The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) announced that its 13th Annual GIS for Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, set for Sept. 20-22, 2004, in Houston, Texas, has been extended to three full days of paper presentations, seminars, a user forum, and a panel discussion. In previous years, the event had been two and a half days.
The conference is claimed to be the only event of its kind, drawing together professionals from the GIS and oil and gas industries for educational seminars, paper presentations, and an exhibition. Conference Chair Greg McCool of El Paso Corp. in Houston said the decision to increase the length of the conference was made so that event participants could maximize their experience.
With the theme A Roadmap to Spatial Integration, this year’s conference will focus on the processes that oil and gas organizations can implement to get the most out of their geospatial information as a way to meet long- and short-term business goals.
GITA has a mission 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.