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Remote Sensing and GIS
By Susan Smith

Martin Hogeweg
Martin Hogeweg
This all-day pre-conference seminar on “GIS and Remote Sensing” at ESRI User Conference 2009 featured case studies and panel discussions followed by a networking reception. Welcome speaker Lawrie Jordan, director of imagery enterprise solutions for ESRI, introduced guest speakers including Aurelie Shapiro, remote sensing specialist for the World Wildlife Fund US, Martin Hogeweg, project and product management, ESRI, and Lilian Pintea, director of conservation science for the Jane Goodall Institute.

Imagery strategy discussed included the following:
Scalable image data management Desktop: Image Analyst Workstation Work With Partners
Aurelie Shapiro
Aurelie Shapiro
Aurelie Shapiro spoke on “Satellites, Species: GIS and remote sensing for conservation at the WWF.” She covered Indonesian humanitarian efforts, tiger conservation landscapes, and other projects that combine remote sensing and GIS.

Lilian Pintea spoke on their APES MAPPER, a portal based on Microsoft Silverlight, powered by ArcGIS Server and leveraging ArcGIS Online layers and services. The Mapper collaborates with other databases. Pintea said that after 15 years of applying satellite imagery to the research of chimpanzees, they can now study spatial behavior with GIS and remote sensing.

Martin Hogeweg, project and product management, ESRI, active in GEOSS and GeoPortal, spoke on improving access and use of imagery using open and interoperable off-the-shelf technologies. Hogeweg said that international collaboration is essential for exploiting the potential of earth observation for decision making.

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This half-meter resolution image of New York City was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on Aug. 10, 2009. The image features the American Museum of Natural History off Central Park West and 79th Street. Note: the image has been rotated for optimal viewing.
Two industry panel discussions covered the topics: “Imagery Software Providers” and “Imagery Data Providers.”

Imagery Software Provider Panel

Mark Baker, ESRI business development manager, Professional Services, and facilitator of these panel discussions, has had 20 years experience with remote sensing, cartography and photogrammetry. He noted that over 50 remote sensing professionals at ESRI have masters degrees and/or over 20 years’ experience.

The panel featured the following participants:

Peter Becker, product manager, imagery, ESRI
Drew Fisher, deputy director of sales, Geospatial exploitation products, BAE Systems
Richard Cook , president and COO, ITT VIS
David Stanley, CTO, PCI Geomatics
Alex Miller, president, ESRI Canada (representing PurVIEW)

Mark Baker: Seeing synergy between GIS and remote sensing, from the software provider’s perspective, what changes are you seeing in the profession?

Drew Fisher: As far as challenges, one is the education of the folks coming out of institution and universities. We want to see a foundation of photogrammetry in those programs. We would encourage universities to reenergize these capabilities and go to the certification of photogrammetrists. Having those types of people in professional would increase awareness of those in the field.

Richard Cook: It is partially education but also the different mindset of people coming out of universities: how do we build software for the next generation of users? We’re being asked to do things like Twitter, it’s a much more open society with information more free flowing, how they interact with environment, inclusive of everything they touch., We can expect them to use models we were trained on, need to build software that is appealing and engaging to make it work.

Alex Miller: I think the biggest change (I started my career in photogrammetry in the 70s) is the use of the same tools for GIS and remote sensing. There’s this blend of technology based on the same tools. Also you are using GIS software to capture. Digital photography is far more convenient. LiDAR is going to get cheaper, and will eliminate the need for aerotriangulation. There are lots of needs for standards that don’t exist today. There isn’t going to be remote sensing or GIS education or photogrammetry without a crossover to each other.

Peter Becker: Is all technology disruptive, and what sort of ones may be interpreted as disruptive?

David Stanley: From my experience in remote sensing, things I find interesting we have surveys, 250 remote sensing satellites to go up in the next 10 – 12 years. I think they are amazing satellites for image processing with the evolution of multi-core computers so we can start processing imagery and data faster, using very common hardware. We are also experimenting with GPUs and automating processing fast.

Peter Becker: Not only web standards, there are also web formats that are challenging.

