GITA announces Annual Conference Speaker Award Recipients

GITA announces Annual Conference Speaker Award Recipients

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Colorado, USA, 07 May 2007: The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) has announced the 2007 Speaker Award winners from its recent Annual Conference 30 in San Antonio, Texas.

The recipients of the 2007 GITA Speaker Award include:

  • Rachel Arulraj, Parsons Brinckerhoff – “Emerging Geospatial Technologies for 3-D Visualization”
  • Peter Batty – “What’s New and Cool, And Where Are we Going?”
  • Bill Gail, Microsoft Virtual Earth – “Internet Geospatial: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Vision” (part of half-day seminar, “Mapping Applications on the Web: Evolution or Revolution?”)
  • Xavier Lopez, Oracle Corporation – “Spatial Databases: An Overview” (part of half-day seminar, “Spatial Databases 101: The Fundamentals”)
  • David Maguire, ESRI – “Implementing Enterprise Geographic Information Systems using Distributed Information Technology”
  • Bruce Oswald, James W. Sewall Company – “Keys for Successful GIS Projects”
  • Geoff Zeiss, Autodesk, Inc. – “Geospatial Inflection Point: Web 2.0, Open Source, and CAD/GIS/BIM Convergence” (part of half-day seminar, “Mapping Applications on the Web: Evolution or Revolution?”)
  • Geoff Zeiss, Autodesk, Inc. – “Spatial Interoperability Enables Multi-vendor Infrastructure Management Solutions”

    Poster session submissions were on display on the exhibit floor for the duration of the conference, where they were judged by a panel in the five categories. Conference attendees also voted for the People’s Choice Award.

    Winners of the poster session are:

  • Best 3-Dimensional: “Western Carolina Streambed Mapping Project,” submitted by Roger Cottrell, Jr. Watershed Concepts
  • Best Cartographic: “Site Suitability,” submitted by Andrea Nifong, McKim & Creed, PA
  • Best Analytical: “GIS Fusion & Analysis of Remote Sensing Data Streams,” submitted by Steven Stearns, Michale Stoogenke, Steven Broskey; ITT
  • Best Non-Traditional: “Critical Infrastructure Protection & the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure,” submitted by Paula Rojas, Phillip Dawe; GeoConnections
  • People’s Choice: “Western Carolina Streambed Mapping Project,” submitted by Roger Cottrell, Jr. Watershed Concepts

    GITA’s Annual Conference 30 featured 99 paper presentations, 14 seminars, four panel discussions. For more information visit GITA at www.gita.org.