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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

GITA Congratulates 2008 Conference Speaker Award Recipients; Abstracts for 2009 Event Now Being Accepted

GITA is especially glad to announce the 2008 Speaker Award winners from its recent Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference in Seattle, Wash., as their papers represent the refocus of the conference. The award recognizes the top five percent of session speakers, each of whom were rated by session participants in the areas of quality of presentation, content of session, visual aids, and relevance of topic.

Recognized as a leading educational association dedicated to geospatial information, GITA has developed a reputation for bringing together industry leaders to present papers, take part in panel discussions, and participate in seminars at the association’s flagship conference. Using their industry knowledge in addition to effective presentation skills, these speakers share their experience with GIS professionals.

The recipients of the 2008 GITA Speaker Award include:

Steven R. Bein, RBF Consulting: "Online GIS and Storm Water Quality Compliance and Tracking"

Amber Bieg, Green-Ideas: "Community Tree Mapping Project—An Open Source Solution"

J. Peter Gomez, Xcel Energy: Blowing in the Wind: "Utilitizing GIS in the Siting of Wind Farms"

Scott Grams, GIS Certification Institute (GISCI): "The GISCI Certification Program"

William S. Holland, GeoAnalytics, Inc.: "Spatially Enabled Performance Management – A Primer on Intersection of Data Warehousing"

William J. Meehan, ESRI : "Enterprise GIS-Powering the Utility of the Future"

Pat Morin, WSDOT Systems Planning & Programming: "The Aging Infrastructure and the Geospatial Solution"

Geoff Zeiss, Autodesk, Inc.: "Convergence: Improving the Flow of Critical Infrastructure Data within the Organization"

Join the ranks of these speakers—submit your abstract for GITA’s 2009 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference by visiting http://www.gita.org/cfp/ and submitting your abstract. The deadline is August 4, 2008.

Press Release - GITA