Richard Cook: We are working on object based feature extraction. PCI Geomatics supports large number of satellites right now with radiometry and other corrections.

Mark Baker: What are the biggest businesses in technology driving future markets?

Richard Cook: Sensor payloads are very robust.

Drew Fisher: As they work out the rules and FAA gets technology to be more mainstream, you’ll start to see video type sensors get integrated.

Data Provider Panel

Mark Baker introduced the panel :

John Auble – director, U.S. Government Sector, DigitalGlobe
Joel Campbell – Senior director, product management, GeoEye
Russ Cowart – CEO/president/ i-cubed
Roger Mitchell – vice president, program development, MDA Federal
Gerry Kinn –manager DC Technology Center, ESRI

This panel is back by popular demand from last year. Panel requested from last year’s conference

Mark Baker: This question regards the commitment of our profession to national programs. Imagery information has been discussed by numerous groups over the years – what are your views for a properly funded organization like Imagery for the Nation?

John Auble
: The principle challenge for Imagery of Nation is actually already happening, it is called “neighbors.” Many things happened through ASPRS and NSGIC. People are able to bring funds together and purchase imagery for wider use. There was a time when TIGER was the only transportation database out there, it did wonderful things for the industry, including Don Cooke creating the company GDT which then became TeleAtlas. Those are the defacto efforts in the industry. How do we meet demand sooner and tie in to the ability to say we don’t have to exhibit our demand through service products, and get out there to the growing service provider industry? As benefits are coming through, we’re not just getting the benefit of some markets, not just through government services.

Joel Campbell: As more imagery becomes available, a nationwide program that collects every 3 years, when there is an insatiable demand for more frequent imagery of higher quality, we need to provide it at a predetermined price that will satisfy need.

Mark Baker: We talked about the core for greater synergy between remote sensing and GIS to bring them together in a meaningful way. What are we supposed to think about from the data perspective?

Gerry Kinn: It’s been a point of conversation for 30 years. Users redefine their feature content, and if GIS users, if scientifically based, how do we bring those communities together? The answer lies in extracting information for each of those users in their communities. We need to get partners to work with us, and feed the geodatabase. This will be GIS for feature extraction and drives that process for a specific business community.

When imagery is feeding a business need, it will happen through software or hardware architecture, and you will see more GIS feature data utilized. We’re still not at that rapid maturing process yet.

Russ Cowart: You need to distill the piece of information you need in your business process.

Roger Mitchell: Data has to come from some external observation. An expert has to take it and translate it into information and put it into a raw map. That part is very extensive. We’ll have a lot more data coming along. We will need to do extraction from features in real time. That will be a paradigm shift because data will only be six months old instead of five or more years old and users will use it more.

Mark Baker: In the post 911 era, regarding the privacy of individuals in society, what data can we share publicly in web applications? And how do you respond to these issues in your own businesses?

Joel Campbell
: We face this every day. Google Earth is starting to expose street level videos and data that takes the heat of satellite vendors. While we might be accumulating and sharing information that hasn’t been done historically, the information we typically share is not anything that can’t be received by driving down a road and seeing the same thing. We have to take a more global view of the problem. Over the next 5-10 years there will be hundreds of electro-optical satellites over countries. A satellite orbiting the earth doesn’t see political or ethnic boundaries, it doesn’t recognize anything else.

There are features we want to protect for various reasons. I think there are government standards in place to protect critical infrastructure. The policies we make won’t be the same in other countries.

John Auble: As an industry we might be forced into self regulation. There is some public information that shouldn’t be made public, such as your medical records. We want that kept private. But our property records; you go to any local county agency you can find your neighbor’s property practices – we accept that. We have been looking in other people’s backyards in foreign countries. There is the example of Darfur where Amnesty International exposed how they were torturing.

Gerry Kinn: We want to make things possible. We are going to learn in the process, as a software provider must allow people to either share or keep things private. It’s going to be an issue of society sorting out what will be open.

We need to figure out how to make data more usable. SOA and being able to access datasets that are being accessed in real time, and data appliances are very useful in some ways.

