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Thursday, July 17, 2008

15th Annual South Florida GIS Expo - Online Registration Begins August 1st, 2008

The South Florida GIS expo is happening soon and we wanted to make sure everyone adds this great event to their calendars for 2008. The expo will be held October 2nd and 3rd at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. You can get quite a bit of information on this year’s event at our website www.sfgisexpo.com.


We will be open for online registrations beginning August 1st, 2008.

Poster Session

Join us this year for our biggest Poster Exhibit ever! There will be three categories to choose from and prizes in all, plus the highly coveted “Best in Show” - voted on by the conference attendees! Each attendee may submit one poster, for additional guidelines and contact information please see the South Florida GIS Expo website. Don’t forget to submit your poster entries by September 1st! For questions please contact Jennifer Marangos at jmarangos@ci.boca-raton.fl.us


Call for Abstracts

In preparation for the 15th Annual South Florida GIS Expo to be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on October 2-3, 2008, we invite you to share your recent GIS projects and/or experiences with your colleagues through a presentation at this year’s Expo. Presentations are scheduled for the entire day on Friday, October 3, 2008. The presentation may be either 45 or 15 minutes long. Presentations may focus on any aspect of GIS; however we are especially encouraging those who may have a topic of interest to GIS beginners or upper-level management to submit a presentation. Examples of the presentation tracks we are looking to have again this year include:

· Beginner GIS

· GIS for Management

· Data

· Database Development

· Web GIS

· Map Publishing


· Enterprise Systems

· Remote sensing

· Strategic Planning

· Geospatial Analysis

· Governmental

· Transportation

· Environmental

Finally, we are strongly encouraging all those who have thought about presenting to get your abstract submission in early this year. Due to the high demand to present last year, we will be enforcing our policy more this year on prioritizing abstracts based on a first come first serve basis. The cutoff date is August 15, 2008 so abstracts submitted before this date will have a higher priority on getting into the program, but those submitted after it will continue to be accepted.

Submission Process:

If you are interested in presenting at this FREE and well attended event, please submit a completed Abstract Submittal Form to Patrick Lockwitz at plockwitz@deerfield-beach.com. The Abstract Submittal Form is now available for download.

Acceptance Process:

Once an Abstract Submittal Form has been received, the submitter will receive an email confirming the submission was successfully received. A second email will be sent to the submitter confirming the acceptance or denial of the abstract after the committee has reviewed the content of the Abstract Submittal Form.

Press Release - SF GIS Expo Committee