Tim Berners-Lee and former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer will provide the keynote
addresses at this year’s Emerging Technology Summit, sponsored by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Open GIS Consortium (OGC). The interactive 1.5-day summit will be held June 5 and 6 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson’s Corner, in Vienna, Virginia. Details on the summit can be found at:
Berners-Lee, the Director of World Wide Web Consortium, is credited with the invention of the World Wide Web and will help attendees explore Spatial Web Services, the focus of the event. Jim Geringer, former Governor of Wyoming and Past Chair of the Western Governors’ Association and the Education Commission of the States will discuss the role of geospatial Web services in advancing government and citizen services. In addition to their keynotes, both Berners-Lee and Geringer will participate in moderated discussions with attendees. The event explores how leading-edge organizations in government and industry are breaking down barriers to data sharing and application in today’s geoprocessing systems through the use of interoperablee Web services. The use of Web services improves decision-making capabilities, enhances customer service, and bolsters business goals. The mission of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is to provide excellence in education and information exchange on the use and benefits of geospatial information and technology in business, utility, and government applications worldwide.