October 20, 2008
Acquisitions Drive Trimble into New Markets
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October 19 - 23, 2008
Place: Hyatt Grand Champions Resort

44-600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA USA
GIS users in the electric and gas community are encouraged to attend the 2008 ESRI EGUG Conference. This gathering is your opportunity to learn how GIS innovation is helping utilities worldwide address today’s trends and challenges. Explore best practices, discover new applications, access valuable user support, and find out how you can transform knowledge into results in your utility. Whatever your type of business, position, or GIS experience, this event helps you
connect with your colleagues and ESRI staff in an environment dedicated to your most pressing needs.
October 20, 2008
Place: Tavern On the Green Central Park at West 67th Street


If you are an existing MapInfo Professional customer or a GIS specialist, you will not want to miss the overview session on MapInfo Professional version 9.5. Take a detailed view of the new capabilities and functions now available to you. See live demos of the new features such as CAD-like tools, .NET programmability, support for SQL Server 2008, a sneak peak at vector translucency and much more. Then join the Pitney Bowes MapInfo Product Management team for a session where you will have the opportunity to provide personal and direct input on future product enhancements.

October 20, 2008
Place: Tavern On the Green, Central Park at West 67th Street

New York, NY USA

If you are an existing MapInfo Professional customer or a GIS specialist, you will not want to miss the overview session on MapInfo Professional version 9.5. Take a detailed view of the new capabilities and functions now available to you. See live demos of the new features such as CAD tools, .NET programmability, support for SQL Server 2008, a sneak peak at vector translucency and much more.

October 20 - 23, 2008
Place: Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Scottsdale, AZ USA

The 2008 Homeland Security GIS Summit, the only geospatial conference dedicated to homeland security. Explore the geographic advantage for your agency and see firsthand how GIS technology facilitates communication among federal, state, local, and private sectors. Join us and learn more about transforming data and information into action.

October 22 - 24, 2008
Place: Hilton Garden Inn & Univ. of Wyoming Conference Center

Laramie, WY USA

SWUG consists of users of ESRI software products from federal, state, local governments, as well as the private sector. No other regional conference brings together so many GIS users from such a wide range of GIS specialties.

October 27 - 30, 2008
Place: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Nashville, TN USA
The annual GEOINT Symposium, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), is the Nation’s Premier Intelligence Event. Each year, more than 2,500 attendees visit GEOINT to discover cutting-edge geospatial intelligence technologies, converse with top leaders in the intelligence community, learn from academia, and network with government, industry, academic, and military leaders.
October 28 - 30, 2008
Place: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

London, England, United Kingdom
Join us in the United Kingdom for a conference that will reflect ESRI’s vision for the future, where GIS solutions will play an increasingly vital role. Explore how GIS is impacting our everyday lives and connect with other professionals from an array of industries including conservation, education, health care, and public works. Be part of this exciting ESRI event and take away useful ideas, tools, and approaches for your line of work.
October 31 - November 1, 2008
Place: Wrest Point Hotel

Hobart, TASMANIA, Australia

The International Map Trade Association (IMTA) represents the commercial interests of the global mapping and spatial information industry.
November 5 - 7, 2008
Place: Irvine, CA USA

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2008 (ACM GIS 2008) is the sixteenth event of a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and

implementation aspects of GIS ranging from applications, user interface considerations, and visualization down to storage management and indexing issues.
November 11 - 13, 2008
Place: Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) are pleased to present the Third Annual International Airport Geographic Information Systems Conference, November 11-13, 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Following the first two successful conferences in 2006 and 2007, which drew more than 130 attendees from 25 countries, the third conference promises to be an educational experience you will not want to miss! By attending this unique conference, which has been lengthened by a half-day and includes additional general sessions and an extra luncheon, you will learn from
European, American, African and Asian airports how and why GIS is being used at large and small airports, as well as the ways in which GIS has made airports safer and more efficient. Airports from all corners of the world, new to GIS or experienced with GIS implementation, are welcome to participate!

November 13 - 14, 2008
Place: Classroom Resource Group Learning Center

One Glenlake Parkway, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30328 USA

This hands-on workshop focuses on teaching the fundamentals of using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for community analysis. Participants will learn to create thematic maps with Census data, Geocoding (Address mapping) and Spatial Queries. Other features of the workshop are learning to extract Census data and good map layout and design.

November 16 - 20, 2008
Place: Denver, CO USA

This conference extends the William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium tradition of emphasizing the applications and benefits of land imaging data. In addition, given the recent release of an Office of Science and Technology Policy report recommending the United States maintain a core operational capability for land imagery through the creation of a U.S. National Land Imaging Program, a special focus of Pecora 17 will be on the challenges of migrating satellite programs from reasearch missions to operational capabilities.

November 17 - 19, 2008
Place: Shaw Conference Centre

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

It’s time to inspire, innovate and collaborate at the 2008 GIS Conference, GeoAlberta will bring together over 500 GIS professionals from around Western Canada to discuss and collaborate on the latest in GIS applications, technologies and innovation.GeoAlberta is a collaborative effort between the four associations - the Alberta Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the Alberta Chapter of the Geospatial Information Technology Association
(GITA), the Alberta Geomatics Group (AGG), and GeoEdmonton.

November 18 - 20, 2008
Place: Huntsville, AL USA

The Rocket City Geospatial Conference will present a wide range of key topics of local and regional interest. The following list is presented as a guideline for proposed topics of discussion and for anyone interested in submitting a presentation:

  • Evolving Directions for Discovery and Access to Geospatial Information
  • Visualization and Analysis Tools for Geospatial Decision Support
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    November 19 - 20, 2008
    Place: Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center

    Tallahassee, FL USA

    We invite you to join us at our seventh annual SHRUG GIS workshop "GIS Revolution". We want you to participate by being an attendee, a vendor, a speaker, and/or a poster presenter.

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