Joel Campbell: When we have the additional satellites in November with the appliance in place, they did get data connections. They were working on putting the communication network in place for disaster times. We think it’s more about data, processing capabilities to improve, bandwidth and looking at delivery and compression technologies. For us it’s all about timeliness, accessibility and the authoritative nature of the information you’re providing, not necessarily the data which is the foundational building block.

Russ Cowart: The appliance is an interim step. It’s about getting the right information for people who want to consume natural color in precache, who don’t care about bandwidth. It’s a very cost effective way until we get sufficient bandwidth.

Gerry Kinn: What’s limiting us in this community is not technology, it’s our own imagination. The reason we built appliances, is for the value to the people who use this. As a remote sensing community, we can figure out what value there is beyond what we’ve done over last 30 years.

More data is becoming available through different means. Our community is driven by advances of spatial resolution.

Joel Campbell: For our most recent satellite, GeoEye-1, our license from NOAA restricts satellite imagery to 50 centimeters. We are disadvantaged by how much of our data we can put into the commercial marketplace. While our government customers are excited about the possibilities, there’s a big disconnect between what’s available commercially and what’s allowed governmentally. I think it could be a factor in our industry, and what we’re able to produce without restriction. The problem is policy not technology, all good intentioned people are facing that problem. Part of the government problem is what do we want that continuity program to have – not just for Imagery for the Nation or Landsat, if we want to continue to lead in the remote sensing marketplace, then we need the ability to create better technologies and government needs to be part of that commitment.

John Auble: What challenges do you see on the co-registration side?

Roger Mitchell: Whatever is the best is what you co-register. For certain applications you need to have tightened registration, need to resample data. You always want to gravitate to the best data set at that time. In the U.S. we co-register to that.

Gerry Kinn: There are huge challenges in co registration as you go to higher resolution, for example, a building taken from one angle lens one direction, we need to know the precise height of the building, but you may not know the precise angle of the building, and number of pixels.

Top News of the Week

TerraGo Technologies announced the general availability of its TerraGo Composer® version 5 software. The new solution gives organizations the power to easily create, edit and dynamically update digital maps, images and map books leveraging Adobe Acrobat.

States searching for a way to participate in the U.S. State Broadband Data and Development Program now have a solution with BroadbandStat, ESRI's new Web application that provides tools for mapping broadband coverage and planning broadband initiatives. Federal broadband stimulus funds available in the United States offer an unprecedented opportunity for states to improve their broadband infrastructure and deliver high-speed Internet connections to those without access.

The Carbon Project announces the availability of an open source dashboard for, the federal government's information service for maps and data. The free application enables "at-a-glance" visualization of geospatial assets and monitoring of Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) search functions from desktop PCs. The GOS Dashboard is available as a free download at the website

Acquisitions, Agreements, Alliances

3-GIS, an Alabama based software development and services company, has announced that Marathon Data Systems has signed on to be the exclusive value-added reseller of the 3-GIS suite of products for the utility and telecommunications markets in Greece and Cyprus.

Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG) announced the recent addition of Michael Dawson, GIS Solutions Manager, to their new St. Petersburg, Fla. regional office. This marks GTG’s second regional office in Florida after the Milton regional office.

IceWEB, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, INLINE Corporation, and Spot Image Corp. have signed a commercial partnership agreement giving INLINE rights to distribute imagery data to the entire U.S. Federal and Commercial market.


The Korea Forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a Korean organization chartered to provide government, academic, research and industry organizations in Korea with opportunities to learn about and discuss issues related to interoperability of geographic information involving OGC standards. The Forum seeks to promote interoperability and create synergy between the various producers and users of geographic information and geomatics products and services in Korea. The Forum also provides a way for Korean organizations to coordinate their efforts to ensure that Korean requirements are addressed by the international standards of the OGC.

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in standards development and to enable and promote the use of Web based geospatial technologies in real estate commerce and real property management.

