GITA Conference in February 2008 By Alan Laumeyer, 2007 Minnesota GITA Chapter President
On February 7, 2008, the Minnesota Chapter of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association is sponsoring a daylong conference on: “Utilizing GeoSpatial Technologies to Improve Asset Management and Reliability.” The conference will help you learn how GIS will better administer and track your location-based facilities and assets.
The keynote speaker is Xavier Lopez, Director of Oracle's Location Services group. Mr. Lopez leads Oracle's efforts to incorporate spatial technologies across Oracle's database, application server, and eBusiness applications. He has twelve years of experience in the area of GIS and spatial databases. He holds advanced engineering and planning degrees from the University of Maine, MIT, and the University of California, Davis. Mr. Lopez has been active in numerous academic and government research initiatives on geographic information. He is the author of a book on government spatial information policy and has authored over 50 scientific and industry publications in areas related to spatial information technology.
The event will be held at the Eden Prairie Training Center, 7500 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota (see maps below). Any experienced GIS person who wishes to advance the uses of GIS technologies is encouraged to attend the conference. Topics with panel discussions are:
GeoSpatial Database Options
Field Data Collection
Mobility and Staking
Scheduling / Asset Management
Confirmed conference supporters are Oracle, Powel, Inc., and Intergraph, as well as others.
Conference cost is $55.00 for GITA members and $65.00 for non-members. For more information, visit http://www.gita.org/ and navigate to chapters tab, Minnesota.
Eden Prairie Training Center, 7500 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, Minnesota