GeoWeb 2008 conference organizers are announcing their 1st Student Contest

January 09, 2008 -- Vancouver, BC, CANADA – GeoWeb 2008 conference organizers are announcing their 1st Student Contest. The annual GeoWeb conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 21-25th, 2008 with the meetings being held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. GeoWeb is one of the only annual conferences focusing exclusively on the convergence of GIS and the Internet, and the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services and geographic information systems. The GeoWeb 2008 conference welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies.

The theme for the GeoWeb 2008 conference is Infrastructure: Local to Global. This implies the GeoWeb has a local or community dimension as well as a global one – that the integration of local infrastructures will give rise to a global infrastructure – that global aggregators will drive the creation of local infrastructures.

To advance the development of the GeoWeb, we are sponsoring a contest, which is open to all full time students attending an educational institution anywhere in the world. The objective of the contest is to materially advance the development of the GeoWeb with either:
  1. A theoretical solution or
  2. A piece of software (All software must be open source and free of any royalties or other encumbrances)

Contest Submittals
Students must register at www.geowebconference.org by Friday, April 2nd, 2008.

Contest Requirements
Contest entrants will be required to complete a registration form verifying their status as full time students and these details will be verified before any award is granted.

Costs
Please note that any costs associated with the submittal for this contest is at the expense of the student.

Selection Process
The selection of the contest winner(s) will be made by a GeoWeb committee consisting of leading figures in the GIS industry and will be notified by Friday, April 27th, 2008.

Prizes
Winners of the contest will be brought to the GeoWeb 2008 conference in Vancouver, Canada, and all legitimate expenses* will be paid by the contest supporters. A cash honorarium will also be provided.

*The contest supporters will arrange transportation to/from Vancouver, lodging and meals while in Vancouver, however reserve the right to refuse any expenses they believe are unreasonable.
Complete information on the student contest and conference may be obtained at www.geowebconference.org.


Conference Organizer – About Galdos Systems Inc.:
Founded in 1998, Galdos Systems Inc. (Galdos) delivers geospatial infrastructure software and services to businesses and governments. Galdos revolutionized GIS technology and mobilized the worldwide Geo-Web by authoring the Geography Markup Language (GML). Galdos is recognized as a world leader in the development of cost-effective systems for delivering GML and XML-based products for governments, government agencies and private companies. Galdos’ technology and expertise enable the geospatial information supply-chain supporting real-time distribution and management of geospatial data from multiple sources and share it across the Internet in real-time. This solution transforms a manual process into one that is automated. Galdos offerings include custom services targeting data integration and data conversion, as well as a world class product suite that offers advanced geospatial data management and distribution capabilities. For Galdos' customers this means increased efficiencies in data sharing and significant cost reductions. For more information on Galdos’ products and services, please visit www.galdosinc.com.

Conference Supporter – About Geospatial Information & Technology Association:
The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is a non-profit educational association serving the global geospatial community. GITA provides excellence in education, information exchange and applied research on the use and benefits of geospatial information and technology in business, utility, and government applications worldwide. For more information on GITA, please visit www.gita.org.

About the GeoWeb 2008 Conference:
The GeoWeb 2008 conference is about unleashing the economic potential associated with the convergence of XML, web services, and geographic information systems, known as the GeoWeb. Organized via partnership between Galdos Systems Inc. (Galdos) and Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), GeoWeb welcomes both public and private organizations to meet, discuss, and learn about today’s most innovative geospatial technologies and the possibilities related to this important technological shift. The conference will include dedicated workshops on Geography Markup Language (GML), KML, MapPoint, LandXML, SVG, ebRIM, and OGC Web Services for GIS. For more information on the upcoming 2008 GeoWeb Conference, please visit www.geowebconference.org.



For media inquiries, please contact:
Stephanie Hughes-White, Galdos Systems Inc.
+1.604.484.2768 or Email Contact



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