On the occasion of GSDI 6, Bob Samborski, Executive Director of Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA) and Ravi Gupta, Editor of [email protected] magazine has launched the GITA proceedings on the www.GISdevelopment.net,.
The www.GISdevelopment.net portal now features proceedings from GITA conferences from 2001 to 1997, and the proceedings of previous years being compiled. This joint initiative of two premier geographic information organizations from the two opposite corners of the world has paved way for building up a synergy between th North American the GIS community from rest of the world.
GITA and www.GISdevelopment.net are discussing the options for advancing the mutual relationship under the provisions of the MoU signed in February 2002.The two organizations have agreed to make the www.GISdevelopment.net the global resource for GITA members worldwide. In the near future, all the GITA corporate members will have their profiles added in the Company Directory section of www.GISdevelopment.net for increased international exposure.
As a part of long-term strategy to increase its reach to the North American GIS community, www.GISdevelopment.net will have a major presence at the March 2003 GITA Annual conference in San Antanio, Texas. In turn GITA will work with www.GISdevelopment.net to increase its presence in the Asian community through various conferences e.g. Map India (www.mapindia.org) and Map Asia (www.mapasia.org)