ESRI Homeland Security Conference Will Explore How GIS Turns Knowledge into Actionable Information

Redlands, California - October 4, 2007— Government, utility, and private sector professionals are invited to attend the  2007 ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit, November 5–7 in Denver, Colorado. As the only geospatial conference dedicated to homeland security, this event provides essential personnel with an opportunity to learn how geographic information system (GIS) technology provides the geographic advantage with customized solutions for their industry.

Throughout the conference, attendees will see how GIS improves public protection and business continuity. At workshops and breakout sessions, homeland security and GIS professionals will learn about successful GIS projects and applications and discover how GIS can assist them in meeting specific objectives within their organizations.

"This summit spans the homeland security spectrum, providing attendees with the opportunity to have their needs met and their concerns addressed," says Russ Johnson, public safety solutions manager, ESRI. "This event provides access to colleagues, technical experts, solution providers, and guest speakers creating a comprehensive forum for learning and sharing."

Keynote speaker Dan Cotter, senior technology officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be addressing the role of geospatial technology in the homeland security mission. Cotter will discuss how geospatial information technologies are becoming increasingly vital to conducting law enforcement, responding to natural disasters, and analyzing intelligence information.

Other highlights for attendees include

  • Guest speaker Joe Rozek, executive director for Homeland Intelligence, Microsoft, who was at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 
  • Presentations focusing on data fusion, critical infrastructure protection, and situational awareness
  • Demonstrations of data visualization and analysis solutions

    "There are numerous challenges and responsibilities under the broad umbrella of homeland security," says Johnson. "This conference will prove that GIS gives users a stronger, more informed and better prepared approach to handling them."

    For further information, please visit or contact Patrick Howard at Email Contact or 909-793-2853, extension 2006.

    About ESRI

    Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide, including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at
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