Abstracts Sought for the 17th Annual CalGIS Conference

August 27, 2010 — (Des Plaines, IL) - Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 17th Annual California GIS Conference. CalGIS 2011 will take place March 28-31, 2011 in Fresno, California. The conference program, themed "Meeting California's Challenges" will be developed through a Call for Presentations. Abstracts will be accepted through October 4, 2010.

The Conference Committee reviews all of the abstracts received by the deadline date, and organizes the educational sessions according to those abstracts. The Committee has specified these program tracks for the 2011 conference:

Geospatial Technologies - Geospatial technologies, Web GIS, COTS software developments, open source software, technical tips and tricks, GIS trends.

Agriculture - The Agriculture symposium brings together research scientists, farm advisors, growers, students, participants in ag-commerce and services, and state and federal agencies to demonstrate the various uses of geospatial technologies employed in California’s renewable resources: agriculture and natural resources.

Water Resources - At the forefront of critical state issues, water issues are important in California. This tract will focus on the use of GIS and spatial technology in the realm of water infrastructure, floodplain management, risk and emergency management, agriculture, water allocation, water storage, conservations, and environmental applications.

Local & State Government - Problems and successes with GIS in government including, data sharing, return on investment, decision making, efficiency, tools and applications, privacy, security, cloud computing for government, funding GIS.

Your Interest - In addition to the defined tracks, we want to see what interests you. Whether it is education, public safety, land use, utilities, transportation, renewable energy, tribal, military, health, software development or some extraordinary new use of GIS, please come and share it with us.

Numerous presentation formats will be considered from complete sessions and panel discussions to lightning talks and poster presentations.

For more information and an online submission form, visit www.calgis.org


Wendy Nelson

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