NAVTEQ provides Labor Day drivers with five ways to avoid traffic for their last minute summer trips. While the number of Labor Day drivers has trended slightly down over the past few years, the 12-month average for self-service regular gas* has also declined. AAA has published a fuel gauge report that shows gas prices are down an average of at least $1.00 since this time last year.

Blue Marble Geographics announces that registration for the Blue Marble Users Conference on Sept 17th, running in conjunction with the GITA Oil and Gas Conference September 14th – 16th, will close August 31st.

The Blue Marble User Conference is open to all users of Blue Marble’s suite of data conversion solutions for the desktop or developer. Attendees are asked to pre-register at Blue Marble User Conference pageto guarantee a spot. This half-day conference is a great way to learn for free how to leverage Blue Marble software so that you may save your organization time and money while improving the quality of your survey and GIS data. Hear success stories from other Blue Marble users of how they use Blue Marble daily to streamline workflows and overcome transformation challenges. Give feedback to the Blue Marble team in person and learn about what is coming next.

Vizrt Ltd. announces that Viz Curious Maps 9.1—the latest version of its branded mapping and geographic animation software for broadcast—will be introduced during the company’s invitation-only “Amsterdam Sessions,” from September 10th-15th in the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. Version 9.1 represents a major upgrade to Curious Maps, which is considered the defacto standard for creating and animating electronic maps.


Tele Atlas announced it has appointed Aref Matin as chief technology officer. In this role, Matin is responsible for developing and managing the company’s technology and product strategy, strategic research and advanced engineering. Reporting to Tele Atlas CEO Bill Henry, Matin is also a member of Tele Atlas’ Executive Team and of TomTom’s Technology Board.

New Products

Emergency Notification provider, Twenty First Century Communications (TFCC) delivers greater mapping functionality in a new release of its nationally renowned emergency notification solution, the Universal Communications System (UCS). New, robust features will enhance UCS's GIS-based (Geographic Information System) alerts to reach targeted areas in times of crisis.

Autodesk, Inc. has announced the acquisition of certain assets from BOSS International, Inc. to further expand its water resources analysis capabilities for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. StormNET for stormwater management analysis, RiverCAD for floodplain analysis, and WaterNET for water distribution analysis will be more closely integrated with Autodesk's model-based design solutions, including AutoCAD Civil 3D, to help engineers streamline workflows, reduce errors and boost productivity. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The newest release of Freeance Mobile Basic allows users to make one click phone calls and emails from ArcGIS map features and database records. Now when phone numbers or email addresses are displayed in map feature attributes or linked database records Freeance Mobile Basic can easily and quickly make a standard BlackBerry call or email event when the end user clicks on the displayed field.

Spatial Wave, Incorporated has worked with Underground Service Alert North (USA North) to implement Spatial Wave, Inc.’s Field Mapplet/Underground Service Alert (FM/USA). FM/USA provides full support USA North’s Tickets for utility locating throughout Central/Northern California and Nevada. The USA North process is also known as "one-call" or "call before you dig". Field Mapplet/USA is Spatial Wave, Inc.’s systematic management of the one call ticket workflow. It provides for rule based filtering of tickets which eliminates unnecessary locates and optimizes locator assignment.

Luciad, specialist in high performance visualization of situational awareness applications, announced it has released LuciadMap V9.0 with significant new functionality and increased performance, enabling developers to rapidly and effectively build and deploy high-end mission-critical systems.

LuciadMap is a suite of customizable software components that system integrators and original equipment manufacturers can easily integrate into their existing systems. The product has a global user base in aviation, security, and maritime sectors.

The Carbon Project announced the release of Gaia 3.4, a free platform designed to support Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) users and developers. The Gaia 3.4 platform release includes new SDI tools, an open API for software developers and support for OGC data and services, ESRI ArcGIS Server, Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap.

