World’s First GeoDesign Summit to Explore GIS Technology and Design

Attendees from across Disciplines Will Take Part in Defining and Advancing a New Approach

Redlands, California—September 17, 2009—
Professionals and academics will gather at ESRI headquarters in Redlands, California, January 6–8, 2010, for the first GeoDesign Summit. Geodesign brings geographic information system (GIS) technology into any type of design process such as developing a community project or conducting scientific research. Participants will introduce the first generation of geodesign concepts, technologies, and tools, drawing from the international group’s experience in a variety of disciplines.

This diverse group of thinkers will have many opportunities to contribute their opinions, innovations, problems, and solutions. Keynote speakers, lightning talks, brainstorming workshops, cross-disciplinary hands-on learning, and idea labs will spur conversations and encourage further exploration of the marriage of design and GIS.

With geodesign,geographic analysis is brought into a design process early on, when initial design sketches are evaluated against spatial data. Land-use and transportation planners, engineers, and others who use location information can benefit from this strong design framework. The resulting designs more closely follow natural systems, which benefits both people and nature and makes for a more synergistic coexistence.

For more information, visit www.geodesignsummit.com. Online registration is opening soon.

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 www.esri.com.



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Aly Lawson
ESRI
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-2337
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