The first edition of GEObroadcasting 2002, annual conference on Web-mapping integration and MapInfo solutions, was held at Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City from December 3rd to December 5th, 2002. Organized by KOREM and MapInfo Corporation, this conference was a great success with IT integrators and MapInfo users who came from all over the province of Quebec to attend this event.
More than thirty industry renowned experts delivered sought-after conferences over the two-day span, covering five tracks that included Web-mapping, MapInfo solutions, Standards and practices, Logistics and transportation and Government Web applications.
Mr. Luc Vaillancourt, Vice-President, Business Development at KOREM is proud of the conference’s immense success, where nearly 150 delegates attended. “Such a success confirms the existence of an important MapInfo community within the province of Quebec and denotes the promising potential for Web-mapping as a communication and analysis tool. GEObroadcasting 2002’s solid start will be followed up with a second edition next year”, says Mr. Vaillancourt.
Mr. Mark Cattini, president and CEO at MapInfo Corporation was the honorary president and keynote speaker at the GEObroadcasting 2002 conference. During his speech, Mr. Cattini discussed how Web-mapping has become the preferred solution for sharing maps and interacting with data across an entire enterprise.
Mr. Thierry Asmar, general manager of Claritas France, and Mr. David Sonnen, president of Integrated Spatial Solutions Inc., were present as honorary guests. They both addressed the audience presenting their views on current and future developments in the industry.
A technological laboratory was made available to attendees during the whole event to allow for the experimenting of solutions presented at the conference. Specialists were present to assist participants.
This event, besides providing MapInfo community members with updates on MapInfo’s new products, allowed for very fruitful exchanges. Through quality presentations, guest speakers promoted the benefits of Web-mapping, beyond simple Interactive maps on the Internet, as added value to Intranets, Extranets and corporate information systems.