsince 1963, was last year given a total revamp offering delegates a newformat and content including a wide choice of topical presentationstogether with a programme of interactive workshops.

“Cartographycontinues to thrive amid both the opportunities and challenges posed bydevelopments in technology,” said Mary Spence, who was awarded an MBEfor her contribution to map design, and is currently President of TheBritish Cartographic Society. “This event is designed to give delegatesthe opportunity to learn about future developments and trends inmapping, debate the challenges facing cartography, gain practicalexperience and get involved with a friendly society that is committedto better mapmaking.”

The Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Mapsconference programme features an impressive line up of industry expertswho will give inspirational presentations on a diverse range of maprelated topics including representatives from the Royal GeographicalSociety, City University, Pitney Bowes MapInfo and the government’sCommunities and Local Government.

In addition to the fullprogramme of presentations delegates can also choose from a range ofhands-on workshops. Topics include ‘Making the most of OS MasterMap’,‘Applying the KISS principle for effective map communication’, ‘Getstarted in mapping!’ and ‘The trials and tribulations of map research’.Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Maps will also include all thefavourite elements from over four decades' of symposiums; the MapCurators’ Workshop including a visit to the RAF Military IntelligenceMuseum at Chicksands, special interest group meetings, a commercialexhibition, gala dinner and awards ceremony.

As part of theAssociation for Geographic Information (AGI) Continuing ProfessionalDevelopment Programme (CPD) and the Royal Geographical Society with IBG(RGS-IBG) Chartered Geographer scheme, delegates at Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Maps will be able to use their attendance as part of their annual training objective.

Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Mapsis being organised on behalf of The British Cartographic Society, byTraining 4 GIS, the training and consultancy division of TheGeoInformation Group. Fiona Cocks, Training Director, commented “Lastyear's new look was well received by delegates both old and new and,following an extensive consultation process, Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Maps hopes to build on this success.”

For further information call the organisers on +44(0)1223 880077.
Media please contact Faith Clark on +44(0)1603 211691


Map Africa 2008: The Prestigious African Conference on Geospatial Technology

08/25/2008 9:00 am
08/26/2008 5:00 pm

Cape Town, July 10, 2008 – GIS Development, organiser of Map Africa 2008, the third Annual African Conference and Exhibition on Geographical Information Technology and Applications, is pleased to announce the distinguished line of Conference Speakers. Map Africa 2008, which is being co-organised by the Department of Land Affairs, is scheduled for August 25 – 26, 2008 at Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, .

Dr. Derek Clarke, Chief Director: Surveys and Mapping, and co-organiser of the conference said, “Map Africa 2008 brings to us top quality international speakers in the field of geo-spatial information science and technology, such as Vanessa Lawrence, Ian Williamson, Bill Cartwright and Josef Strobl. Having such renowned speakers on our doorstep at the same time does not happen often, so this is a golden opportunity to interact with these experts and our colleagues from Africa. My staff will participate in building their knowledge of the utilization of geo-spatial information for the development of Africa.”

On the occasion, Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer GIS Development expressed his pleasure by stating, “We are really glad to announce the distinguished line of speakers for Map Africa 2008. I am confident that the expertise and experience of such outstanding speakers will contribute to developing the knowledge base of the African geospatial community. I am also pleased to inform that this year at the exhibition of Map Africa, we have an excellent mix of international as well as African companies who will put on display their latest technology and services. I welcome all speakers, participants and exhibitors to the conference and sincerely hope that each participant can derive maximum out of this opportunity.”

For more information about the conference please see the press release below.