You can download the free Gaia 3.4 today. A suite of free Extenders and API documentation are also available. Technical information and forums for the Gaia 3.4 platform and its Extenders are available at The CarbonPortal website

Around the Web

Mapping system proves helpful to arena planning, August 25, 2009, by Thomas Bl Langhorn, Evansville

CyberCity 3D and Geosemble Collaborate on Geospatial Technologies, August 26, 2009, PR Web



SPIE Europe Remote Sensing
Date: August 31 - September 3, 2009
Place: bcc Berliner Congress Centre
Berlin, Germany

SPIE Europe Remote Sensing Symposium welcomes you to this exciting meeting covering the fundamental optical science as well as the application of the underpinning technologies in advanced remote sensing. Together with SPIE Europe Security + Defence, SPIE Europe Remote Sensing embraces a broad cross-section of emerging technologies for remote sensing applications.

The 6th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE6)
Date: September 9 - 12, 2009
Place: Beijing International Convention Center

You are cordially invited to attend the 6th International Symposium on Digital Earth ( ISDE6 ) with the theme of Digital Earth in Action and to visit Beijing, China in September, 2009. ISDE6 will continue the tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of digital earth, earth observation, geo-informatics and relevant applications to review the progress of Digital Earth during the last decade and discuss the achievements of Digital Earth and the recent developments.

Kentucky Geospatial Summit 2009
Date: September 9 - 11, 2009
Place: Capital Plaza
Frankfort, KY USA

Conference Highlights:
• Geocaching in historic downtown Frankfort - this could be the best  course to date. (Prizes for the winning team)
• Keynote by former Governor and Senator Julian Carroll
• Full schedule of user Presentations and Panel discussions
• “Tailgating with the Vendors” Reception
• URISA Project Management Workshop with Pete Croswell
• ESRI Workshop on ArcServer
• LiDAR Workshop

ESRI Regional User Conference
Date: September 10 - 11, 2009
Place: 1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SK, S4P 4H2 Canada

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.

GIS for Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
Date: September 13 - 17, 2009
Place: Westchase Hotel
Houston, TX USA

The GIS for Oil & Gas Calgary Conference built upon the momentum from GITA’s GIS for Oil & Gas Conference held in Houston, Texas, every September—which consistently experiences record-breaking attendance. In 2008, this was the place to get real solutions to Canada’s biggest oil and gas challenges.

IMTA (Americas) Conference & Trade Show 2009
Date: September 13 - 15, 2009
Place: Albuquerque
New Mexico, NM USA

The International Map Trade Association (IMTA Americas) is having its conference & trade show at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town,  Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The dates are September 13 – 15, 2009.  Representatives from around the world come together annually to see new maps, atlases, globes, and other related products at this event.  Attendees are offered an array of cutting edge workshops and training sessions to broaden their knowledge.  Visit for all details.

What’s New In MapInfo Professional v10
Date: September 15, 2009
Place: Radisson Hotel Boston 200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116-5442 USA

 MapInfo Professional v10.0's 'new look' includes colourful and modern toolbars that can be docked anywhere to save screen space and a new Layer control that provides fast and intuitive access to layer information.

GIS in the Rockies 2009
Date: September 16 - 18, 2009
Place: Denver, CO USA

GIS in the Rockies is the intermountain west's premier geospatial information and technology conference. The conference offers opportunities for industry professionals to learn more about geospatial technology issues and business-centric strategies supporting every vertical market touched by the geospatial industry.

2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Date: September 16 - 18, 2009
Place: Crowne Plaza North Hotel (formerly Marriott North Hotel)
6500 Doubletree Road, Columbus, OH USA

OGRIP has created the Ohio GIS Best Practices Award presented annually at the Ohio GIS Conference.  This program is designed to recognize organizations in Ohio that have or are implementing GIS in a manner consistent with OGRIP’s goals and objectives.  OGRIP encourages your organization to consider submitting an application for your GIS program.

Map Africa 2009
Date: September 16 - 18, 2009
Place: Brichwood Hotel & O R Tombo Conference centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

Map Africa 2009 shall host a Special Meet that will bring together an elite group of NMO’s of Africa to share their visions, mandates and programmes with select group of industry representatives. This event is being proposed to provide a platform to NMOs to share their ideas and future plans with industry representatives and facilitate public-private partnerships. At the forum the representatives of the NMO alongwith some large user organisation will be invited to present their views and expectations with the industry. The forum will serve two purposes.

ESRI Regional User Conference
Date: September 17 - 18, 2009
Place: Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill NW , Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N7 Canada

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.

Mapping Our Pipeline Future
Date: September 17, 2009
Place: Marriott Westchase
Houston, TX USA

The annual PODS User Conference will be Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 8am to 5pm at the Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas, USA.

RSVP for Online Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Online Information Session
Date: September 17, 2009
Place: USA

Join us at our online information session to learn more about how you can earn a certificate in Geographic Information Systems completely online. During the info session you will get to learn more about the certificate and ask questions.
Visit to learn more about our certificate program.
Date: 09/17/2009
Starts: 7:00 PM - Ends: 9:00 PM

Conference on Spatial Information Theory: COSIT'09
Date: September 21 - 25, 2009
Place: Port de l'Aber Wrac'h
Landéda , 29870 France

The aim of COSIT is to bring together researchers from different disciplines for an intensive scientific exchange. This aim is facilitated by the presentation and discussion of a restricted number of papers and posters -- the most innovative and significant recent contributions -- rather than papers covering all advances in the field.

2009 Central Florida GIS Workshop
Date: September 21 - 22, 2009
Place: Hilton, Altamonte Springs

Workshop Program includes 2 days of great training opportunities not only through technical presentations from ESRI and the GIS industry, but also from users in the GIS community who have lived and learned. Mr John Calkins, Corporate Technical Evangelist, ESRI will be our Keynote Speaker at the Workshop

2009 ESRI Health GIS Conference
Date: September 21 - 23, 2009
Place: Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN USA

Join us for the 2009 ESRI Health GIS Conference and learn how health and human services organizations worldwide are improving our health with GIS.

Date: September 22 - 24, 2009
Place: Karlsruhe, Germany

INTERGEO is the world’s largest event and communication platform for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. The trade fair and conference cover all the key trends that crop up along the entire value-added chain – from geo-based information surveys and data processing to integrated applications.

ESRI Regional User Conference
Date: September 22 - 23, 2009
Place: 2200, rue Mansfield
Montréal, QC, H3A 3R8 Canada

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.

AGI GeoCommunity '09
Date: September 22 - 24, 2009
Place: Holiday Inn, Stratford Upon Avon
Bridgefoot, United Kingdom

The AGI conference is the biggest independent GI conference right at the heart of the UK event GI calendar and delivered by the nation's dedicated GI membership association. Now well established as a centrally located residential conference, AGI GeoCommunity has become extremely popular. AGI GeoCommunity is ideally structured for a great diversity of activities; plenaries, keynotes, conference papers, workshops, debates, networking, social activities and much more.

PLM Road Map™ 2009
Date: September 22 - 23, 2009
Place: 44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, Detroit, MI 48170 USA

PLM Road Map™ 2009 is a strategic conference focused on the critical trade-offs shaping product development. Attendees at PLM Road Map™ 2009 will have their current thinking on product development challenged in a series of highly charged presentations. At PLM Road Map™ 2009 you will find out first hand which issues are currently confronting end users.

ESRI Regional User Conference
Date: September 28 - 29, 2009
Place: TBD
Vancouver, BC, Canada

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.

GIS Defence Asia Pacific '09
Date: September 28 - 30, 2009
Place: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

GIS Defence Asia-Pacific will bring Asia’s Ministries of Defence and other governmental organisations together with international counterparts to focus on the increasing use of geospatial information in defence.

URISA's 47th Annual Conference & Exposition
Date: September 29 - October 2, 2009
Place: Anaheim Marriott

Today's GIS Professional has to accomplish more with fewer resources and less support. In this day and age of reduced budgets and numerous choices of conferences to attend,

ESRI Regional User Conference
Date: September 30 - October 1, 2009
Place: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre
273 Power Street , Penticton, BC, V2A 7K9 Canada

ESRI Canada is pleased to invite you to join other GIS professionals for this exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest advances in GIS technology and hear first hand how others in your community are using a geographic approach in their work.